5 November 2014; Anne-Marie Tomchak, Presenter and Producer, BBC, discusses When War Goes Viral: BBC Trending on how Social Media is Changing Conflict on the centre stage during Day 2 of the 2014 Web Summit in the RDS, Dublin, Ireland. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE / Web Summit

Commitment to Change

Nominate a female entrepreneur for a free ticket

I’m Sinead and since 2013 I’ve led production at Web Summit, Collision and RISE. Previously I worked for Live Nation producing large music festivals and concerts. As a woman producing what’s become the largest tech and startup conference in the world, I’ve been acutely aware that female participation in the tech sector has been and continues to be a significant issue.

As part of an initiative we’re running to even the gender ratio at our events, we’re giving 10,000 complimentary tickets to our events to women in the tech industry across the world  – we hope that it will, in some small way, contribute to solving the problem. 

Alison Pincus, co-Founder of One Kings Lane on Centre Stage at Web Summit 2014

Here’s how: we’re inviting 10,000 extraordinary female entrepreneurs from around the world to Web Summit 2016 in Lisbon, to our gathering in India called SURGE, to RISE in Hong Kong and to Collision in New Orleans.

Applications to nominate a female entrepreneur or executive considering becoming an entrepreneur have just opened. You can send a free ticket to an incredible female entrepreneur of your choice. It takes less than a minute.

Is this enough? Absolutely not. Is this a significant step for Web Summit? Yes, for sure. But let’s be realistic, it’s a tiny step in the right direction along a path that the tech industry as a whole needs to move down.

Send a free ticket to an incredible female entrepreneur of your choice here.

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