This summit is designed to offer thoughtful conversations, impactful solutions, empowering talks, and the opportunity for professionals in the tech industry to hear from some of the most inspirational speakers and thought leaders.
“I am excited to be presenting at the Wonder Women Tech Summit on an important topic of diversity, equity, and inclusion programs for those underrepresented in the tech industry,” said Hough-Ross. “I view this as a way to help retain the workforce in an ever-changing industry. When people lack the tools to advocate for themselves and others, they struggle and are more likely to exit.”
In her presentation titled, “Unconscious Bias and Women’s Advocacy in Tech: A Toolkit for Uncomfortable Conversations,” Hough-Ross will touch on several timely topics, including examples of how people can help their companies impact policy change in a positive and proactive manner.
“I hope my presentation will help create a dialogue and get others to think about how they can build trust with people and increase their influence within an organization so that we can all help make the tech world better for those that will come after us,” said Hough-Ross.
At PNNL, Hough-Ross works to support researchers and provide them access to cloud infrastructure. Her work provides researchers more time to focus on experiments and worry less about the specific infrastructure they need to setup to run their experiments. Before joining PNNL, Hough-Ross worked in the private sector where she helped companies explore data center hosting and cloud migrations.