Tomorrow's Women, Tomorrow's World

BCSWomen Group event.

Date/Time: 21 January 2010
Venue: BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA Map
Speakers: Dr Sue Black, Head of Department, University of Westminster; Maggie Philbin, BBC; Rebecca George, Partner at Deloitte; Mohan Koo, MD at Dtex Ltd; Professor Rob Macredie, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Brunel University

Description:

When punch cards and paper tape were the norm the workforce in computing was approx. 50/50 male/female. That is not the case these days, it is more like 80/20 male/female. It is well accepted that a balanced team produces a more productive workforce, so what can we do to encourage women back into IT?

Dr Sue Black discusses the reasons for the lack of women in IT, advises how to support and encourage women in your company and is joined by a panel of notable men and women in technology giving an insight into what needs to change. We will use social media at this event to facilitate interaction with a global audience.

Further details can be found on the BCS London Central Branch website