Empowering Women and Diversity in the IT Community

Women at Work: Gender Equity in the UC Tech Workforce

Empowering Women and Diversity in the IT Community

Women represent roughly 25 percent of the tech workforce in institutions of higher education. This percentage is slightly higher than in the commercial tech sector but still well below parity with men. This panel will examine the numbers in greater depth, looking at trends over the last 5 to 7 years, differences in gender representation among job categories and classifications, and the career pathways by which tech employees enter the field in higher ed. Panelists will present data from the UC system, with comparisons to broader trends in higher ed and related sectors.

Intermediate

With a Little Help from My Friends: The Importance of Mentorship and Sponsorship

Empowering Women and Diversity in the IT Community
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Join the annual UC Women in Tech featured presentation. This year, Jenn Stringer, Associate Vice Chancellor for IT and Chief Information Officer at UC Berkeley, will host a talk about the value – particularly for women – of having both mentors and sponsors to help guide them in their careers. She will discuss how a mentor differs from a sponsor, why each are important, how to establish these relationships, and how her own career path was shaped and supported through this crucial network. She will take Q&A from the audience.

Beginner

Feedback Huddles: Engaging Employees in Workplace Improvement

Empowering Women and Diversity in the IT Community
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Inspired by our Staff Advisory Group's 2018 book club book, Workplace Wellness that Works by Laura Putnam, we launched Feedback Huddles in Spring 2019. Feedback Huddles are conversations with staff from across the department to encourage open dialogue from diverse perspectives. Ideas from Feedback Huddles help guide future departmental decisions. This session will review our planning process, data collection, analysis, and the creation of an action plan to improve workplace wellness.

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Beginner