Reskilling to Build Diverse Tech Teams

Title: Reskilling to Build Diverse Tech Teams
Date: July 27, 2023
Duration: 1.5HR

Sue Black, OBE, Durham University, ACM PD Committee

Elizabeth (Beth) Hawthorne , Rider University, ACM Education Board

Marlene Mhangami , Voltron Data; ACM Practitioner Board

Srikantan Moorthy , Infosys (Retired), ACM PD Committee

Brad Voeller, New Apprenticeship

Registration Link

Expert Insights on Mentoring (free course for ACM Members)
Advancing Meaningful Diversity In The Workplace: Session Replay (free course for ACM members)
Workplace Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Action (free course for ACM members)
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Trainers (free book for ACM members)
Demanding More: Why Diversity and Inclusion Don’t Happen and What You Can Do About It (free book for ACM members)

Sue Black’s Links:
TechUPWomen- How far we’ve come
TechUPWomen website:
Professor Sue Black Linktree:
My 100 moments that ROCKED computer science podcast:

Beth Hawthorne’s Links:
Fast Facts from the American Association of Community Colleges
National Center for Education Statistics, Postsecondary Survey Results
National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education and Workforce Impacts Book

Marlene Mhangami’s Links:

Brad Voeller’s Links:
Tech Apprenticeships
US DOL Apprenticeship
College Promise Programs

Was thinking would be an interesting discussion topic for the panel concerning diversity, ChatGPT and the future of Tech Teams.
The quote below is from the movie “Hidden Figures” where they are discussing the new IBM system being installed at NASA to all the calculations their team was doing. Note: “IBM’s” is referring to the new IBM system:
Dorothy: IBM’s going to put us all out of work.
Katherine: What can we do about it?
Dorothy: Only one thing to do: learn all we can. Make ourselves valuable.