Women in Computing: Why Are Women Leaving Computing Professions?

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This is a discussion to explore the fundamental reasons why women in STEM are making advances in terms of numbers in the profession generally, but women in computing have dropped from 35% of the computing workforce to 23% according to a study by AAUW. Why are women leaving, and what do we need to do to change this trend?

Learning Objectives:
1: Identify root issues for women leaving computing fields and cybersecurity.
2: Discuss current research, insights, experiences, and offer solutions.
3: Document our discussion to launch more discussion via #Women2018RSAC.
Karen Worstell


Sr. Cybersecurity Strategist, VMware

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