Women & Innovation

rosiecando300There is strong culture for innovation in Iceland but the startup scene generally lacks female participants. Current research demonstrates that gender diversity is crucial in tech development and that long-term profitability for startups can depend upon it. The Lear Center’s Johanna Blakley will join entrepreneurs and innovation experts to discuss how women might be encouraged to embrace innovation and pursue careers in technology, where women are few and far between.

Additional speakers:

Einar Gunnar Guðmundsson, expert on innovation at Arion bank, founder of Startup Reykjavík
Sigurlina Ingvarsdottir, producer at DICE/Electronic Arts
Stefanía Sigurðardóttir, founder of WhenGone & participant in Startup Reykjavík
Helga Waage, entrepreneur
Women and Innovation | February 4, 2014 | Reykjavík, Iceland