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Women – AN ANSWER TO IRELAND'S IT SKILLS SHORTAGE?

One Friday 2nd May, Hays IT launched their report - ‘Women in IT – untapped answer to the skills shortage’ at a packed forum in Citi’s Headquarters in Dublin’s IFSC. The report, endorsed by the Tánaiste, studied why only 24% of the IT workforce is female and provided recommendations on how to achieve employment parity and fill an extra 22,000 jobs.

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The forum highlighted the findings from the report and brought together two expert panels to discuss the subjects raised,chaired by Ann O’Dea, CEO of Silicon Republic and co-ordinator of the "Women Invent Tomorrow" initiative.

The forum was addressed by Joe Costello, Minister of State (Dept. of Foreign Affairs and Trade), who also participated in the panel.  The full Women in IT report is available below along with the video of the launch of Women in IT report by Richard Eardley including presentation slides.    

To view the full report online as a clickthrough, click here
To view the full report, click here Women in IT – untapped answer to the skills shortage (PDF)
 

Introduction by Richard Eardley, MD Hays Ireland Women in IT -Untapped answer to the skills shortage (PPT)

Panel 1

  • Joe Costello, Minister of State (Dept. of Foreign Affairs and Trade)
  • Prof. Brian MacCraith, President, DCU
  • Niambh Scullion, IBM, Co-Founder CoderDojoGirls, DCU
  • James Milligan, Director, Hays IT

Panel 2

  • Hilary O’Meara, Head of Technology, Accenture Ireland
  • Jean O’Sullivan, Manager Female Entrepreneurship, Enterprise Ireland
  • Elena Martines, Scientific Programme Officer at Science Foundation Ireland
  • James Milligan, Director, Hays IT 

To view the full report, click here Women in IT – untapped answer to the skills shortage (PDF)

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