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So far Shelley Wood has created 13 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.

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.

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.

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".

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.

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.

October 19-21
Karen presenting at the Grace Hopper conference

The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is the world's largest gathering of women technologists. Karen will be co-leading a workshop on Retaining High Tech Women and sharing the latest research from the Women in Tech project. She's also chairing two sessions in the HCI track.