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Twitter exec for Cork's Women in IT

Tuesday, August 19 11:23:18

Twitter Director of Public Policy for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Sinead McSweeney, will address the September 'Women in Tech' event in Cork.

Organised by it@cork European Tech Cluster in association with Cork City Council, it takes place on 10 September at the KBC Boardroom on Lapps Quay.

The Women in Tech series aims to support female role models and leaders in technology.

Sinead McSweeney will discuss her current role at the global social media company, Twitter, as well as her career to date including her role as Director of Communications for An Garda Siochana and the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

"Increasing the visibility of talented, experienced women in the ICT Sector in Ireland is a key objective of the it@cork Women in Tech event series," said Ruth Buckley, Head of ICT and Business Services at Cork City Council.

"Highlighting the success of our colleagues in roles in IT, Science and Engineering is vital to empower women in business and to ensure a pipeline of female graduates in STEM to meet the opportunity to create successful careers in these exciting sectors."

The Women in Tech event series was recently shortlisted by Chambers Ireland for an Excellence in Local Government Award. The nomination recognised the important contribution towards supporting women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) sectors of the Cork City Council supported it@Cork event series.

"We are very committed to highlighting the success of our female leaders in the tech sector in Ireland. 'Women in Tech' is a key event series to support, drive and promote Irish leaders in technology and I am thrilled that this initiative has been recognised by Chambers Ireland," said Denis Collins, Chairman of it@cork European Tech Cluster.

The second it@cork Women in Tech lunchtime event will take place on 10 September in the KBC bank boardroom at 4 Lapps Quay, Cork and all are welcome to attend.

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