Technology and Diversity Workshops

with Rane Johnson-Stempson

Distinguished Speaker

Rane Stempson is a recognized leader in Diversity & Inclusion, Innovation, Government, Education, and Technology. She is the CEO and Founder of the Ranemaker Institute focused on helping individuals and organizations discuss and create action plans that support inclusive innovations. She served as a 15-year veteran at Microsoft where she engaged with global academics and championed efforts to grow and retain women in underrepresented STEM fields. Her project efforts linked technology with solving social issues including human trafficking as well as helped organizations create diversity strategies in recruitment and retention.


On Wed, April 17th, Rane will be offering two (2) workshops for our faculty, staff, and students .

Solving World Problems with Computer Science

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

12pm to 1:15pm

GT 105

Recommended for faculty, staff, and ICS/STEM students.


Computer Science Researchers support those who dream the impossible—inventing a better world one idea at a time. Researchers help us develop technologies to help solve some of the most urgent global challenges. In this session, you’ll learn how researchers are solving HIV with an anti-spam algorithm, helping diabetes patients with sensor lenses, enabling soon to be extinct languages to thrive, eradicating human trafficking of minors through technology and bridging the gap between sciences and humanities. The discussion will also focus on the important role women play in computer science and in producing positive global change.

Unconscious Biases, Stereotype Threat and Microaggressions

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

1:30pm - 3:00pm

GT 105

Recommended for ALL faculty, staff, and students.


Research shows that even individuals committed to equality harbor unconscious biases and unintended microaggressions that impact everyday decisions and interactions. In any workplace, unconscious biases, stereotype threats and microaggressions can mislead individuals, both male and female, to make inaccurate judgments of colleagues and students. Learn the research and understand how to implement strategies to combat biases in and outside of the classroom.

We hope you can join us!

*Mahalo to Interim Dean of Academic Services, Kay Ono, for connecting our campus to this inspirational expert in the fields of technology, diversity, and inclusive innovations.