Women in Computing: Challenges & Opportunities 🗓

— (CS) – STEM fields, declines, growing the numbers, challenges, opportunities …

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Webinar Date: Thursday, April 27, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM (EDT)
Speaker: Jill Gostin, Georgia Tech Research Institute (and IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors, Membership & Geographic Activities, Vice Chair of Outreach)
Location: on the Web
Cost: none
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Summary: Women in many of the STEM fields continue to struggle to gain footing. While computing has traditionally had more women than some of the other technical fields, there has been a decline in the number of women in computing. A recent study showed that by 2025, the number of women in the computing workforce will decline to 22%; in 1995 that number was 37%. Join us as we discuss:
— The challenge of growing our numbers
— The challenge of being a woman in a male-dominated work environment
— Turning the challenges into opportunities
— What lies ahead


Jill Gostin has an MS in applied mathematics from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and is a Principal Research Scientist and the Deputy Director of the Information and Communications Laboratory at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). She has worked at GTRI since 1985, where her work has focused on algorithm assessment, software test, and evaluation. She has managed programs related to radar software development & testing, was instrumental in creating an acoustic environment simulation, and has successfully developed fractal geometry applications. She has authored numerous technical papers and won several research & service awards.
Currently, she serves on the Board of Governors and on the Membership & Geographic Activities Board as Vice Chair, Geographic Activities. She is the past chair of the CS Atlanta Chapter and a member of both the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society and Women in Engineering. She won the 2016 Georgia Women in Technology Woman of the Year Award.