TechTonic – a diverse network for aspirational women who deliver!

We think there is a gap in the support networks of Oxfordshire that would address the lack of support for entrepreneurial and aspirational women in the technology sector. Not just a forum or a network that would offer mentoring or social media connections, but a platform that would bring like minded people together with common interests and experiences both virtually and physically. The aim would be to let the network grow organically offering advice and mentoring where a connection is found, while at the same time holding regular meetings with interesting speakers. While TechTonic is aimed at the women of Oxfordshire, speakers and even connections will include both men and women to ensure a broad spectrum of experiences and awareness is offered.

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Save the date! TUESDAY 5TH DECEMBER 7.30-8.30 am, venue tbc
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SHE STARTED IN OXFORD – BREAKFAST WITH FOUR INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKERS. 5th December, 7.30-8.30 am Oxford has always led the way in education, research and innovation. Unsurprisingly, thousands of influential leaders have begun their journey here. The list of famous Oxonians … Read More

Venturefest Recap: The Impact of Gender on Entrepreneurship
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At Venturefest 2017, TechTonic hosted a session which addressed the problem of why too few women-led businesses reach the same economic scale as that achieved by male-led companies. This was the focus of a recent report from Barclays and The … Read More

Slow Down says Jackie Jarvis
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Our second event provided an opportunity for plenty of good conversation, which included some meeting some new friends and much hilarity. Its amazing what a few glasses of bubbles will do, and not to mention the box of chocolates doing … Read More

50 Movers and Shakers in BioBusiness 2016 Features Several Oxford Women
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Congrats to the amazing Oxford women featured in this report, including our very own TechTonic founding member Dr Carolyn Porter!

TechTonic Launch Event Brings in Full House with Suite of Exceptional Speakers
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The official launch of TechTonic was a resounding success. Nearly a sold out event, there were very few empty seats in the room at the Oxford Martin School on Tuesday evening, November 1st. The four speakers included Rowan Gardner (CEO of Ozo … Read More

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TechTonic is a new group, started by women for women, aiming to provide entrepreneurial and aspirational women with connections and tools to help fulfil their ambitions in the technology sector. This survey is intended to gather information from potential members … Read More

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Meet the team behind TechTonic

Nicola McConville

Nicola advises companies on all aspects of corporate law including the delivery of funding rounds and strategies for growth and realisation of value. With a strong technology focus, she has acted for several companies from early stage through to major … Read More

Riham Satti

Riham Satti, CEO of MeVitae is amongst the top 50 disruptive game changers in Thames Valley, top 100 influential UK tech business leaders and according to Forbes a ‘female founder taking the UK by storm’. Riham gained the degrees in … Read More

Lynn Shepherd

Lynn took over as Executive Chair of Venture Fest in September 2014 and is determined to use the skills, expertise and business network gained from her ten years as Group Director of Communications at Oxford Instruments plc, the first commercial … Read More

Sue Staunton

Sue Staunton is an Audit and Assurance Partner at James Cowper Kreston. She also has a particular interest in working with technology businesses and their owners and, as such, heads our technology team. Sue works with clients on the development … Read More

Dr Carolyn Porter

Carolyn in Deputy Head of Technology Transfer at Oxford University Innovation.  Since joining Oxford University Innovation Carolyn has led or mentored the formation of 14 spin-out companies from Oxford University commercialising a diversity of innovative technologies addressing distinct challenges in … Read More

Joy Foster

Joy Foster currently runs 2 Oxford based social enterprises which provide digital solutions to charities and social enterprise while at the same time training and employing teenagers and adults who have been marginalised in the workforce. Made with Joy has … Read More

Dr Danuta Jeziorska

Dr Danuta Mariola Jeziorska obtained a BSc degree in Biotechnology from the University of Silesia in Poland and completed her PhD in Systems Biology from the University of Warwick. Currently, she is a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at the Weatherall Institute … Read More

Nicky Chambers

Nicky co-founded Best Foot Forward, a sustainability consultancy that pioneered development of carbon and ecological foot-printing. She is now Strategy Advisor at Anthesis Consulting Group and helps organisations respond to, and benefit from, the threats and opportunities of sustainability.