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Girls Encoded hosts panel to connect students with successful women in CS

On Tuesday, March 20th, undergraduate and graduate computer science students attended “Sharing Perspectives Panel: Women in Computing”, an event hosted by Girls Encoded that highlighted women software engineers and researchers in industry. The event featured panelists, including, Annie Sullivan from Google, Meghan Richey from SolarTech, and Alexandra Lefevre and Sandra Leeà from JP Morgan Chase.

Students had the opportunity to gain insight from these successful women working in industry, as well as, ask questions about their experiences and how to succeed after graduation.

The topics that were discussed included:

  • How unconscious bias affects women in tech and how that landscape is changing for the better
  • Imposter syndrome
  • Why the panelists chose software engineering
  • The Interview process
  • How to get the most out of an internship
  • Whether or not to get a master's degree
  • How to find a mentor

Girls Encoded is a program to develop the pipeline of women in computer science as well as to retain the women who have entered into the program. The program has two focus areas: to help develop the pipeline of women in computer science as well as to retain the women who have entered into the program.


Posted: March 26, 2018