March 25-28

There is a misconception that the only way to support women in tech is by being a woman in the tech field, but there are so many things anyone can do to make the technical community more open and supportive of women. UNC CS Women in Tech Week aims to start a conversation about ways to support women in tech and make the tech environment at UNC a more open and accepting community. How will you support #UNCCSwomenintech?

Women in Tech Week 2019 schedule

Events

#sitwithme Photo Booth

Monday, March 25
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Sitterson Lobby

Come to the Sitterson Lobby and show your support for women in tech!

Movie Night: “Hidden Figures”

Monday, March 25
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
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Join friends for popcorn, candy and movie, Hidden Figures, about three brilliant African-American women at NASA — Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit

Google Presents #IamRemarkable

Tuesday, March 26
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
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#IamRemarkable is a Google initiative empowering women and underrepresented groups to celebrate their achievements in the workplace and beyond.

Tech Lunch Bunch: Mentoring & Networking

Wednesday, March 27
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
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Enjoy lunch and casual conversations with industry contacts from GoogleCapital OneNCINO, and United Health Group. Come for the food. Stay to answer your questions on getting started in the tech industry. No interview experience necessary. All years welcomed.

COMP 110 Diversity Panel

Wednesday, March 27
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
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COMP 110 hosts a panel discussion to explore the experiences of women and people of color in tech. The panel of UNC faculty, students, and alumni will celebrate tech minorities by sharing their challenges, successes, and advice.

Capital One Presents “After the Offer: Negotiations & Next Steps”

Thursday, March 28
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
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Capital One joins Women in Tech Week with a candid discussion on negotiating and how to finalize an offer.

Why Do Women in Tech Need Support?

Are you skeptical about the gender gap within the tech community? Do you doubt whether it really exists? Do you believe that it’s easier to get a job in tech as a woman? Or do you think that women have never been at a disadvantage for entering tech?

We invite you to spend some time reading a diverse array of articles and studies highlighting why the gender gap in tech exists, what is causing it, and what it means for women in tech. We hope that you will be able to learn a little more about why we have created the Women in Tech Week. The list of articles below highlights a diverse array of opinions on the topic with many different sources you can turn to for further reading.

Unconscious Bias/Sexism

Is the Gender Gap Real?

Written by Men

Sexual Harassment in Tech:

How to Help

Inspiring Women in Tech