Panel Discussion: Women in IT

Paula Stolar

As part of the Computing[MTU] showcase, April 4-6, 2022, a panel discussion, “Women in IT,” will take place: April 6,  10:30 am-12 pm, in the Memorial Union, Ballroom A.

Though women make up approximately 47% of the workforce in the United States, the number of women employed in IT or data science fields remains disproportionately low at only 26% of workers, according to the Women’s Bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor. Why do so few women turn to IT as their preferred field and what steps can we take to make IT more accessible and inclusive to women? Our distinguished panelists discuss how they chose IT and reflect on work in the field through a female lens. Sponsored by Ford.

Moderator: Paula Stolar, Senior Technology Director, Ally Financial Services
Panelist: Kathy Bellotti,Cybersecurity Program Manager, US Venture Inc.
Panelist: Mari Buche, Associate Dean and Professor of Management Information Systems, College of Business
Panelist: Carrie Schaller, Business Process Director for Manufacturing Operations, Dow Chemical
Panelist: Elaine Stephens, Head of Customer Engineering, Google