President's Dream Colloquium on Women in Technology: Attracting, Retaining and Promoting Diverse Talent
“Diversity and unity are the two magical words that can make any project succeed.”
–Martine Rothblatt, Founder, chairperson, and CEO, Sirius Satellite Radio
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 September 13 and October 26 lectures taking place at SFU Vancouver.
There will be a networking session after each lecture.
Reservations for the lectures are now open.
- Juliette Powell, Founder, Turing AI and WeTheData.org, and author, 33 Million People in the Room. KEY Presents: We The Data. Wednesday, September 13, 6:30–8:00 pm, SFU Vancouver. Please reserve your seats online.
- 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 and Bias in Algorithmic 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.
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The President's Dream Colloquium on Women in Technology is generously funded and supported by: