Head of College Idea of the Year

Founding of the Women in Tech society: Valeria Popescu, Hafsa Yasir and Patrisia Pascan


The Women in Tech (WIT) society was founded at the start of the pandemic as a way to unite students interested in the tech sector with a common aim to learn about career opportunities. The society’s main aim is to inspire more women to discover tech and consider it as a possible career option, regardless of their degree discipline and empower their members to pursue their ambitions. In a few short months, they have launched their brand identity, gathered a superb number of active followers and members, and created inspiring initiatives. They have held virtual events for Black History Month and International Women’s Day, organised several speed-networking events and Lightning Talks with alumni and professionals, created a talk series for showcasing successful women in tech, collaborated with several employers and industry partners and even held a good number of virtual social events. The fact they have done this during a pandemic without ever meeting most of their members in person, as well as building a strong community in just a few short challenging months, is a testament to the hard work and dedication of their founders.