In 2017, Uber engineer Susan Fowler blew the whistle on sexual harassment inside the Silicon Valley behemoth, launching a worldwide conversation about the place of women and their experience in the tech sector. Since then, others in tech have been emboldened to call out misconduct inside their respective companies. This panel will explore how the broader #MeToo movement has influenced the tech space globally, its potential to fundamentally change how women are treated at work and where there’s still lots of progress to be made.
Rakhi Tripathi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Information Technology and Head of the Centre for Digital Innovation at the FORE School of Management in New Delhi, India.
With a research focus on digital strategy, social media analytics and social listening, Rakhi also works on (Dis)Connected Infrastructure and Violence Against Women, a project to improve women’s knowledge of, and safe access to, urban infrastructure in India. She holds a PhD in Information Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.