Addressing the gender imbalance in mfg. leadership
This has been identified as a priority by the Irish Medtech Association Board and has been highlighted as one of the major themes in the 'Future skills needs analysis for the medial technology sector in Ireland to 2020' report with a number of recommendations.
According to the Science Foundation Ireland 'Science Barometer' as many as 85% of adults think it is important to attract more girls into STEM. But according to Eurostat, women only make up 39.2% of the total high-tech manufacturing labour force in the EU and internationally only 4% were CEOs despite 73% healthcare companies having female managers.
This event will explore practical steps business can take to improve their talent pipeline and improve outcomes by encouraging more women to work in manufacturing and pursue leadership positions.
Confirmed speakers include:
Irish Medtech Association Executive Ciara Finlay, Why the gender imbalance matters for manufacturing
Ibec Senior Labour Market Policy Executive Kara McGann, The business case for diversity and learning from best practice
Technology Ireland Director Paul Sweetman, Why the tech sector wants to be a global leader in gender diversity and how
ESB Innovation HR Manarger Joyce Farrell, Business case study ESB's CIPD HR Award winning diversity programme
More speakers to be announced.
For all queries on the event, please call the event organiser:
Alanna McGuinness, Tel: +353 1 605 1584