Leaders Lunch delegates on women in technology (video)


4 Nov 2013

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Rhona Blake, CEO, the Daily Beast, one of the delegates we spoke to

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For the second year, the Dublin Web Summit held its Leaders Lunch last week for women in business and technology. We took advantage to nab some fellow delegates to get their views on the gathering and on women in tech.

On Thursday, some of Ireland’s leading women in business and technology gathered at the Four Seasons Hotel Dublin, as part of the Dublin Web Summit, to hear a panel discussion with Cisco CTO Padmasree Warrior; Peak Games co-founder Rina Onur and Zepotlab chief revenue officer (CRO) Diana Moldavsky. Laura Sydell of NPR moderated the panel, while Cathriona Hallahan of Microsoft, and Anne Heraty of CPL, also addressed the gathering.

Our own Ann O’Dea was in attendance again this year, and took advantage of the occasion to nab some of her fellow delegates on the way out, to get their views on the discussion, and on encouraging women into careers in STEM (science, technology engineering and maths).

Watch the video below to get the thoughts of some of the leaders, including Rhona Murphy, CEO, the Daily Beast; Maeve Kneafsey, managing director, Market Finder; Sonya Lennon, co-founder, Frockadvisor; Joan Mulvihill, CEO, IIA; Leonora O’Brien, founder, Pharmapod, European winner Global Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards; Muirne Laffan, director, RTÉ Digital; Anna Scally, partner, KPMG; and Margaret E Ward, CEO, Broadly Speaking and Women On Air:

Delegates from the Web Summit Leaders Lunch on encouraging more women into tech 

Women Invent Tomorrow is Silicon Republic’s year-long campaign to champion the role of women in science, technology, engineering and maths