sharing knowledge and celebrating the achievements of women in technology
Due to the on-going global health crisis we have all faced unexpected changes and had to adapt to new normalities. As the upcoming months continue to remain uncertain and after much consultation with our event partners, we’ve taken the decision to postpone the Women in IT Awards Europe until 2021.
We wouldn’t want you to miss out on the Women in IT experience however and we are pleased to announce that we will be holding the Women in IT Summit Europe virtually on 15th September 2020!
The absence of women in technology stretches from the classroom to the boardroom. In Europe, only 21% of all tech founders are women and in 2019, $92 in every $100 of investment went to founding teams made entirely of men. Women make up only 1% of CTOs and less than 10% of tech executives. Further to this, a mere 0.9% of tech start-up founders are black; diversity goes beyond gender, and there is a huge racial inequality issue in the tech world across Europe. Crucially, there has been no positive change in the representation of women in tech, whether founders or C-suite roles, since 2017, and at a time with so many global issues at play, there is a danger that diversity priorities for businesses and society may fall even further down the list
The Women in IT Virtual Summit will bring together professionals from all four corners of the continent to keep the discussion going and push for a more representative tech industry. The sessions will take into consideration the huge shifts that have occurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, explore some of the ways in which tech has supported society in 2020 and facilitate key diversity & inclusion conversations.
You can view the agenda and register your interest in attending by clicking the buttons below – in the meantime, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn for the latest updates. We are excited to still be able to come together, share knowledge and inspire the IT community and look forward to seeing you there!