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Free Merit Event – The Business Case For Gender Diversity In IT July 31, 2008

Posted by liverpoolchamber in Events, Merit.

Thursday 18th September 2008

A 2008 McKinsey report has found that companies who have more women on their boards, more higher status women (CFO/CEO), and more women on the senior executive team, on average, outperform their sector in terms of return on equity, operating result and share price.

A report for Intellect, the IT Trade Body clearly shows that there is an equivalent case for gender diversity in the IT sector.

In this Merit Event, Gillian Arnold, Chair of the Intellect Women in IT Forum will discuss the business benefits of including women in your IT organisation, and the ways in which you can attract women to your business to be part of your successful organisation.

Gillian has twenty-eight years experience in the IT industry, the last eighteen being with IBM. She has broad experience in customer facing technical, sales, business development, strategic marketing and consultancy roles.

She proved her expertise in managing and establishing teams for new products and teams with cross-industry and cross platform experience across EMEA and the UK and is currently a Technical Manager in IBM Systems Group.

Gillian Chairs the Intellect ‘Women in IT Forum’, sits on the board of Directors for the UKRC for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology, and contributes IT women’s groups, such as the BCS Strategic Forum for women.

Register for this event on the Merit website.

11:00am – 11:30am

11:30am – 12:30pm

12:30pm – 13:30pm


ICDC Lecture Theatre
Liverpool Innovation Park
2nd Floor, Faraday House
360 Edge Lane, Liverpool
L7 9NJ



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