Concluding our series of pen portraits of the 2022 finalists, we introduce you to:
“She is a true believer in people, instilling the vision that anyone can reach their potential and it is this contribution of attributes that make her a formidable and inspiring leader, mentor, and woman”.
Beckie Taylor’s drive and passion for people are immediately evident and infectious, she is approachable, relatable and speaks openly about personal challenges.
These include her own returner journey to a loss of confidence following the birth of her son Ethan.
She often speaks about the challenges and the rewards of running a business and having two young children, Ethan, and Emmie.
An Ambassador for Tech and Women in Leadership and the Co-founder of Women in Technology North,
In 2017, launched Tech Returners. to empower returners and enable their opportunities in tech, by providing development and creating accessible routes into businesses through continual training and technology, resulting in more diverse and inclusive workforces.
In 2018, after a piece of research highlighting just 5% of women in tech were leaders Beckie launched the leadership programme ‘The Confidence Collective’ (formerly Tech Future Female Leaders) designed to develop and empower women to build a unique journey into the next stage of their career.
In 2019 Beckie and Tech Returners hosted and delivered the Reframe Women in Tech Conference. A community conference focused on changing the narrative around women in technology through positive journeys and a commitment to removing the barriers that prevent women from attending events with accessible ticket prices and free on-site childcare.
That same year, Beckie was named one of Computer Weekly’s Most Influential Women in Tech.