Innovation & Enterprise


Women in Enterprise Network event: Navigating a male dominant industry and making men your ally

30 September 2021, 4:00 pm–5:00 pm

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This free online talk will highlight some of the issues women face working in a male dominant industry (like tech), and practical ways to overcome these issues.

This event is free.

Event Information

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UCL Innovation & Enterprise


This one-hour online talk will look at some of the real issues women face when working in a male dominant industry (like tech), and practical ways to navigate a successful career by making men your ally.

This event is being run by the Women in Enterprise Network. The network aims to bring business women together, to create a community to connect with, share business ideas and explore best practice.

Who it’s for

This event is for anyone interested in setting up their own business, social enterprise or voluntary community-centred organisation.

You could be a UCL student, alumni or staff member, or someone who lives or works in London. You don't need to be a member of the Women in Enterprise Network to attend.

About the speaker

Yasmin Desai has worked for over 7 years in tech startups including Catapult, Revolut and Impala. She’s a board member of InnovateHer and Queen Mary Business School.

Yasmin is keen to ensure young students and graduates can see a future working in startups. To help with this, she guest lectures at Birkbeck, King’s College London and Queen Mary University, sharing what it's like to build a business and work in a startup.

Yasmin also mentors colleagues looking to move into a product role and two companies in a university incubator. She also mentors a young woman as part of Muslim Women Connects.

Date and times

This event will take place on Thursday, 30 September 2021, from 4pm to 5pm.

You'll receive the zoom link by noon on the day of the event.

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