OpenSpace Impact Seminar: Best practices to recruit and retain women in tech — lessons from India


Online (via MS Teams — registration link at the bottom of this page)

About this Event

The under representation of women in IT and Computing is a persistent and particularly acute problem in the UK. Women represent only 16% of the computing workforces in the UK. By contrast, India is a global trailblazer in terms of the proportion of women working in the IT sector, having achieved a critical mass of over 35%. 

The panel discussion will reflect on the best practices learned from India to recruit and retain women in tech. The panellists will reflect on the findings published from Gender, Skilled Migration and IT project (GSM-IT). The speakers will share what they have learned from the published findings, how they have used the findings to change their practice, and how they might use the findings in the future.

This seminar will be of interest to anyone who is interested in learning how to practically improve representation of women and BAME groups within their companies, industries, and sectors. 


12.00 – 12.10: Introduction 

12.10-12.45: Panel discussion

12.45 – 12.55: Q&A/discussion

12.55-13.00: Closing


12.10: Nimmi Patel (Tech UK)

12.15: Sharon Moore (IBM)

12.20: Dr Chitra Balakrishna (The Open University)

12.25: Andrea Palmer (BP)

12.30: Ashok Pamidi (NASSCOM Foundation) 

12.35: Dr. Anne-Marie Imafidon, MBE (Stemettes)


Event and Panel chaired by: Professor Parvati Raghuram(@ParvatiRaghuram), Professor Clem Herman (@ClemHerman) and Dr Gunjan Sondhi (@GunjanSondhi).


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