Tomorrow's Women, Tomorrow's World

Wednesday 18 March 2009

Time: 
6.00pm - 8.00pm including questions.

Venue:
Westminster Business School, Marylebone Road, London (opposite Baker Street Station, and Mme Tussauds). Room: HRM215. Directions from Security.

Speaker:
Dr Sue Black, Founder of the BCSWomen Specialist Group and Head of Department, University of Westminster.

Cost: 
Free. Tea/Coffee/Biscuits available.

Summary:
Sue decided that it would be a good idea to set one up for the BCS as a whole. It took her over a year to become a full member and get the approval needed from the BCS technical board but eventually, in October 2001, she set up the BCSWomen egroup. One driver that was foremost in her mind, was the need to encourage women and girls to consider a career in IT/IS; and to provide support for women working in IT/IS.

It is a fact that there is still a big shortage of women in this area. Yet those that do take this route will normally find themselves in work that is very interesting, and in an environment that is dynamic and highly motivated. They can however miss female contact in their work place.

Year by year as the IT industry evolves and grows women make up a smaller percentage of the workforce and pay gaps between men and women persist. As the search for talent intensifies companies need ever more creative individuals, communicators and talented team players. It needs men and women.

Registration required - please email Elayne on coakese@westminster.ac.uk - places limited.