Women in Technology
At Pace University, the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems has consistently advanced and supported technology education for women since its inception in 1983. We seek to advance this legacy through the creation of a robust academic and supportive living environment within the school and within our community in New York, where we will inspire, nurture, and sustain a passion for STEM among young women who will become tomorrow’s technology leaders and innovators.
Despite holding almost half of all jobs in the US economy, women hold less than 25% of STEM jobs. We aim to overcome this disparity and are pleased to report that our student body consists of 29% female students, compared to a national average of just 18%.
On the Seidenberg School faculty, 35% are female and both the Computer Science department and Information Technology department are chaired by women - providing the kind of environment where students can thrive through frequent interaction with women in technology who hold excellent academic and professional positions. Our faculty often provide mentoring to students and can help them navigate the sometimes difficult situations they may encounter in their daily lives, whether personally or at work or school.
Growing up, many women were discouraged from pursuing interests in technology due to societal biases, as well as flat out discrimination. Because of that, it is crucial to teach young girls that STEM is a worthy pursuit and one that they are encouraged to learn about. Only through education can the stigma of technology being 'for boys' be tackled and removed. We are actively looking for investment for programs for female students in K-12, as well as current Pace University students, to provide education, training, and a vitalizing environment with the aim of raising the number of women in the STEM workforce to more equal levels.
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Student Club: Pace Women in Tech
Pace Women in Tech is a student-run organization that meets every two weeks on the New York City campus. Stay up to date with upcoming meetings, network, and learn about jobs and opportunities by joining the Pace Women in Tech Facebook group, and checkout their Instagram for more activity. The club frequently invites guest speakers to share their experience as women in the STEM industry. Members also have plenty to learn and share with one another too - through their stories, lessons learned, and advice, students discover a support network, as well as a professional network, that can last through their career following graduation.
Student Club: Women in Cybersecurity Chapter
Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS) WiCyS is the only non-profit membership organization with national reach that is dedicated to bringing together women in cybersecurity from academia, research, and industry to share knowledge, experience, networking, and mentoring. Right now only 11% of cybersecurity positions are held by women, and WiCyS’ goal is to make the percentage much bigger. This club meets at the Pleasantville campus.