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Baruch Women in Tech

Mission – to increase and support participation of women in technology related areas. We focus on CIS majors and minors, but our interest is not limited to these only.  For many non-majors, technology – in the form of free electives, self-teaching, club participation, etc. – will be the ‘breadth’ option, the skillset that shows them off to their best advantage in the job market.

Timeline
WiTNY / CUNY Workshop Participant, July 2016. Report.
Under the leadership of University Provost Vita Rabinowitz and Ann Kirschner, in charge of Strategic Partnerships. Sponsored by WiTNY.  Workshop aimed at developing plans for recruitment and retention of women in computer courses. Participants represented the various campuses of CUNY.  Let by a faculty member from Harvey Mudd, along with presentations by individuals from the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT). and Northeastern U. Particular focus on redesigning the intro course to recruit and retain more women into computer science.
Joined NCWIT's Academic Alliance as an institutional member, September 2016.
Department Kickoff meeting - Brainstorming session, September 15, 2016. Notes.
We worked closely with students to create a new student club, The Fem|Code, for men and women who wish to support women in technology careers. Club officially chartered November 2016.
March 9, 2017. Women in Technology: A Panel Discussion for students and alums.  Four Baruch alumnae share their experiences as successful women working in the technology sector and their thoughts on diversity and other issues in the technology workplace. The panel discussion will be followed by a networking hour for Baruch alumni and students. This event is open to all women and men who are interested in technology, business, and diversity in the workplace.