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THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY
The Women in IT Summit and Awards New York are going virtual!
Due to the on-going global pandemic, we’ve all faced unexpected changes and have 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 hold the summit and awards ceremony virtually.
Women in IT Summit: October 28th 2020
The lack of gender diversity in the tech sector is a global issue. Stereotypes surrounding the types of roles available in the industry has added to the steady decline of women entering the tech workforce. As a result, both recruiting and retaining female tech talent has become increasingly more difficult for companies.
From school to the boardroom, women are poorly represented in the world of technology. In the US, 28% of AP Computer Science test-takers are female (USA Today, 2018), but only 18.7% of computing & information science graduates are women (Catalyst, Women in STEM, 2019). Fast-forward to the workplace, and women were in only a quarter of professional computing jobs in the US in 2018. In leadership, the scene continues to be male-dominated, with Fortune 500 companies featuring merely 6.6% women CEOs (Fortune, 2019).
Moving beyond gender, the poor representation of diverse talent in tech continues – in 2018 just 5% of participants in AP Computer Science were Black or African American students – including women and men (Education Dive, 2018), with just 3% of the computing workforce made up by African-American women, and 2% by Hispanic women (Department of Labour Bureau of Labour Statistics, 2018). The Women in IT Virtual Summit will facilitate knowledge sharing, education & networking that will focus on CHANGING the statistics around diversity and inclusion in the workplace, tech space and society.
The summit will bring together delegates from around the world to cover the most pressing tech issues and continue the key diversity & inclusion conversations. Through a series of content streams, the agenda will share educational, insightful, and actionable recommendations, providing a platform for working collectively in solving some of the glaring problems we face today. You can view the agenda and register your FREE place by clicking the buttons below – we look forward to seeing you there!
Women in IT Awards New York: October 29th 2020
The awards, now in their third year, will recognize the dedication and efforts of women and allies in the tech community; we aim to tackle the issue and redress the gender imbalance by showcasing the outstanding achievements of women in the sector and identifying new role models.
We will come together on October 29 to shine a light on the amazing individuals and organizations who are not only breaking digital boundaries but promoting the importance of diversity and pushing for a more inclusive tech sector. Join us for an afternoon of celebration, networking, and inspiration! View the shortlist and register your FREE place by clicking the buttons below.