Immervision was pleased to welcome The Honourable Pascale St-Onge, the Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, as part of her International Women’s Day tour of female entrepreneur run companies in Montreal.
International Women’s Day celebrates women’s achievements and calls attention to areas of gender inequality and bias. This year’s International Women’s Day theme – Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow – aims to bring attention to women in tech, to celebrate digital advancement, champion women forging innovation through technology and #BreakTheBias.
During the visit, Minister St-Onge was able to meet with staff, take part in a demo of Immervision latest technology for laptops, drones and multipurpose bodycams, and discuss with Immervision CEO, Pascale Nini, how Immervision projects have supported partnerships with local Quebec companies and the company’s expansion with Fortune 500 customers.
“Immervision has always been at the forefront of machine perception emerging trends, and we believe our success is based on the quality of our diversified and multicultural team, our creativity, and our ability to evolve,” explains Immervision CEO, Pascale Nini. “With one-third of the company made up of women, we find part of our success is the continued commitment to advancing gender diversity in tech and fostering innovation across the entire company, regardless of gender.”
In recent years, women have had an ever-increasing presence in the tech landscape. While their presence is growing, inequality in pay and advancement opportunities persist. A recent Deloitte report predicts that large global technology firms, on average, will reach nearly 33% overall female representation in their workforces in 2022. This number is up slightly from 2019 (more than 2%), but experts predict it could take more than 10 years to gain equal representation as their male counterparts in tech.