As Silicon Republic prepares to celebrate the remarkable role models featured in its ‘100 Top Women in STEM’ list at a reception on Monday, we discuss the gender gap with Julia Davenport, senior VP and country head, Fidelity Investments Ireland.
While Davenport says we have a long way to go both globally and here in Ireland, the country has one thing in its favour.
“Here in Ireland I think we have a really unique partnership between industry, academia and government, and that puts together the key ingredients that are really going to give us a great lift in this space. So I’m hopeful, but it is a long-term journey. This is not quick win.”
In the full interview below she sets out some of the ways by which we can look to change the gender ratio in the tech sector and reminds us that, while there’s a way to go, we must also stand back and celebrate our successes.
Fidelity Investments is headline sponsor of Silicon Republic’s 100 Top Women in STEM – a Celebration on Monday, June 30, in Dublin. It’s all part of Women Invent Tomorrow, Silicon Republic’s campaign to champion the role of women in science, technology, engineering and maths. It has been running since March 2013, and is kindly supported by Accenture Ireland, Intel, the Irish Research Council, ESB, Twitter, CoderDojo and Science Foundation Ireland.