Keep discussions honest and respectful.
Keep on topic and if possible, 15 minutes
to each discussion.
Slides are to offer topics of discussion, we
may jump ahead or back for reference
at any time or work without them!
These sessions are to offer women in tech
opportunities to collaborate, network
According to Forbes and Harvey Nash-
› 9% CIOs are female, (12% in 2010)
Dept. of Commerce reports, “women
have seen no employment growth in
STEM jobs since 2000.”
How 25% of tech positions- is this
accurate when highest percentage held
position of recruiter?
Differences in gender communication:
› Men nod to agree, women nod to state the
other person is heard/understood.
› When a woman asks a question at the end
of a discussion, its often not because she
doesn’t know the answer, but she is
searching for consensus.
› Women often see topics connected that
men do not. Women are “data sorters”
where men often “pre-aggregate”, both
have positive and negative due to this.
Identify Stereotypes and what is gender
How are these different from
Stemming the Time- Why Women are
According to research by Penn Schoen
and Berland , nearly two-thirds (63
percent) of [teenage girls] have never
considered a career in engineering.
Often little or no programming classes
are required to graduate from high
school, when introduction should be
70% of the business leaders believed that
educational about technical fields starts
44% believed that taking a computer
science class sparked their interest in a
technology career path.
Your career is important!
Self Promotion is GOOD!
Dress for the part you want to play.
Raise your hand, speak up- just one
“Lean in” promise to yourself each day.
Build short term and long term goals.
Build a network.
Few female mentors
Those highlights in media are rarely
WIT communities and challenges for