Dublin Tech Summit aims to close the gender gap

Technology | Mon 12 Sep | Author – Business & Finance
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Cindy Gallop: “Women in tech should grab one of these tickets, show up at Dublin Tech Summit bringing your uniquely innovative perspectives and views.”

Cindy Gallop comments on Dublin Tech Summit giving €200,000 worth of complimentary tickets to women in tech globally.

The gender imbalance within the tech industry is a continued challenge to overcome. Keen to showcase the benefits of gender diversity especially across sectors such as IoT, fintech, medtech, big data and analytics, DTS aims to play host to as many women in technology as possible, both on and off stage, encouraging lively discussion and holistic perspectives at all times.

With a focus on fostering lasting relationships and cultivating an intimate experience for each participant, the two-day conference will see powerful and inspiring women such as the following address their business challenges and offer a unique viewpoint.

TED Talk sensation and founder and CEO of IfWeRanTheWorld and MakeLoveNotPorn, Cindy Gallop will also be speaking at DTS.

Offering comment on this latest initiative she said: “Women in tech should grab one of these tickets, show up at Dublin Tech Summit bringing your uniquely innovative perspectives and views (and start-ups that need to get funded), and help prove that gender-equal tech conference environments spark better ideas, amazing conversations, productive collaborations and many more disruptive, world-changing, money-making ventures.”

Echoing her commitment, COO of Dublin Tech Summit, Noelle O’Reilly commented: “The average percentage of women working in the tech industry is 30%, with that percentage decreasing significantly as they rise through the ranks. Furthermore, only about 7% of investor money goes to women-led startups. Here at DTS, our team has a gender split of 50-50. We do this not only in the interest of fostering diversity but also because it is proven that team like this outperform male dominated teams across the board. The creativity and enthusiasm when you bring a mixed group together is unrivalled. I can’t wait to be inspired by female thought leader from across the globe in February and also, welcoming other women in technology to our event. Together, let’s do our bit, however small it may be, to change the ratio.”

These complimentary tickets are now available to all women working within the tech industry and will be offered on a first come, first served basis.

To find out if you are eligible, click here.

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Some notable female speakers confirmed for DTS:

  • Julie Meyer, founder, Ariadne Capital
  • Louise Phelan, VP of Global Operations, PayPal
  • Judith William, Global Head of Diversity, Dropbox
  • Ayelet Noff, founder and CEO, Blonde 2.0
  • Gina London, Emmy Award Winner and MD, The Pincus Group