Greater Burlington Women's Forum: Women In Tech - Where Have all The Women Gone?
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In 1985, 37% of computer science bachelor degree recipients in the U.S. were women. By 2016, that number had dropped to 19%.* In Vermont, it’s even lower: a scant 14% of computer science program graduates from UVM and Vermont state colleges identify as female.**
Those declining numbers play out in the workforce: in 2017, only 26% of all professional computing occupations were held by women. And the percentage of women in leadership positions in technology is small, and it isn’t growing very quickly. What’s going on here? Listen to a panel of professional women in technology careers tell their stories. Find out how they got where they are today, what some of the obstacles were along the way, and how they overcame those obstacles.
- Sam Roach-Gerber of Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies (VCET)
- Lisa Dion, Professor in the University of Vermont Computer Science department
- C.D. Mattison, Principal UX Architect & Designer at Social Sentinel, Inc.
- Meghan Purvis, Scrum Master at Dealer.com/Cox Automotive, Inc.