Women and girls of color in computing exploring current trends, emerging opportunities, and strategies for meaningful impact

Frieda McAlear, Allison Scott, Kimberly Scott, Jamika Burge, Sonia Koshy

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Abstract

Women of color comprise a critical segment of the United States population, yet they remain underrepresented in computing education and the workforce and often overlooked in data collection and reporting, research, and interventions to increase diversity in computing. This panel of researchers will provide an overview of the current challenges facing women of color, and highlight initiatives to develop, test, and scale strategies to improve the outcomes of women of color in computing. This panel aims to increase audience understanding of the challenges and opportunities, while inspiring the audience to take action and apply emerging insights and strategies to their local contexts, in order to improve outcomes for women of color. The intention is that this panel is not merely intended to highlight programs, but more importantly, to begin to strategically, scientifically, and collaboratively improve the outcomes for women and girls of color across the computing pipeline. The intended audience for this panel include K-12 computing educators, computing faculty, education nonprofit leaders, researchers and the philanthropic community.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSIGCSE 2019 - Proceedings of the 50th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages1225-1226
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781450358903
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 22 2019
Event50th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, SIGCSE 2019 - Minneapolis, United States
Duration: Feb 27 2019Mar 2 2019

Publication series

NameSIGCSE 2019 - Proceedings of the 50th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education

Conference

Conference50th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, SIGCSE 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMinneapolis
Period2/27/193/2/19

Keywords

  • Computing Education
  • Computing Research
  • Intersectionality
  • Women of Color
  • Workforce

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Education

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