President's Dream Colloquium On Women in Technology

Attracting, Retaining and Promoting Diverse Talent

This colloquium is no longer running. You can view recorded web streams and read more about previous public lectures on this page.

Fall 2017

“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.

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Past Public Lectures

September 13, 2017

KEY Presents: We The Data

Speaker: Juliette Powell
Founder, Turing AI and, and author, 33 Million People in the Room

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September 14, 2017

Diversity 101: The Case for Diversity in Technology

Speaker: Dr. Maria Klawe
President, Harvey Mudd College

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September 21, 2017

Women in Media and Advertising

Speaker: Shari Graydon
Catalyst, Informed Opinions

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October 12, 2017

Social Psychological Phenomena

Speaker: Dr. Steven Spencer
Robert K. and Dale J. Weary Chair in Social Psychology, Ohio State University

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October 26, 2017

Gender and Bias in Algorithmic Design

Speaker: Dr. Cathy O'Neil
Author, Weapons of Math Destruction

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November 9, 2017

Gendered Language

Speaker: Dr. Danielle Gaucher
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Winnipeg

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November 23, 2017

Women As Leaders and Innovators

Speaker: Jo Miller
Founder, Be Leaderly

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