Empower - The Campaign for Northeastern University


The Future of Women in Technology: Charlotte

Title: The Future of Women in Technology

Location: Skookum, 201 South Tryon Street, Suite #1500, Charlotte, North Carolina 28202


Over the past 50 years, women in the United States have made great strides in education and entry into the workforce in the United States.  Today, the majority of bachelor degree graduates (60%) and master’s level graduates (57%) are women, and nearly half (48%) of this country’s workforce is comprised of women.  However, as the world rapidly shifts to digital, women account for only 20% of the bachelor’s degrees conferred in engineering, computer science, and physics.  Regardless of specific area of technology, only about 25% of these positions are held by women. (National Center for Educational Statistics).  And, while women represent almost half of the US workforce, just 5% are CEOs of Fortune 500 companies and that number expands only slightly when looking at Fortune 1000 companies.  (Pew Research)

Join us for a panel discussion with female leaders from a variety of industries as they weigh in on a future where digital, AI and other technologies will have greater influence in the workplace and on our lives.  They’ll address tough topics on underrepresentation, culture, career, and life balance, the ethics and economics for gender parity, and provide insights on how to effectively advocate for change within your own organization.

Panel Discussion: 


Brooks Raiford, CEO - North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA)

Research Partner:

Tara Wisniewski, Managing Director, Advocacy and Public Affairs - ISACA


Terri O'Leary, Senior Vice President of Technology at Wyndham Capital
Anuja Ratnayake, Director of Emerging Technology and Strategy at Duke Energy
Dr. Tiffani Williams; Professor and Director of Computer Science Programs at Northeastern University - Charlotte 
Haley Bohon, Founder and CEO at SkillPop

Sponsorship:  If you would like to support this event as a Program Sponsor, please contact Tracy Sternberg at (919) 856-0393 or e-mail Tracy.

Friday, September 22, 2017 at 8:30am



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