What is the current situation of women in the Berliner tech and startup scene? Which initiatives, programs and publications are supporting the diversity in enterprises and female career paths?
„Womenize!“, the new platform for women in tech, business and media (founded in early 2015 by Ruth Lemmen and Michael Liebe), works on an overview of the actual developments, on behalf of the Senate Department for Economics , Technology and Research.
In the course of its research, “Womenize!” organized on 27.11. a Round Table at hub:raum, during which diverse actors, all active initiatives from Berlin (Geekettes, Railsgirls, Berlin Music Commission, Women In Film And Television, etc.) discussed the actual situation of female career paths in those sectors.
In her opening keynote, AC shared an authentic experience on the challenges of gender diversity in the tech, business and media industries. Supported by key facts and statistics, she provided the audience with key learning and „to do’s“ for the professionals of tomorrow: educate in gender equality, embrace and promote diversity of leadership styles (diverse companies & teams perform better!).
The participants worked on topics such as the place of women and men in business, the role and importance of mentoring, the existing and missing statistics and studies on women in the tech, business and media industries, the possibilities of joint projects.