Coding for a Better Future w/ Toni Scullion

Mar 16, 2023, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

On the 16th of March we'll be joined by Toni Scullion, Founder of dressCode and Co-Leads STACS (Scottish Teachers Advancing Computing Science). We will take a deep dive into the role technology has in shaping our future and the importance of addressing the gender gap in computing science.

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About this event

Coding for a Better Future w/ Toni Scullion

Thursday 16th March, 6.00 - 8.30pm

On the 16th of March we'll be joined by Toni Scullion, Founder of dressCode and Co-Leads STACS (Scottish Teachers Advancing Computing Science). We will take a deep dive into the role technology has in shaping our future and the importance of addressing the gender gap in computing science.

As technology continues to transform the economy, what impact will coding skills have on the future of work? The work Toni is doing to close the gender gap in computer science and inspire the next generation of tech leaders will have a huge impact on shaping the skills under represented groups will need to succeed in a rapidly-changing job market. 

We'll also hear about Toni's entrepreneurial journey; how she went from gaining only 1 qualification at school to just over 10 years later founding her own award winning charity, running multiple national initiatives for computing science teachers and ALSO achieving an honorary doctorate recognising her ongoing efforts to break down barriers for women in technology.

Join us on the 16th of March with Toni Scullion as we dive into:

  • The importance of coding for a better future
  • Impact of coding on changing startup landscape
  • Strategies to fostering a more inclusive tech ecosystem
  • Building a mission-driven organisation

How to attend

Thanks to our event partners Glasgow City Innovation District (GCID), we will be in the city centre at The Corinthian Club in the Charlie Parkers Room. Find address below.

[Speaker] Toni Scullion (dressCode)

Toni is the founder of multi-award-winning charity dressCode, which aims to increase the uptake of computing science in schools with a focus on closing the gender gap. She is extremely passionate about teaching computing science, and getting more pupils into the subject. She also co-founded the Ada Scotland Festival, which brings together partners involved in addressing gender balance in computing science education across the country.

Her work to pioneer uptake of the Digital Technology Education Charter to inspire participation in computing science at school level elevated the issue to the nation’s tech industry and policy makers, and was recognised by the OpenUK Honours List and Futurescot’s 25 women changing the face of Scotland’s digital industry.

[Host] Emma Loedel (SG Glasgow)

Glasgow Chapter Director has been with Startup Grind since 2019. Emma has a science and engineering background and got her first taste of the start-up environment in Bogota, Colombia whilst working in prosthetics clinics. Since then Emma has built on her international experience and embedded herself in the Glasgow & Scottish entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Her passion for tech and innovation has led to her current role as business development manager at tech start-up Novosound, which works across the industrial, medical and wearable sector. Emma brings a new perspective to the Startup Grind Scotland team and is excited to showcase many vibrant founder stories across the city.

Host Partner: Glasgow City Innovation District

We're delighted to be hosting this event in partnership with Glasgow City Innovation District. They are a hub for entrepreneurship, innovation, and collaboration. It builds on Scotland’s rich tradition of scientific excellence and industrial collaboration.

Bringing together ambitious, forward-thinking people, the District is tackling societal and global challenges and driving inclusive economic growth.

Why attend?

  • Connect with peers in a casual setting
  • Catch up with friends and make new ones
  • Share an ask or a project you’re excited about with the community
  • Food & Drinks included

What you need to know!

What: Coding for a Better Future w/ Toni Scullion

When: Thursday 16th March

Time: 6.00 - 9.00pm

Where: In-person at The Corinthian Club, Charlie Parkers Room, 191 Ingram St, Glasgow, G1 1DA

* sign up details will be shared with GCID

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Thursday, March 16, 2023
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM UTC


6:00 PMNetworking, Drinks and Food
7:00 PMFireside Chat w/ Toni Scullion
8:00 PMDrinks and Community Building


  • Emma Loedel

    Startup Grind Glasgow

    Chapter Director


  • Emma Loedel

    Startup Grind Glasgow

    Director Startup Grind Glasgow

  • Dec McLaughlin

    Startup Grind Scotland


  • Nick Murray

    Startup Grind Scotland

    Co-Director Startup Grind Scotland


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