The ESADE Alumni Business Innovation and Technologies Club cordially invites you to this round table co-organised with Amadeus, entitled “Future of Women In&Tech 2019”.
It’s finally happening: a monumental force is rising in the technology industry. The imbalance between women and men is at long last starting to level out.
For the last 50 years, the technology industry we’ve called home has been notoriously male-dominated. But now, this landscape is truly changing. We’re part of a metamorphosis that’s crucial not only for business and innovation, but for society as a whole.
New disruptions and innovations in the tech space are helping us move in this direction. For example, the unique requirements of Artificial Intelligence (AI) have created new opportunities thanks to the type of work and capabilities required for AI to succeed. As technology evolves, we need to switch our focus from technology development to human empowerment.
Businesses and brands need more diversification if they want to succeed in the future. They require more creative minds and social skills. More thinkers and leaders. More strategists, and more designers. This monumental requirement is creating a more diverse and inclusive work and life balance.
We’re part of a new force of enthusiasm, optimism and resilience. A new appetite for sharing knowledge, conversation and collaborative connections. When you return to your office, you will realize that you are not alone. Come and share your experience with us!
Women in Technology Statistics
According to data compiled by virtual event solutions company, Evia, women make up less than 20 percent of U.S. tech jobs, even though they make up more than half of the U.S. workforce. Even worse, women now hold a lower share of computer science jobs than they did in the 1980s.
Tech Industry Thriving Again
The boom in the industry is creating more jobs for techies. Data reveals there were 627,000 unfilled positions in tech in April 2017.
Software, cybersecurity and cloud computing professionals, in particular, are in high demand. As a result, techies are making more money than most professionals. In 2016, tech workers received an average annual salary of $108,900 compared to the national average of $53,040.
Times are Changing
Luckily, times are changing and big players such as Intuit and Salesforce are taking steps to attract more female employees. In addition to investing in the recruitment and retention of female staff, companies are addressing the pay gap and offering flexible work policies.
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9:00 am Welcome & Introduction
Mentxu Triviño (GAMP 12), ESADE Alumni Business Innovation and Technologies Club member
9:05 am Innovation & Technology skills, state of the art of the in fast paced world
Xavier Ferras, Associate Professor, Operations Management, Innovation and Data Sciences ESADE Business & Law School
9:30 am The Future of women in Innovation and Technology Panel discussion
Jessica de la Morena, Director Global Air Content- Amadeus
Chiara Quaia, Travel Vice President- Mastercard
Moderated by Mentxu Triviño
10:20 am Open conversation
10:30 am Breakfast & Networking
*This session will be run in English