Women's History Event

Mar 20, 2012, 11:30 AM
Taylor Auditorium, Marsh Hall

Watch a video and share in discussion about Peruvian women who were pioneers in high-tech professions.

This video/discussion features a group of Peruvian women who, beginning in the 1970s, became pioneers in the new high-tech professions of systems programmers and systems analysts for big IBM mainframe computers. Their experiences highlight the problems of women launching themselves in male-dominated professions in a Latin American society; the opportunities and challenges involved in entering into a global IBM culture that made it possible for many of the women to leave Peru and pursue their professions in Brazil, Venezuela, Canada, France and the United States; and the joys and regrets involved in either leaving their home country for foreign opportunities or staying in Peru and forgoing those opportunities.

Posted by Jenni Luckett (jluckett@pacificu.edu) on Mar 12, 2012 at 8:33 AM

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