From Backstage (Spotify) To Opening The Curtain For AI

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Session Overview

How has the integration of Coding Co-pilots and conversational AI changed the developer user experience and how has it affected junior developers starting their journey. Are we the developers leading the way in what might be the new way to do software development?

Session Key Takeaways:

  • How do these new technologies affect junior developers learning paths?
  • How large organisations are adopting these new technologies?
  • Even at the beginning of your career, your different perspective is what brings value

This session is for you if…you want to hear about the real experience of starting your career journey in software development and how a global organisation is approaching this new wave of development.

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  • Track - Workshop
  • Career Development
  • Non-Technical
  • Premium Only

Too many brilliant ideas fail because decision-makers just don’t ‘get it’. Why? Because the presenter didn’t share the key information in the first 60 seconds. This masterclass changes all that.

This masterclass is a game-changer! Too often brilliant technical and scientific minds fail to get their ideas past the decision-makers in their organisation because business leaders don’t understand the benefit. In this session, you will discover the secrets of speaking to the top of any organisation. You will walk away with a model that ensures the business listens when you talk tech.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the mindset of business leaders
  • Know the 4 key elements to include in the first minute of your talk
  • Learn a proven model that ensures the business listens

This session is for you if…you are a  Mid-to-Senior manager seeking approval or funding from decision-makers.

2:15pm
Presentation

Beyond Coding: Thriving In Tech Without Writing A Line Of Code

30 mins
  • Track - Software
  • Career Development
  • Non-Technical
  • Workforce

Think you need to code to succeed in tech? Think again! Dive into the expansive tech universe that goes far beyond just software development. This session is a beacon for women eager to penetrate the tech sector but feel hindered by not being a coder. From coveted technical certifications to diverse roles, explore the myriad pathways to a flourishing tech career.

With dual challenges identified by the ONS – women entering tech and retaining them – it’s evident the industry’s environment isn’t nurturing enough. We aim to amplify your voice and tackle these challenges head-on.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Discover often-overlooked development paths to boost your career
  • Embrace the technologist mindset, even without coding
  • Understand that tech credibility isn’t confined to coding skills

This session is for you if…you’re a tech-savvy woman hitting career obstacles or someone keen to step into this world, this session is your launchpad.

2:15pm
Workshop

How To Build A Fulfilling, High Performance Career

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Career Development
  • Premium Only
  • Workforce

This session is for anyone who wants to achieve the best of both worlds: to build an impactful career and to take a meaningful journey towards that goal. It doesn’t have to be one or the other. Let’s bust some myths and learn the science & psychology of how to set yourself up for success, regardless of career stage or company.

Many of us work in male-dominated environments, where there aren’t enough role models who look like us or can show us how to be authentic, fulfilled AND successful. This session is for anyone who wants to achieve the best of both worlds: to build an impactful career and to take a meaningful journey towards that goal. It doesn’t have to be one or the other. Let’s bust some myths and learn the science & psychology of how to set yourself up for success, regardless of career stage or company.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Why Meaning Matters: What the data tells us
  • The Science & Psychology that links Fulfilment and Performance
  • What actions I can take to supercharge my career

This session is for you if…you are an ambitious or passionate person who wants to have an impact on your company or community and have been feeling a little stuck or uninspired.

2:15pm
Workshop

Mastering The Power Of Networking For Career Growth

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Career Development
  • Non-Technical
  • Premium Only
  • Workforce

Unlock the potential of your professional network! This session is designed  for tech professionals to harness the transformative power of networking. Dive deep into your existing connections, identify key influencers, reconnect with dormant contacts, and address networking gaps.

By the end, you’ll walk away with a strategic plan to expand and optimise your network for maximum career impact. Bring a pen and paper or your digital device, and let’s build your networking blueprint!

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding of Network’s Value: Recognise the immense value that a diversified and robust professional network can bring to your career
  • Personal Network Assessment: A documented list of current connections, categorised by their nature and influence on your professional life
  • Network Enhancement Plan: A personalised action plan detailing steps to reconnect with old contacts and strategies to meet and connect with new professionals, filling identified gaps in your network

This session is for…Mid-Level professionals across industries who are looking to understand the power of networking, reassess their current connections, and develop strategies to expand and strengthen their professional network for career growth.

11:30am
Workshop

Elevate Your Career With These 3 Steps

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Career Development
  • Premium Only

If you’ve been thinking about your next career move – whether that’s sideways, climbing the career ladder or making the jump to a new organisation, this workshop is for you!

In this interactive 60 minute workshop we will cover the top three things you should be putting time and energy into in order to excel in your career…

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Network like a pro – identify your cheerleaders and the benefits of having a mentor or sponsor
  • Identify your strengths – and build your own personal brand around it
  • Blow your own trumpet – know how fabulous you are and how you can utilise your achievements to help you shine
4:35pm
Presentation

Leading Without Managing: Meet The Staff Software Engineer!

30 mins
  • Track - Software
  • Software & Development
  • Workforce

Delve into the transformative role of the staff engineer, its evolution, and its unmatched value to engineering teams. Explore varied archetypes, understand their implementation nuances, and hear a personal journey of navigating this role. We’ll highlight the significance of continuous individual contribution, particularly for women in tech, and offer actionable tips for those aspiring to this position.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • In-depth understanding of the role and responsibilities of a staff engineer
  • Insights into the strategic advantages staff engineers bring to organisations
  • The importance of diversifying senior roles in engineering and combating biases

This session is for…Engineers seeking career growth, Managers aiming to understand the role better, and Engineering Leadership keen on driving organisational success.

2:15pm
Workshop

Women MUST Influence The Gen AI Revolution. Move Over Tech Bros!

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • AI/ML
  • Premium Only

We have the most fundamental skill of all – EQ – Emotional Intelligence- which is absolutely essential for the proliferation of AI assistants/copilots – safer, more engaging and more emotionally intelligent.

The Why: The use and trust we are all placing in Gen AI chatbots, assistants, co pilots is like nothing we’ve ever seen before. Women can and MUST influence the development of these chatbots using our superpower – EQ to ensure their psychological safety.

Session Key Takeaways:

1. Understand that EQ is vital to the evolution of AI Chatbots:

  • understand and respond appropriately to the user’s emotional state
  • build rapport and trust with users
  • handle difficult conversation
  • avoid unintended offenses – not be hurtful or inappropriate
  • operate in a responsible way

2. Believe that your Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is a game-changer in shaping Gen AI

3. Inspired by the fact that ‘Women centered AI = more human centered AI

This session is for you if…you are tired of ‘tech bros’… and you want to show the world that women bring more than just diversity; we bring Emotional Intelligence (EQ) – the most crucial skill to ensure that Gen AI is ethical, inclusive, and responsible.

2:15pm
Workshop

The Art Of Achieving The “Unrealistic”

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Career Development
  • Premium Only
  • Workforce

Imagine an industry where women were encouraged and supported to go after the “unrealistic”; where we dreamed big but strived less because we utilised the power of women in community.

In this session, we’ll dive into the power of “unrealistic” and why it’s the catalyst for the unprecedented. Participants will explore their versions of the “unrealistic”, narratives holding them back, and how to break them down. Then, by sharing these visions, we’ll tap into the strength of community and find areas of synergies with others to kick-start these journeys. Leave with a new north star that deeply excites you and people who want to journey with you.

Together, we’ll unlock the joy of embracing the “unrealistic” and use it as a catalyst for unprecedented personal and professional growth.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Craft your own ‘unrealistic’ dream
  • Reframe limiting beliefs to drive progress
  • Build connections with like-minded individuals
  • Commit to actionable steps with newfound support

This session is for…women of all career stages who aspire to break boundaries, support one another, and collectively redefine what’s possible. Join us on this transformative journey of ambition and empowerment.

4:30pm
Workshop

Process Pivots For Sustained Digital Transformations

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Career Development
  • Premium Only
  • Workforce

Join us as we delve deep into the world of digital transformation, unlocking the mysteries surrounding the art of process pivoting. This workshop is designed to provide attendees with an understanding of the vital importance of product thinking, the artistry behind constructing tailor-made process models, and the underlying psychology of change adoption. Participants will gain an enriched perspective on the ever-evolving technological landscape, armed with strategies sourced from tangible, real-world scenarios.

In this 60-minute intensive workshop, also participants wll be introduced to a streamlined blueprint. This guide is perfect for change influencers, enabling them to not just confront challenges but to truly excel in the face of them.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Deep insights into process pivots and their role in contemporary enterprises
  • Techniques for successful change adoption across varying organisational structures
  • A hands-on guide tailored for those at the forefront of instigating change

This session is for…Product Managers, Portfolio Managers, members of PMOs, Business Analysts, Change Managers, and anyone passionate about innovation—be they entrepreneurs or intrapreneurs. Join us and navigate the digital transformation with confidence and expertise!

11:35am
Presentation

Play Has No Limits And Neither Do We

30 mins
  • Track - Future Impact
  • Career Development
  • Equity
  • Leadership

How tech can help remove barriers, not just for play, but also by empowering us for equitable opportunity and inclusion at work.

This is not a speech about how, as women, we can “have it all”. I want us to be empowered, to decide for ourselves, what that “all” is. I will discuss how technology helps remove barriers, not just for play but also empowers for equity and inclusion at work.
I could have talked about our beautiful products, and how tech has facilitated our innovation. What I have really noticed though, as a female senior leader at PlayStation, is that tech has proven itself vital for enabling our values.

Session Key Takeaways:

Technology can have an important role in equity. Not just for women but for all. We can use it to enable a level playing field, opportunities for learning, for playing, for collaborating, for flexibility, and advancement in careers.

This session is for you if…you are an aspiring trailblazer, interested in using technology to create new better paths to equitable leadership opportunities, and leave road signs for others!

3:30pm
Workshop

How To Project Confidence Even When You Don’t Feel It

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Career Development
  • HR/DEI
  • Leadership

There’s a big misconception that confidence is a thing you feel, but in reality, confidence is how you act. What counts is if other people THINK you’re confident.

This session will explore how we all often lack feelings of confidence and how to project confidence anyway. Emma Wicks and Tanya Goldhaber, two senior women who have braved every imaginable stressful professional situation and keep being told they’re really confident will cover the difference between perception and reality, how they’ve learned to project gravitas even when they’re dying inside, and how that’s really worked for them professionally. In smaller groups, we’ll share experiences, support each other with individual challenges, discuss techniques we’ve tried and learn how to speak up in a range of situations.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • How to can act confident even if you don’t feel it
  • How to ensure you speak up through preparing in advance
  • How to manage your feelings, if you don’t feel confident and are jealous of people who do, those people probably don’t feel confident either

This session is for you if…you let a lack of confidence stop you in speaking up or going for opportunities.

11:35am
Panel Discussion

Leadership For The New Era: Agility, AI And Beyond

60 mins
  • Track - Plan
  • AI/ML
  • Leadership

In today’s rapidly evolving tech landscape, leadership must adapt to meet the challenges and opportunities of the new era. Join us in this insightful session as we delve into the core principles of effective leadership, enriched by agility and powered by artificial intelligence.

Discover how leading-edge organisations are harnessing AI to drive innovation, enhance decision-making, and foster collaboration. Explore strategies to develop agile leadership skills, enabling you to navigate complex, ever-changing environments with confidence.

Our expert speakers will share real-world examples, practical insights, and forward-thinking approaches that empower leaders to thrive in the dynamic world of technology. Whether you’re an established leader or an aspiring one, this session will equip you with the knowledge and strategies needed to excel in the tech-driven landscape of tomorrow. Don’t miss this opportunity to unlock your leadership potential and shape the future of tech.

12:45pm
Presentation

Driving Positive Change In A World Of Data, Analytics & Gen AI

30 mins
  • Track - Software
  • AI/ML
  • Data
  • Software & Development

How can AI be leveraged to change the way we live and work? How can Data and AI be used to improve lives – from healthcare to sport – as well as for those of us who are neurodiverse?

Join us at this session, as we embark on an inspiring journey into the heart of data and analytics, exploring the boundless possibilities of placing data at the centre of business and the use of techniques such as generative AI. In a world where technology evolves at lightning speed, women are at the forefront of innovation, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible and driving positive change.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • The role women have played, and will continue to play, in Analytics, AI and driving positive change
  • How AI will play a critical role in enhancing all of our decision making as we move forward, changing the way we live and work
  • How we can inspire the next generation through sport and technology

This session is for you if…you are a seasoned data scientist, a forward-thinking AI enthusiast or simply curious about the future of IT. This session is your opportunity to see what Oracle are bringing to the community, market and enabling businesses for the future.

11:35am
Panel Discussion

Panel: Driving Diversity And Inclusion In AI

60 mins
  • Track - Future Impact
  • AI/ML
  • HR/DEI

AI is being rapidly deployed across industries so it is essential to build AI that is ethical and equitable for all. This requires engaging with diverse perspectives and combating the lack of representation that has long prevailed in the tech industry.

This panel brings together leading voices in technology, policy, and activism to discuss practical approaches for building more diverse and inclusive artificial intelligence systems. The discussion will draw on the panellists’ unique experiences and perspectives to explore issues of representation and bias in AI, as well as strategies for effecting change within the tech community.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Practical approaches to mitigating bias and increasing representation in building AI systems
  • First-hand experiences on advocating for the participation of marginalised groups
  • Advice on overcoming obstacles and driving change as women in tech

This session is for you if…you are interested in AI and want to hear from leading women who are actively building diverse and ethical AI systems.

5:10pm
Presentation

How To Train And Deploy Your Own Large Language Model On Android

30 mins
  • Track - Software
  • AI/ML

Dive into the practicalities of building and deploying large language models (LLMs) on Android in this hands-on session. We’ll cover the essentials of LLMs for tasks like text generation and translation, train a model using Keras and TensorFlow Lite, and conclude with a live demo of deploying this model to an Android device. Walk away ready to infuse your apps with the power of advanced language processing.

The Why: As we all know, language models such as GPT have taken the world by storm, and it is quite evident that AI will be an integral part of our day-to-day lives, especially for engineers. Understanding language models, how they work, and how they can be leveraged to create more efficient and innovative solutions is crucial for engineers to remain competitive in the ever-evolving technological landscape.

Session Key Takeaways: 

  • Understand the fundamentals of large language models and their capabilities in text generation, translation, and question answering
  • Gain practical knowledge of training an LLM using Keras and TensorFlow Lite on a text dataset
  • Learn how to deploy the trained LLM to an Android device for real-time language processing in mobile applications

This session is for…whether you’re an Android developer seeking to enhance your apps with language processing capabilities, a machine learning engineer eager to explore the possibilities of LLMs on mobile platforms, or a data scientist investigating the potential of LLMs across diverse domains, this session is for you.

3:30pm
Workshop

Butter Your Toast The Right Way: Prevent Overwork And Stress

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Career Development
  • Non-Technical
  • Premium Only

We all have diverse lifestyles but we all have a common goal to live a happy life. Even when our jobs feel meaningful, we’d prefer to work to live, not live to work. We benefit from also devoting time to other interests and hobbies, family and friends, leisure, and learning not related to our professions. Those are meaningful to us too. Still, it’s easy get sucked into working too hard. To avoid this, you’ll need well-articulated strategies. Let’s explore….

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Understand current challenges and myths recognise where we are
  • Recognise where we are and our drivers
  • Strategies and exercise to prevent and achieve what we want

This session is for…Everyone who is interested in achieving what they want in their life.

9:00am
Keynote

IQ Is dead. Long Live LQ: Is The Ability To Learn The Most Important Type Of Intelligence?

30 mins
  • Track - Keynote
  • AI/ML
  • Career Development

The only kind of intelligence anyone is talking about these days is AI. But perhaps our real focus should be LQ – learning quotient – the most important form of human intelligence in this new era.

At Makers we know you can teach people tech – but that the thing that really transforms people’s lives is being good at learning. And we know that LQ can be taught. In this talk we discuss why LQ is more important than ever in the AI era – and how to build it.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Why LQ matters now more than any other form of intelligence
    How to build it
  • The critical role of emotional wellbeing and resilience in enabling LQ

This session is for...anyone thinking about how to build the skills and capabilities needed to thrive in the exponential age. 

2:50pm
Presentation

Compassionate Refactoring

60 mins
  • Track - Software
  • Software & Development
  • Technical

Within coding, the desire to consistently refactor and improve code is a common aspiration yet frequently remains unfulfilled. This session delves into the often-overlooked barriers that impede this process, with a special focus on the constraints of time and, more crucially, the lack of compassion in the coding environment. The discussion extends beyond external pressures to address the self-criticism that developers often face when dealing with imperfect code.

In an industry where perfection is highly prized, this talk highlights the importance of acknowledging and accepting the initial phase of writing suboptimal code as a necessary step towards mastery. It emphasises the transformative power of kindness and forgiveness in the coding process, proposing that embracing our coding flaws can paradoxically lead to the development of superior code. Join us for an insightful exploration of how fostering a culture of empathy and understanding in coding can unlock greater potential for innovation and excellence.

1:20pm
Presentation

What’s The Point Of TypeScript

30 mins
  • Track - Software
  • Software & Development
  • Technical

Unpack TypeScript in this session designed for both seasoned and novice developers. We’ll introduce TypeScript, explaining its enhancement of JavaScript with static typing and the resulting benefits for error detection and code management.

The session will also address TypeScript’s limitations and present alternative tools and languages, offering a well-rounded understanding of its role in the web development landscape. Join us for a focused dive into TypeScript, where we explore its impact and alternatives, equipping you with the knowledge to make informed decisions in your development projects.

3:25pm
Presentation

Unlocking Success With OKRs: Insights From Diverse Organisational Experience

30 mins
  • Track - Software
  • Career Development
  • Non-Technical

OKRs are a popular goal-setting framework used by many organisations to align and measure their efforts.

Having experienced the implementation of OKRs from different points of view throughout our careers, the session will focus on those experiences and share key learnings of each implementation.

Join Tatiana Campagna and Ruth Wall from Bionic to talk you through their journeys.

The session offers valuable insights and practical knowledge that can benefit business leaders and executives looking to implement or enhance OKRs in their organisations.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Why you should bring people on the OKR journey with you
  • Why the objectives should be adopted across the whole business and be transparent
  • Why you should be able to measure the outcomes from the start
12:10pm
Presentation

Making Sure it is Working for Both Security and the Solution Squads

30 mins
  • Track - Software
  • Software & Development

‘A host of new and evolving cybersecurity threats has the information security industry on high alert. Ever-more sophisticated cyberattacks involving malware, phishing, machine learning and artificial intelligence, cryptocurrency and more have placed the data and assets of corporations, governments and individuals at constant risk.

The industry continues to suffer from a severe shortage of cybersecurity professionals and experts warn that the stakes are higher than ever, as the cybercrime epidemic even risks shaking public faith in such cherished ideals as democracy, capitalism and personal privacy. “Honestly, we’re all at risk,” Heather Ricciuto of IBM Security told cnbc.com, “whether you’re talking about a large enterprise or an individual.”’ Michelle Moore, PhD , University of San Diego.

This talk will help you with evolving your cyber security policy and DevSecOps transformations.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Creating safe spaces to develop confidence
  • Ensuring security is built in from day 1 (aka shift-left)
1:20pm
Presentation

What It Takes To Make A Smart TV In 2023

30 mins
  • Track - Software
  • Software & Development

In the competitive world of smart TVs, it’s not enough to simply offer cutting-edge technology at an attractive price point. Consumers demand a seamless and enjoyable user experience, one that is both accessible and feature-rich and the operating system that powers the TV is now as important as the hardware.

In this session, Andrea Monge, Technical Program Manager at Roku takes you through the journey to uncover how software plays a pivotal role in fulfilling system and commercial requirements to deliver the defining elements of a compelling Smart TV experience in 2023

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Discover how software engineering plays a pivotal role in shaping the user experience of smart TVs
  • Gain insight into the cross functional product development process required to deliver a delightful TV user experience
  • Learn about how machine learning and experimentation can fuel a continuous improvement cycle, keeping products perpetually user centric

This session is for…software engineers interested in building complex systems and anyone interested in the smart TV market such as product managers, designers, content providers and marketing professionals.

2:50pm
Presentation

How To Progress As An Engineer While Doing What You Love

30 mins
  • Track - Software
  • Software & Development

Join this presentation to learn about my journey in maintaining passion in my work, enhancing engineering quality, influencing my company’s engineering culture, and achieving the role of a Distinguished Engineer.

Throughout our careers we find ourselves at pivoting points where we need to take decisions about direction. As women we often find ourselves pushed towards people or project management, analysis, etc. That is great for some but not what everyone wants out of their professional lives. We are lucky to live in times where an individual contributor career path exists and we can become staff+ engineers, continue focusing on solving engineering challenges and never stop coding if we choose to do so

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Embrace your differences and find your niche
  • Try… and fail
  • Enjoy what you do, do what you enjoy

This session is for you if…you are an engineer who does not want to go into a management route. If you like solving challenging situations through code while growing and reaching larger portions of your tech environment. Also if you want to be a role model in engineering excellence and culture.

2:50pm
Presentation

Redefining Business Transformation: Collaborative Solutions With AI

30 mins
  • Track - InfoTech
  • AI/ML

Discover how AI reshapes business transformation into a collaborative journey. This session will explore the integration of AI in various transformation stages, enhancing efficiency, creativity, and problem-solving, with a focus on AI and human teams jointly navigating complex initiatives.

We will share practical applications on how to reimagine transformation programmes based on real life examples of how we have reimagined service design and transformation.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • AI as a strategic partner in business transformation stages
  • Enhancing creativity and efficiency through AI-human collaboration
  • Future perspectives on AI’s evolving role in business transformation

This session is for…

  • Business transformation leaders and strategists
  • AI and technology professionals
  • Innovation managers and process improvement experts
2:55pm
Presentation

Shattering The Glass Ceiling: Women Leading In The Digital Future Of 2040

30 mins
  • Track - Future Impact
  • AI/ML

Learn about the latest digital innovations and their impact on gender equality and leadership. Witness how women are using technology to create a more equitable world and empower yourself to be a part of this transformation.

Join a dynamic exploration of how women are leading the charge in a people-powered digital future. Discover how emerging technologies like AI, Quantum Computing, and Brain Computer Interfaces are enabling women to shape a future that’s inclusive and empowering for all.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Gender Equality in Tech Leadership: Gain insights into the current state of gender equality in tech and the challenges that remain
  • Exploring Cutting-Edge Technologies: Understand the potential of groundbreaking technologies set to redefine our world by 2040
  • Empowering Women in Tech: Learn how women can use these technologies to break barriers and lead the way towards a more inclusive future

This session is for...

  • Aspiring changemakers and leaders passionate about using technology for positive global change.
  • Tech enthusiasts and professionals interested in the latest technological advancements and their applications.
  • Advocates for social responsibility and sustainability, keen on using technology for societal and environmental betterment.
5:10pm
Presentation

Women In Tech: Pioneering Paths And Challenges With Mary Agbesanwa

30 mins
  • Track - Plan
  • Career Development
  • Workforce

Join us for a compelling conversation with fintech expert and Now You’re Talking Network founder, Mary Agbesanwa, exploring the multifaceted challenges women encounter in the tech industry.

This session will delve into the narratives of groundbreaking women in tech as featured in the new book, “50 Women in Technology.” The book chronicles the journeys of 25 tech trailblazers alongside the stories of 26 contemporary women who are carving out their paths in various tech sectors, despite the hurdles they face.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Insightful exploration of the unique hurdles women face in the tech landscape.
  • Inspirational anecdotes from women who have paved the way and those reshaping tech today.
  • Actionable advice for women striving to succeed in technology fields.

This session is for…anyone interested in the advancement of women in technology, from industry newcomers to seasoned professionals, and the allies who support them.

4:35pm
Presentation

Beyond The Glass Ceiling: Empowering Women in Leadership For A Better Tomorrow

30 mins
  • Track - Future Impact
  • Career Development
  • Leadership

Achieving true diversity at the top is both complex and complicated, but it’s the only way forward. We are all responsible for ensuring gender balance at a leadership level. This talk provides a candid personal overview of key barriers to more women in leadership, and offers strategies to overcome those barriers towards building the career you want.

The Why: Because despite the progress being made towards gender balance in traditionally male-dominated sectors, still not enough women progress into senior and executive leadership positions. Surfacing and discussing key barriers to progression and support strategies is not just a moral imperative but also a strategic step towards building a resilient and successful society in the long term.

Session Key Takeaways:

Understanding some of the key barriers to progression and hands-on strategies for an effective career progression in a balanced way.

This session is for you if…you are an executive leader, want to be an executive leader or have reached a glass ceiling at the current stage of your career.

12:45pm
Presentation

Shattering The Glass Ceiling: Women Leading In The Digital Future Of 2040

30 mins
  • Track - Implement
  • AI/ML

Learn about the latest digital innovations and their impact on gender equality and leadership. Witness how women are using technology to create a more equitable world and empower yourself to be a part of this transformation.

Join a dynamic exploration of how women are leading the charge in a people-powered digital future. Discover how emerging technologies like AI, Quantum Computing, and Brain Computer Interfaces are enabling women to shape a future that’s inclusive and empowering for all.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Gender Equality in Tech Leadership: Gain insights into the current state of gender equality in tech and the challenges that remain
  • Exploring Cutting-Edge Technologies: Understand the potential of groundbreaking technologies set to redefine our world by 2040
  • Empowering Women in Tech: Learn how women can use these technologies to break barriers and lead the way towards a more inclusive future

This session is for...

  • Aspiring changemakers and leaders passionate about using technology for positive global change.
  • Tech enthusiasts and professionals interested in the latest technological advancements and their applications.
  • Advocates for social responsibility and sustainability, keen on using technology for societal and environmental betterment.

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Events in the Women In Technology Series

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