Gender inequality is a hot topic, especially in the Silicon Valley. But way before career paths are chosen and CEOs and board members are appointed, implicit biases affect the way we interact with kids as young as 22 months of age. In this talk, a researcher and woman in STEM speaks first hand about her experiences with gender inequality, and how we all can become more aware and drive positive change.
Alicia Chang, Ph.D., is an Instructional Designer at Google. As a cognitive and developmental psychologist, Alicia has performed research ranging on the influences of language and culture on young children’s word learning to mathematical understanding, as well as cognitive science applications to curriculum design and instruction in STEM education. She is an author of multiple research papers in her field, and was also a co-author of Moonshots in Education by Esther Wojcicki and Lance Izumi. She is a graduate of Boston University and the University of California, Los Angeles.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx