- Who: Perspektywy Women in Tech Summit
- When: December 8th & 9th, 9:00 – 23:00 CET
- Where: Online Event REGISTER HERE
While the COVID-19 epidemic has taken over the popular zeitgeist, it’s important to remember that there are still innumerable underlying societal issues that haven’t gone away, but in fact, might only be exasperated by the ongoing crisis.
According to the European Commission’s Women in the Digital Age report, there are four times as many men in the information and computer technologies sector than women. Even more alarmingly, there is a decrease in women taking up similar fields in higher education, as well as a continuingly growing pay gap between the two genders. The overall financial losses from women leaving these industries are estimated at about 16.2 billion euros per year.
While there are countless organizations trying to promote diversity, real, persistent change is likely to come from within those industries themselves.
The Perspektywy Women in Tech Summit is one such event that aims to insulate and prop up the female voice in tech by providing workshops, seminars, and the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals within a rapidly growing, yet unfortunately slowly adapting industry.
Now in its 3rd year, a big step forward for the conference is that it’s going entirely online. On top of going global, students can participate for free, which is also a fantastic inclusion.
Here are some of the notable speakers and topics they’ll cover (the full list of speakers can be found HERE):
|Mariya Gabriel||European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education, and Youth|
|Anna Lee Fisher||NASA Astronaut|
|Georgette Mosbacher||US Ambassador to Poland|
|Leslie Scanlon||Ambassador of Canada to Poland and Belarus|
|Catherine Chen||Corporate Senior Vice-President and Director of the Board, HUAWEI|
|Dr. Denise Rutherford||Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, 3M|
|Michelle King||Gender Equality Expert and Author, Michelle King|
|Alexandria Butler||Founder of Sista Circle: Black Women in Tech and Career Coach, Sista Circle|
|Sara Baack||Chief Product Officer, Equinix|
|Kristine Braden||Managing Director Europe Cluster Head, CEO of CGME, Citi|
|Emilia Burzyńska||Chief Information Officer Central Europe, Procter & Gamble|
|Julien Ducarroz||CEO, Orange Polska|
|Merrion Edwards||Director, Global Market & Technology Development, Corning|
|Marieke Flament||CEO of Mettle|
|Angelika Gifford||Vice President, Central Europe, Facebook|
|George Lee||Co-Chief Information Officer, Goldman Sachs|
|Wendy Mars||President, Cisco EMEAR Region, Cisco|
|Leslie Meyer||Hardware Development Engineer II, Amazon|
|Jeni D. Panhorst||Vice President, Data Platforms Group, General Manager, Network & Edge Platforms Division, Intel|
|Kate Platonova||Chief Data and Architecture Officer, HSBC|
|Leni Støvring Barfred||Partner & Group IT Director, Netcompany|
|Magdalena Tarasiewicz||IB Tech Digital Platform Lead, UBS|
|Jennifer Widom||Dean of Stanford School of Engineering, Stanford University|
|June Yang||Vice President and General Manager, Google Compute Engine, Google|
The conference will cover other important topics and technologies like 5G, Cybersec, Software Development, Programming, Data Visualization, AI, Multi-cloud services, Machine learning, and System validation. The full agenda can be found here.
Don’t miss out and get your tickets now!
Emanuil is a freelance writer from Bulgaria who also enjoys writing music and keeping up with emerging technologies