Diversity/WIT Panel: Reframing Technical Difficulties -- Expertise, Inclusivity, and How Work Gets Done in IT
This session was not recorded, at the request of the presenter - UCTech 2019 Planning Committee
These days, working in IT means everything from coding to budgeting to marketing. IT organizations require diversity to thrive and to manage the emerging complexities that define IT work. Yet legacy norms and expectations may prevail and constrain who gets to contribute – whether that means getting a special project, feeling included, having a voice, or just landing the job. In this session, panelists will discuss how the IT workplace can become more inclusive by reframing what’s considered “technical’ based on their varied professional experience and organizational viewpoints. UC Merced CIO Ann Kovalchick will moderate the panel discussion, exploring such questions as
- Does “technical” mean something different for women and men?
- Is there “invisible” work at UC?
- What can each of us do to respond to stereotype?
- How can employees at all levels drive change?
All genders are warmly welcomed to attend! The 90 minute session will include the panel discussion and a “meet and greet” for continued networking and conversation.
Panelists have provided the following recommended resources to frame the conversation.
- Closing The Gender Gap is Good for Business
- Make Gender Equality A Value Not A Priority
- How Gender Bias Corrupts Performance Reviews and What to Do About It
- Research Based Advice for Women Working in Male-Dominated Fields
- Why Diversity Programs Fail
- Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People by Anthony Greenwald and Mahzarin Banaji
- Originals: How Non-Conformist Move the World by Adam Grant
- Paola Cecchi-Dimeglio, How Gender Bias Corrupts Performance Reviews, and What to Do About It
- Amy C. Edmondson, The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth
- Janice Gassam, Forbes, Diversity Without Inclusion Is Useless
- Marshall Goldsmith, What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful
- Carla Ann Harris, Expect to Win: 10 Proven Strategies for Thriving in the Workplace
- J. Kelly Hoey, Forget Mentoring, Sponsorship Is What's Needed To Keep Women In Tech
- Women at Work from Harvard Business Review: https://hbr.org/2018/01/podcast-women-at-work
- The Will to Change with Jennifer Brown: https://jenniferbrownspeaks.com/category/podcast/
- Inflection Point with Lauren Schiller: https://www.inflectionpointradio.org/
- Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet, by Claire Evans
- Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys' Club of Silicon Valley, by Emily Chang
- Gregory M. Walton and Shannon T. Brady, "The Many Questions of Belonging," in Handbook of Competence and Motivation: Theory and Application, Second Edition. Edited by Andrew J. Elliot, Carol S. Dweck, and David S. Yeager (Guildford Press, 2017): https://www.guilford.com/excerpts/elliot3.pdf?t