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Startup Week Tallinn 2019: Coffee Morning: How to attract more women to STEM jobs?

  • 13.11.19
  • 09:30 - 12:00
  • Tehnopol event

Teaduspargi 6/1, room Saturn

Let’s face it: some of the first computer engineers were women, but today the tech-driven engineering field is dominated by men.

Luckily, more and more initiatives are promoting computer engineering and developer jobs among women and many companies already welcome more diverse teams.

At the next Tehnopol Startup Incubator‘s Coffee Morning , we want to see not only women but men to discuss and break the barriers and solve the big question: how could we get more women to STEM jobs?

Why don’t women apply to computer engineering jobs?

We will have 3 superwomen with us that will share their insights to the various career choices.

  • Ester Eomois, President of Business Professional Women Organisation will dive into the topic of what remarkable female leaders do differently. How to decide about your career choices? What are the practical tips to outline your career to the leadership position?

Next to Ester, Merili Veskmets and Feride Celik from Microsoft Eesti will join the Startup Incubator’s Coffee Morning. Merili and Feride will talk about women in ICT from two different perspectives.

  • Feride from Turkey has experience in IT as a Software Engineer for 8 years now. She will share her professional journey how she ended up working in Estonia and talks about her experiences as a female developer in a relatively masculine field.
  • Merili, Microsoft Talent Sourcer will talk about Female Developers in IT field, based on Microsoft experience.

The agenda:
09:30-10:00 Gathering
10:00-10:30 Ester Eomois on making valuable career choices
10:30-10:45 Merili Veskmets on why so few women apply to tech jobs?
10:45-11:00 Feride Celik on being an awesome Software Engineer
11:00-11:30 Q&A and discussion round with the audience
11:30-12:00 Networking and end of event

See Facebook event here.

This event is part of Startup Week Tallinn 2019 – a celebration of the entrepreneurial mindset and startup community. Make sure to RSVP in Eventbrite to secure your spot!

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