Does the representation of women in science fiction influence the absence of women from the IT Sector?

Bradford University School of Management will be holding a workshop to discuss whether the representation of women in science fiction influences the absence of women from the IT Sector.

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With women severely under-represented in the IT sector the reasons for the absence of females are still unclear, however research from Bradford University has suggested this is because the industry believes women are not geeky enough.

During the event participants will be invited to present short analyses of women’s representations in sci-fi with ten-minute film clips followed by discussion time.

The Absence of Women in the IT Sector - Dinner & Seminar will take place 5 & 6 September 2016, with a free dinner on the 5. Overnight stay is also available, with a small number of rooms on offer at Heaton Mount.

The event is being organised by Professor Nancy Harding and Dr Rana Tassabehji.

Guest speaker Martin Griffin from University of Leeds will discuss his study of how Disney films influence young girls 'organisational readiness'. Additional speakers will also be announced soon, who will discuss new directions for women in technology.

You can book online here.