march, 2019

28mar19:0021:30IT Business and Gender - we have to improve it together19:00 - 21:30 Platz der Einheit 2Access:Public

Event Details

On March 28th, Lean In Frankfurt warmly invites you to join an inspiring networking event, with a keynote speech by Dr. Michael Zimmer.

Over the last few decades, the IT sector has been a traditionally male-dominated field. Starting from classical school education, we observe that the number of female students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects is significantly lower than males. In IT companies, a similar gap exists between the number of male and female employees. Therefore, it is not uncommon that in some areas only 20% of young professionals fineare females. At the same time, the proportion of women in management positions is almost non-existent.

Through awareness campaigns, gender parity initiatives, quota discussions and women’s support programs, companies are finally addressing these topics and in a transition phase.

What does this mean for individual employees? How are women promoted? What is the change in the self-esteem of male colleagues?

Against this background, Dr. Zimmer would like to reflect the different experiences and learning from IT projects, women’s support measures, conflict situations and the family context in my presentation. Additionally, he will try to illuminate this relevant issue from a male perspective to show how women and men could work together successfully.

About Dr. Michael Zimmer

Dr. Michael Zimmer is Insurance Lead and works in the Service Line Analytics & Information Management at Deloitte. His projects deal with the design, implementation and maintenance of complex Data- and Analytics Architectures. Besides his consulting work, he is an author, speaker and organizer of roundtables in the Data- and Analytics area.


(Thursday) 19:00 - 21:30



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