Playtech sponsors Girls in Tech organization

31 May 2017
(PRESS RELEASE) -- Girls in Tech, a global organization 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, 1 June 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 organization.
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 organizations.
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 recognize that change must happen on all levels, regardless of gender, which is why the organization provides its programs and events as all-inclusive, meaning that both men and women are welcome to engage and participate."
Shimon Akad, COO of 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 organization. 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.
To find out more about the Girls in Tech Gibraltar Launch Event, visit the Girls in Tech Gibraltar Facebook page.