"Female representation on FTSE 100 boards has increased from 12.5% in 2011 to 23.5% in 2015 so while things are changing, sexism is holding back over 50% of the population from reaching the very top."
Jacqueline de Rojas – TechUK President & as Area VP, Northern Europe for Citrix
That’s why Closerstill Media is inviting some of the most inspiring female leaders in technology to take to the stage and share their experiences with young and enterprising women, and their male co-workers. Through engaging panel discussions, our speakers will tackle the subject of gender disparity in the sector, reveal what motivates their passion for technology, and explain how, through unity, we can improve the tech landscape for everyone.
"I believe strongly that it is the responsibility of women across the globe that have achieved success in the digital and IT sector to give something back. Together we can capture the imagination of young women and give them the confidence to believe they can create the great tech innovations that will define our future."
Baroness Joanna Shields – Minister for Internet Safety & Security
A source of unlimited potential
By raising awareness on every level, from education to the hiring of new employees, our speakers aim to change the status quo, opening the way for millions of women to join the ever expanding world of technology. And in light of the impending digital skills gap time bomb, there has never been a better time to harness the untapped potential of future female industry leaders, wherever they may be.
After all, given the omnipresent nature of technology in today’s world, it only makes sense that the entirety of the population needs to be fairly represented in the industry.
Join us in 2018
Building on the success of our “Women in technology” initiatives at Cloud Expo Europe in London, Frankfurt and Paris and Cloud Expo Asia in Hong Kong and Singapore. Closerstill Media is offering you the chance to experience this important addition to our portfolio of industry events at all of our shows for free. Come and help us bridge the gap.