DUN & BRADSTREET INFORMATION SESSION
Date: Wednesday, March 21
Time: 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Location: GITC 3710
Description: The Ying Wu College of Computing will be hosting an Information Session with Dunn & Bradstreet. Come join us to learn more about professional opportunities within their company. To RSVP, please visit the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/hHm7dEpgiRO3HEQC3. For questions, please contact Dina Anello at firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-596-5332.
CHAMPIONING CHANGE: CREATING DIVERSITY IN TECH AT SCALE
Guest Speaker: Ruthe Farmer, Chief Evangelist, CSforAll.org
Date: Wednesday, March 28
Time: 3:15PM - 4:15PM
Location: Weston Hall Gallery, Rooms 210-230
Abstract: Ruthe Farmer, Chief Evangelist at CSforALL.org and former Senior Policy Advisor for Tech Inclusion in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy under President Obama, will share the lessons learned, and challenges faced over her 17 year career advocating for equity in tech and engineering for women, girls and underrepresented minorities, why many attempts to increase equity in technology fail, and what we can all do to change the industry for the better.
Bio: Ruthe Farmer has focused her efforts on diversity and inclusion in tech and engineering since 2001. She served as Senior Policy Advisor for Tech Inclusion at the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy focusing on President Obama’s call to action for Computer Science for All, and served as Chief Strategy & Growth Officer and K-12 Alliance Director at NCWIT. Over the course of her career, Ms. Farmer has launched and scaled up multiple national programs including the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing, TECHNOLOchicas campaign for Latinas, AspireIT outreach program, Intel Design & Discovery, Lego Robotics for Girl Scouts and more. She served as the 2012 Chair of Computer Science Education Week, was named a White House Champion of Change for Technology Inclusion in 2013, received the Anita Borg Institute Award for Social Impact in 2014, and the Education UK Alumni Award for Social Impact in 2015. Rutheholds a BA from Lewis & Clark College and an MBA in Social Entrepreneurship from the University of Oxford Said Business School.