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October 23-26, 2017 - Prague, Czech Republic
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Thursday, October 26 • 16:00 - 16:30
Patching Leaks or Digging Wells: Is The Pipeline Really The Problem? - Aoife FitzGibbon O'Riordan, Togán Labs

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Where are the smart women at? If the answer isn’t “right here”, then why, and how do we fix that? Solutions to the problem of underrepresentation of women (and other groups) tend to focus on the leaky pipeline: how women fall away from the tracks and how we can keep them on board. But what if the problem happens before that? Smart, creative women are using their talents elsewhere. We need to find them where they’re at- to keep working on that pipeline, but at the same time to start digging our own wells. Increased diversity benefits us all. If we wait for the next generation to arrive, we miss out on this one. How do we do this? As one of those women, Aoife will share how Togán Labs are working to recruit, train, and benefit from the perspectives and skills of people from a wide variety of backgrounds.

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Aoife FitzGibbon O'Riordan

CEO, Togán Labs
Aoife FitzGibbon O’Riordan is the co-founder and CEO of Togán Labs, a high-potential high-performing startup in the embedded open source space, located in rural MidWest Ireland. Aoife is a trained sociologist who moved into the open source world a number of years ago, learning... Read More →

Thursday October 26, 2017 16:00 - 16:30 CEST
Karlin I-III