KSCOPE 2014 Women In
Technology Panel
EMBRACING THE TECH
The Anita Borg Institute
“We envision a future where the people who imagine and
build technology mirror the people and soc...
Hope in WIT
 According to Bureau of Labor Statistics data, 46% of new
tech positions have been awarded to women since the...
Career Direction
Jobs vs. Degrees
Bachelor Degrees Conferred to
Women
Founders and Partners
 Less than 10% of venture-backed companies have female co-
founders
 women make up around a third ...
WIT Poll
 From an early age, students need more exposure to STEM, which stands for
Science, Technology, Engineering and M...
Pay Gap?
 According to the ESA report, women with STEM
jobs not only earned 33% more than
comparable women in non-STEM jo...
Pay Gap by State
Pay Gap % by Age
Future WIT, Rethinking Girls Toys
How impactful are toys to children’s development, especially for girls?
 Interestingly,...
Google’s Summer of Code, 2014
 Open to male and female students, 18yrs or older.
 Girls in the programs are referred to ...
WIT Panel
Kellyn Pot’Vin
CMTT for Oracle
Oak Table Member
TD Director, RMOUG
@DBAKevlar
http://dbakevlar.com
Alex Gorbache...
References
 Google’s Summer of Code- http://anitaborg.org/profiles/passing-it-on-
through-the-summer-of-code/
 Children’...
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Kscope Women in Technology 2014

  1. 1. KSCOPE 2014 Women In Technology Panel EMBRACING THE TECH
  2. 2. 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.”
  3. 3. 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%).
  4. 4. Career Direction
  5. 5. Jobs vs. Degrees
  6. 6. Bachelor Degrees Conferred to Women
  7. 7. Founders and Partners  Less than 10% of venture-backed companies have female co- founders  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 investors. Why aren’t their more? Discuss some of the reasons…
  8. 8. WIT Poll  From an early age, students need more exposure to STEM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.  YES  NO  IT Organizations benefit from having more diversity in departments. It provides more value to business, projects and new initiatives.  YES  NO
  9. 9. Pay Gap?  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 men.
  10. 10. Pay Gap by State
  11. 11. Pay Gap % by Age
  12. 12. 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.
  13. 13. 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”
  14. 14. WIT Panel Kellyn Pot’Vin CMTT for Oracle Oak Table Member TD Director, RMOUG @DBAKevlar http://dbakevlar.com Alex Gorbachev CTO for Pythian ACED & Oak Table @alexgorbachev http://pythian.com Sarah Zumbrum Hyperian Architect ACE Associate @EPM_Queen www.epmqueen. com Heli Helskayho @HeliFromFinland CEO, Miracle Finland Ambassador, EOUC President, Oracle User Group Finland Amy Caldwell Oracle Applications Architect @amyccaldwell
  15. 15. References  Google’s Summer of Code- http://anitaborg.org/profiles/passing-it-on- through-the-summer-of-code/  Children’s Development and Toys- http://www.naeyc.org/content/what- research-says-gender-typed-toys  Income, Earnings and Poverty Data, US Census- http://www.census.gov/prod/2008pubs/acs-09.pdf  Highlights in Women’s Earnings- http://www.bls.gov/cps/cpswom2008.pdf

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