sharing knowledge and celebrating the achievements of women in technology
According to a report by The World Bank, women make up less than 40% of the total global workforce. Looking beyond gender, we find a notorious lack of representation globally of black and minority ethnic professionals, workers with disabilities and those from the LGBTQ+ community. Diversity at all intersections is critical in tech, as it enables companies to create better and safer products that take everyone into consideration, not just one section of society.
The prestigious Women in IT initiative, presented by DiversityQ, has been working to change these statistics since 2015, by providing a regional and global platform to showcase advocates, role models and allies working together to break digital boundaries and promote the importance of a more inclusive tech sector.
After a year of buzzword-decorated diversity, equity, inclusion & accessibility conversations within the tech industry – and more than 5 years of diversity reporting for some organisations – we’re here to dial up the action.
This free-to-attend summit will focus on Tech for the Better – exploring how we can use technology to create a positive impact and social change, and the core problems with inclusion & equity in tech firms in Ireland.
Join us on 7 December to hear fresh perspectives, discover dynamic opportunities for collaboration, and leave armed with actionable takeaways for your personal and professional life. We invite all professionals to tune in, learn, and work on solutions together for some of the glaring tech & diversity challenges facing our world in 2021.
We will come together again this year to shine a light on outstanding talent in the industry, as well as the employers that are implementing diversity initiatives to spearhead real change in the sector, and identify new role models to inspire more diverse talent into careers in tech.
The winners will be announced in an online ceremony on 7 December 2021! Join us in celebrating the outstanding achievements of your colleagues and peers.