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Wednesday, May 16 • 17:15 - 18:15
A manifesto for the inclusive engineer

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Gender gaps persist in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields, despite many well-meaning efforts. For example, the engineering association IEEE has 11% women members. Advocacy and outreach to girls, as well as recruiting, retention, and advancement programs for professionals, are necessary to grow the next generation of women engineers. Many initiatives aim to close these gaps, yet they do not often tell individuals how to be part of the solution or engage in a personal way.

We aim to support engineers who want to be more inclusive in their daily interactions in their workplaces. As a complement (not substitute) for what is required or expected of companies/organizations, we will jointly produce concrete steps that individuals can take  to help create a more inclusive work environment around them. What can the average engineer do to support processes and tech that is more inclusive? 

The resources we develop will help raise awareness of the role of individuals in changing institutions and attacking gender gaps from the ground up.


Wednesday May 16, 2018 17:15 - 18:15 EDT