SETU Women in Technology
SETU is delighted to host the third ‘Women in Technology’ event at the SETU Arena in Waterford on Thursday, 30 March.
Women in Technology is sponsored by RedHat and aims to promote the role of women in technology, remove any perceived barriers that may exist and provide information on pathways for women to enter suitable courses at SETU and after graduation move into an array of diverse and interesting careers in the technological world.
Our last event in 2019 attracted over 1,000 female students from Cork, Tipperary, Kilkenny, Wexford and Waterford.
Who should attend?
Second level and third level female students and teachers are invited to attend. This free event will include exhibitions, technology demonstrations and female speakers from industry as well as information around the multitude of third level programmes at SETU which act as a gateway to an exciting, interesting and inspiring career in technology
Students groups should book using the booking form.
About the event
As well as female keynote speakers, the event will have stands from some of the largest technological companies in the region, all of whom will be available to interact with attendees during the morning.
The event aims to showcase the very best of Women in Technology, to provide inspiration and encouragement to all those who may be curious about a job in technology or to further inspire those that already see this as a pathway to a great career. Attendees can meet with and talk to women who have interesting and varied careers in technology, engineering, ICT and software development. Women who are changing the face of technology and society.
Why Women in Technology? Why not!
The technology sector needs more women studying the varied technological courses available, like those at SETU. These graduates can then begin forge a career in a variety of interesting technical roles that provide a flexible lifestyle, where they may be part of a team of people to develop new ideas, services and products.
This event will challenge your understanding of technology and demonstrate the career paths open to women in computing, physics and engineering. Women make up half the world, so it is only logical they would make up half the workforce in technology.
Recently, there has been a shortfall in women taking the technology route. This wasn’t always the case. Ada Lovelace (daughter of the English poet Lord Byron) is widely regarded as the world’s first programmer.
It is time now to focus on the next generation of female tech talent to ensure that there is, numbers wise, a more balanced reservoir from which to draw, in order to make gender equality in technology a reality. Solving this issue will have real-world consequences for the future of society and the world.
In the long term there are a number of measures to be taken to achieve gender equality in technology:
- more encouragement at an early age for girls to take on the science subjects
- the evolution of more flexible work practices
- more women in technical leadership roles