2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

IEEE Women in Tech Summit

Monday, March 16
1:00PM - 3:00PM

Trinity Hall
311 E 5th


The challenges of attaining equal representation and retaining women in technology are two highly discussed issues in the high tech industry today. Many organizations are focused on inspiring girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM); and on providing sustainable support for women to advance their careers. Regardless, it is predicted that more than half of the career women employed in STEM related fields will leave the tech industry in their mid-thirties. Join IEEE and the UN Foundation as we unite SXSW attendees with some of today’s leading women in technology. We’ll harness our collective brainpower to build on the positive potential of women in tech. Leveraging “appreciative inquiry” methodology and design thinking tactics, we’ll collaboratively develop ideas, solutions, and prototypes that help women develop sustainable support networks that usher in opportunity, encourage growth a...

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Elena Gerstmann

Staff Exec IEEE Corp Activities


Mary Ward-Callan

Managing Dir of Technical Activities



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