International Womens Day -
More than just a day

International Women's Day celebrates the incredible achievements of women around the world and reflect on the progress we have made towards gender equality.

However, the celebration of women and their achievements is not limited to just one day. The global women's movement has been ongoing for decades and has brought about important changes in women's rights and gender equality.

Individuals, organisations, and governments must continuously work towards a more equal world, where women have equal access to opportunities. It is up to all of us to keep the drum beat & conversation going all year round! 

Tech Gateway - Be a part of the conversation!
Why is it important? 

In recent years, we have seen an increase in the number of women breaking barriers and making significant strides in the tech industry.

In recent years, we have seen an increase in the number of women breaking barriers and making significant strides in the tech industry. From leaders in tech companies to entrepreneurs and innovators, women have made remarkable contributions to the growth and advancement of technology. 

Prioritising DEI in tech is crucial for promoting innovation, improving decision making, attracting top talent, creating a positive work environment, fulfilling social responsibility, and driving business performance.

What are the benefits? 

When it comes to the benefits of a more diverse and equitable workforce there are a three main benefits: 

  1. Increased innovation and creativity: When companies have a diverse team, they bring unique perspectives and experiences, which can lead to increased creativity and innovation
  2. Increased social impact: Tech companies can have a significant impact on society, and DEI can help ensure that this impact is positive and equitable 
  3. Improved problem-solving: When people with different backgrounds and experiences work together, they can bring a variety of problem-solving skills to the table. A variety of solutions through a variety of lenses! 

 How is it measured? Measuring DEI in a workplace can be challenging however, there are various indicators and metrics companies can use to measure DEI these include: 

  1. Demographic data - This can include data on race, gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and other factors
  2. Representation in leadership - Companies can measure the representation of diverse individuals in leadership positions. This can help identify potential barriers to advancement and ensure that diverse perspectives are represented at the highest levels of the organisation
  3. Pay Equity - Companies can measure pay equity to ensure that employees are paid fairly regardless of their gender, race, or other factors

 How do I get involved?  The Tech Gateway ‘Big Boost Mondays’!  
We want to be a part of this movement and that is why over the past year we have teamed up with the ‘FINOS - Diversity Equity & Inclusion Special Interest Group’ to launch Tech Gateway. Helping to celebrate technology & showcase the opportunities for DEI groups to encourage diversity, equity & inclusion!

If you want to be a part of this conversation, come along to Big Boost Mondays! 

To find out more and register for our next event using the link below: 

Tech Gateway - Big Boost Mondays

What to expect: 

This is your monthly Tech & DEI meet up in both Dublin & London to highlight and showcase all the opportunities & pathways into technology.

Bringing together industry experts each month to speak all about their journey & why DEI is so important. We have had great pleasure to work with & speak to leaders of tech companies such as Natwest, Tech She Can, PwC, Deutsche bank, Code First Girls & Synechron to discuss these main topics:

  • What we can do to build a more diverse workforce 
  • How we can tackle the issue of Diversity Equity & Inclusion in tech 
  • How we together can advocate for change and work towards a more just and equitable world
  • The importance of encouraging more young women to pursue careers in STEM fields - what is out there to provide mentorship, education, and training opportunities, to empower the next generation of women in tech to succeed and break those barriers into tech

Let's work together to create a world where every woman has the opportunity to thrive and reach her full potential

It follows that creating a supportive and inclusive workplace culture is essential in retaining and advancing women in the industry. This includes promoting equal pay, offering flexible work arrangements, and addressing gender bias.

As we celebrate International Women's Day, let's continue to support and uplift the women in our lives. Let's work together to create a world where every woman has the opportunity to thrive and reach her full potential. Let's celebrate the progress we've made and commit to pushing forward towards a brighter, more equal future for all.