Drs. CAROL FRIEZE and JERIA QUESENBERRY - Postponed
CAROL: Director, SCS4ALL and Women@SCS, School of Computer Science
JERIA: Associate Teaching Professor, Information Systems Program
Carnegie Mellon University
Cracking the Digital Ceiling: Women in Computing around the World
Is computing just for men? Are men and women suited to different careers? In this talk we will present global perspectives that challenge these commonly held western views, perpetuated as explanations for women’s low participation in computing. We will also examine the obstacles and catalysts within various cultures and environments to help those interested in improving the situation understand where they might look to make changes that could impact women’s participation in their classrooms, companies, and administrations.