anyone remember what a Sadie Hawkins event is?
That’s when “girls” invite the “guys”.
For this seminar honoring Women’s History Month, we want to assure that
what would traditionally be an audience dominated by women also includes many
men who are interested in creating inclusive cultures in the engineering
August 2016 article in the Harvard Business Review, examined the question “Why
do so many Women Who Study Engineering Leave the Profession?” Although women make up 20% of Engineering
Graduates, 40% of them either never enter the field or leave. The longitudinal
study presented in the article found the answer to the question in the
professional engineering culture.
seminar explores the basics of organizational culture and the uniqueness of a
traditional engineering culture. We then
dig deeper to explore what research tells us about the challenges women face in
leadership and what all engineers can do to increase the increase inclusive nature
of engineering cultures--- particularly how millennials can lead the way in
Panelists: PPG, Westinghouse, Covestro, UPMC, Alcoa, Chester Group
“Global Diversity: Strengthening Community Engagement in a Changing World” panel will
provide an opportunity for the students, faculty, staff, and the campus
community to learn about practices and measures that Pittsburgh-area companies
undertake to maintain inclusiveness in their workplace and Pittsburgh
community. Additionally, the panelists will have an opportunity to engage the
campus community in their companies’ work by discussing their companies’
initiatives that are bringing positive changes to communities around Pittsburgh
and the world.