18 Apr LONDON CONFERENCE TO UNITE STEAM COMMUNITY AND EMPOWER WOMEN
LONG BEACH, Calif. –March 28, 2017– From April 27-28, Contracts IT Recruitment Consulting (CIT) will join Wonder Women Tech (WWT) for their first inaugural conference in London. They are dedicating this conference to the #WeAreChangemakers movement as well as the involvement of women, minorities and other underrepresented groups in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) fields.
This demographic will lead the charge for creative technology and contribute innovative solutions for a better world. The conference will also promote the diversity of thought that underpins innovation within society. It will feature international thought leaders, who are passionate about closing the gender gap and helping companies hire a diverse workforce.
Some thought leaders include Susanne Chishti, CEO and founder of FINTECH Circle; Julian David, CEO of techUK; Ed Vaizey, Member of Parliament; Russ Shaw, Founder of Tech London Advocates; Dr Ruth McKernan, Chief Executive of Innovate UK; Michelle Hua and Marija Butkovic, Co-founders of Women of Wearables and other notables.
“We need more women in STEAM to tackle the gender gap and stereotypes associated with these fields,” Lisa Mae Brunson, founder of Wonder Women Tech, said. “We also need more diversity in these areas to encourage more people to pursue their dreams.”
WWT is a unique organisation because it creates partnerships with governments, mayors, council members, city officials and other initiatives. The organisation also focuses on economic and social innovation as a gateway toward creating a global impact and building solutions for a better world.
Expedia, Inc. and U.K.’s Ministry of Justice (MOJ) are hosting the event. Some of the representatives include Google UK, CGI, MasterCard, Rolls-Royce and Accenture.
Contracts IT Recruitment Consulting (CIT) and Wonder Women Tech (WWT) will provide a dynamic program consisting of career development workshops, product and apps demos, speakers, mentors and panel discussions to empower and ignite their audience.
The conference will also provide an esteemed camp for the underprivileged children from The Prince’s Trust Mosaic.
According to UN Women, “women are underrepresented in computing, engineering and physics, with levels below 30 percent in most countries. Consequently, less than one third of jobs in the tech sector are currently held by women.”
“At this very moment, there is a gap in the IT workforce. Our mission is to embrace the value of difference and to drive economic growth through our tailored solutions. We promote women and the underrepresented in tech by favouring curiosity and inclusion over suspicion and exclusion,” Naheed Afzal, co-founder of Contracts IT Recruitment Consulting (CIT), said.
Contracts IT Recruitment Consulting (CIT) connects fantastic technologists with the most innovative organisations globally.
Since women, minorities and other underrepresented groups make up a small fraction of STEAM, these industries need to put in more effort to reflect their respective communities and global economies.
This event is just the beginning of Wonder Women Tech’s international efforts to highlight, celebrate and educate those in STEAM.
For more information on the event and where to purchase tickets: https://wonderwomentech.com/london/. Prices begin at £175 for the two-day event and go down for individual conference dates.
Contact: Sarah Tomlinson Events
Contracts IT Recruitment Consulting
Tel +44 207 627 3358