Hosted annually, the Symposium is WITI@UC’s must-go event for panels, presentations, and discussion.
2020 Women in Technology Symposium: Reimagining Cybersecurity for All
March 6, 2020
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Ada Lovelace Day
Date: October 8, 2019
Take a deep dive into robotic applications for good and discover how to enter the robotics field with networking, mentoring opportunities, and demos from impressive student groups and supportive community organizations including Women in Robotics/SVR.
Women in Tech: The Future of AI
Date: March 8, 2019
Location: UC Berkeley campus
The third annual symposium on Women in Tech was devoted to “The Future of AI.” In 2019, the event showcased the experiences of women in AI and explored our collective future with representatives from leading companies, startups, academia, and the public sector. The event also recognized those who have championed the advancement of women in technology through the WITI@UC Athena Awards. Attendees had the opportunity to share experiences, establish new connections, and collectively champion the advancement of women in technology.
The third annual Women in Tech symposium was made possible with the support of Wells Fargo, Microsoft, Dropbox, Google, Autodesk, Lam Research, Micron, Siemens, Intel, and SEMI Foundation. Campus partners include SkyDeck, One IT, the Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership, UC Berkeley School of Information, UC Berkeley Staff Learning and Development, the International Society of Service Innovation Professionals, the Bakar Fellows Program, the Human Rights Center at UC Berkeley School of Law, and the Office of Intellectual Property and Industry Research Alliances at UC Berkeley
Spring 2018 Women in Technology Leadership Round Table
Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
We invited companies to work together at the Leadership Round Table in order to develop strategies that will foster greater professional success for women technologists across the tech sector.
Women in Tech: A Symposium on Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Thursday, November 30, 2017 | 11:30 AM – 6:00 PM | UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley Campus, Santa Clara, CA
Through two keynote presentations and two panels, this symposium highlighted the strategies of successful women in the tech industry and academia, as well as addressed challenges, like sexual harassment, implicit bias and pay inequality. The event included the presentation of Athena Awards to recognize four women who embody, encourage, and promote the inclusion of women in technology.
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Fall 2017 Women in Technology Leadership Round Table
Friday, November 3, 2017 | 9:30 AM – 3:30PM | 630 Sutardja Dai Hall, University of California, Berkeley
The theme of this Round Table, “Building consensus for adopting meaningful diversity metrics”, brought together leaders in the tech industry, academia, and nonprofit sector together to focus on developing a standardized and meaningful diversity metrics for adoption by tech companies. It is expected that tracking progress across companies will lead to results that can be compared and will improve strategies for reducing the gender divide.
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Spring 2017 Women in Technology Leadership Round Table
Friday, June 2, 2017 | 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM | UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley Campus, Santa Clara, CA
The theme of the event, “Eliminating Barriers for Women in Tech,” is motivated by results of recent studies on women in technology, which reveal major issues for systematically retaining and promoting women in the tech industry. Our objective is to work with industry partners to implement strategies specifically targeted to address these issues and thereby foster greater professional success of women in technology.
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