N.O.W. IT - Network of Women in IT is an initiative developed by Thoughtworks with the goal of bringing people, especially women and other underrepresented gender minorities (WURGM), together and growing a community. The network offers regular events with topics on tech and personal growth.
The idea behind this series of events is to create a forum for Women in Tech who want to be part of an open and inclusive network to come together, learn from each other, and be inspired.
The N.O.W. IT Cafe takes place every second month from 12pm - 13pm and the N.O.W. IT Event twice a year. The events are currently remote, but we hope to offer face-to-face events again this year.
Everyone is welcome to join us - regardless of age or gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or religion, or physical or mental limitations.
Our next N.O.W. IT CaféWED, 27. Apr. 22, 12pm (Event will be in German)
Spice up your LinkedIn Profile!
Pantea Farhangi, Talent Scout and Advisor at Thoughtworks, shares insider tips from her long career as a recruiter in the tech industry. "Stay authentic and leverage your strengths," is Pantea's motto and our cue to take a look at LinkedIn profiles. We will talk about the following topics:
- Insider facts: From the perspective of a recruiter.
- CVs are dead: Long live the social media profile.
- Tech buzzwords: myth or reality? Which keywords do I really need?
- Job search: How do I land a tech job without applying?
- Dream job and staying authentic: How do I identify my values and strengths and what does that have to do with LinkedIn?
- Employer check: Is the employer really a good fit for me? And how do I find out?
Ursula created the N.O.W. (Network of Women) LinkedIn group back in 2021 for a one-time N.O.W. event in 2020. Today this one-time event turned out to become a real network. Ursula made sure that the N.O.W. format is designed to share knowledge, hands-on experiences and to exchange views in a safe space. That’s why she initiated the Café format: keep it casual, grab a coffee and let’s have a chat. What she likes the most? Meeting inspiring new people who share interesting topics and stories in an easy going atmosphere. When Ursula is not rocking N.O.W IT she is working as a Business Analyst in our Munich Office supporting our clients all over Germany in a variety of projects and fields.
Sandra has been a Consultant Business Analyst at Thoughtworks in Hamburg since January 2022 and has also been an active member of the N.O.W. IT initiative since her start. Through her involvement, Sandra wants to support women in IT to network, empower and share their knowledge with each other. But above all, Sandra wants to make women in tech visible at N.O.W. IT and inspire more women for the IT sector with the help of role models.