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Neueda runs female leadership event ahead of International Women's Day

  • Local tech firm Neueda hosted a female leadership event for Queen's Hockey club ahead of International Women's Day with the goal of inspiring the next generation of talent to fulfil their career potential.

    With International Women's Day landing in just a few days on March 8th, tech companies across Northern Ireland are showing their support and running talks and events to spread the message that women are welcome in the tech sector. Local digital solutions firm Neueda hosted a professional development event yesterday for the members of Queen’s University Belfast Ladies’ Hockey Club.

    Neueda recently sponsored the Queen’s Hockey programme as part of its commitment to supporting local sports and community groups, and for this event the company invited female hockey players studying at Queens to engage in discussions about career opportunities and the challenges they'll face as graduates.

    The Neueda ‘Team Talk’ was led by female leaders throughout Neueda's business structure, with speakers from HR, Sales, Consultancy, Marketing, Finance, and Software Development departments. Staff offered advice and experience from their own career journeys, shared interview tips, and helped with CV writing skills and securing industry placements.

    Neueda’s Head of People and Culture, Lisa Sweeney was happy with the outcome of the event, saying "We are determined to encourage diversity in our workplace and the IT sector overall. In order to ignite an interest in IT amongst young females in particular, we need to showcase the varied opportunities that IT careers offer. This was demonstrated by our female leaders at the Team Talk event, each of whom have arrived in their roles through different routes and backgrounds."

    Source: Written based on press release

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