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Low Diversity in Tech: How Did It Happen and How Do We Fix It?

Diverse perspectives foster innovation and ensure the needs of many are met. At present, tech companies lack demographic diversity. As the director of the Center for Evaluating the Research Pipeline (CERP) at the Computing Research Association in Washington, D.C., Jane Stout studies factors that often encourage (or discourage) women and minorities from pursuing IT careers.

Join this interactive and insightful webinar to learn:
- The latest research on why this is the case
- How tech companies can turn this around
- Suggested strategies to increase diversity in our workforce

About the Presenter:
Jane Stout, Ph.D., works at the Computing Research Association (CRA), a non-profit in Washington D.C. that supports the field of computing research and advanced education in computing. At the CRA, Dr. Stout is the Director of The Center for Evaluating the Research Pipeline (CERP). CERP’s mission is to use social science research and evaluation to promote diversity in computing fields. Dr. Stout earned her Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2011. She has been studying diversity related issues in science and technology for more than a decade, has published widely on the topic, and has received several grants and awards for her work.
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