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Slides and all links from Women in Technology Panel discussion from 2014 KSCOPE conference.

Slides and all links from Women in Technology Panel discussion from 2014 KSCOPE conference.

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  • 1. KSCOPE 2014 Women In Technology Panel EMBRACING THE TECH
  • 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. 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. Career Direction
  • 5. Jobs vs. Degrees
  • 6. Bachelor Degrees Conferred to Women
  • 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. 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. 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. Pay Gap by State
  • 11. Pay Gap % by Age
  • 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. 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. WIT Panel Kellyn Pot’Vin CMTT for Oracle Oak Table Member TD Director, RMOUG @DBAKevlar Alex Gorbachev CTO for Pythian ACED & Oak Table @alexgorbachev 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. References  Google’s Summer of Code- through-the-summer-of-code/  Children’s Development and Toys- research-says-gender-typed-toys  Income, Earnings and Poverty Data, US Census-  Highlights in Women’s Earnings-