William Gould Dow Distinguished Lectureship: Technology, Innovation, and Diversity

By Elizabeth Walker | April 6 2018

April 6, 2018

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Walgreen Drama Center 
Stamps Auditorium
1226 Murfin Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

The excitement of technology is contagious. Technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Crypto-currency and Smart Cities bring the promise of a positive impact on our lives. And yet technology creation still lacks significant participation from women and other under-represented groups, that comprise well over half of the population.

Dr. Whitney will speak on the dream of inclusion for technology, drawing on her significant experience in this area, and results that we’ve seen to date. She will discuss some of the new efforts and trends in diversity and inclusion, starting with some exciting work in the K-12 arena. She will cover what actions works for organizations, both in industry and academia, and example organization where there is significant change in broad participation. She will discuss why she is optimistic about the future.