Sep 27, 2017

09/27/2017: Why language matters in closing the diversity gap

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The tech industry has a diversity problem. Silicon Valley has had a wave of sexual harassment scandals in recent months. And only 18 percent of computer graduates nationwide are women. But at Harvey Mudd College, women make up half of all computer grads. Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood talks to Harvey Mudd President Maria Klawe about how we got here and what we need to do to close the diversity gap.

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How to be an advocate for women in tech

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Harvey Mudd President and computer scientist Maria Klawe believes we need to be inclusive — and vocal.
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The Source Code: Maria Klawe

Sep 27, 2017
An in-depth conversation on diversity with the president of Harvey Mudd College.
Maria Klawe is president of Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California.
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The tech industry has a diversity problem. Silicon Valley has had a wave of sexual harassment scandals in recent months. And only 18 percent of computer graduates nationwide are women. But at Harvey Mudd College, women make up half of all computer grads. Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood talks to Harvey Mudd President Maria Klawe about how we got here and what we need to do to close the diversity gap.

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