WOMEN IN TECH: A PANEL AT THE BERKELEY FORUM
Despite the tech industry’s efforts towards inclusion and diversity, the number of women in some tech-related fields has plummeted. In many of the largest tech companies, women make up less than a quarter of the employee population. Women who enter the tech industry face rampant biases and stereotypes; for example, a study showed that half of women with careers in STEM fields eventually leave their jobs because of hostile work environments. This problem is just as present at UC Berkeley, as only 11% of EECS graduates in 2016 were female. This panel aims to bring together women in the tech field to discuss solutions to the systemic issues they face.
- Iris Kuo, co-founder and CEO of LedBetter
- Natalie Nakai, co-founder of the XX+UX Mentorship Program and Design Manager at Course Hero
- Fatema Kothari, Board Member at SF-Internet Society & Girls in Tech SF and Senior Consultant at T-Mobile
- Paulette Penzvalto, Lead, Autistics@ and AutisticWomen@Google, Member of the Google Disability Alliance
Date: February 22, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall
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5:55 p.m. Admission Closed (No Late Seating)
6:00 p.m. Event Begins
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