Monday, November 18, 2013

Excella and WIT present she++

from Kara Redmann of Excella via Mary Van Dyke:
Did you know that only 18% of undergraduate degrees in computer science go to women? This is contributing to a growing skills shortage, as we lose young women who could be the programmers, technical architects, and data designers of tomorrow.
she++ is a documentary by two Stanford computer science undergraduates that investigates this critical issue. The documentary has been screened in 13 countries and covered in magazines like Forbes- and now Excella and WIT are bringing it to DC.
Join Excella Consulting and Women in Technology (WITon Thursday, December 12thfrom 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM for a screening of the she++ documentary and a panel discussion with local industry leaders.
This event is free to all attendees and will be held at the Navy League Building in Arlington. Food and refreshments will be provided. 
To sign up, please visit:
Our list of panelists includes:
  • Dr. Erin Fitzgerald - Director of the Minerva Research Initiative in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
  • Dr. Elizabeth Hoover - Chief Technology Officer for the Alexandria City Public Schools.
  • Angela Drummond - Founder and CEO of SiloSmashers, a federal strategy and management consulting firm.
  • Dr. Jan Plane - Senior lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Maryland.
Additional panelists will be announced on the Eventbrite signup page as they are confirmed.

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