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Q&A with Camille Crittenden: Champion of Women in Tech

Camille Crittenden, executive director of CITRIS (Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society).

Describe your role with CITRIS and the Banatao Institute? 

I am fortunate to serve as executive director of CITRIS (Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society), whose mission is to create information technology solutions for society’s most pressing problems. I also co-founded…
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WITI Works toward a More Inclusive Tech Future

WITI@UC hosts an annual Women in Tech Symposium. This year it was held March 6 and the theme was Reimagining Cybersecurity for All.

By Chasiri Sherron. I met Jill Finlayson on the UC Berkeley campus, at the headquarters of the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) and the Banatao Institute. “Have you been here before? It’s pretty…
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Women in Tech Form a Systemwide Committee, Build a Movement

By Jessica Hilt. The University of California Women in Technology Committee (UC WIT) monthly call is about to start on Zoom. Faces pop up across the screen as women greet each other and catch up on weather, pets, and…
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UC Santa Cruz CIO, Van Williams, Talks Diversity

By Jeané Blunt. In recognition of Black History Month, I interviewed Van Williams, the chief information officer (CIO) and vice chancellor of information technology at UC Santa Cruz (UCSC). Williams is a strong proponent of diversity and inclusion initiatives and…
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Top 5 UC IT Stories for 2019

UC IT staff wait in line to register for UCTech 2019

By Mark Cianca and Yvonne Tevis.

  1. Diversity and Inclusion Get the Spotlight
    The UC IT community is focusing on diversity from all angles. A new “Diversifying the IT Culture” track boasted 16 sessions at our big annual…
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The 2019 Diversity/Women in IT Panel: Who Belongs in Tech?

2019 Women in IT panel at UCTech

By Chasiri Sherron. “Change happens by incorporating diverse perspectives,” said Ann Kovalchick, UC Merced chief information officer (CIO), when introducing the 2019 UCTech Conference Diversity/WIT Panel, “Reframing Technical Difficulties – Expertise, Inclusivity, and How Work Gets Done in IT.”


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Improve Cybersecurity by Cultivating a Diverse Workforce

By Jeané Blunt. Camille Crittenden was the keynote speaker at the biannual UC Cyber Security Summit, held at UC Riverside, October 24, and hosted by the UC Cyber-Risk Coordination Center. She spoke compellingly about the lack of diversity in…
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