Harvard Business School, 25 Travis Street (Allston), Room 311
Please join us for the very first Harvard WIT@HBS Dine & Discuss get together at HBS.
Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Time: Noon – 1:00 PM (BRING YOUR LUNCH!!!)
Location: Travis Street, Room 311
To get the our Dine & Discuss conversations started, I thought it made sense to start with the broad topic of organizational climate. With all of the recent news highlighting the prevalence of gender bias and sexual assault in the workplace, this felt like a good starting point – though I hope we will have the opportunity to cover...
Please join us for our November meeting on Monday, November 13th at 3:30pm in Lamont Library Forum Room. We will have a roundtable discussion about do’s and don’ts, as well as give updates about our mentorship program and how to participate.
** Please bring a friend to the meeting, male or female, and help drive change at Harvard for women in technology! **
Date: Monday, October 23, 12:00pm-1:30pm Location: TBD (I'll send an invite when the location is firm) Agenda: Announcements, Presentation, Q&A with Sara, Networking Details: Author, content strategist, and UX consultant Sara Wachter-Boettcher will give a talk based on her new book, Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, & Other Threats of Toxic Tech—a revealing look at how tech industry biases and blind spots get baked into the digital products we use every day. She’ll discuss where tech has gone... Read more about HarvardWIT/UX groups co-host October event
We hope you can join us for the kickoff HarvardWIT@HBS meeting on October 18 @3:00 pm in Batten 201 at HBS. At the meeting, Donna Tremonte will review the work and accomplishments of HarvardWIT over the past year, with a particular focus on a summer meeting with Harvard’s CIO Council. She will also talk about some of the work ahead for the group in FY18 and ways to get involved. Because WIT will have a couple of meetings on the HBS campus each year, we will also spend part of the time discussing what you all would like to see/experience at those meetings.
7th Annual IT Summit, https://huit.harvard.edu/it-summit
In lieu of our May meeting we invite HarvardWIT members to join us for a panel discussion on June 8th at 2:20 pm to 3:15 pm at the IT summit, so that we can share the information that we have amassed so far and get feedback from the HarvardWIT community on it. Again, there will be no May meeting, so please join us in June and bring a co-worker!
Forum Room @ Lamont Library, 11 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Please join us to hear Jim Waldo, Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Computer Science, Chief Technology Officer, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Science, Professor of Technology Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, Distinguished Engineer, speak about diversity initiatives in Computer Science.
Description: Gender equality is a moral and a business imperative. But unconscious bias holds us back, and de-biasing people’s minds has proven to be difficult and expensive. Diversity training programs have had limited success, and individual effort alone often invites backlash. Behavioral design offers a new solution. By de-biasing organizations instead of individuals, we can make smart changes that have big impacts. Presenting research-based solutions, Iris Bohnet hands us the tools we need to move the needle in classrooms...