When: Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 2:00 — 3:30 p.m.
Where: The Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC
Women are underrepresented in many technological occupations, but have increasingly made inroads into the field of civic technology, a sector of digital technologies, platforms, and services which enable progress toward the public good. Civic tech provides a toolbox for citizens and governments to enhance open government, spur community action, and combat inequality. The growing inclusion of women in this field adds their unique experiences and perspectives to the development of transformative technology solutions, reinforcing the role of greater diversity in the workforce.
On Wednesday, June 27, the Brookings Center for Technology and Innovation, along with the Data, Women’s Impact, and Brookings Networks, seek to celebrate the achievements of such female pioneers, highlight barriers that women face in the technology and civic sectors, and offer examples of policies that promote diversity.