SAN DIEGO, Jan. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Forbes School of Business and Technology Center for Women's Leadership will host a virtual panel on Friday, January 15, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. PT.

Panel speakers include Tamar Elkeles, Chief Human Resources Officer/Head of HR, XCOM; Dr. Chitra Anand, Technology Executive & Advisor, Author of The Green House Approach, Former Chief Communications Officer, Microsoft Canada; Lizzie Bronte, Technology Delivery Expert, Nationwide Insurance; and Dr. Karen Ivy, Department Chair, Department of Technology Studies, FSBT@ UAGC. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Maja Zelihic, Department Chair and Professor in the Forbes School of Business & Technology, and advisory team member for the Center for Women's Leadership.

Dr. Ivy shared, "The technology industry continues to fall behind the curve in terms of gender equity in recruiting and hiring. Women constitute only 34.4% of the five largest technology companies, while they make up 47% of the workforce across all other sectors. Is this lag the result of lower interest among women in STEM fields or resistance to recognize women's tech leadership qualifications? What actions can technology companies and the women who seek to join them take to build gender equity?"

The CWL Women in Technology Panel will address these questions from the varied perspectives of exceptional women who broke through the glass ceiling to attain leadership positions in the challenging technology sector. Join us for a productive discussion of what women should know when considering a career in the technology sector and of theories and tactics toward overcoming gender disparities in the field.

Registration is available at:  

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