Registration Now Open Atlanta, GA September 20-23, 2017

2017 Tapia Conference

Women of Color in Computing

Thursday, September 21, 2017 — 1:30PM - 2:30PM



Women of Color are a segment of the population that is one of the least represented in computing, and increasing their representation is further challenged by the lack of positive messages in media that celebrate their contributions to computer science and technology. In an effort to combat this lack of awareness, it is important to amplify the voice of women of color in computing and technology. In the one hour session there will be three sub topics discussed: • Strategies to support the community of women of color in computing • Importance and practices to develop skills in leadership, communication • Themes in the intersection of race and gender in computing

BOF Organizers:
Quincy Brown, AAAS
Jakita O. Thomas, Auburn University
Jamika Burge, Capital One