Working towards gender equality in tech industry
Date: Monday, 7th of May 2018
Time: 14:00 – 16:00
Venue: European Parliament
In a society where technology is taking the lead in all sectors, we believe that women need to join the technological workforce in order to help shape a better future. Although the number of young women taking part in the digital and engineering field of education is supposedly increasing, women are still the minority in a male-led tech industry. This panel discussion aims to provide answers as to why women are still under-represented in the digital industry and how to counter this digital and technological gender-gap.
Experts, entrepreneurs and IT professionals taking part in this event will illustrate the beneficial societal impact of encouraging women to pursue a digital or technological education and the vital importance of female equal participation in the technological sector in order to achieve gender equality in society and shape a better world. An overview of the actions planned by the EU to reinforce the digital women workforce and concrete civil initiatives will be presented.
13:30 – 14:00 Entry to the European Parliament ( registration )
14:00 – 14:10 Introductory speech by Diane Reisse – EU Project and Communications Manager EPN (BE)
14:10 – 14:20 Dr Konstantina Davaki – London school of Economics and Political Science (UK)
14:20 – 14:30 Katleen Dewaele – Communications and Philanthropies Lead at Microsoft (BE)
14:30 – 14:40 Angie Smets –Technical and Pedagogical Director at School 19 (BE)
14:40 – 14:50 Samia Ghozlane – President of Cyberelles Network and Director of La Grande Ecole du Numérique (FR)
15:00 – 15:10 Julie Foulon – Founder of Girleek (BE)
15:10 – 15:20 Dr Marie-Francine Moens – Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (BE)
15:20 – 16:00 Q&A session
This event is hosted by Beatriz Becerra Basterrechea, MEP.