To honor and celebrate Women’s History Month the UC Womxn in Tech committee is hosting a virtual series with two amazing speakers on the days leading up to International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8. These events are open to everyone across the UC system.
Save the Date
Speaker series discussions will focus on inspiring inclusion, following this year’s IWD theme of DigitALL: Innovation & Technology for Gender EqualityThis programming aims to foster a sense of belonging, relevance, and empowerment. Registration will open in a few weeks! In the meantime, please save these dates and times:
- Monday, March 4, 2-3 p.m. – Brandie M. Nonnecke, Ph.D. is the Director of the CITRIS Policy Lab and an Associate Research Professor in the Goldman School of Public Policy. Dr. Nonnecke is also co-director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology at Berkeley Law where she leads the Project on Artificial Intelligence, Platforms, and Society, and co-directs the UC Berkeley AI Policy Hub, an interdisciplinary initiative training researchers to develop effective AI governance and policy frameworks. Full bio(link is external) | Website(link is external)
- Thursday, March 7, 12-1 p.m. – Dr. Lauren F. Klein is Winship Distinguished Research Professor and Associate Professor in the departments of Quantitative Theory & Methods and English at Emory University, where she also directs the Digital Humanities Lab. Lauren works at the intersection of data science, AI, and the humanities, with an emphasis on questions of gender and race. Full bio(link is external) | Website(link is external)
About IWD & Women’s History Month
International Women’s Day (IWD)(link is external), March 8, is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. The first IWD gathering was in 1911, and was supported by over a million people. In 1995, March was designated as Women’s History Month(link is external), a time to honor women’s achievements throughout American history and celebrate women’s contributions across various fields – including IT. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. IWD is not country, group, or organization-specific.
“When we inspire others to understand and value women’s inclusion, we forge a better world. When women themselves are inspired to be included, there’s a sense of belonging, relevance, and empowerment. The IWD 2024 #InspireInclusion campaign aims to collectively forge a more inclusive world for women.”
We hope to see you at one or both of these events. More info to come!
UC WIT Women’s Month Planning Committee