At VMware, we’re proud of our efforts to support, motivate and recruit more women to help drive the IT industry forward. Yet according to a recent report, only one in 20 IT job applicants is female, a meagre 5% of the total. We’re hugely committed to improving this statistic, to ensure that the valuable contribution of women to the sector is not only appreciated, but celebrated.
In light of this news, we want to wish luck to our very own Karen Egan at tonight’s 2015 FDM everywoman in Technology Awards dinner, where she is a finalist in the “International Leader of the Year” category. Karen, who is the Senior Director Technical Support EMEA at VMware in Cork, was shortlisted for her outstanding work throughout the year, and was one of the thirty women named as overall finalists in the UK’s leading initiative celebrating the role of women in technology. VMware’s David Parry Jones and Matt Piercy will also be at tonight’s dinner, which follows the inaugural everywoman Technology Forum, a day of interactive masterclasses, motivational talks and networking.
When asked for her reaction to her shortlisting, Karen said, “I am honoured and excited to be a finalist in the International Leader category at the FDM everywoman in Technology Awards. The calibre of finalists across all categories is amazing, highlighting technology is a great career choice for women. “
My own career is rewarding and fulfilling and I come to work every day excited about what we will achieve. VMware is a dynamic company where all opinions are valued and this culture has helped me to expand my influence on the business while working with leading edge technology which is transforming IT for businesses.”
As part of VMware’s efforts to promote the role of women in the technology sector, we’re sponsoring the Inspiration of the Year award category at the awards, because we want to help inspire women to follow in their footsteps in the future.