Playtech joins as sponsor as organisation expands reach of empowerment and engagement of women in technology
Gibraltar: May 31st 2017 – Girls in Tech, a global organisation focused on the empowerment, entrepreneurship, engagement, and education of women in technology, is proud to announce the launch of its latest chapter in Gibraltar with major sponsorship from Playtech, the world’s leading supplier of omni-channel gaming software, systems and services.
Playtech is partnering with Girls in Tech Gibraltar as part of its commitment to increase diversity and inclusion in the gaming industry.
The Girls in Tech Gibraltar launch will take place in the La Sala Sapphire Bar on deck 3 of the Sunborn Hotel from 18:45 on Thursday June 1st, 2017.
The event is open to guests from both the public and private sectors in Gibraltar and will feature keynote addresses from Adriana Gascoigne, Global founder and CEO, Girls in Tech, and Cristina Turbatu, Managing Director, Girls in Tech Gibraltar. Kaiane Aldorino Lopez, Her Worship the Mayor of Gibraltar GMH, will also deliver her support for the organisation.
Central to the event will be a panel discussion featuring four accomplished leaders including Shimon Akad, Playtech COO, who will explore and discuss gender diversity and technology and why a diverse business is crucial in creating and sustaining successful and socially responsible organisations.
The panel is comprised of:
• Adriana Gascoigne, Founder and CEO, Girls in Tech
• Alexandru Biet, Founder of Future Day Startup Incubator and Gibraltar Startup Community
• Shelly Hadad, COO and Managing Director, Mansion Gibraltar, Winner of Leader of the Year (iGaming) at Women in Gaming Awards, 2017
• Shimon Akad, COO, Playtech
Cristina Turbatu, Managing Director, Girls in Tech Gibraltar, said: “Gibraltar is a key, internationally focused hub with technology playing a key role in both public and private sectors. Girls in Tech is here to deliver a successful and motivational platform for women to enter and succeed in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
“It is important for us to recognise that change must happen on all levels, regardless of gender, which is why the organisation provides its programmes and events as all-inclusive, meaning that both men and women are welcome to engage and participate”.
Shimon Akad, COO, Playtech said: “We’re delighted to be able to partner with the Gibraltar chapter of Girls in Tech. This is a first initiative of its kind here. We have very strong ties to Gibraltar and its business community and are great believers in diversity and inclusion. We strongly believe that a diverse workplace creates a highly engaging environment and a successful business.
“With more than 5,000 employees in 17 global locations we believe that diversity and inclusion makes us who we are and plays a huge part in helping us continue to grow as a successful, socially responsible, global organisation. We are very excited to partner with Girls in Tech to spread this message across Gibraltar and the wider gaming industry.”
Girls in Tech Gibraltar has a series of events planned for the rest of 2017. In order to ensure that the events roadmap is successfully delivered to its full potential, the Gibraltar chapter is actively seeking sponsorship and collaboration with further strategic partners. To date, the chapter has successfully attracted sponsorship from Playtech, La Sala Gibraltar and Sunborn Casino. All funds go towards the research, development, planning and successful execution of upcoming year’s events and activities.
About Girls in Tech
Girls in Tech is a global, non-profit organisation focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of influential women in technology and entrepreneurship. Our goal is to promote the growth and success of entrepreneurial and innovative women in the technology space.
Created in February 2007, Girls in Tech was founded by Adriana Gascoigne, and was borne out of a need to provide a place for women to cultivate ideas around their careers and business concepts involving technology and entrepreneurship. Girls in Tech is headquartered in San Francisco, CA and has multiple chapters around the world, including North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and South America.
Girls in Tech Gibraltar offers a variety of initiatives for women and girls to enhance their professional aspirations. Our programs include Tech Talks, Women in Tech Stories, Coding Bootcamps, Hacking for Humanity, and many more.
For more information, contact:
Girls in Tech Gibraltar
Cristina Turbatu, Managing Director
Peter Mares, Business Development and Strategic Partnership
Playtech is a market leader in the gambling and financial trading industries. Founded in 1999 and listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange, Playtech has more than 5,000 employees in 17 countries.
Playtech is the gambling industry’s leading software and services supplier with more than 140 licensees globally, including many of the world’s leading regulated online, retail and mobile operators, land-based casino groups, government sponsored entities such as lotteries, and new entrants opening operations in newly-regulated markets. Its business intelligence-driven gambling software offering includes casino, live casino, bingo, poker and sports betting.
It is the pioneer of Omni-channel gambling which, through Playtech ONE, offers operators and their customers, a seamless, anytime, anywhere experience across any product, any channel (online, mobile, retail) and any device using a single account and single wallet. It provides marketing expertise, sophisticated CRM solutions and other services for operators seeking a full turnkey solution.
Playtech’s Financials division operates both on a B2C and B2B basis. Its B2C focused offering is an established and growing online CFDs broker, operating the brand markets.com. Its B2B offering includes the division’s proprietary trading platform, CRM and back-office systems, as well as its liquidity technology platform which provides retail brokers with multi-asset execution, prime brokerage services, liquidity and complementary risk management tools.
For further information, contact:
Mor Weizer, Chief Executive Officer
Andrew Smith, Chief Financial Officer
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James Newman, Head of Investor Relations
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