British Computer Society (Bedford) Women in Computing ? Breaking Myths and Broadening Horizons

BEDS BCS talk on “Women in Computing ? Breaking Myths and Broadening Horizons. Details of the event and registration are below.

University of Bedfordshire – BCS Student Chapter Event

Date: Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Time:  5.00pm-7.00pm

Location:  Room P107, University of Bedfordshire (Luton Campus), Park Square, Luton LU1 3JU


The University of Bedfordshire BCS Student Chapter invites you to an inspirational evening on Wednesday 11 February 2015 dedicated to female graduates, students and professionals looking for a career change who are interested in pursuing a career in the world of technology.

Hear first-hand from some of the industry’s technologists how they have excelled in their field and taken steps to address the gender imbalance in the industry. From networking to practical advice the evening will give you an insight into the spectrum of varied and rewarding opportunities open to anyone embarking on a career in IT.

Only 17% of IT professionals in the UK are women.  According to research, while women achieve 57% of Bachelor degrees, just 12% of computer science degrees are awarded to women.  Why is this happening?

Guest speakers include:

     Elizabeth Sheldon, Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer; Evidence Talks (ETL)

     Katherine Brewster BA (Hons), Graduate Recruitment and Events Consultant, FDM Group

     Madeleine Field, People Development Manager, FDM Group

     Margaret Long FLPI, IT E-Learning Supervisor, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
     Dr Ismini Vasileiou, Lecturer in Information Systems, University of Plymouth

     Dr Herbert Daly, Senior Lecturer in Computer Science, University of Bedfordshire


5.00pm                        Introduction and welcome
5.15pm                        Elizabeth Sheldon
5.30pm                        Katherine Brewster
5.45pm                        Madeleine Field
6.00pm                        Margaret Long
6.15pm                        Dr Ismini Vasileiou
6.30pm                        Dr Herbert Daly
6.45pm                        Summing-Up
6.50pm                        Opportunity to network and talk to the speakers

Everyone is welcome, and you are warmly invited to attend.

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