The recent documentary CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap aims to explore why there aren’t more girls and people of color seeking careers in computer science. CODE takes a hard look at the gender gap and at the digital divide, but also looks beyond — to solutions and change.
And if you haven’t had the chance to sit down and view the film yet this sounds like a cool opportunity to do so: Fenway Summer Ventures, Softtek and the Pan American Development Foundation are cohosting a screening and concurrent evening of discussion with a panel of impressive #DCTech ladies.
First! Get fired up by this trailer:
Among the ladies on the panel are Sonal Shah, the executive director of Georgetown’s Beeck Center and former White House director of social innovation; Frances Colon, deputy science and technology adviser to the secretary of state; Amanda Brown, the former executive director of the National Women’s Business Council; Anna Canfield Roth, principal at Bethesda-based Fenway Summer Ventures; Julie Lenzer, the director of innovation and entrepreneurship at the Department of Commerce; and Erin Horne McKinney, senior adviser to the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development in D.C.
It’s quite a lineup.
The event page doesn’t offer much in the way of description on what the panel will discuss other than the obvious “bridging the gender gap in the digital age,” but we’re sure these women have some great stories to share.
The free event is scheduled for June 14 at the Organization of American States general secretariat building. You can register here, and learn more about the film itself here.