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Thursday, November 12 • 9:45am - 10:40am
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In spite of prominent gains in the overall workforce, the presence of women in technology fields is not only low but seems to be shrinking! There is still a dearth of women in technology fields, with female Computer Science making up only 18% of students (down from 37% of students in the mid-1980’s). Fewer than 20% of tech jobs in high-profile companies (such as Facebook, Google, and Twitter) are staffed by women. Why is technology still a “boy’s club”? How are we, as educators, contributing to this problem and what can we do to improve? Join us for a frank discussion of women in technology fields. What hurdles do girls and women face at various stages? How can educators, administrators, and families help bring more women into this field and retain them? 

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Josie Goytisolo

Successful Television News Executive and Entrepreneur whose career spans three decades. As a senior level news executive, Josie managed and grew news organizations at the local, station group and network level from the bottom up to become leading news division in individual markets. Founder and CEO of CODeLLA. http://www.codella.org/

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Debbie Ajagbe

Ransom Everglades Student
Ransom Everglades School Student
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Ana Albir

Entrepreneur, Moondrop Entertainment
Ana received a BS in physics with a concentration in music from MIT and an MBA from Stanford. Using her unique background in technology and the arts, Ana has combined her passions to develop new ways for children to create and share their creative expression. Living far from home, she found she missed the everyday interactions with her younger family members. She created Drawp so that children and families could connect through artwork, no matter... Read More →
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Jennifer Carey

Director of Educational Technology, Ransom Everglades

Thursday November 12, 2015 9:45am - 10:40am

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