Welcome to an evening where women within tech get their voices heard. We invite you to be part of a facilitated workshop where you can express, address and literally write down what changes have to be made for women to stay in tech.
According to the Harvard Business Review, 41 % of women working in tech eventually end up leaving the field, compared to just 17 % of men. In one study the researchers interviewed over 700 women who had left tech and almost all of them said they liked the work itself, but most were unhappy with the work environment. Nadya Fouad, a psychologist at the University of Wisconsin, conducted a similar study and summarised her findings on why women leave tech with “it’s the climate, stupid!”.
At the same time we hear how female engineers and programmers are scarce and how employers bang their heads to find more women to employ. It’s not a problem of scarcity, it’s an equality problem within the organisations. The issue has been addressed multiple times and now it’s time for a change! This is done by action, and not by words.
This is why we invite you, women within tech and experts on this issue, to get your voice heard by being part of an evening of telling your stories. Together with other women in tech you will during this evening at Veras Gärsmatta in Gothenburg, express and address what is wrong and what needs to change for you to stay in tech. This will at the end of the evening manifest in a list of demands that will be handed over to two organisations: Almega, Sweden’s largest employers organisation within the service sector, and Unionen, Sweden's largest trade union organisation.
We have a limited seat of 100 spots for this evening in Gothenburg. Don’t miss out on the opportunity of being one of those hundred women getting their voices heard in a man dominated tech sector.
The event is free of charge and a light meal is included.
We invite anybody identifying as a woman working or studying in a tech related field.