Unpacking Gender: Men, Women, Technology and More
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom E (500 E Cesar Chavez St)
Speaker: Debbie Chachra
About: Describe someone, friend or stranger. The very first thing you say reveals whether they are a man or a woman. Gender affects how we perceive everyone around us and how we express ourselves, often in ways we don't realize. Why do your son and daughter behave differently? Why is technology dominated by men? Why are women so often caregivers? This talk will use ideas from psychology and education, including gender schemas, identity threats, and micromessaging, to investigate how we perceive and respond to gender. It will give you some tools to understand how you think about gender, along with information that puts that in greater social context. Whether you're a hiring manager, a parent, a technologist, or just curious, you'll learn concepts and vocabulary to help understand yourself and our society.