Where Are All the Women? Efforts to Close the Gender Gap in Higher Ed IT

Tuesday, March 28 | 4:30PM–5:20PM | Room 552
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Interactive Presentation
While research shows diverse teams are good for business, we have to look hard to find women working in IT jobs. While women make up over half of the professional workforce, only 25% of computing jobs are held by women. The Careers in IT programs at Yale seek to narrow the gender gap in higher education IT. Join us as we explore opportunities for narrowing the gap. We will address the current state of gender representation in technology fields, a summary of programmatic efforts at Yale, and opportunities for future improvements in higher education IT.

Outcomes: Understand and reference basic research on the impact of diversity initiatives in IT * Recognize and advocate for the organizational benefits gained from such initiatives * Start your own diversity programs using a basic framework and ideas from peer institutions


  • Alina Colossale

    CIO Program Coordinator, Yale University
  • Kate Hathaway

    Manager, Yale University
  • Susan West

Resources & Downloads

  • Where Are All the Women_slides

    1 MB, pdf - Updated on 1/26/2024