‘Women in tech’ aims to highlight leading women in ICT

By: March 21, 2014
Pictured at the launch of the new 'Women in Tech' series of events for European Tech Cluster, it@cork are Sarah Walsh, it@cork and Ruth Buckley, Cork City Council Pictured at the launch of the new 'Women in Tech' series of events for European Tech Cluster, it@cork are Sarah Walsh, it@cork and Ruth Buckley, Cork City Council

There are over 30,000 talented women working in science, technology, engineering and research sectors in Ireland. However, there are just a few high profile female leaders and role models in the ICT Sector, says European tech cluster, it@Cork.

To increase the public profile of leading women in the ICT sector in Ireland, it@Cork has launched a series of discussions and meeting based on the theme of ‘women in tech’.

The World Economic Forum’s Corporate Gender Gap Report of 2012 says that a lack of role models is one of the greatest barriers to women leaders. The “Women in tech” lunchtime events aim to promote female leaders and role models in technology and to support women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) sectors.

The it@cork “Women in tech” quarterly lunchtime series, sponsored by Qualcomm, will start on April 2 in the Clarion Hotel, Cork, and all are welcome to attend. Please see www.itcork.ie for registration and information.