Vic ICT 4 Women board member Rowena Murray said Australia has some of the most highly qualified, dynamic and interesting female tech speakers.
“We’re so sick of hearing the excuse that there were no women available,” she said. “It’s time to put an end to the ‘all white middle-aged man’ panel – event organisers can do better than that.”
Murray believes a stronger female presence at tech industry events will have a positive flow-on effect for women in the workplace.
“The lack of female representation at tech events is just the tip of the iceberg,” she said. “Not only is there a shocking gender gap in the tech industry, but it’s rife with discrimination. Women in tech are paid around 20 per cent less than men, are criticised more harshly, and it’s much harder for women to break into leadership roles.”
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