Female Tech Heroes is a new initiative in the Brainport region, designed to make more women enthusiastic about technology.
In the first of our podcast series for Female Tech Heroes, Radio4Brainport speaks to Ingelou Stol, Communications Manager at the High Tech Campus Eindhoven, about why the High Tech Campus is taking the lead in connecting women in the tech industry.
“When we talk to companies in the region, we hear that they are all looking for female talent – and that it is a struggle to find women in such a male-dominated world. With research showing that diverse teams – diverse in background, gender, experience, etc. – deliver the best successes and innovations, it all comes down to encouraging diversity. In our view, creating this event and this network builds towards such diversity”.
Female Tech Heroes “will be more than an event: It will be the start of a network for women in the tech industry”.
This year’s programme reflects the resolve to ensure that meaningful connections are forged. “This time there are more ways for women to interact, and more room for networking. Amazing women will tell their stories – women in high positions, researchers, engineers – all talking about their creations and how they work in the world of tomorrow”, Stol says.
Female Tech Heroes launches on 21 May 2019, at the High Tech Campus. The jam-packed one-day programme includes eight speakers, one panel discussion, 14 workshops and plenty of networking opportunity.