Moran Weber - Breaking the Gender Stereotype in Tech

Moran Weber - Breaking the Gender Stereotype in Tech

Moran Weber, CEO & Founder of Women on Stage; It’s no secret women are highly underrepresented in the Tech industry. Has it always been like that? Is it the natural way? or CAN we make a difference?

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Time & Location

06 Mar, 10:00 – 11:00

https://mobileye.zoom.us/j/87600019697

About the event

Abstract:

It’s no secret women are highly underrepresented in the tech industry. Some argue that this is a “natural” given fact, but it hasn't always been this way; 

Since the 60s, there's been an increasing number of women who went out to college; an increase that was more or less the same in all fields. But something happened in the 80's that made their percentage drop, solely in the computer science field. What happened?

In this talk, I’ll explain the factors that account for these numbers and demonstrate how gender stereotypes affect and shape the tech world even when they’re totally unconscious. 

I’ll show you there isn’t anything “natural” about it, and that you CAN make a difference just by doing some things differently. Finally, I will give practical and scientifically-backed techniques in order to attract more women into tech.

Bio:

Moran Weber, CEO & Founder of Women on Stage

Moran is a Social Entrepreneur and the proud founder of this platform: 'Women on Stage'. She's formerly Tech Lead at Wix with 10 years of experience in software development. Other than that, she's also a Social Psychologist. That is she holds an MA in Social Psychology, along with a BSc in Computer Science and Psychology from Tel-Aviv University. Moran is deeply committed to promote and encourage women in the tech industry. She's the 'Women in Tech Forum' meetup series Co-Founder and the author of the viral essay "How to attract more women" which inspired many.

More about the speaker: https://www.womenonstage.net/speakers/Moran-Weber

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