16/10/2018 – Women and the tech sector – skills, career progression and workplace culture

october, 2018

16oct00:0000:0016/10/2018 - Women and the tech sector - skills, career progression and workplace culture

Event Details

This timely seminar will examine latest progress and next steps for attracting and retaining women in the technology sector, and supporting their progression.

Delegates will assess priorities for the development of a diverse talent pipeline – looking at what more might be done to address barriers to entry, encourage more women to study STEM, and improve links between education, policy and industry.

They will also consider the future role of women in the development of cutting-edge tech and driving the UK’s international competitiveness.

Following the recent publication of the first year of gender pay gap reporting, further sessions will examine issues around recruitment and career progression, as well as discussing wider challenges regarding workplace culture – including improving transparency, enhancing employer engagement, encouraging mentoring and network initiatives, and establishing conducive working environments for all.

Guest of Honour:

Chi Onwurah MP – Shadow Minister for Industrial Strategy, Science & Innovation

Keynote Speaker:

Susan Bowen- Chair, Skills & Diversity Council, techUK and General Manager, EMEA, Cogeco Peer 1


Deidre Brock MP – Shadow SNP Spokesperson for Fair Work and Employment


Sean Dempsey – Employment Partner and Head of Technology Sector Group, Lewis Silkin

Griselda Togobo – Owner and Managing Director, Forward Ladies

Sheridan Ash – Director, Technology and Investments and Women in Tech Leader, PwC

Katherine Mathieson – Chief Executive, British Science Association

Peter Finegold – Head of Education Policy, Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Dr Jan Peters – Founder and Managing Director, Katalytik

Helen Lamb – Vice President, Strategic Pursuits Unit, Global Delivery Group, Fujitsu

Geraldine Iraheta – Director of Business Development, Digital Catapult

Lauren Sager Weinstein – Chief Data Officer, Transport for London


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