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Though women make up 47 percent of all employed adults in the US, they hold only 25 percent of computer-science roles, and only 14 percent of software engineering roles. For women of color, the gap is even wider: Black women hold only 2 percent of all computing jobs, and Latinx women hold just 1 percent.
There are some truly amazing women in the NANOG community, but we’d love to see far more. That’s why we work with colleges and universities, affiliate NOGs, and tech communities to provide greater access to our tools, resources, and programming across North America, with particular focus on the education and empowerment of students, women, and people of color.
Our newest series on NANOG TV further explores the stories and career paths of some of the most exceptional women we know. Watch our first interview, featuring Micheala Clifford of Netflix, to learn more about her experience as a woman navigating the world of network engineering.