Episode 4: Design Thinking for Gender Equity

Alexa Frank and Rachael Munkacsi, Deloitte,
and Hope Cotner, CORD, guests
April 2019 | 00:28:52
Episode 4 Transcript

We struggle so often in our classrooms and in the larger educational systems to encourage women to participate and when they do participate, to persist in technology programs. Technical program enrollments seldom have more than 20% women. On the industry side, high tech also faces challenges in gender equity. It is a critical issue for both education and industry as we face the future of work.

Deloitte, one of the world’s largest management consulting firms, has been very active and forward-thinking in providing insights to future of work discussions. Lessons learned from their work on designing equality in the workplace can be applied to the classroom environment and are potentially scalable to department and college levels.

In this episode, we discuss how strategies for encouraging equitable representation of women in high-tech industry sectors might be replicable in STEM and technology programs at two-year technical and community colleges. Guests Alexa Frank and Rachael Munkacsi, Deloitte, and Hope Cotner, CORD, discuss how some of the lessons learned from Deloitte’s work on designing equality in the workplace translate to the classroom environment.

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