Due to the on-going global pandemic, we’ve all faced unexpected changes and have had to adapt to new normalities. As the upcoming months continue to remain uncertain and after much consultation with our event partners, we’ve taken the decision to hold the summit and awards ceremony virtually.
Asia Pacific countries have experienced extraordinary economic growth in the past three decades. With new affluence, Asia’s talent pool has increased in size and this economic boom should be the biggest testament to growth, innovation and stability; however, organisations are still facing a talent shortage and women’s dropout rates in middle management are high. Despite more women pursuing tertiary education, only a small percentage take up CEO or managing director positions, and 14% of women who enroll never event enter the workforce.
How can industry leaders help to overcome social and cultural factors, along with industry bias, in order to build a more diverse and inclusive workforce?
The Women in IT Summit looks to address these pressing concerns and through knowledge sharing, collaboration and networking opportunities will help organisations and individuals to; redefine and enhance your role as an IT leader, find your voice to be heard and respected, influence recruitment into your teams and give back by inspiring and encouraging the future generations.
Following the summit, the Women in IT Awards will recognise the outstanding female tech talent in the industry, as well as the employers that are implementing diversity initiatives and breaking boundaries to spearhead real change in the sector. On 10 December 2020 we’ll award high-achievers, advocates and role models across 15 categories including; CIO of the Year, Young Leader of the Year, Diversity Initiative of the Year and Woman of the Year. To register for a free place, please click here.