Latinas in Technology brings together community leaders, policy makers, researchers, marketers, and members of the media to encourage Latinas and their families to consider careers in technology. (www.ncwit.org/latinas)
This session will help you identify prospective students, leverage existing resources on your campus, craft and assess the messages you use, and ultimately, design an effective strategy for recruiting diverse students to your computing program.
This session will focus on strategies proven to sustain young women’s interests in computing from high school through graduate school and into the computing workforce, and prepare you to implement these strategies in your own work.
Gathering and releasing data about the diversity of your employees are important first steps toward creating an environment that allows both diversity and innovation to flourish. Learn about NCWIT resources and tools available to help you with your transparency efforts.
Offering interactive activities and relating computing skills to real-world careers can help reduce stereotypes about the technology industry. Learn about exciting and creative ways to engage young women in computing.
Practical Strategies for Reducing Stereotype Threat
More than 350 studies have shown how stereotype threat can reduce performance, confidence, and risk-taking for underrepresented groups in a variety of settings. Come learn about concrete ways you can reduce the negative effects of this subtle phenomenon in both academic and industry settings. These strategies will help a diverse range of students and employees participate fully in and make meaningful contributions to team collaboration and innovation.