Women And Girls In Science And Tech Fields
9:00, Monday, March 9, 2015
It’s no secret that women are vastly unrepresented in the computer and technology fields and even those in the business say, “that has to change.” Technology is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the economy and is a huge job creator. That makes this more than an equality problem; it is an economic one. So, how to bring more women into the field? Three women working to close that gap share ideas.
Ruthe Farmer - Chief Strategy and Growth Officer of the National Center for Women & Information Technology and Director of the NCWIT K-12 Alliance
Lucy Sanders - CEO and Co-founder of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT)
Ivanna Gutierrez - Undergraduate at UNC Charlotte, majoring in Software Information Systems with a concentration in Web Development and a minor in Mathematics. Ivanna was a 2011 National Winner of the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing and has represented NCWIT at the White House and the NCWIT Latinas in Technology Roundtable.