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ECSWomen host inspirational talk on women in IT

Published: 25 April 2008

Joan Irwin, Project Manager of Simply Health, visited the School at the invitation of ECSWomen.

Joan gave an entertaining and inspiratational talk on her career in IT, focusing on the changes and developments in the industry, her career development as a woman in the industry,and passing on some really valuable lessons learned.

'Hearing from a woman with sustained senior-level experience in IT was really beneficial,' said Kathryn Macarthur. 'It provided a role model for an industry which is perceived to be predominantly male.'

This talk was something of a new departure for ECSWomen, which has up to now heard mostly technical presentations. ECSWomen was formed earlier in this academic year with the aim of promoting and encouraging women to follow technology-related careers. Speakers have included Rachel Burnett, President of the British Computer Society, and Professor Lillian Edwards of the University of Southampton School of Law.

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