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Where are the women in tech? Since the 1980s, the number of IT degrees awarded to women has actually declined and there are far fewer women working in tech than men. It’s time to change this depressing statistic, says Tarah Wheeler, researcher, author and entrepreneur.
Join Ms. Wheeler, Principal Security Advisor and Cybersecurity Policy Fellow, New America, and Sarah Box, Counsellor, Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation, OECD, for a frank look at the unconscious social bias against women in the tech industry and a practical discussion of what women considering getting into tech, or those want to take their tech career to the next level, need to do.
- Find out more about the OECD's Going Digital Project
- Read the OECD report The Pursuit of Gender Equality: An Uphill Battle
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