Women in Tech: Panel Discussion

Sponsored by the UofM School of Information Entrepreneurship Program

Tuesday, November 18 | 3-4pm

3100 North Quad: Ehrlicher Room

University of Michigan


Photo courtesy of www.si.umich.edu

Join a discussion on women in technology with panelists Lisa Nakamura and Stefanie Wuschitz with UMSI moderator Stephanie Wooten. Panelists will discuss their personal experiences and perspectives working in technologically mediated spaces and how feminist perspectives affect maker and hacker spaces and technological culture.

Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.


About the Panelists

Stefanie Wuschitz is a post-doc and founder of a feminist hackerspace in Vienna. She finished her P.h.D. June 2014 at the University of Technology, Vienna, researching on “Feminist Hackerspaces. A Research on Feminist Space Collectives in Open Culture”.


Lisa Nakamura is the Gwendolyn Calvert Baker Collegiate Professor of American Cultures and Screen Arts and Cultures at Michigan and co-facilitator of FemTechNet, a network of educators, activists, librarians, and researchers interested in digital feminist pedagogy, and the Coordinator of Digital Studies at the University of Michigan.


Stephanie Wooten, moderator, is a current UMSI student focusing on education technology in K12 and STEM education, with a background in technology mediated social participation.  At U-M, she is active in FEMMES, a student organization that partners with the area to encourage girls to learn and explore their potential in science, technology, math and engineering (STEM).