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Friday, March 13 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Women in Tech Can’t Be Our Next Endangered Species

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As tech companies continue to release shocking statistics on the low numbers of women in tech, it’s important to examine the root of the problem: fewer girls studying computer science. Never the realm of the cool kids, CS still attracted enough boys to grow into a hipster coder culture. But despite Title IX and the rise of girl power, most girls are giving a big pee-eww to CS. It’s not a lack of innate analytical ability. Studies show that girls in the U.S. perform as well as boys on standardized math tests. But behavioral differences in the classroom can favor boys, who are more likely to call out answers even when they’re wrong, vs. girls, who tend to answer only when they’re sure they’re right. Intuit’s Anu Tewary took bold steps to stop this technical identity crisis before technical women go the way of the dodo. She’ll describe founding Technovation, a global programming & entrepreneurship program for girls and the ways the tech industry can help women thrive in the world of tech.

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Anu Tewary

Dir of Data Products, Intuit

Friday March 13, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
JW Marriott Room 407

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