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)
Using an iconic Red Chair, Sit With Me is a national advocacy campaign that provides a virtual gathering place for people (men, women, technical, non-technical) to acknowledge the valuable contributions of women in computing. (www.sitwithme.org)
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.
This workshop will focus on the current state of the research on gender differences in psychology and aptitude, the conclusions warranted by that research, and particularly the implications of gender similarities and differences for women’s success in computing and technology fields. Attendees will learn how to respond appropriately to assumptions and claims about essential gender differences.
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.