Championing Inclusion and Diversity in Tech

Presented by CU Boulder's Office of the Chancellor, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement, the Biofrontier’s Institute and the Postdoctoral Association of Colorado.

Wednesday, May 31
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Cofrin Auditorium (ATLS 100), Roser ATLAS Building

Event Details

Come hear Ruthe Farmer, former senior policy advisor for tech inclusion during the Obama administration, speak about her efforts to promote inclusion and diversity in the tech world. Farmer will give a talk, “Championing Change: Lessons from 16 Years of Advocacy for Tech Inclusion,” as part of CU Cafe, a student-run seminar series that focuses on inspiring students from underrepresented backgrounds to be successful academics.  

During her reign as a senior policy advisor, Farmer focused on President Obama’s call to action for Computer Science for All. She also served as Chief Strategy & Growth Officer and K-12 Alliance Director at the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT).  Farmer was named a White House Champion of Change for Technology Inclusion in 2013, received the Anita Borg Institute Award for Social Impact in 2014, and the Education UK Alumni Award for Social Impact in 2015.

This event is free and open to the public.