Local event to showcase leadership potential of women in tech industry

Midlands Women in Tech will host a Women in Leadership networking event at the LOETB Enterprise Centre in Tullamore on Saturday next, November 25.

The event takes place from 11am to 1pm.

The Midlands Women in Tech community aims to close the gender gap and to help women and girls embrace tech by educating and inspiring more women about the opportunities a career in tech can offer.

This event aims to showcase the leadership potential of women in the tech industry and inspire more women to pursue leadership roles, with an impressive line-up of inspirational women in leadership speakers and the chance to ask questions. It is an excellent opportunity to openly share experiences, valuable insights, and expertise. Additionally, providing an opportunity for networking and fostering connections among women professionals.

This event will feature representatives from many regional and national supporters including Zinkworks, Ardonagh Analytics Lab, Technological University of the Shannon (TUS), Midlands ICT Cluster, MidlandsIreland.ie, Fastrack into Information Technology (FIT), Laois and Offaly Education and Training Board (LOETB) and more.

Aisling Fallon, Delivery Director, Zinkworks and Co-Founder of Midlands Women in Tech commented: “Midlands Women in Tech has been established to increase the visibility of women in tech in the Midlands region, and encourage more women and girls to choose a career in tech. We’re delighted to host this networking morning, and would encourage anyone working in tech, or interested in learning about a career in the industry to join us on the morning.”

Sharon Keane, Agile Project Manager, Zinkworks, and Co-Founder of Midlands Women in Tech said: “This networking morning is about creating an open and informal space for women to learn more about career progression in the tech industry. There are great opportunities for women in tech across the Midlands at all levels, and we’re creating a network to support the many women in the industry to develop their careers.”

Marie Browne, Head of Data Operations, Ardonagh Analytics Lab said: “At Ardonagh we are committed to ensuring ours is a truly inclusive workplace that fully represents the diversity of the communities we serve. This is a great opportunity for us to get involved with a fantastic organisation supporting women to achieve a full range of career opportunities in tech.”

Sinéad Pillion, Head of Operations, Ericsson and Chair of the Midlands ICT Cluster Steering Committee said: “The Midlands region is on track to create up to 800 additional ICT jobs in the next 3 years, and encouraging more women to choose a career in tech is central to achieving this. The Midlands ICT Cluster is delighted to work with Midlands Women in Tech on this event, highlighting the excellent opportunities available for women in the industry here in the region.”