How Do Women Regain Momentum in Computer Science?

Women comprised 30% of computer science majors the 1990s, but have declined to 16% today. A recent argument has been made that the decline was precipitated by the advent of the home computer and it’s dominant use by boys -- encouraged by society and “interest”. This group will debate whether that argument holds and how we can reverse the tide.

Moderator: Ann Kirschner, CEO, Comma Communications*


Judith Spitz, Founding Program Director, WiTNY

Emily Glassberg Sands, Senior Director of Data Science, Coursera

Kelauni Cook, Founder & Executive Director, Black Tech Nation

Colleen Lewis, Associate Professor of Computer Science,  Harvey Mudd College