Dublin Tech Summit

Dublin Tech Summit will showcase the women shaking up the tech sector, The 2022 event will feature a stellar line-up of female speakers who are changing the world of tech and paving the way for future generations of women in business.

Dublin Tech Summit  (DTS) has today announced the addition of 11 more female speakers for this year’s event. To date, 33 headlining women from across the globe have been confirmed, with many more due to be added in the coming weeks. Returning in a physical capacity this year, DTS will take place at the RDS Dublin on June 15th and 16th, 2022, and the organisers are particularly keen to showcase the outstanding female talent leading the way in the tech sector.

One of stand-out female speakers being announced today is 23-year-old Zaria Parvez, Social Media Manager at Duolingo. Zaria was the brains behind Duolingo’s recent insatiable success on social media platform TikTok, where she grew the account to over two-million followers in record time. Creating viral content on the platform, Zaria landed this impressive cohort of new followers and certainly proved her worth, without the company having to spend a fortune to achieve results. Zaria will be taking to the mainstage at DTS in June, where she will be discussing the benefits of allowing Gen Z team members to follow their innovative instincts to market to their own demographic.

Company founders, CEOs, CTOs, innovators and leaders are among the female speakers already on the list, with some more really exciting names added to coincide with International Women’s Day. At least 20 more are expected to be added in the coming weeks. Today’s full list of new female speakers is as follows:

  • Jumoke Adekunle – Global Brand Marketing Lead, Depop

  • Joan Donovan – Research Director, Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy

  • Zaria Parvez – Social Media Manager, Duolingo

  • Sinéad McSweeney – VP, Global Public Policy and Philanthropy, Twitter

  • Áine Kerr – Co-Founder and COO, Kinzen

  • Guro Bakkeng Bergan – General Manager, EMEA Fivetran

  • Yi Liu – Director of Product Management, Etsy

  • Nikki Lasley – Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Amplitude

  • Eileen O’Meara – Head of EMEA Revenue & Growth, Stripe

  • Fiona Brady – Head of Operations and Public Affairs, FREE NOW

Among some of the other female speakers announced, to date, are Cassie Kozyrkov, Chief Scientist and Founder of Decision Intelligence at Google; Michele Romanow, Serial Entrepreneur, President and Co-Founder of Clearco, and Dragon on Canada’s Dragons’ Den; and Elizabeth Bramson-Boudreau, CEO and Publisher, MIT Technology.

Celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women, International Women’s Day aims to bring awareness for women’s equality. As part of this year’s DTS, a stellar line-up of inspirational women will pave the way for future generations of women in business and STEM industries. All across the world, International Women’s Day sparks important conversation and raises awareness of the need for equality, with DTS committed to creating a space where equality is prevalent.

According to a recent Deloitte Global study, global technology firms look set to reach nearly 33% overall female representation in their workforces during 2022. While this is a steady increase from previous years, DTS hopes that by giving women in tech a platform to share their professional stories and experiences, it will help to further accelerate this figure. The team at DTS and its speakers hope to encourage even more women to not just work in tech, but become leaders and founders.

Now in its 5th year, DTS 2022 will take place at the RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, on June 15th and 16th. With over 8,000 registered attendees, 200 speakers, and 65 partners representing 50 countries, the event, which has taken place virtually over the past two years due to COVID, promises to be bigger and better than ever before. It will bring together the brightest tech innovators, influencers and entrepreneurs globally, highlighting the capabilities and creativity which form part of a wider tech ecosystem.

Speaking ahead of Dublin Tech Summit, Zaria Parves, Social Media Manager at Duolingo, said:

”It is an honour to be speaking this year at Dublin Tech Summit and to be given the opportunity to help pave the way for more people of colour, and indeed women in tech. A key part of my early success was simply being trusted and empowered by my employer to experiment and test new, innovative ideas. My hope is that my contribution to the conversations at this event will make more companies give junior talent a seat at the table.”

Full list of female speakers announced, to date, for Dublin Tech Summit:

  • Jumoke Adekunle – Global Brand Marketing Lead, Depop

  • Joan Donovan – Research Director, Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy

  • Zaria Parvez – Social Media Manager, Duolingo

  • Sinéad McSweeney – VP, Global Public Policy and Philanthropy, Twitter

  • Áine Kerr – Co-Founder and COO, Kinzen

  • Guro Bakkeng Bergan – General Manager EMEA, Fivetran

  • Yi Liu – Director of Product Management, Etsy

  • Riya Mehta – Researcher and Activist

  • Cassie Kozyrkov – Chief Decision Scientist, Google

  • Michele Romanow – Co-Founder and President, Clearco, and Dragon, CBC Dragons’ Den

  • Tatyana Mamut – SVP of New Products, Pendo

  • Tala Al Jabri – Managing Director, SRMG

  • Erin Platts – Head of EMEA and President of the UK Branch, Silicon Valley Bank

  • Elizabeth Bramson-Boudreau – CEO and Publisher, MIT Technology

  • Jillian Godsil – Co-Founder, Blockleaders.io

  • Rashmi Gopinath – General Partner, BCapital

  • Neivia Justa – Culture, Inclusion and Diversity Senior Leader, UnitedHealth Group

  • Sara Brooks – VP of Sales, Pleo

  • Olivia Nottebohm – CRO, Notion

  • Nayaki Nayyar – President and Chief Product Officer, Ivanti

  • Michelle You – CEO and Co-Founder, Supercritical

  • Christine Bejerasco – CTO, F-Secure

  • Janet Adams – COO, SingularityNET

  • Alisha Arora – Youth Change Maker

  • Joëlle Barthel –  Director of Brand Marketing, Flo Health Inc

  • Dorothy Creaven – VP, Managing Director and site lead, Rent the Runway

  • Dr. Michelle He – COO and Co-Founder, Fintern

  • Elise Zelechowski – Global Head of DEI, Sustainability and Social Change, Thoughtworks

  • Nikki Lasley – Head of Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Amplitude

  • Eileen O’Meara – Head of EMEA Revenue & Growth, Stripe

  • Nikki Lasley – Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Amplitude

  • Eileen O’Meara – Head of EMEA Revenue & Growth, Stripe

  • Fiona Brady – Head of Operations and Public Affairs, FREE NOW

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