Webinar: “Women in Tech – How to Access the World’s Greatest Untapped Talent Pool” September 24, 2020 7am PDT / 10am EDT / 2pm UTC / 4pm CEST
It’s no secret there are far fewer women employed as specialists in the Internet industry than men. For every one female tech expert globally there are currently three men – and in Europe, there are as many as five. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has not helped matters. Job losses have disproportionately impacted women, and that the burden of unpaid childcare has disproportionately fallen to women. It’s clear that during the crisis many industries have failed to adapt in ways that retain and grow their female workforce.
Studies find that tech firms with a better gender balance not only yield greater levels of innovation and higher-than-average financial returns. Recruiting and retaining women is a huge opportunity for firms – and ensuring that they also rise up the ranks of the industry.
Not only is hiring in an equitable way the morally right thing to do, but it also allows companies to tap into the largest single economic force in the world: women.
You may be wondering: What is the current state of gender diversity? What lies behind these facts and figures? And, most importantly, how do we get to grips with the challenges that need to be tackled now?
These are the important questions that will be answered in an up-and-coming international webinar: Women in Tech: How to Access the World’s Greatest Untapped Talent Pool, co-hosted on 24 September by the global Internet Society (ISOC), the European-based eco – Association of the Internet Industry (eco Association), and the US-based Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition).
The webinar include the following speakers from across the globe (listed in alphabetical order):
- Agustina Callegari, Senior Manager Community & External Engagement, ISOC
- Joyce Dogniez, Vice-President Community Engagement, ISOC
- Eilín Geraghty, Project Manager International Communications, eco Association
- Reg Levy, Head of Compliance, Tucows / Diversity & Inclusion Co-Chair, i2Coalition
- Darcy Southwell, Compliance Officer, Endurance International Group / Diversity & Inclusion Co-Chair, i2Coalition
- Lars Steffen, Director International, eco Association
To complete the picture, the speakers will draw on a number of current studies and guidelines, including eco’s Women in Tech: A Good Practice Guide for Companies (2020), the EQUALS Research Group Report (2019), and Women’s Digital Inclusion, Background Paper for the G20.
If you’d like to play a role in getting more women in tech into your company – whether you’re in management, HR, recruitment, or in a diversity team – this webinar is for you.
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