WARSAW - IT & TECH HUB FOR FEMALE TALENT
Biggest STEM Conference held in Warsaw!
For two days, 27 and 28 November, the Warsaw EXPO XXI Centre was taken over by technologically talented women from all over the world. The very first Perspektywy Women in Tech Summit had 3000 participants!
First conference on women in tech in CEE&CA region was officially open by Maryia Gabriel, EU Commissioner for Digital Market, Ms. Georgette Mosbacher, US Ambassador in Poland and polish public and local government officials alongside with Dr. Bianka Siwinska, Perspektywy Education Foundation Director.
It was the place to discuss the technological and social future of the world and women’s contribution to their development. The Warsaw Summit was the first event of this type in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia (CEE&CA) addressed to female IT students, professionals from tech companies, scientists and innovators. Record number of participants attended at venue – they were from Poland and the EU, and also from Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kirgistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. They were students, employees of tech companies, and high school students. Their time at the Perspektywy Women in Tech Summit was spent wisely and usefully, and the positive impact of this event will be felt by the economy – and by all of us.
There was 100 speakers from 20 countries, over 40 workshops and seminars, 15 side events, 100 mentors had mentoring sessions, and 40 high tech exhibitors created a unique Career Salon. Multinational tech companies operated in Poland (i.e. Citi, Facebook, Intel, Samsung, Ericsson) were partners of the conference and they bring their global top speakers – CEOs or other top level managers in order to give power speeches or participate in passionate plenary sessions’ discussions. In the evening on the first day of the Summit there great fun at an unprecedented party in the Copernicus Science Centre in Warsaw for almost 1,500 guests! There is a great Power – Power of Women in Technology!