Chris Towers, Head of Events, Roar Media
We’ve welcomed an abundance of brilliant women working within tech at our events at Roar Media over the last seven years and through diverse event programmes have been inspired by some fascinating presentations, panel discussions and fireside chats. The focus for this years International Women’s Day is a gender equal world, free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that’s diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women’s equality. Roar Media have since inception had a conference policy that promotes gender equality within the event programmes where speaker line-ups for each event must be as close to a 50/50 split on gender as possible and that no panel must ever feature a purely male line-up. The events industry overall, particularly within the tech arena, has come along way in fulfilling diverse agendas. When I started working in events over ten years ago a business technology event would often be entirely made up of men, it’s brilliant to see the balance grow and more female leaders working within technology and enterprise in general.
“Celebrate women’s achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality.“
Here are six brilliant pieces from our events that we have had over the last few years at Roar Media from both our online and in-person conference series.