A pioneering woman in AI and Machine Learning, the first woman to receive tenure in her field at UC Berkeley, a computer scientist and digital activist challenging bias in decision-making software, and an organization that has introduced 185,000 girls to coding and computer science. The winners of this year’s Women in Tech Initiative Athena Awards represent a wide range of talents and contributions to the tech field and exemplify the goals of our program.
Bay Area native Erin Hestir followed a non-traditional path to a position in technology before becoming an engineering professor at UC Merced. Inspired by her […]
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Technology companies can now complete a simple check-all-that-apply-survey to provide greater transparency to their recruiting processes and empower students to make more informed decisions on corporate culture fit when evaluating job offers while fostering adoption of evidence-based best practices.
Spin microscopy for quantum computing, underwater nanoscience for clean tech, and bio-prospected hemp are a few of the novel technologies represented in the fall incubator cohort announced by the CITRIS Foundry, the innovation hub of the multicampus Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) and the Banatao Institute, headquartered at UC Berkeley.
Inclusive Pathways into Tech and Entrepreneurship is for students who want to get hands-on experience in creating a project that advances diversity in tech. This course engages in an innovative approach to teaching by bringing together students from tech and non-tech majors to learn what kind of diverse perspectives they need on their team to solve the world’s problems.
The Women in Tech Initiative Athena Awards recognize those who embody, encourage, and promote the inclusion of women in technology. Awardees are leaders who inspire […]
Resources for Women in Tech at UC Berkeley The Women in Tech Initiative has compiled a list of resources for female students at UC Berkeley […]
“Everybody deserves to have formal identification that they can use to exert their rights,” says Brandie Nonnecke, director of the CITRIS Policy Lab, as to […]
A delegation from the Korea Woman Journalists Association visited CITRIS and the Banatao Institute at Sutardja Dai Hall on the UC Berkeley campus last week […]
As female entrepreneurs, the job is often more challenging. For instance, raising capital, only 2% of all American venture capital went to female founders in 2018. Despite the consistent unconscious bias, startups founded by women have outpaced their male counterparts in terms of financial performance.
by Saemmool Lee Cervical cancer is the fourth most frequent cancer in women globally, and about 90 percent of deaths from the disease occur in […]
Researchers and entrepreneurs in the fields of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics emphasized the social impact of the technologies at the day-long “TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics […]
A mysterious white box welcomes users with a sign that reads, “Feeling inadequate? Come on over.” If you put your hand into it, a glowing […]
Competitive teams from the campuses of CITRIS and the Banatao Institute at UC Berkeley, Santa Cruz, Merced, Davis, and Davis Health submitted proposals for collaborative […]
Artificial intelligence is one of the fastest-growing industries in the U.S., yet a well-documented gender gap in the field deters talent, diminishes potential, and can […]
Constance Chang-Hasnain, Berkeley Engineering’s associate dean for strategic alliances, and John R. Whinnery Distinguished Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, took the helm […]
A former Berkeley High School intern in the Berkeley Marvell Nanofabrication Laboratory Summer Internship Program for Young Women has returned to campus as a Berkeley […]
Berkeley City Councilmembers Tour CITRIS and learn about ways CITRIS is advancing information technology in the interest of society. Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin and City […]
CITRIS and the Banatao Institute are pleased to introduce new directors coming on board to support an expanded set of programs for the multicampus institute, […]
The Women in Tech Symposium on the Future of AI has a new date: March 8, 2019 – International Women’s Day. Women in Tech: The […]
Inventors, academics, STEM advocates, and civic technology researchers are among the winners of this year’s Women in Tech Initiative Athena Awards, which recognize those who […]
Join us in advocating for inclusion in technology. We’re hiring a Program Director for our Women in Technology Initiative.
In the CITRIS Tech Museum in Sutardja Dai Hall, a new exhibit is designed to encourage “womxn, femmes, and gender-nonconforming community members” to express and share their anger. “The Bank of Hysteria Toll-free Rage Hotline” enables visitors to vent their thoughts at what looks like an automated teller screen, via text-message or phone. Then the installation prints out transcriptions of these messages into an overflowing crate of “rage receipts” below.