Women in Tech 5th August - Listening deeply and sharing bravely

Aug 5, 2021 · Nottingham, United Kingdom

This month we welcome the fantastic Tess Cooper to speak at Women in Tech Nottingham.

Plus we'll be having fun, playing some games and giving away swag and prizes.

The event is remote via Zoom, the link to join will be provided on the day of the event.

New to Online WiT? Read about what to expect here:
https://www.technottingham.com/news/2020/5/6/attending-an-online-tech-nottingham-event

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***Listening deeply and sharing bravely***
by Tess Cooper

Trigger warning: This talk briefly mentions sexual abuse at the start

During this talk Tess will share how trauma and social conditioning affect how we work, and how the simple act of listening and sharing bravely can unlock our capacity to build better teams, products and lives.

From inspirational story-telling to practical exercises, Tess's talk will take you on a journey towards building the courage to truly be heard and understood, and to hold space for others to experience that for themselves.

**About Tess**

Tess is the founder of Collaborative Future, a social enterprise on a mission to build diverse teams that thrive. Specialising in work placement programmes, Collaborative Future connects growing organisations with underemployed talent and supports teams to build an empowering work environment for everyone. Prior to setting up Collaborative Future, Tess spent over decade building and leading digital teams across The Guardian, Comic Relief and FutureLearn, where she eventually became Director of People and Culture due to witnessing and experiencing a system that was built around a dominant masculine culture.

**Win Free Stuff At WiT Notts!**
We’ll be giving away some awesome prizes to our lucky attendees. Details on how to win will be shared during the event.

**Join in with the Nottingham Tech Community online**

The conversation continues online in the Tech Nottingham Slack group, which is a bustling, friendly online community with a channel for (almost) everything you can think of from #pets-corner to #devcorner, #podcasts to #design and everything in between. We'd love to see you there! http://www.technottingham.com/slack

**Thanks to our sponsors**
Capital One, Commify, London Stock Exchange Group and MHR

**For all the details, check our website**
https://www.technottingham.com/events/wit-august-2021

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