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Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Presented by: Booz Allen Hamilton

Turning the STEM Talent Pool into the Ocean

Monday, March 14
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Radisson Town Lake
Riverside Ballroom
111 E Cesar Chavez

There is a highly documented negative trend for women in technology with a downward slope in the percentage of women making up the technology workforce. Statistics note that women in IT hold only 9% of management positions and 14% of senior management positions in Silicon Valley startups while they maintain less than 25% of STEM jobs industry-wide. Yet according to a recent Pew study, women were noted as likely stronger at working out compromises and working to improve quality of life. Other studies note how women excel in “soft power” and the key traits of collaboration and reciprocal relationships. So will this industry reverse the trend of women in STEM, and better yet, in technology

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Cheryl Wade

Sr Mgr Diversity & Inclusion

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Margaret Arney at SXSW

Margaret Arney


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Susan Penfield


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