Business and Law

Empowering young women’s career choices in modern business

Business Information Systems (BIS, UCC) is hosting a seminar entitled “Empowering Young Women’s career choices in Modern Business” on Friday Feb 28th from 1.30pm to 3.45pm in Rochestown Park Hotel Cork.

44,500 new jobs have been predicted in the Irish ICT sector over the next six years however there continues to be a decline in young Irish females choosing IT related undergraduate degree programmes. In an age where the majority of young Irish females have regular access to the latest smart mobile devices, social media technology and broadband internet access, and are relative ‘experts in the use of these technologies’, the question remains as to why this decline persists. BIS will host a seminar entitled “Empowering Young Women’s career choices in Modern Business”, an information event for Career Guidance Counsellors from the Cork city and county area. The event will be chaired by Regina Murray Senior Director Education Sector, Microsoft EMEA. Senator Deirdre Clune Seanad Spokesperson on Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation, UCC Graduate and author of a report focussing on ICT skills shortages in Ireland will provide the keynote address. Also speaking at the event is Kate Lee a Director in Financial Reporting IT, Credit Suisse London, UK. In her presentation, Kate will consider career progression for graduates in the financial services sector including the variety of IT related jobs available. The event will culminate with a panel discussion. The panel participants will include Linda King Manager IT, Morgan McKinley, Cork. Linda will provide valuable insights into the IT career opportunities available in the Munster region as well an appraisal of the range of IT skills currently sought by employers in Ireland. Eamon Ryan, Manager of the eight time All-Ireland winning Cork Women’s Senior Football team. Eamon will share his experiences working with young women in a competitive team environment, outlining some of the challenges faced by this cohort in today’s society. The event will also feature a live Skype from Lorraine O’Connor, Vice President State Street Bank, Toronto, Canada. As a BIS Graduate, Lorraine will share her experiences as a BIS student and as a graduate working in IT for more than 15 years. Attendees will not only have the chance to listen to the high calibre speakers from home and abroad; a light lunch will provide a forum for Career Guidance Counsellors to network with female BIS Graduates representing the technology industry.

Category: Conferences: Business and Law
Time: 1.30pm
Location: Rochestown Park Hotel
Target Audience: Career Guidance Counsellors
Admission Price: € free
Contact: Dr. Ciara Heavin
021 4903826

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