Until there is a shift in the culture of technology companies we will likely see the same decline in women in senior positions. - Ilene Fischer, WomenLEAD
Boston (PRWEB) August 31, 2016
This year has been significant for gender equality, with Hillary Clinton now heavy favorite to take up residency in the White House and become the leader of the free world. However, research recently released by the Chartered Management Institute and XpertHR has shown that men remain more likely than women to be promoted into senior and higher paying management roles in the past year, and the pay gap remains stuck at 23%.
Despite progress in some areas, true gender parity still evades us. With this in mind, the Women in Enterprise Summit will take place this October 25–26 in Boston, with more than 40 industry leading speakers taking to the stage to describe their experiences in the workplace and leading discussions around potential solutions.
Among the speakers is Olga V. Mack, founder of the WomenServeOnBoards.com movement. In a recent interview with us, she argued that the first step is to “stop asking the question of how much value women bring to a company,” noting that, “numerous studies suggest that women as a group have numerous strengths and that their participation in a company’s leadership maximizes long-term shareholder value.”
The event will have five tracks, STEM, Politics, HR and Strategy, Innovation, and Marketing, with other speakers including Traci Spero, Director of HR Strategy & Analytics at Canon, Karina Taylor, Manager of Social Media Performance at US Bank, and Gale Allen, Deputy Chief Scientist at NASA.
Speaking in the Innovation track is Ilene Fischer, former CEO of WomenLEAD, Inc. She notes that it will be a long journey, with men still ‘predominantly in top management roles in technology companies.’ She believes that, “Until there is a shift in the culture of technology companies we will likely see the same decline in women in senior positions.” With more than 150 attendees in attendance, this summit should provoke the kind of discussion that changes the culture in industries where women are still underrepresented and puts us further down the path to equality in the workplace.
Amy Hill, curator of the event, notes: “This event is unique in terms of the breadth of topics set to be covered. The calibre of speakers shows how much women have already achieved, but we’ve still got a way to go, and this summit will provoke the kind of ideas that can help get us on the way.”
For more information about the summit or for any group rates enquiry, please contact Elliott Jay (+1 415 800 4713) ejay(at)theiegroup(dot)com
Alternatively, you can simply register online.
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