Why, when gender and ethnically diverse companies outperform the national industry median, is lack of diversity still a problem in the tech industry? How do we widen the pool of engineers entering and remaining in tech? Join leaders from business, education and technology to discuss ways to boost the impact of technology on women and of women on technology.


Vera Jourova,
Commissioner for Justice, Consumer Affairs and Gender Equality
Matt Brittin,
Google President for Europe
Lucy Hurst,
Economist Intelligence Unit
Thomas Myrup Kristensen,
MD EU Affairs Facebook
Mame Khary Diene,
Founder, Senegalese start-up Bioessence
Siada El Ramly,
Director General EDiMA
Hayla Ghazal,
UN Change Ambassador for Gender Equality
Sofia Benjumea,
Head, Campus Madrid
Cheryl D. Miller,
Founder & Executive Director, Digital Leadership Institute
Yvonne Agyei,
Google Vice President, People Operations
Marine Elgrichi,
Head of Public Policy Europe, Spotify
John Higgins,
Director General, Digital Europe
Debate moderator :
Sarah Cruddas,
Broadcaster, TV presenter


Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
Rue Vautier 29, 1000 Brussels


3 May 2016
11:45 - 14:30

Lunch will be served

with the support of