Diversity 101: The Case for Diversity in Technology
DATE: Thursday, September 14, 2017
TIME: 5:30 – 6:30 PM
KEY Big Data Hub
Applied Sciences Building 10900
Maria Klawe joined Harvey Mudd from Princeton University after serving 14 years at the University of British Columbia. Prior to UBC, Klawe spent eight years with IBM Research in California and two years at the University of Toronto. She received her Ph.D. (1977) and BSc (1973) in mathematics from the University of Alberta.
Klawe is a renowned lecturer and has given talks at international conferences, national symposia, and colleges across the U.S. and Canada about diversity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines and industries, gender and gaming, and lessons from her own career in STEM industry and education.
About the President's Dream Colloquium on Women in Technology: Attracting, Retaining and Promoting Diverse Talent
The value of diverse teams is understood but solutions are still needed to ensure the participation of women and other under-represented groups.
However, increasing the participation of these groups in technology fields is a challenging societal problem — it is about changing our culture and how we see gender roles.
This lecture series aims to educate participants on the challenges and solutions that have been identified to improve diversity in hiring, retention, and promotion to leadership roles.
We invite you to join us in “Women in Technology: Attracting, Retaining and Promoting Diverse Talent” to explore strategies for advancing diversity in the technology sector, critically analyze the culture that has supported a foundation of inequality therein, and engage in multidisciplinary dialogue about the value of creating more space for women and other under-represented groups in technology.
Most lectures will take place at SFU's Burnaby campus, with the October 26 lecture taking place at SFU Vancouver.
There will be a networking session after each lecture.
Reservations for the lectures are now open.
- Dr. Maria Klawe, President, Harvey Mudd College. Diversity 101: The Case for Diversity in Technology. Thursday, September 14, 5:30–6:30 pm, SFU Burnaby. Please reserve your seats online.
- Shari Graydon, Catalyst, Informed Opinions. Women in Media and Advertising. Thursday, September 21, 5:30–6:30 pm, SFU Burnaby. Please reserve your seats online.
- Dr. Steven Spencer, Robert K. and Dale J. Weary Chair in Social Psychology, Ohio State University. Social Psychological Phenomena. Thursday, October 12, 5:30–6:30 pm, SFU Burnaby. Please reserve your seats online.
- Dr. Cathy O'Neil, author, Weapons of Math Destruction. Gender in Research and Product Design. Thursday, October 26, 6:00–7:00 pm, SFU Vancouver. Please purchase your tickets online.
- Dr. Danielle Gaucher, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Winnipeg. Gendered Language. Thursday, November 9, 5:30–6:30 pm, SFU Burnaby. Please reserve your seats online.
- Jo Miller, Founder, Be Leaderly. Women As Leaders and Innovators. Thursday, November 23, 5:30–6:30 pm, SFU Burnaby. Please reserve your seats online.