Surviving Bias in the Tech Industry

Surviving Bias in the Tech Industry
Saturday, March 7
2:30 PM
Dogwood Room
Track: Empowerment

 

Bias is a hurdle that all women encounter in the tech industry. It is the reason for lesser salaries and low retention in the workplace. Women must learn how to confidently assert their presence, proactively react to microaggressions, and find the leaders who will help them navigate troubled waters.

 

 

Presenters

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Nkem O'Gonuwe

Nkem O'Gonuwe is a junior studying Informatics and Media Production. She has over six years of computer programming experience and has published five books. She currently works for the Luddy School creating initiatives to increase student engagement and success.

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Maryam Adeniyi

Maryam Adeniyi is a junior pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Information Systems from the Kelley School of Business. Maryam is passionate about solving tough challenges and socio-economic problems by using the intersection of business and technology. Last summer she completed Management consulting internship at PwC and studied at Harvard's Summer Venture in Management Program. Next summer she will be a Business Program Manager intern at Microsoft working on organizational transformation strategy and initiatives.

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Jenni Muñoz

Jenni Muñoz is a junior computer science major from Granger, Indiana. She has minors in psychology and math and a specialization in cybersecurity. She lived in the Luddy LLC on its first year, interned on the TeachIT team of ServeIT, served on the board of the National Society of Black Engineers, and recently founded the IU student chapter of Women in Cybersecurity. She has spent her summers as an IU orientation leader, a cognitive software developer at IBM, and will be spending this summer as a software engineer at Chase bank. She is passionate about increasing recruitment and retention of Black & Latinx leaders in tech and cybersecurity.

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Michaela Krawczyk

Michaela Krawczyk is a first year student in the Informatics program at Indiana University. She prides herself on having a variety of interests, good communication skills, and strong work ethic. Currently, she is conducting research under Andrew Weaver in the Media School as well as participating in Teach IT, Hoosier Scholar Ambassadors, and Luddy Ambassadors. She spends her free time reading books, playing video games, and running a small commission art business.