Women in Tech: A Panel at the Berkeley Forum

Seminar | February 22 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 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.

Panelists:
Iris Kuo, co-founder and CEO of LedBetter
Natalie Nakai, XX + UX Mentorship Coordinator and Design Manager at CourseHero
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

 All Audiences, Alumni, Faculty, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

 All Audiences, Alumni, Faculty, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

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