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Title:WITS: Women, Information Technology and Scholarship in the 1990s
Author(s):Valdivia, Angharad; Hawisher, Gail; Estabrook, Leigh; Barrett, Jenny; Irish, Sharon
Contributor(s):Irish, Sharon; FemTechNet Collective; Tubbs, John
information technology
University of Illinois
Angharad Valdivia
Gail Hawisher
Leigh Estabrook
Jenny Barrett
Sharon Irish
computer literacy
Geographic Coverage:central Illinois
Abstract:The collective FemTechNet produced this video about a group at the University of Illinois in the 1990s known as WITS, Women, Information Technology, and Scholarship. Four former WITS members—Jenny Barrett, Leigh Estabrook, Gail Hawisher, and Angharad Valdivia--discuss with Sharon Irish the role of WITS on campus and in the broader IT world. Filmed in September 2013 in Urbana-Champaign.
Issue Date:2013-09-24
Publisher:FemTechNet Collective
Citation Info:FemTechNet Collective.“Women, Information Technology and Scholarship at Illinois, with Jenny Barrett, Leigh Estabrook, Gail Hawisher, and Angharad Valdivia.” September 2013.
Genre:Presentation / Lecture / Speech
Oral history
Sponsor:Center for Digital Inclusion, School of Information Sciences
Rights Information:Creative Commons license
Date Available in IDEALS:2016-08-23
Has Part(s):Video available at

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