Challenging the Gender Gap and Empowering Women in Automation

A Fireside Chat in Celebration of International Women’s Day

In celebration of International Women’s Day, The Burnie Group is hosting a fireside chat in partnership with Bell on empowering women in the technology and automation industry.

The theme for International Women’s Day 2021 is #ChoosetoChallenge. Though the technology and automation industry has come a long way in gender equality, there remains a gender gap three times larger than that in other industries. The World Economic Forum estimates that more than 70% of professionals with artificial intelligence (AI) skills are men.

From challenge comes change, so let’s choose to challenge the gender gap in the technology and automation industry.

Key Topics

  • Why it is important for organizations to promote opportunities for women in automation throughout the career cycle.
  • How women in tech and automation can develop a long-term career plan.
  • Advice for young women who are considering a career in Automation.
  • How young women can find mentors, and how we encourage women to dream bigger.

Our Panellists

Shirley Zhang

Senior Robotic Process Automation Application Developer at Bell

Sherry Shao

Senior Manager, Robotic Process Automation at Bell

K. Danielle Hurst

Manager, Back Office Robotic Process Automation, Strategy and Analytics at Bell

Hiba Abdou, Head of Technology and Automation at The Burnie Group

Hiba Abdou

Head of Technology and Automation at The Burnie Group

David Burnie

David Burnie

Principal and Founder at The Burnie Group