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CM118: The Myth of the Unicorn: Perspectives of Native American Women in Computing

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Hyatt Plaza International Ballroom G

Objective: Guidance
Audience Level: All
Session Type: Panel

These extraordinary women in the tech industry identify as members of indigenous tribes from across Northern America. They will discuss their experiences, what it means to be a unicorn— a “mythical” or “non-existent” figure in tech—and what the tech communities can do to increase support and visibility.


Amanda Sharp, HPC Performance Validation Engineer, Intel
Kylie Bemis, Future Faculty Fellow, Northeastern University
Nicole Archambault, Web Developer, La Vie En Code
Squiggy Rubio, Web Developer, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Sarah EchoHawk, CEO, American Indian Science and Engineering Society