The Crescent is delighted to welcome to the Cube, NI Science Festival for a series of events as part of their 2023 programme.
Why are women so under-represented in the tech world? Why does this matter? What can we do about it?
Why do so many of us - particularly women - feel the tech world is beyond reach? Women are woefully under-represented in tech - they represent roughly a mere quarter of the UK STEM workforce. This means an ever increasing series of big decisions are made by a small number of people, mainly men.
So, what are the challenges for all of us who want to wrest back control? How do we get past the gatekeepers? When we do, what are the opportunities that will open up - for us in our individual roles and for the future of tech? Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon shows we have more agency than we think, drawing on her own experience and the stories of other pioneers and innovators to provide examples, exercises and practical guidance for how to get started and take control.
There will always be problems. But, as we know, women are problem-solvers.
Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon is a keynote speaker, leader and creator of the award-winning social enterprise Stemettes, which engages, inspires and connects the next generation of women and nonbinary people into the science, technology, engineering and maths field. A recognized and respected thought-leader in the tech space, in 2017 she was awarded an MBE for services to young women and STEM sectors. In 2020 she was voted the most influential woman in tech in the UK by Computer Weekly.