The gender imbalance within the tech industry is a continued challenge to overcome and, in an effort to effect change, Dublin Tech Summit has announced that 500 complimentary tickets will be made available to women working in tech anywhere in the world. The two day event which has just sold out its third round of Early Bird tickets, takes place in the CCD on 15 & 16 February 2017.
Keen to showcase the benefits of gender diversity especially across sectors such as IoT, FinTech, Big Data & Analytics and MedTech, DTS aims to play host to as many women in technology as possible, both on and off stage, encouraging lively discussion and holistic perspectives at all times.
With a focus on fostering lasting relationships and cultivating an intimate experience for each participant, the two day conference will see powerful and inspiring women such as the following address their business challenges and offer a unique viewpoint.
Julie Meyer, Founder of Ariadne Capital
Louise Phelan, VP of Global Operations PayPal
Jules Coleman, Founder of Hassle.com
Ayelet Noff, Founder & CEO of Blonde 2.0
Gina London, Emmy Award Winner & Managing Director of The Pincus Group
TED Talk sensation and Founder & CEO of IfWeRanTheWorld and MakeLoveNotPorn, Cindy Gallop, pictured below, will also be speaking at DTS. Offering comment on this latest initiative she said:
“Women in tech – grab one of these tickets, show up at Dublin Tech Summit bringing your uniquely innovative perspectives and views (and startups that need to get funded), and help prove that gender-equal tech conference environments spark better ideas, amazing conversations, productive collaborations and many more disruptive, world-changing, money-making ventures.”
Echoing her commitment, COO of Dublin Tech Summit, Noëlle O’Reilly commented:
“On average, just one quarter of the computing workforce is made up of women with that percentage decreasing significantly as they rise through the ranks. Here at DTS, our team has a gender split of 50/50. We do this not only in the interest of fostering diversity but also because it is proven that team like this outperform male dominated teams across the board. The creativity and enthusiasm when you bring a mixed group together is unrivalled and I can’t wait to experience that for an entire two days this coming February.”
These complimentary tickets are now available to all women working in a tech company rather than a tech role and will be offered on a first come, first served basis. To find out if you are eligible, visit dublintechsummit.com/women-in-tech.