Shaking up Tech is expanding across Finland

Shaking up Tech
Shaking up Tech in 2018. Images: Mikko Raskinen and Matti Ahlgren, Aalto University.

On 10 October 2019, Aalto University, LUT University and University of Tampere are hosting a coordinated Shaking Up Tech event, which aims to inspire young women to study technology after high school.

The events will take place simultaneously at all three universities, and the structure of the event will also be the same at all the sites. The day will begin with speeches by women who work in the field of technology and a student panel, and continue after lunch with workshops and an event fair.

Speakers include Linda Liukas, Riina Salmimies, Minna Kellomäki and Anne Lähteenmäki.

In Finland, only about 20% of technology students are female, and in some programmes  this can be as low as only one in ten students. There is a growing need for technology experts both in Finland and worldwide, and all interested should apply regardless of their gender. This will diversify the processes creating our future technology, which will better serve the whole of society.

Invitations to the event were sent to every Finnish high school.

Anyone is welcome to watch the web broadcast of the speeches at https://shakinguptech.com/. There are two speeches in English: Sabrina Maniscalco and Evgenia Vanadzina.

 

Laura Karvonen

Tapahtumakoordinaattori
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