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Leveraging the Progress of Women in the HCI Field to Address the Diversity Chasm

Dray, Susan and Peters, Anicia and Brock, Anke and Peer, Andrea and Druin, Allison and Gitau, Shikoh and Kumar, Janaki and Murray, Dianne Leveraging the Progress of Women in the HCI Field to Address the Diversity Chasm. (2013) In: International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI 2013, 27 April 2013 - 2 May 2013 (Paris, France).

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2468356.2468785

Abstract

Worldwide there is a gender gap in technology with only a small part of all computer science related positions being held by women. Among different initiatives to encourage women to join STEM fields, we started a video interview initiative last year at CHI to encourage more women to enter and remain in the field of HCI as well as strengthening existing women's voices. In addition to strengthening women's progress, many interviewees also identified a diversity chasm within the HCI field that needs to be addressed. This panel aims at continuing and deepening the conversation that was started at CHI 2011 addressing the experience of women in the HCI field in both industry and academia and extending the conversation to include diversity. It will serve as a platform to discuss important issues such as mentoring, leadership, and career development and for creating networks for including and encouraging diversity in HCI.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
Other partners > University of Maryland (USA)
Other partners > Dray & Associates (USA)
Other partners > Google (KENYA)
Other partners > Iowa State University - ISU (USA)
Other partners > SAP (USA)
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Deposited On:11 May 2015 06:29

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