2016 NCWIT Summit — “Shattering the Glass Slipper of ICT Professions: Practical Strategies” Workshop by Karen Ashcraft
This workshop expands on a keynote address delivered at the 2015 Summit. Then, Dr. Ashcraft introduced the “glass slipper” to capture how durable associations between professions and people (e.g., computing and certain kinds of men) are formed and preserved over time. The glass slipper reminds us that diversifying an occupation is far more complicated than advice like “lean in” suggests. But if glass slippers are made, they can also be broken and reconstructed through creative practices. This workshop is designed for change agents in diverse settings who wish to cultivate practical strategies toward this end.