The one-day everywoman in Tech Forum will return to the London Hilton Park Lane on 8 February, attracting over 600 international delegates from a variety of industry sectors.
The impressive list of speakers includes: Inma Martinez, Venture Partner at Deep Science Ventures, who has been hailed by Fortune and TIME as one of Europe’s top talents in digital engagement; Suki Fuller, Founder of Miribure – a strategic and competitive intelligence company – recognised for her early adoption of new technologies in the advancement of competitive intelligence; and Elena Corchero, Founder and Director of Lost Values, whose toy line ZippyKit is aimed at bridging gender gaps in STEM subjects.
Senior executives from some of the world’s biggest organisations, including BP and Accenture, will also be presenting at the event, along with the founders of Blippar, Elvie and Cognition X.
A growing body of research demonstrates that gender-balanced teams produce better outcomes and create a more sustainable future for business, along with a positive impact on the bottom line. Despite this, the number of women working in the technology sector remains stubbornly low at just 16%. A recent study, conducted by everywoman, found that the two main barriers felt to prevent women entering the industry are ‘workplace cultures that don’t welcome or support female progression’ and ‘too few female role models for young girls’.
To help counter this, the everywoman in Tech Forum seeks to bring together some of the most inspirational men and women working in the industry, offering opportunities for networking alongside personal development. Recognising that gender parity in technology can only be achieved when both men and women work together to effect change, the Forum will also host key male business leaders, who will discuss how they are working to champion the advancement of women in their organisations and in the industry as a whole.
The agenda festures sessions looking at the women changing the IoT world, building teams of balance and productivity, and gender dynamics in the workplace. Other highlights will include discussions on some of the most pressing issues facing and shaping the tech industry and businesses today, including artificial intelligence and reverse mentoring. There will also be a live demonstration with Cobot on how humans and robots are working collaboratively within the sector.
Karen Gill, Co-Founder of everywoman, said: “We are thrilled to announce the agenda for this year’s everywoman in Tech Forum, and delighted to be joined by so many industry experts. For us, the Forum embodies the everywoman strategy for attracting, retaining and advancing women in business, by offering quality learning and development, access to role models and unparalleled networking opportunities. Whether you are a manager looking to drive your team’s performance, an aspiring leader, or an ambitious graduate, our inspiring line up will provide delegates with the skills, information and motivation to achieve their goals.”
Tickets to the forum cost £400 + VAT and can be purchased here.
Organisations can also live stream the keynote speeches to their employees and engage them through Sli.do, an interactive web-based platform that allows participants to engage with live events. Users can ask questions to the event speakers, vote in polls and participate in surveys. Visit: https://www.sli.do/