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So far Shelley Wood has created 16 blog entries.

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.

May 5-May 11
CHI 2017

Once again Karen will be busy during this year's CHI Conference! She's excited to be an invited speaker for CHI Stories and the Diversity and Inclusion lunch. She's also co-leading two SIGs that represent her old and new passions: Representing User Data and Games for Good to Address Diversity.

May 23
WIE Leadership Conference

Karen is honored to have been selected as a speaker at the IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference (WIE ILC). Karen will be speaking on "Retaining High Tech Women Once They Are in the Door".

June 5-7
UPXA 2017

Mark your calendars! Karen will be presenting at UXPA 2017 in Toronto, Canada. Karen's presentation on "Diversity in High-Tech: Retaining Women Once Hired" is June 6.

June 15
Cloud Foundry Summit Silicon Valley

Karen looking forward to facilitating a luncheon panel on diversity, at which she'll also share an overview of the Women in Tech research. Cloud Foundry Summit is the premier event for enterprise app developers.

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.