KSCOPE 2014 Women In
EMBRACING THE TECH
The Anita Borg Institute
“We envision a future where the people who imagine and
build technology mirror the people and societies they
build it for.”
Hope in WIT
According to Bureau of Labor Statistics data, 46% of new
tech positions have been awarded to women since the
start of 2013.
Meanwhile, the unemployment rate for all tech
professionals was 3.5% in the first quarter, compared to 7.7%
for the overall U.S. workforce.
Unemployment specifics in IT, including Web developers
(1%), network architects (1.7%), software developers (2.2%)
and database administrators (2.8%).
Founders and Partners
Less than 10% of venture-backed companies have female co-
women make up around a third of the workforce in technology but
represent less than 7% of high-tech VC partners and 15% of angel
Why aren’t their more? Discuss some of the
From an early age, students need more exposure to STEM, which stands for
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
IT Organizations benefit from having more diversity in departments. It
provides more value to business, projects and new initiatives.
According to the ESA report, women with STEM
jobs not only earned 33% more than
comparable women in non-STEM jobs but also
considerably more than the STEM premium for
Future WIT, Rethinking Girls Toys
How impactful are toys to children’s development, especially for girls?
Interestingly, toys that traditionally are viewed as male oriented,
(construction toys and toy vehicles, for example) elicited the highest
quality play among girls.
Google’s Summer of Code, 2014
Open to male and female students, 18yrs or older.
Girls in the programs are referred to as “Systers”…
Contributions are to real-world products!
Partnered with the Anita Borg Institute
Google wanted kids to spend their summer’s more
productively: “Flip bits instead of flipping burgers”
CMTT for Oracle
Oak Table Member
TD Director, RMOUG
CTO for Pythian
ACED & Oak Table
CEO, Miracle Finland
President, Oracle User Group
Oracle Applications Architect
Google’s Summer of Code- http://anitaborg.org/profiles/passing-it-on-
Children’s Development and Toys- http://www.naeyc.org/content/what-
Income, Earnings and Poverty Data, US Census-
Highlights in Women’s Earnings- http://www.bls.gov/cps/cpswom2008.pdf