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So far Shelley Wood has created 14 blog entries.

Watch Karen’s Women in Tech Presentation

In this recording of a YouTube Live Event, Karen covered the latest from the Women in High Tech Retention (WIT-R) Project. She introduced the key retention factors, and then shared some of the interventions, along with some exercises you can try out.

International Women’s Day: Call to Action

Karen reflects on the lessons learned from how grassroots efforts transformed user-centered design and how the @Work Action Framework gives us ways to now make grassroots changes for Women in Technology.

Contextual Design 2nd Edition — Now Available

You have been waiting a long time — now it's here! After 18 years, the classic Contextual Design book is being retired and the new edition — Contextual Design Second Edtion: Design for Life — is available!

The Women in Tech Project

While there are many reasons, research indicates that workplace factors, along with the realities of what they want for their lives, contribute most significantly to women leaving tech. Learn about the project and how to get involved.

Creating Dynamic, Valuing Teams

In this blog, Karen discussed one of the key dimensions of the Women in Tech Framework that defines the critical aspects of daily life necessary to help women thrive and succeed in the high technology industry.

April 15
UXDC 2017

Karen is especially pleased to be speaking in her new hometown: Washington, DC. "Fixing the Leaky Pipeline: Retaining High Tech Women Once They’re in the Door" shares the latest from the Women in Tech project.

April 19 – April 20
New Orleans

Karen is looking forward to her time in the Big Easy! She'll be speaking about the Women in Technology project and Contextual Design at two different events sponsored by Tulane University and open to the public.

October 6
Karen at Carnegie
Mellon University

Karen will be speaking on Women in Tech at CMU's Human-Computer Interaction Institute. Come and learn about the research, the resulting action framework, and contribute your experience to the conversation.