Asian American Women Driving Innovation

May 2, 2019

6:00pm – 7:30pm

Historically, women throughout the world have been sorely underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, as well as in businesses that are driving STEM industries. In 2017, the United States Department of Labor reported that women accounted for 42.2 percent of full-time workers in the life, physical, and social sciences, while only 25.2 percent worked in computer and mathematical fields. In architecture and engineering, only 14 percent of full-time workers were women. According to a 2016 Report on Gender Diversity in Silicon Valley, just 6.3% of Silicon Valley’s 150 most successful public companies have women serving as top technology, engineering, and research executives. At a time when diversity and representation are at the forefront of a national conversation, how can we bridge the gender gap in business and tech?

Join us for an inspiring conversation with two influential, barrier-breaking Asian American women, Girls Who Code Founder and CEO Reshma Saujani and prominent women’s advocate Nina Davuluri. They have each made it their mission, through myriad successful initiatives, to empower and educate girls and women in business and tech. Hear about their successes and challenges in navigating STEM industries and their unique experiences as Asian American women. >>more information on the upcoming event

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