Equality in Tech Meetup

Pizza, beer and another step towards a better gender balance.

Diversity in the tech scene is a subject many companies, organisations and start-up incubators world-wide are trying to tackle, and we wanted to get involved in the debate in a BIG way. We brought together three of the most influential females in the Scottish technology sector, along with key organisations – both start-up and established – to really hash out what it is we need to do to support and encourage behavioural change in the industry.

(Watch the above video from the night to find out more.)

Rebecca Pick, founder and CEO of Pick Protection, Sharon Moore, Industry Technical Leader for Travel and Transportation at IBM (and a recent winner of Inspirational Woman in Leadership at the Scottish Women in Technology Awards), and Morna Simpson, Founder of Girl Geek Scotland (and one of Grant Thornton’s ‘Faces of a Vibrant Economy’) – phew… shared their experiences as women in technology.

Hosted alongside ScotlandIS, the meetup was held in BIG Partnership’s Edinburgh office, complete with pizza, prosecco, beers, and a robot-themed selfie wall (yes, you read that correctly). The night was extremely worthwhile, with valuable new relationships forged and an active debate about what we can all do to transform attitudes and promote equality in technology.