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Programme announced for the 2018 everywoman in Tech Forum: Energising Tomorrow’s World
Additional headline speakers at the 4th annual everywoman in Tech Forum have been announced, and the inspiring line-up is set to feature some of the world’s most influential female tech entrepreneurs alongside innovative heads of business embracing disruptive technology.
This one-day event will return to the London Hilton Park Lane on 8 February attracting over 600 international delegates from a variety of industry sectors.
The agenda features 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 currently facing and shaping the tech industry and businesses today, including artificial intelligence and reverse mentoring. Plus there will be a live demonstration with Cobot around how humans and robots are working collaboratively within the sector.
YEN-SZE SOON - MANAGING DIRECTOR, ACCENTURE
JESSICA BUTCHER - CO-FOUNDER, BLIPPAR
SUKI FULLER - FOUNDER, MINIBURE
ED ALFORD - VICE PRESIDENT BUSINESS APPLICATION SERVICES, BP
ELENA CORCHERO - FOUNDER & DIRECTOR, LOST VALUES
SAMANTHA CLARKE - HAPPINESS CONSULTANT, THE GROWTH AND HAPPINESS SCHOOL
TANIA BOLER - CO-FOUNDER & CEO, ELVIE
LUCY BALL - EVERYWOMAN EXPERT
TABITHA GOLDSTAUB - CO-FOUNDER, COGNITIONX (PRODUCT, MARKETING AND A.I. NEWS)
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%* and 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 counter this, the everywoman in Tech Forum brings 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.
Organisations can 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.