Re:Program announces International Women’s Day event

Re:Program, an organisation that represents women working in Welsh technology and business, is set to hold a March event to coincide with International Women’s Day 2017.

The organisation has been on a short break, but it’s making a return this year. It’s organised an interactive meetup session at Cardiff-based cafe 1877 for March 16th.

Founded by Lyanna Tsakiris and Miranda Bishop alongside a team of women in 2016, the group is on a mission to raise the visibility of women in Welsh digital, tech and entrepreneurship.

It does this through holding regular events and mentorship sessions. As well as being an opportunity for women to network, the event will also act as an introduction of further things to come in 2017.

Speaking ahead of the event, Re:Program co-founder Lyanna Tsakiris explained that the event has been on a break for a few months but that it feels like the right time to make a return.

“We originally set up Re:Program to support women in tech, entrepreneurship and digital. We took a short break towards the end of 2016 due to personal commitments,” she said.

“But we felt that International Women’s Day was the perfect opportunity to hold another meet up for our group.We’ve seen so many of our members develop personally and professionally since the group was initially established.”

Miranda Bishop, who co-founded the organisation along with Lyanna, said that the organisation has evolved since launching and that there are new issues to tackle.

“We’ve come a very long way since we originally established Re:Program and we have some very exciting prospects in the pipeline,” she said on the announcement of the event.

“Not only do we have a loyal social media following but we have really created a community that can support women across all professions, particularly those in digital, tech and entrepreneurship.”

Members of the organisation will gather at Chapel 1877, a popular bar and restaurant based in the heart of Cardiff. David Bevan, owner of the venue, commented on the importance of these events.

“As a Cardiff business, we’re proud to be supporting popular regional events like Re:Program. Supportive business-led groups like this are widely appreciated in the city and it’s great to be able to contribute in any way possible,” he said.

“We’re based in the centre of Cardiff with easy access whether you’re driving or using public transportation so we’re hoping that the event will be extremely accessible to all.”