How to create a more Gender Diverse Workforce?...

When: 6th Dec 2018, 14:00 - 6th Dec 2018, 17:00
Where: The Library of Birmingham, Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2ND
Town/City: Birmingham
Organiser: Joint BCS ELITE & 4IT Digital Change
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Details:

Women are in the minority in the tech industry….Does it matter? Well, yes! Quite apart from the negative impact on individuals, the detrimental effect on social environments and
the wasted potential, there’s a large and growing body of evidence for the positive impact of good gender balance in teams.

Gender diverse teams perform better, they are more likely to focus on facts rather than shared opinions, they process information more carefully and tend to expose inherent
biases….Ultimately, companies with more female executives are more productive and more profitable.

Currently, every industry watcher is telling us that there are UK skills shortages for technology roles, and yet, there are untapped sources of skill in the UK for IT jobs. Gill Arnold will outline the current skills issues in the UK, how to broaden your outlook on IT Skills, and the advantages that this will confer on your business.

Tracy Pound will then talk about her journey from programmer to business owner, discussing the challenges she faced in building a business and emphasizes ways to overcome those obstacles. Tracy will also share her expectations for the future of women in the IT industry.

  • 2:00pm Doors open - Refreshments & Networking
  • 2:30pm Gill Arnold: “How to beat the IT Skills shortage”
  • 3.30pm Refreshments & Networking
  • 4.00pm Tracy Pound: “The Sound of Breaking Glass”
  • 5:00pm Close

About the speakers:

Gill has a long-term commitment to helping more women succeed in STEM professions and is currently a Non-Executive Director for WISE encouraging women to take up and stay in careers in STEM industries. Gill also sits on the boards at the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, and has chaired the BCSWomen Specialist Group. Gill was the winner of the 2012 Everywoman Inspiration of the year award in 2012 for her work with Women in IT through the BCS, the UKRC, Intellect and IBM UK, and has been mentioned every year since then in the top Women in IT in the Computer Weekly Annual listing.

Tracy Pound is a longtime career woman with 34 years’ experience and an IT trend-spotter who has experienced growth and change along with the IT industry. In addition to setting up IT training and consultancy business, Maximity, she’s co-owner of an award winning insurance brokerage and is a member of CompTIA’s Board of Directors. Tracy was voted PCR’S Woman of the Year 2016 and was awarded CompTIA’s Member of the Year in March 2017 and is passionate about encouraging more girls and women to consider a career in tech.

To reserve your place, please email sam.devonshire@4itrecruitment.co.uk or call 0113 205 4033

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