AmazeWIT will offer talks, leadership and mentoring sessions, as well as panel discussions to inspire women to attain their professional goals.
The percentage of women in technology is low compared to their counterparts, and this trend has been on for decades. Several tech companies have been trying hard to increase the percentage of women in technology, but the percentage is still low. The reason is, women join companies as technologists but switch to other roles soon, or just leave the company due to societal pressures—marriage and family.
Amazon is also focussed on increasing the percentage of women in technology. It has launched AmazeWIT—Amazon Women in Technology Conference 2017—in Bengaluru. The conference aims to help women who seek a career in technology or those who are already in the technology sector.
The conference will offer a host of talks, leadership sessions and panel discussions to mentor and inspire women to achieve their professional goals.
The conference will see the presence of some renowned women in technology, who will extend their knowledge and insights to the women participants. There will also be discussions on the roadblocks specific to women professionals.
Some of the senior women leaders present in the conference will be – Colleen Aubrey, VP of advertising business, Amazon; Aparna Nandyal, senior development engineer, Alexa Comms; Laura Grit, senior principal engineer; Sandra P, vice-president, HR at Amazon; Libby Johnson McKee, director- recommerce; and other industry leaders.
Speaking about the conference, Raj Raghavan, director, human resources, APAC, Amazon said “Women today are leading innovation and transformation across verticals and industries. In fact, in our endeavour to be the world’s most customer-centric company, we see women leaders as an integral part of our mission. Through AmazeWIT, we aim to showcase their great work and throw light on the many opportunities that lie in store for women to build a promising career”.
Around 350 women technologists from external companies and 100 senior women technologists from Amazon have registered for this conference.