IT's not just for the boys!

The best networking event for female students interested in IT!

TARGETjobs Events are proud to present IT's not just for the boys!, an event designed exclusively for female students who are looking to find out more about technology careers.

Autumn 2014 event dates confirmed

24 October 2014 & 14 November 2014,
Bloomberg's HQ, London.

28th November,
Capital One's HQ, Nottingham.

We are pleased to announce IT's not just for the boys! will be taking place for the first time in Nottingham at Capital One's HQ.

Confirmed companies partnering this autumn are: Atos, Barclays, Bloomberg, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, BlackRock,Capital One, CHP Consulting, Citi, CGI, Credit Suisse, EMC, London Stock Exchange, Morgan Stanley, Sky,Thoughtworks and PGDS.

Applications open for the Autumn 2014 dates in August.

Previous events

Our most recent event took place on 28 March at eBay HQ, Richmond. Over 60 students were joined by employers from Bank of England, BT, Capital One, Cognizant Technology Solutions UK Ltd, eBay, PwC, Telefonica, Tesco Thoughtworks and TK Maxx – you can read more about them by clicking the 'event partners' tab above.

We also held events on 18 October 2013 and 22 November 2013 at Bloomberg's HQ in London. Lunch and refreshments were provided with a contribution towards travel expenses available for successful applicants. Our event partners for these events were: ATOS, Bloomberg, BP, Cisco, EMC, HSBC, Morgan Stanley, PA Consulting, PwC, Sky, Vodafone (October); Accenture, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Bloomberg, Capital One, CGI, CHP Consulting, HP, IBM, NET-A-PORTER, PGDS, SunGard and ThoughtWorks (November).

Watch the video from the March event here:

Event Programme

All invited delegates will be sent full details and an event programme in advance of attending; however as a guide the event starts with a buffet lunch and networking session and will finish early evening.


Welcome by TARGETjobs Events explaining the format of the day

Guest speaker

Confidence coach

Keynote speaker – Valerie Nygaard

Director of User Experience for eBay Europe – hear about Valerie's impressive career to date and how skipping princess stories and listening to greek myths as a young girl helped her get to where she is today

Team challenge

New session focusing on team work, decision making and creativity



Skills session

Speak directly with recruiters about the application process and skills required to succeed

Insider insights

Meet graduate entry representatives and find out first-hand what their day to day roles entail and how you could follow in their footsteps

Panel discussion

Ask questions to senior female representatives about what life is like at the top of the ladder and how they achieved their success

Event wrap up

A summary of the day from TARGETjobs Events (including a chance to complete feedback forms and travel expenses)

Networking drinks

Final opportunity to network with all event partners and their representatives

Who can apply?

  • You must be a female undergraduate studying at a university in the UK or Europe.
  • You must be studying a STEM related degree or be able to demonstrate a real desire to develop a technology career.
  • You must be on track for a 2:1 if in your penultimate or final year.

Attendees will have the opportunity to network with inspirational women in the technology sector, improve your employability and enhance the skills you need to secure future graduate schemes and internships!
Applications for the October and November 2014 events will open in August.

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