The Code: Debugging the Gender Gap panel at Inspirefest 2015 brought together four amazing women who have all taken steps to address the lack of diversity in the technology industry, for a frank panel discussion chaired by Silicon Republic CEO Ann O’Dea.

Kimberly Bryant, the founder of Black Girls Code, was joined on the panel by Robin Hauser Reynolds, the director of the film Code: Debugging the Gender Gap, which explores why more women and minorities aren’t seeking roles in the technology industry; by Northern Ireland native Sheree Atcheson, the expansion director of Women Who Code UK; and by Mary Moloney, CEO of the CoderDojo Foundation.

All of those on the panel felt that events like Inspirefest — and their own initiatives — are making a difference in the industry, but they also acknowledged that significant change will take time to achieve.