There is no lack of research and experience to confirm that there is a significant gender imbalance in the technology industry. Much has been written and spoken about why this is and how the industry should address this.
In response to this situation InfoComm will be hosting a Women of InfoComm breakfast session at ISE, on 11 February, from 08:00-09:30 in the first floor restaurant at the RAI. Admission is set at €40.
This session will explore what women, and men, in the industry can do to encourage women into successful and long-term careers in technology rather than waiting for the industry as a whole to catch up.
At the meeting Sarah Joyce (pictured), Vice President, EMEA of Electrosonic and a member of the InfoComm International Board of Directors, will share her leadership journey in technology, which spans almost 20 years. She will reflect on what her experience has taught her about how women can make better use of a variety of sources of support that can help them unleash their talent and progress in this highly male-dominated industry.
Following Sarah’s presentation, Diana Danziger, an international organisational development and leadership consultant, will discuss some of the ways in which individuals, especially women, diminish their own skills and potential, and keep their careers from moving forward through self-limiting beliefs, unconscious bias, and expectations that serve to block rather than unlock capability.
This will be an interactive session, with practical activity to personalise the experience and raise awareness of what can be done, on an individual basis, to promote women in technology.
The session will conclude with a roundtable discussion to solicit input from participants regarding the activities the Women of InfoComm Network Council should perform in Europe. There will be ample time to network.
Attendees can sign up for the breakfast during registration at a cost of €40.