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Tackling the Technology Gender Gap Together
Wed 29 March 2017, 09:30 – 14:30 BST
How to attract, recruit and retain more female talent in your digital workforce: be the first to get a sneak peak at the upcoming Digital Technology Gender Best Practice Guide and hear about ways in which your organisation can lead on gender diversity.
Please see below the agenda:
09.30 – 10.00 Registration, tea/coffee and networking
10.00 – 10.05 Host Welcome Graeme Gordon, CEO, IFB
10.05 – 10.15 Opening Speech Evelyn Walker, HPE and Chair of gender work stream for Digital Technology Skills
10.15 – 10.45 Encouraging Young Girls in school into digital technology Code Club, St Kentigerns Academy, Wick High School & Education Scotland
10.45 – 11.15 Encouraging females to study digital technology related courses QA, Ayrshire College, Dundee University
11.15 – 11.25 Ministerial Address Shirley-Anne Somerville, Minister Higher Education, Further Education & Science
11.25 – 11.45 Tea/coffee and networking
11:45 – 12.15 Employment Piece CAS Ltd, Fanduel, FDM Group
12:15 – 12.45 Role Models & Mentoring for female BCSWomen, SmartSTEMS, DYW Glasgow
12.45 – 13.30 Group 1 - Workshops / Group 2 - Lunch & Networking
13.30 – 14.15 Group 1 - Lunch & Networking / Group 2 - Workshops
14.15 – 14.30 CTA & Closing remarks Evelyn Walker, HPE and Chair of gender work stream for Digital Technology Skills
The theme of Tackling the Technology Gender Gap Together 2017 is to share good practice, and for you to take away new ideas and approaches to encouraging more women into technology. During the event you will hear from schools, tech clubs, colleges, universities and employers who have all been successful in engaging and supporting females into digital technology. Ms Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP, Minister for Higher Education, Further Education and Science, will also present a ministerial address highlighting the importance of tackling the gender gap.
This is an opportunity to:
- Hear about best practice from organisations who have been successful in encouraging females in digital technology
- Attend workshops that will allow you to discuss and learn more about these successful strategies and how you can incorporate them into your own plans
- Network and form new partnerships with organisations who could support your own gender plans and strategies
- Discuss how we can jointly work towards making a real and lasting impact in this area
You also have the opportunity to attend a workshop; please see below the choices available and specifiy your choice when registering for the event.
1. Schools: Teaching resources to extend the reach of digital skills into non-technology subjects at school
Adventures in Computing Science – How to support early years, primary and secondary teachers to extend the reach of Computing Science into subjects which tend to have greater cohorts of girls. Hear from practitioners who have created gender specific lesson plans and resources and the strategies they have implemented into their classroom practice.
2. HE/FE: Approaches to Encouraging females to study digital technology related courses at College and University
More information to follow.
3. Industry: How to attract, recruit and retain more female talent in your digital workforce
How to attract, recruit and retain more female talent in your digital workforce: be the first to get a sneak peak at the upcoming Digital Technology Gender Best Practice Guide for Employers and hear about ways in which your organisation can lead on gender diversity.
4. Networks: Creating credible role model and mentoring experiences for females
Come and join us for a Design Thinking Ideation session on female talent entering the digital technology pipeline; share your ideas and experience of how to create role models to stimulate interest in digital technology careers amongst school age girls, help individuals better
identify with those working in the sector and encourage more young women to