IEEE Webinar: The Gender Gap in Patents

ieeewie“The Gender Gap in Patents: Why does it exist and how do we ‘fix’ it?”

Women in engineering and technology are invited to a discussion of the gender stereotypes that are affecting their careers in general and in patenting and commercialization specifically, so they can develop the necessary strategies for a career in patenting and commercialization. Understanding brings empowerment.

Date and Time:     Friday, May 22, 2015
10:00 am | Eastern Daylight Time | 1 hr


You will receive the required information for joining the webinar via email when you register for the event.

Participate in a discussion of male gender bias in technology that impacts women’s participation in patenting and commercialization and what we can do to close the gender gap.

Learning Objectives:

* Identify the origin of male gender bias and how it affects human behavior;
* Understand the impact of gender on society and organizations;
* Recognize the female tendency to diminish the significance of male gender bias;
* Understand the impact of male gender bias on patenting and commercialization.
* Participants will be able to recognize obstacles that undermine women’s careers in technology that their male colleagues do not encounter;
* Participants will have the tools to engage their organizations in meaningful gender initiatives;
* Participants will be able to create stronger networks to support women in patenting and commercialization.
Speaker: Sharon Barney, MBASharon is a consultant, speaker and advocate for gender equity in construction and engineering. She holds an MBA from the University of Windsor. In her studies, she investigated the first wave of women in higher education and documented that women were not choosing high paying careers in traditionally male dominated fields. Upon graduation, she accepted a management position in the construction industry where she held senior positions for over twenty years. She has also held senior advocacy positions for gender equity in construction. She currently volunteers as the Lead, Public Relations, IEEE WIE Toronto Section.

*Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Free (You do not have to be a member of IEEE)

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