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Women in Tech Summit Returns to Porto to Break Stereotypes in the Tech Industry

The Women in Tech Summit Porto is back in town. With the support of the Municipality, the 2nd edition of the event, which will take place on May 31st and June 1st, aims to deconstruct stereotypes in the professions, showing that the technology industry is (also) a place for women.

Women in Tech Summit Returns to Porto to Break Stereotypes in the Tech Industry
27 May 2024

With the motto "Inclusive Innovation", the event will take place in two different venues - on the first day (Friday) it will be held at the Crowne Porto Plaza Hotel, and on Saturday it will end at the Almeida Garrett Library Auditorium -, and it has once again chosen Invicta as the expansion point for the Women in Tech community in Portugal.

On the last day, the event will be attended by the Councillor for the Economy, Employment and Entrepreneurship, Ricardo Valente, who will join the more than 50 national and international speakers who will enrich the debate with their knowledge. The meeting will also be marked by networking moments.

Also confirmed is the presence of British Leanne Elliot Ypung, co-founder and CEO of the Institute of Digital Fashion, who has won several international awards and has been recognized as one of the Leading Women in WEB3 by publications such as Vogue and Forbes.

Activities for children:

On June 1, to celebrate Children's Day, the Women in Tech Porto Summit is inviting youngsters to a morning of fun and learning. In partnership with the municipal company Ágora, the Children's Festival in the Palácio de Cristal Gardens will feature a WIT Kids area.

Between 10am and 1pm, children aged 6 to 10 will be able to take part in one of five workshops: computer science learning dynamics, agile mindset and Lego Serious Play, space travel with Portuguese astronaut and scientist Ana Pires, space rock exploration, digital detectives or science and digital inclusion.

The Summit will close at the Crowne Porto Plaza Hotel, with a sunset cocktail, to create and strengthen bonds of knowledge between the participants.

Women in Tech was created to tackle the significant challenge of gender diversity in the technology industry where, in Portugal, only 24% of the workforce is made up of women.

As part of its mission, the organization has developed actions to deconstruct stereotypes in the professions, promoting and attracting women to the areas of technology.