CHI 2018: Designathon to Support Women in Tech

Karen is co-leading an exciting new SIG at CHI. To set the stage for the designathon, Karen and co-presenter Nicola Marsden will share the findings from a worldwide survey of women and men that reveal the underlying reasons for low retention. SIG participants will then brainstorm and sketch technology solutions. Let's come together and harnesses our community’s

Managing Interpersonal Dynamics in Teams: What is Rude?

What is “rude” to one person may be perfectly acceptable to another. What is fine in the US Northeast may be rude in the South. What is rude in one country may be perfectly fine in another. So what is “rude” and how do we handle it on a diverse team?

Non-US High Tech Professionals: We Need Your Insight!

If you are a female or male high tech professional working in industry outside the U.S., please give us 10 minutes and complete this completely confidential survey. The results will help characterize the daily work experience of tech culture with the goal of increasing the success of diverse work teams.

Be Interviewed: Experiences of Early Career Tech Professionals

The Women in Tech project is exploring the early career experiences of women and men in their first high tech job after college. We’re interviewing developers, engineers, product managers, and UX and HCI professionals who are 9-24 months into their first job. Volunteer!

What If I Had James Damore of Google on a Team?

Many have asked Karen to respond about the James Damore situation. So, she thought about a hypothetical: "What If I had James Damore of Google on a team?" This blog is her answer, including techniques she's employed successfully in the past.

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.

Fall 2017 Newsletter

All of the news from our Fall 2017 Update newsletter! There's a lot happening — pilot testing a new WIT board game, new research studies, conference updates, and more. Catch up — and get involved!