Female professionals share personal stories at Women in Tech: Resilience in the Face of Change

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      Emerge SFU is presenting an online panel this Saturday (November 28) that will bring together six inspiring women thriving in male-dominated STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields.

      "The technology industry has been coloured with underrepresentation and gradually building gender gaps," reads the info on the event website. "Tech and AI are some of the only STEM fields that have seen a steady decline in women’s participation in the past 20 years.

      "It has now become tremendously essential to talk about rising Women in Tech in 2020 amidst a global pandemic as the dynamics of traditional workspaces have also evolved. Newer and most recent changes in social movements in the USA and Canada have shown the many hindrances that minorities--including women--go through regularly."

      The panelists will include Lichen Ni (software developer at Pixar), Laisa Barros (production support engineer at Pixar and freelance UX designer), Helen Knight (founder and CIO of Helen Knight Consulting), Alice Li (staff engineer at Squarespace), Surbhi Jain (senior application engineer at Synopsys Inc.), and Jasmine Shaw (systems engineer and Women in STEM advocate).

      Women in Tech: Resilience in the Face of Change takes place via Zoom from 1 to 3 pm Pacific time, and you can register here.