Dr Daphne Economou attends Women in Tech Panel at NACUE's Student Enterprise Conference 2016
Computer Science and Software Engineering 3 March 2016
The event, delivered by NACUE in partnership with My-Way, was bursting with inspirational talks, informative workshops and cool exhibitors, with speakers including Issac Howie Brewerton (founder of games company Pixel Blimp), Andrew Webber (Emerging Developer Audience Lead at Microsoft) and Una Doyle (founder of CreativeFlow.tv).
Speaking at the Women in Tech Panel, Dr Economou discussed ways of encouraging more women into entrepreneurship and STEM, including inspiring students to grab all of the opportunities that come their way and creating lots of smaller steps that encourage students along their journey. She also explained that working hard and finding what you are best at is the most important key to success.
The University of Westminster had the biggest presence of any institution at the event – with over 50 delegates and three volunteers showcasing the entrepreneurial attitudes of Westminster students.
About the University of Westminster:
The University of Westminster boasts a vibrant learning environment attracting more than 20,000 students from over 150 nations and we continue to invest in our future with new developments, research projects and new ideas.
We offer highly attractive practice-based courses that are independently rated as excellent, many with international recognition. Our distinguished 180-year history has meant we lead the way in many areas of research, particularly politics, media, art and design, architecture and biomedical sciences, and our position in the city of London allows us to continue to build on our close connections with leading figures and organisations in these areas as well as in the worlds of business, information technology, politics and law.
Our commitment to educating graduates for the needs of professional life attracts high quality students from within the UK and around the globe.
Internationalisation, employability and sustainability are key elements in the University of Westminster’s vision for the future and we strive to ensure the very highest standards are met and maintained.