ITP Camp 2017

A History of Women in Computing

According to the Census Bureau's 2009 American Community Survey, women comprise 48 percent of the U.S. workforce but just 24 percent of workers in STEM fields. Half as many women work in STEM jobs as would be expected if gender representation in STEM professions mirrored the overall workforce.

Historically, women have contributed significantly to the evolution of technology and computing. We will discuss reasons why Women are under represented and possible solutions moving forward. Does media play a part? Does society and culture contribute as well? This will be a seminar style discussion,


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Kate Yourke June 23, 2017, 12:17 pm

I want to attend but am on a deadline with paperwork- can you share any slides or links? Thank you!!

jparada June 23, 2017, 12:48 pm

Companion site for the discussion:

Google Doc (I will update after the session:

jparada June 23, 2017, 12:59 pm

@Kate Yourke Yes. I will repost an updated link after the session

jparada June 23, 2017, 2:41 pm

Ok, updated Google doc with notes and links: