MadLab’s Digital Skills for Women in Manchester is a series of workshops and seminars to equip unemployed and underemployed women with the necessary IT skills to kickstart careers, launch businesses and open up new opportunities in the technology sector!

*These opportunities are only available to Manchester City residents (not Greater Manchester), aged 18+. You can find out your local council here. Attendees will need basic computer and digital skills. If you would like to be notified of future events, including those open to everyone, please sign up to our mailing list.*


What will these sessions cover?

You’ll be provided with all the tools you need to establish yourself online, promote yourself and your brand, and improve your employment prospects in a job market which increasingly demands digital skills and online prowess.

This year’s workshops and seminars cover the foundations of creating a professional online presence; from developing a website and building your brand, all the way through to using social media, search engine optimisation (SEO) and Google Analytics to effectively engage with your audience.

All seminars will include light snacks and refreshments, and workshops will include lunch and refreshments. Please ensure you add any dietary requirements to your application form so we can ensure that you are catered for.

Who are these sessions for?

These classes are specifically for women who are looking to develop into business. Priority on places will be given to those who are unemployed, underemployed or trying to expand their skillset to enter a new field.

These opportunities are only available to Manchester City residents (not Greater Manchester), aged 18+. Attendees will need basic computer and digital skills.

If this isn’t you, or you require additional training before attending, or have any further enquiries, please get in touch at

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Apply for a place:

If you would like to attend our seminars and/or workshops, please fill in our application form. Applications will be independently scored, with priority places being awarded to those who will benefit most. We have a limited number of places, so please fill in the application form carefully. We aim to advise applicants by the 30th April if you have been successful.


Your tutor, Claire Dodd

MadLab’s Claire Dodd has been helping people develop their digital skills since she moved to Manchester in 2013.

She’s the organiser of BarCamp Manchester, an annual ‘unconference’ for over 200 people to informally share and discuss ideas, and CodeUp UK, a monthly mentoring program helping adults learn to code for free.

Since joining MadLab, Claire has developed and delivered a number of coding, science, online safety, employability and digital skills courses across Greater Manchester.