AAUW Gathers STEM Panel on Changing the Face of the U.S. Tech Workforce in One Generation

March 19, 2015


Experts to Discuss the Findings of AAUW’s Latest Research Report

Media Contacts:
Lisa Goodnight

WASHINGTON — Five years after the American Association of University Women (AAUW) launched a national conversation about women in STEM with its report Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, the organization will release a new report, Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing. This report takes a closer look at the critical issue of women’s underrepresentation in engineering and computing and provides concrete recommendations to help close the gender gap in the these fields.

Leading experts will discuss the findings and recommendations from Solving the Equation before an audience of more than 200 stakeholders at Samsung’s Mountain View campus; AAUW will also live stream the discussion to more than 500 boardrooms, communities, and campuses across the country.

Women today make up just 26 percent of the computing workforce — down from a high of 35 percent in 1990 — and only 12 percent of the U.S. engineering workforce. AAUW’s Solving the Equation research examines factors that contribute to these gender disparities and offers evidence-based actions that educators and employers can take to encourage and support women’s success and persistence in these fields.


The event and live stream will begin Thursday, March 26, at 11 a.m. PDT/2 p.m. EDT.


    • Linda D. Hallman, CAE, Chief Executive Officer, AAUW
    • Catherine Hill, Ph.D., Vice President of Research and report co-author, AAUW
    • Robin Bienfait, Executive Vice President and Chief Enterprise Innovation Officer, Samsung Electronics
    • Londa Schiebinger, Ph.D., John L. Hinds Professor of History of Science, Stanford University; Director, EU/US Gendered Innovations in Science, Health, and Medicine, Engineering and Environment Project, Moderator
    • Aprille Ericsson, Ph.D., SBIR/STTR Program Manager, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    • Ruth Gaube, Vice President and General Counsel, Samsung Research America
    • Elizabeth Gunn, MBA, Vice President of Service Delivery and Assurance-West, AT&T
    • Jessica Lindl, Executive Director, GlassLab Games
    • Scott McGregor, President and Chief Executive Officer, Broadcom

Theadora Vriheas, LL.M., Regional Vice President-External Affairs, AT&T


Samsung Mountain View Campus
665 Clyde Avenue
Mountain View, California


RSVP for the event or register for the live stream online.

Solving the Equation is made possible by these generous supporters: the National Science Foundation, Research on Gender in Science and Engineering award 1420214; AT&T; and the Mooneen Lecce Giving Circle.

Lisa Goodnight By:   |   March 19, 2015