Beckie Taylor

CEO, TechReturners


Beckie is an Ambassador for Tech and Women in Leadership and the Co-founder of Women in Technology Northern Chapter. In 2017, she 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. This work has seen the project shortlisted in the Northern Power Women awards for Innovation 2018 and for e-skills Initiative of the year at the Women in IT award 2019 for its practical guidance, and personal development coaching and recognised for best returner initiative in the Find Your Flex People’s Choice Awards. Most recently she has been shortlisted in the Computer Weekly Top Women In Technology list and has won the Transformational Leader award at the 2021 Northern Power Women awards. 

Since its inception the organisation and its programme ‘ Your Return ToTech’ has enabled more than 100 individuals careers into technology. 

Beckie is also founder of The Confidence Community, which brings together resources, training programmes, events and networks to create a one-stop-shop for career confidence and The Confidence Collective programme that empowers women to develop themselves to succeed and inspire others. 


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