Scotland Women in Technology (SWiT) is a group initiative which aims to attract, inspire, empower and retain women by developing a community and network to help grow women’s contribution in the IT industry. SWiT is represented by individuals from a number of large organisations and agencies all working towards common goals!

Scotland Women in Technology is run by a Board of passionate and motivated technology professionals who, between them, have an impressive background in advancing both their own and others’ careers in technology and spreading the message across major events nationally and globally.

How do I get more involved in SWiT?

Our network is open to all, and has a demographic of technical and non-technical roles as well as 1/3 male audience.

There are so many ways you can get involved with SWiT! You can attend one of our informal networking events, our scheduled events and workshops, follow and promote us on social media or join any of our tracks as a committee member by giving us your time and experience. Tracks include Technical Acumen, Website/Communications, Relationship Management, Education Outreach and Events Support.

If we have inspired you to get more involved then please get in touch with us here or email us at

Meet the Board

Silka Patel , Chairperson

“Build, develop and maintain your network…often the best advice and support comes from here”

Lynsey Campbell

“Don’t be afraid to take leaps into the unknown, that’s what technology is all about”

Sharon Moore

"Don't be afraid to challenge the norm. Just because it hasn't been done before doesn't necessarily mean it can't be done now."

Elaine McKechnie

Bio coming soon...

Morag Taylor

“Be authentic, be passionate and do it your way. Don’t dilute your talent to fit in”

Gillian McLennan

Talat Yaqoob

"All the pressure is not on you to change the face of technology, it's critical that employers take bold steps to make technology a place you and other women want to work. Asking for those bold steps to be taken is not only fair but right."

Jo Watts, SWiT Treasurer

"Somebody has got to be the person that leads the way, so why can't it be you?”

Vicki MacLean

"Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, trust your instinct, ask for help and go for it! Everything is recoverable."

Donna Montesclaros

“Embrace your individuality… no matter who you are or where you’re from…anyone can do I.T.!”

Anna McMullen

“When Plan A doesn’t work, there are 25 other letters to build upon – never give up.”