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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Workshop Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Transforming Trajectories for Women of Color in Tech. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26345.
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Appendix C

Workshop Agendas

COMMITTEE ON ADDRESSING THE UNDERREPRESENTATION OF WOMEN OF COLOR IN TECH

PUBLIC WORKSHOP #1
FEBRUARY 5, 2020

Keck Center of the National Academies of
Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Room 100

500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

9:00 – 9:10 am Welcome and Opening Remarks
Valerie Taylor and Evelynn Hammonds
9:10 – 9:40 am Morning Keynote Address
  • Kyla McMullen, Associate Professor and Director of SoundPad Lab, University of Florida
9:40 – 10:10 am Discussion and Q&A
Moderator: Valerie Taylor, Committee Co-Chair
10:10 – 10:20 am BREAK
Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Workshop Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Transforming Trajectories for Women of Color in Tech. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26345.
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10:20 – 11:05 am PANEL 1: Underrepresentation of Women of Color in Tech: Industry
Moderator: Manuel Pérez-Quiñones, Committee Member
  • Jamika Burge, Senior Manager, Capital One
  • Dora Renaud, Senior Director of Academic and Professional Development Programs, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Rati Thanawala, Advanced Leadership Fellow, Harvard University
11:05 – 11:35 am Panel Discussion and Q&A
11:35 – 12:30 pm LUNCH
12:30 – 1:00 pm Afternoon Keynote Address
  • Mia Ong, Senior Research Scientist and Evaluator, TERC
1:00 – 1:30 pm Discussion and Q&A
Moderator: Evelynn Hammonds, Committee Co-Chair
1:30 – 2:30 pm PANEL 2: Underrepresentation of Women of Color in Tech: Higher Education and Academia
Moderator: Allison Scott, Committee Member
  • Stephanie Adams, Dean and Lars Magnus Ericsson Chair, Eric Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, University of Texas at Dallas
  • Ann Gates, Chair and Professor, Computer Science Department, University of Texas at El Paso
  • Joan Reede, Dean for Diversity and Community Partnership, Harvard University
  • JeffriAnne Wilder, Senior Research Scientist, National Center for Women & Information Technology
2:30 – 3:00 pm Panel Discussion/Q&A
3:00 – 3:15 pm BREAK
3:15 – 3:45 pm PANEL 3: Underrepresentation of Women of Color in Tech: The Role of Federal Agencies
Moderator: Frances Colón, Committee Member
  • Julie Carruthers, Senior Science and Technology Advisor, Office of the Deputy Director for Science Programs, DOE
Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Workshop Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Transforming Trajectories for Women of Color in Tech. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26345.
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  • Evelyn W. Kent, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering
3:45 – 4:15 pm Panel Discussion/Q&A
4:15 – 4:25 pm Closing Remarks
  • Fay Cobb Payton, Program Director, Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate, National Science Foundation
4:25 – 4:30 pm Meeting Wrap-Up
Valerie Taylor and Evelynn Hammonds

COMMITTEE ON ADDRESSING THE UNDERREPRESENTATION OF WOMEN OF COLOR IN TECH

PUBLIC WORKSHOP #2
Virtual Meeting

Day 1: April 7, 2020

12:00 – 12:15 pm Welcome Remarks, Evelynn Hammonds, Ph.D.
12:15 – 12:25 pm Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D., President of Spelman College
12:25 – 1:45 pm Keynote Address: Shirley Malcom, Ph.D., Head of Education and Human Resources Programs, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Q&A Moderated by Dr. Evelynn Hammonds, Harvard University
1:45 – 3:00 pm PANEL 1: Retention of Women of Color Students in Tech: An MSI Perspective
  • Gloria Washington, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in Department of Computer Science, Howard University
  • Monique Ross, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Computing and Information Sciences and STEM Transformation Institute, Florida International University
Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Workshop Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Transforming Trajectories for Women of Color in Tech. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26345.
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  • Raquel Hill, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Chair of Computer and Information Sciences, Spelman College
Q&A Moderated by Dr. Valerie Taylor, Argonne National Laboratory
3:00 pm Day 1 Adjourns

Day 2: April 8, 2020

11:00 – 11:15 am Welcome Remarks, Dr. Valerie Taylor
11:15 – 12:30 pm PANEL 2: Organizational Change and Women of Color in Tech
  • Enobong “Anna” Branch, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement and a Professor of Sociology, Rutgers University
  • Kaye Husbands Fealing, Ph.D., Chair and Professor, School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology

Q&A Moderated by Dr. Evelynn Hammonds, Harvard University

12:30 – 12:45 pm Closing Remarks, Fay Cobb Payton, Ph.D., Program Director, National Science Foundation
12:45 – 2:00 pm Day 2 Adjourns

COMMITTEE ON ADDRESSING THE UNDERREPRESENTATION OF WOMEN OF COLOR IN TECH

PUBLIC WORKSHOP #3
Virtual Meeting

Day 1: May 14, 2020

12:00-12:15pm EDT WELCOME REMARKS
Fay Cobb Payton
, Program Director, Division of Computer and Network Systems, National Science Foundation
Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Workshop Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Transforming Trajectories for Women of Color in Tech. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26345.
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12:15-1:30pm EDT PANEL SESSION 1
  • Timothy Pinkston, Professor and George Pfleger Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs, University of Southern California
  • Ashley Carpenter, Program Coordinator of Diversity Initiatives and University Center for Exemplary Mentoring (UCEM), Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Beena Sukumaran, Vice President for Research, Rowan University
  • Kamau Bobb, Senior Director, Constellations Center for Equity in Computing, Georgia Tech

Session Moderator: Gilda Barabino, Daniel and Frances Berg Professor and Dean of The Grove School of Engineering, City College of New York

1:30-2:45pm EDT PANEL SESSION 2
  • Denise Peck, Executive Advisor, Ascend Leadership
  • Dilma Da Silva, Professor and Associate Dean, Texas A&M University; Computing Research Association
  • Cherri Pancake, President, Association for Computing Machinery
  • Rocío Medina van Nierop, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Latinas in Tech

Session Moderator: Ed Lazowska, Bill & Melinda Gates Chair in Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington

2:45-3:00pm EDT CLOSING REMARKS
Sarita E. Brown
, President, Excelencia in Education
3:00pm EDT ADJOURN

Day 2: May 15, 2020

12:00-12:15pm EDT WELCOME REMARKS
Cynthia E. Winston-Proctor
, Professor, Howard University Department of Psychology
Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Workshop Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Transforming Trajectories for Women of Color in Tech. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26345.
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12:15-1:30pm EDT PANEL SESSION 3
  • Melonie Parker, Chief Diversity Officer, Google
  • Bo Young Lee, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Uber
  • Stephanie Lampkin, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Blendoor

Session Moderator: Karl W. Reid, Executive Director, National Society of Black Engineers

1:30-2:45pm EDT PANEL SESSION 4
  • Renee Wittemyer, Director of Program Strategy and Investment, Pivotal Ventures
  • Dwana Franklin-Davis, Chief Executive Officer, Reboot Representation
  • Carlotta M. Arthur, Director, Clare Boothe Luce Program for Women in STEM, Henry Luce Foundation
  • Carolina Huaranca Mendoza, Founder, 1504 Ventures & Former Principal at Kapor Capital

Session Moderator: Manuel A. Pérez-Quiñones, Professor, Department of Software and Information Systems, University of North Carolina

2:45-3:00pm EST CLOSING REMARKS
Evelynn M. Hammonds
, Dean of Harvard College & Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz Professor of the History of Science and of African and African American Studies, Harvard University
3:00pm EST ADJOURN

COMMITTEE ON ADDRESSING THE UNDERREPRESENTATION
OF WOMEN OF COLOR IN TECH

PUBLIC WORKSHOP #4
Virtual Meeting

Day 1: June 3, 2020

12:00-12:15pm WELCOME REMARKS
Sarah Echohawk
, Chief Executive Officer, American Indian Science and Engineering Society
Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Workshop Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Transforming Trajectories for Women of Color in Tech. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26345.
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12:15-1:30pm PANEL SESSION 1: Women of Color in Tech: A Focus on Native Americans in Computing
  • Andrea Delgado-Olson, Founder and Chair, Native American Women in Computing
  • Kathy DeerInWater, Chief Program Officer, American Indian Science and Engineering Society
  • Twyla Baker, President, Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College
  • Sandra Begay, Principal Member of the Technical Staff – Engineer, Sandia National Laboratories

Session Moderator: Sarah Echohawk, Chief Executive Officer, American Indian Science and Engineering Society

1:30-2:45pm KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Addressing the “Small-N” Problem
  • Alice Pawley, Associate Professor, School of Engineering Education, Purdue University

Session Moderator: Evelynn M. Hammonds, Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz Professor of the History of Science, Professor of African and African American Studies Harvard University

2:45-3:00pm CLOSING REMARKS
3:00pm ADJOURN

Day 2: June 4, 2020

12:00-12:15pm WELCOME REMARKS
Mia Ong
, Senior Research Scientist and Evaluator, TERC
12:15-1:30pm PANEL SESSION 2: Alternative Pathways to Careers in Tech for Women of Color
  • Bridgette Wallace, Founder and Executive Director, G|Code
  • Kenneth Walker, Senior Vice President, Core Mission Support, Per Scholas
  • Jennifer Carlson, Co-Founder, Executive Director, WTIA Workforce Institute and Apprenti

Session Moderator: Mia Ong, Senior Research Scientist and Evaluator, TERC

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Workshop Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Transforming Trajectories for Women of Color in Tech. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26345.
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1:30-2:45pm PANEL SESSION 3: Supporting Women of Color in Tech Throughout Their Careers
  • Gregory M. Walton, The Michael Forman University Fellow in Undergraduate Education and Associate Professor of Psychology, Stanford University
  • Marisela Martinez-Cola, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Utah State University
  • Nizhoni Chow-Garcia, Associate Director, Office of Inclusive Excellence, California State University, Monterey Bay

Session Moderator: Valerie Taylor, Director, Mathematics and Computer Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory; CEO & President, Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities in IT

2:45-3:00pm CLOSING REMARKS
Fay Cobb Payton
, Program Director, Division of Computer and Network Systems, National Science Foundation
3:00pm ADJOURN
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Demand for tech professionals is expected to increase substantially over the next decade, and increasing the number of women of color in tech will be critical to building and maintaining a competitive workforce. Despite years of efforts to increase the diversity of the tech workforce, women of color have remained underrepresented, and the numbers of some groups of women of color have even declined. Even in cases where some groups of women of color may have higher levels of representation, data show that they still face significant systemic challenges in advancing to positions of leadership. Research evidence suggests that structural and social barriers in tech education, the tech workforce, and in venture capital investment disproportionately and negatively affect women of color.

Transforming Trajectories for Women of Color in Tech uses current research as well as information obtained through four public information-gathering workshops to provide recommendations to a broad set of stakeholders within the tech ecosystem for increasing recruitment, retention, and advancement of women of color. This report identifies gaps in existing research that obscure the nature of challenges faced by women of color in tech, addresses systemic issues that negatively affect outcomes for women of color in tech, and provides guidance for transforming existing systems and implementing evidence-based policies and practices to increase the success of women of color in tech.

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