Women in technology at PDC09

When I was at PDC I spent some time with Ed and Ashley of Ed and Ashley’s 5 minute show. They have a video blog with a number of interviews they have conducted with women in the technology. I spoke with them about mentoring, and the clip was recently posted. See Episode 57, Cathy Dumas (PDC09). Upshot: mentoring works, it retains women in high tech, start early in your career, have goals in mind, mentor often. I talked about an outreach program started by Erin Chapple (see her video) where mentees in university were paired with mentors in industry to help women transition to careers in high tech. I had a lot of fun mentoring in that program, and I encourage anybody that has the opportunity to mentor/mentee to do so. Check out the videos.