Indigenous Women in STEM

Recording of the Indigenous Women in STEM panel discussion from the Finding Ada Conference 2020.
Synopsis
Our panellists will be talking about their experiences as indigenous women, how they got into STEM, the issues specific to their indigenous communities when it comes to encouraging girls into STEM, the role of organisations and institutions in supporting indigenous women in STEM and more.
Featuring:

Karlie Noon, astrophysicist
Aleisha Amohia, software developer
Johnnie Jae, journalist & technologist
Shawn Peterson of Native Girls Code
Eteroa Lafaele, software engineer

Our speakers
Karlie Noon
Karlie Alinta Noon is a Gamilaray astrophysicist who is passionate about Indigenous astronomical knowledge and communicating science. She was the first Indigenous female to obtain degrees in physics and mathematics, completed at the University of Newcastle in 2016. She has since completed a master’s degree in astrophysics at the Australian National University ...

 

 

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Amy Cliett Q&A: Our Pandemic Pivot – How Deploying Virtual Delivery Energized Our Learning Community

Q&A with Amy Cliett after her presentation, Our Pandemic Pivot – How Deploying Virtual Delivery Energized Our Learning Community, from the Finding Ada Conference 2020.
Talk Synopsis
Watch Amy's talk here.

Stats after 90 days for TechGirlz’ “Pandemic Pivot” to virtual delivery: workshops demand rose 60%; 2/3 virtual workshops had waiting lists; and, numbers of girls and volunteer instructors rose in U.S. regions without in-person workshops. In this session, TechGirlz’ Director Amy Cliett walks through their rapid, successful pivot to virtual delivery and shares five revelations along the way that reveal, even at a distance, connecting can create and deepen community.
Links
The link mentioned by Amy is:

Topics

About Amy
Amy Cliett, Director of TechGirlz, led her team to transfer in-person TechShopz to virtual delivery in just 4 days. And she did it while homeschooling her own kids. She understands the role that education, mentorship and acce...

 

 

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Amy Cliett: Our Pandemic Pivot – How Deploying Virtual Delivery Energized Our Learning Community

Amy Cliett's presentation from the Finding Ada Conference 2020.
Synopsis
Stats after 90 days for TechGirlz’ “Pandemic Pivot” to virtual delivery: workshops demand rose 60%; 2/3 virtual workshops had waiting lists; and, numbers of girls and volunteer instructors rose in U.S. regions without in-person workshops. In this session, TechGirlz’ Director Amy Cliett walks through their rapid, successful pivot to virtual delivery and shares five revelations along the way that reveal, even at a distance, connecting can create and deepen community.
About Amy
Amy Cliett, Director of TechGirlz, led her team to transfer in-person TechShopz to virtual delivery in just 4 days. And she did it while homeschooling her own kids. She understands the role that education, mentorship and access to like-minded peers plays in helping middle-school girls stay connected, despite potentially isolating side effects from distance-learning platforms.

Twitter: @_ChaseAmy
LinkedIn: /cliett...

 

 

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Ruth James Q&A: Increasing the Sisterhood in Tech – A Call to Action to the Village

Q&A with Ruth James after her presentation, Increasing the Sisterhood in Tech – A Call to Action to the Village, from the Finding Ada Conference 2020.
Talk Synopsis
Watch Ruth's talk here.

They say it takes a village to raise a child, well, this is my call to the global village to increase the number of women entering the technology sector. I will share some of the fundamentals I’ve learnt over my time in tech outreach to encourage more girls into tech:

Showcasing what it really looks like to work in tech.
Championing girls into tech.
Connecting with opportunities locally and online.
Building confidence in young women so they may continue to stay curious about tech.

Links
The links mentioned by Ruth are:

https://www.xero.com/blog/2020/10/ada-lovelace-celebrating-women-in-stem/
https://rise.articulate.com/share/8ynDMb65QgXVWLGs0PkmCdDLZjKyAqeV#/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn1dSClbRZxyzhqHSSadxLQ/
https://hourofcode.com/nz

About Ruth
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Ruth James: Increasing the Sisterhood in Tech – A Call to Action to the Village

Ruth James's presentation from the Finding Ada Conference 2020. 
Synopsis
They say it takes a village to raise a child, well, this is my call to the global village to increase the number of women entering the technology sector. I will share some of the fundamentals I’ve learnt over my time in tech outreach to encourage more girls into tech:

Showcasing what it really looks like to work in tech.
Championing girls into tech.
Connecting with opportunities locally and online.
Building confidence in young women so they may continue to stay curious about tech.

About Ruth
At 21, I graduated with a degree in Graphic Design & Illustration (which I’ve never used). At 29, I moved from the UK to NZ – this is when I first experienced working in tech (as a receptionist!) At 37, I’d finally discovered what I wanted to do when I grew up – Tech Outreach! I originally started volunteering with not-for-profits and charities working in this space. I now work at Xero as a Tech Ou...

 

 

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