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Inspiring the Next Generation: The Future of Women in Technology

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    The numbers are harsh: while women make up more than half of the workforce in the United States, women account for only 25% of jobs in Information Technology, and the numbers of women dwindle <br /><br />Women are significantly underrepresented in the Information Technology Field. Today in the United States, they account for approximately 25% of the workforce, but it is not only about the numbers. It is about enriching and complementing your IT workforce with the diverse qualities and perspectives of women. Hear from a panel of women including Elizabeth Harper Chief Information Officer responsible for IT Systems at global Engineering Company GHD Services Limited who understands and know the challenges first hand for women. She is an active participant in the Women in Technology "Mentor for a Moment"; program and developed a structured leadership development program for her team, which enables people to build individual career plans and maintain skill levels in a rapidly changing environment. In this Industry Talk, the panel of women will share their insights and challenges they have faced and will provide you with the tools to capitalize on opportunities now that will help to grow and shape the future of women in the IT Industry. They will make you realize the importance of promoting male champions of women in the IT Industry to be change agents in male-dominated companies. Discover on a personal level from the panel how these women overcame the barriers and to be a catalyst for change now and in the future for women. This industry talk will both inspire a generation of upcoming women as well as encourage the current generation's role in mentoring them. Join us today in growing, nurturing, inspiring and empowering the next generation of women in Technology.

    Key Learnings

    • Learn from this panel of women how they overcame the obstacles and barriers
    • Discover the tools used and hear examples of diverse teams
    • Learn about promoting the breaking down and removal of institutional barriers for women
    • Learn about the growing importance of mentoring and nurturing the next generation of women