Women Techmakers is an organization which provides visibility, community, and resources for women in technology to drive innovation and participation in the field. Women Techmakers events are designed to promote an environment of inclusivity for women in technology, as well as celebrate women leading the industry. Their main target is to advance, grow and celebrate women developers, designers, and technology entrepreneurs.
Dr. Pantelis Angelidis, President of Thessaloniki Innovation Zone participates as an invited guest in the IWD | Women Techmakers Greece Summit 2018. He is about to share his views on how differences of gender gap can close. Another part of his speech will be how young females can bring a step closer to the Innovation & Technology Industry.
The event will take place on Monday, 19 of March, 15:00-21:00 at ΔΕΘ Helexpo|Emilios Riadis.
The percentage of women holding technological or leadership positions in the technology industry does not exceed 25% so several giant corporations and organizations support women with various programs.
The Women Techmakers program is being implemented in over 52 countries and 300 cities and provide these women with the opportunity to promote their work, access to a global community, learn through various actions to engage more in technology and innovation.
“Women Techmakers” (WTM) is a global initiative of Google for women developers, engineers, designers, marketers and entrepreneurs in the field of technology.
Women Techmakers mission is to raise awareness of gender equality & diversity issues in STEM (science, technology, engineering & math) through the power of example. They create an open environment where challenges can be understood and means to overcome them will be provided.
Their actions will follow this mission. This is what their events shall provide for. And this is how they will judge their activities to see if they were successful or not.
It’s not only about numbers of attendees, although a wider reach is a benefit. It’s about sending the right message to the right people, about strengthening allies and to develop strategies for improvements.
Women Techmakers Greece think that change has to come in the minds of everyone, irrespective of gender. Their events shall continue to be open to attendees of any gender and age persons.
Their values are Respect, Trust, Fairness, Embrace Differences, Sharing & Supporting, Improvement.
Finally, their vision is Equality and diversity in STEM regardless of gender.
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