FREE CLASS: Changing the Paradigm: Female Trailblazers in Tech

with Sean Duffy

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Business & Technology

Event Overview

This FREE panel discussion will focus on a host of issues that are at the forefront of the disparity between the number of men and women in STEM careers, particularly in Computer Science.

MakerSquare understands that a diverse workforce functions more effectively than a homogenous one. Though the participation by women in STEM related fields is on the rise, degree conferment in computer science for women has been on a steady decline since peaking in the 1980's.

The barriers for entry into the tech field for women are numerous, but fortunately, we can all learn from others' experiences. This panel will focus on the various ways in which we can all work collaboratively to address these barriers. We'll discuss how factors like social encouragement, self perception, academic exposure and career perceptions play a role in female participation in tech careers.

Audience members will leave this session with a better understanding of the challenges, barriers, causes and strategies in cultivating inclusive and diverse workplaces in tech.

Our panelists at this event include:

-Karen Lewis, Black Locus

-Mokshika Sharma, Tastegraphy

-Ashley McKemie, Datafiniti

-Tricia McTigrit, Mutual Mobile

Moderating this discussion will be:

Danielle Wilson Burnett, GameSalad

For more info, check out the event listing here:

See you on December 15th!

-The MakerSquare Team

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Sean Duffy is an educator and edtech leader who is passionate about helping to make meaningful change in education through technology. Sean is the founder of EdTech Austin, co-founder of the education incubator EdTech Action and the lead Organizer for Startup Weekend Education in Austin, TX. Currently, Sean is the Marketing and Community Manager for MakerSquare Austin.