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Networking Sessions Programme

Ada 200: 200 Years of Outstanding Women in ICT in Europe

Room 1.06, 21/10/2015 (14:00-14:45)


The objective of this session is to encourage young women to pursue studies and careers in digital sectors through inspiring role model talks and "speed mentoring" between young women and experienced women in ICT, including winners of the 2014 European Ada Awards (http://adaawards.com).


00:00-00:02 - Introduction Ms. Cheryl Miller/DLI

00:02-00:20 - Lightening Talks (6'x3):

***Ms. Esther Roure Vila (EN), Cisco, 2014 European Digital Woman of the Year;

***Ms. Manon Van Hoorebeke (EN), 11yo Belgium, 2014 European Digital Girl of the Year; and

***Special Guest TBC

00:20-00:40: Four 5-minute rounds of one-on-one "speed mentorship" talks between girls and women, including these women role models in ICT:

+ Ms. Sandra Freitas, Cisco, Senior Manager Customer and Partner Experience, EMEAR

+ Ms. Isabel Reis - EMC, Portugal Country Manager

+ Ms. Cláudia Matias - SAP Portugal, Global Corporate Affairs

+ Ms. Judite Reis, NOS, Network Operations Director

+ Ms. Soraya Gadit, InoCrowd, CEO & Founder

+ Dr. Isabel Lousada, CICS.NOVA-FSCH/UNL, Researcher

+ Ms. Nancy Brito, Semeia Ventures, Business Angel

+ Ms. Raffaella Montanaro, Cisco, Partner Experience Advisor UKI

+ Ms. Nadia Jamal, Cisco, Systems Engineer Sales

00:40-00:45: Conclusions & Thanks: Ms. Cheryl Miller/DLI

Expected outcome

Increase number of girls who consider studies and careers in the ICT sector;

Stimulate cross-generational dialogue and knowledge-sharing on the topic of ICT jobs and skills;

Community-building among girls and women in ICT beyond the event;

Increase visibility of Ada Lovelace as a role model for girls and women in tech and of Ada Awards initiative;

Promote 2014 Ada Award-winners (http://adaawards.com);

Create slipstream for potential nominees and participants in 2015 Ada Awards (nomination close 10 November 2014).

Organised by: Cheryl MILLER (Digital Leadership Institute, Belgium)

Cluster: Learning and Skills


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