3rd Annual Women in Tech conference
The CEPIS DiversIT Charter team cordially invites you to join us for our 3rd annual event. It will take place on 29 November 2022 from 11:00 to 14:00 Finnish Time online. This year we are gathering together to answer the question “Can we work together?” How can a multi-stakeholder approach help increase gender equality in tech?.
There are countless excellent initiatives, organisations and projects to promote gender equality in STEM, to attract girls and women to IT studies or careers, to up- and reskill women, and many more. However, we still have seen relatively little progress in terms of actual percentage increase of women employed in the tech sector. All the while, the tech talent gap remains one of the main obstacles in the path towards smooth digital transformation.
The purpose of this year’s event is to create a cross-sectoral dialogue and to provide our attendees with inspirational examples of success stories from collaboration between different stakeholders.
11:00 – 11:10 Welcome remarks
Jakub Christoph, Secretary General, CEPIS
11:10 – 11:30 Keynote: A cohesive approach to gender equality efforts
Helena Dalli, European Commissioner for Equality
11:30 – 12:00 Research-based strategies to grow the number of women in IT
Rian van Heur, Communications Advisor, VHTO Expertise Centre on Gender Diversity in STEM
12:00 – 12:15 Break
12:15 – 13:30 Panel discussion: Practical examples of allyship in partnership with different stakeholders
Moderator: Gillian Arnold, Chair, DiversIT Charter, CEPIS
Dimitra Karakosta, Vice President People and Culture, PeopleCert Group
Andrej Orban, Recruiting Manager, Accenture Slovakia
Nurcan Ozyazici Sunay, Women in Tech expert group, Informatics Association of Turkey (tbc)
Elisabeth Schauermann, Team Lead, German Informatics Society
13:30 – 13:50 How men can drive gender equality and inclusion
Sacha Quester-Séméon, Partnerships Development Manager, #JamaisSansElles (tbc)
13:50 – 14:00 Closing remarks
Petra Kotuliakova, CEO, Aj Ty v IT and Deputy Chair of the DiversIT group, CEPIS
TIVIA is a member of the Council of European Professional Informatics Societies (CEPIS).