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For every 100 jobs in IT, information assurance and cyber security, only 12 are filled by women.


Though they represent a mere 24% of the STEM workforce, women earn on average 33% more when they work in these high-growth fields.


The College of Technology believes recruiting and supporting the young women the U.S. needs in the fast-growing technology and computer science fields requires strong commitment, leadership and coordinated efforts from educators, relevant organizations and the business community.

Motivated by this commitment, former professor for the College of Technology, Gerald "Skip" Lawver founded the Digital Divas conference. Digital Divas' goal is to connect young women to opportunities in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). This one-day conference encourages and engages female middle and high school students in technology careers while giving them an opportunity to meet and network with professors and students. Beginning with under 100 attendees, the Digital Divas conference has grown to over 500 in the past five years.

If you have any questions, please contact Bia Hamed at 734.487.8659 or bia.hamed@emich.edu.