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Women of Wearables and CRL present ‘Women in Hardware’

8 March 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE: Attendance is free but you must sign up on this event link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-joint-crl-women-of-wearables-event-women-in-hardware-tickets-41998204761

• What we’ll do
In order to mark 2018’s International Women’s Day (8th March), CRL and Women of Wearables will be jointly hosting a panel discussion with a range of industry-leading female entrepreneurs, who are making waves within the world of hardware. As this is also CRL’s first meet-up of the year, they’ll be dissecting what they think the trends and challenges are likely to be for their discipline (including wearables, robotics and tech) in 2018.

Come and meet with likeminded women (and men!) and maybe even find your next mentor, cofounder or collaborator.

Drinks and pizza on offer!

The compère for the event will be Marija Butkovic, Women of Wearables

Marija Butkovic is a founder and CEO of Women of Wearables and co-founder of Kisha Smart Umbrella – a wearable tech startup behind the world’s smartest fashion tech umbrella. She is digital marketing and business consultant who has worked across a range of projects in different industry sectors, including legal, journalism, tech, IoT, wearable tech and fashion tech. She regularly writes and blogs on topics of wearable tech, diversity and entrepreneurship. She has been featured in major tech and business publications such as TechCrunch, The Next Web, Management Today and Huffington Post and regularly appears as a public speaker and panelist on conferences, meetups and corporate events. Marija was selected as one of the Most Influential Women in UK tech: The 2017 longlist by Computer Weekly.

Speakers set to include:

Wan Tseng of Wisp (currently on CRL’s Accelerator programme)

Wan is a designer, maker, researcher and adventurer working on a FemTech Startup. Wisp is a FemaleTech, SexTech & FashionTech startup developing sensual wearables to provide a range of personal experiences. For her, design is about understanding the individual experience and creating more inclusive spaces for all people. She envisions a future in which sexual education won’t be just a biological topic, but an evolution of the social, emotional, and mental aspects of the human experience.

Hadeel Ayoub of RE.VOICE (currently on CRL’s Accelerator programme)

Hadeel’s research is focused on developing assistive technology pieces to disrupt the healthcare innovation industry. Her studies engage speech disabled participants and children with non-verbal autism. Her goal is to design multiple wearable technology assistive tools to help sign language users with their daily communication.

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