Highlight-Women in Tech Panel at Droidcon Berlin 2018
Meet the speakers
This year at droidcon Berlin 2018 during the interactive day we were lucky to have the opportunity to host the Women in Tech panel. Our panelists had some very interesting things to say and we wanted to share the highlights. From left to right: Dr. Vivien Dollinger LinkedIn (ObjectBox), Annyce Davis LinkedIn (Off Grid Electric), Anita Singh LinkedIn (Winnie), Lara Martin LinkedIn (Babbel), and Kevin McDonagh LinkedIn (Novoda).
“Free beer and ping pong doesn’t work for everyone” – Anita Singh
“Being a mother helps you prioritize things and gives you a new perspective” “If you want something done give it to a busy person” – Annyce Davis
“I had to look for role models” – Lara Martin
“Companies might still need to go the extra mile to enable gender equality in the future.” – Vivien Dollinger
“Men should be feminists; I am one!” – Kevin McDonagh
The panel engaged in a lively discussion about women’s experience in the Tech industry from their personal experiences, and how the industry can adapt to better support women and families. Annyce Davis and Vivien Dollinger believe that gender equality needs to start early with children’s books showing less gender bias and inspiring girls with tech role models. Bringing in the male perspective, Kevin McDonagh identified himself as a feminist and encouraged more boys and men to embrace feminism. Anita Singh and Lara Martin talked about the women role models that inspired them to pursue a career in the Tech Industry, including Kalpana Chawla, the first woman of Indian origin in space.
We had a wonderful time hosting the Women in Tech panel, and we would be thrilled to make it an annual tradition – we already have new panellist ideas! If you would like to get in contact with us about the panel, message us on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.