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The Paul G. Allen School hosts Nancy Pelosi and Suzan DelBene

Photo: Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch

Today the Paul G. Allen School was honored to host a roundtable on “Women in 21st Century Jobs” with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Congresswoman Suzan DelBene from Washington’s 1st Congressional District.

Undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and staff explored a wide variety of issues with Pelosi and DelBene including:

  • the barriers that women face in the tech industry
  • policies to encourage more women in STEM
  • public-private partnerships to help close the skills gap
  • sexual harassment in society at large
  • programs that can increase the success of economically disadvantaged and underrepresented minority students in STEM
  • communicating the value of fundamental research
  • approaches to mitigating the spread of misinformation/disinformation online
  • the importance of immigration reform

Our deep thanks to Leader Pelosi and Representative DelBene for spending the morning with us in a truly engaging conversation!

(See coverage in TechCrunch, GeekWire, KING TVKOMO TV, KIRO TV).