"We are fast approaching 2012 and still, women make up only 27% of the technology or engineering fields, and 40% of those drop out after two years". Those unfortunate statistics are cited by New York University Professor Agnieszka Roginska who adds that "these numbers haven’t changed from when they were first reported 30 years ago.”
The Society of Women In TeCHnology (SWITCH) hosted a well-attended mixer at the 131st AES Convention to celebrate its inaugural year as a student run club for women technology students at NYU, both graduate and undergraduate. SWITCH empowers women to succeed in technology related fields, be it academic or professional, with an emphasis on music technology and the industry and arts professions. SWITCH is made up of engineers, scientists, artists, musicians, educators and music industry professionals who strive to inspire and learn from one and other. Through SWITCH, women are given an opportunity to network, collaborate, and share ideas.
For more information on SWITCH, contact Jeanne Montalvo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted: Wednesday, November 2, 2011