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STEAMWORKS TALKS : MIND THE GAP

Boxworks Co.Work.Space, Wednesday 15th of May, 6 pm to 8:30 pm

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Gender diversity remains an issue across the technology and creative industries sector and the reality of these statistics is that despite these industries ‘leading the way,’ they fall short of being a good example in terms of gender equality.

STEAMWORKS Talks with a panel of experts working within Tech, Design and Education and asks the question, ‘what efforts are being made towards ‘cutting the gender skills gap.’

Creative Industries:

Kim Mackenzie Doyle, (Designer; Head of Marketing & Product Voxgig; IDI President 2017/2017; Founder of IDI-MOM & WhyDesignDotIE) noted that the present demographic for design in Ireland is 25% female to 75% male, with even lower numbers of women working in more technical aspects of design.

STEAMWORKS Panel Includes:

Format:
Couch Discussion followed by Q&A
1. Christine O’Neill, Programme Coordinator Routematch/ Crystal Valley Tech
2. Brendan O’ Hara, Co. Founder of Untapped.
3. Kim MacKenzie Doyle: Head of Marketing & Product, Voxgig; President Emeturis Institute of Designers Ireland.
4. Prof Willie Donnelly : President of Waterford Institute of Technology
5. Sandra Whelan, Chief Operating Officer, Immersive VR Education
MC Elaine Fennelly, CEO & Co.Founder of Crystal Valley Tech

For more info click here.

Free event.

Boxworks Co. Work. Space, 40 – 45 Patrick Street, City Centre, Waterford

 

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