While women continue to have a growing impact in the workforce, accounting for 52 percent of all workers employed in management, professional and related occupations, they still remain underrepresented in STEM Careers including computer science and engineering, which make up more than 80 percent of all STEM employment.

Recognizing the need to build a more gender diverse workforce in technology, Texas Diversity Council and University of Phoenix® are hosting the ‘Tech Gender Gap Symposium Series.’ This three-part series will feature panels of experts who will examine how to attract and retain more women in technology careers. Panelists represent companies from a number of different industries including:

  • Texas Instruments
  • Fujitsu
  • Intuit
  • BNSF Railways

The series will be held at the Richardson Civic Center, 411 W. Arapaho Rd., Richardson, TX 75080. The three sessions will cover a specific topic as followed:

Friday, Sept. 9, 2016
11:30 a.m. — 1 p.m.
Challenges and Career Strategies: Breaking Down Barriers

Friday, Sept. 16, 2016
11:30 a.m. — 1 p.m.
Attracting, Recruiting and Retaining: Getting in the Game

Friday, Sept. 23, 2016
11:30 a.m. — 1 p.m.
Securing the Future: Building a Sustainable Pipeline

“A gender diverse workforce is essential for the technology industry to continue to develop and innovate,” said John Kleweis, University of Phoenix Dallas Campus community development specialist. “University of Phoenix is proud to host this important discussion on how education and business leaders can work together to attract more women to technology careers and build an environment where they can succeed and advance.”

Media is welcomed to attend, but must RSVP. University of Phoenix Dallas Campus Community Development Specialist John Kleweis and Chief Executive Officer of the National Diversity Council Angeles Valenciano are available to discuss the event, the importance of a gender diverse workforce and how business and education leaders can work together to attract more women to technology.

For information on the series and how to register, please contact Mae Marshall at [email protected] or 972.298.6447.

Tickets start at $65.00 and registration can also be done online at:

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