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#44: Why Are So Few Women in Tech?

Currently, women represent just 24% of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) workforce.  Today’s Money JAR explores why women are underrepresented in the technology world. Hosts Todd and Evan interview guests Janice Levenhagen-Seeley of and Lydia Dishman- Contributing Journalist for, who share their unique perspectives on how parents can encourage their daughters to pursue STEM careers and what role companies can play in closing the gender gap. Join us for a thought provoking episode as we tackle one of the hottest topics in the business world right now.

Lydia Dishman is a Journalist contributing to T Magazine Online at The New York Times, Fast Company, Forbes and others. Lydia is a seasoned, versatile business reporter and editor who’s covered a wide variety of topics from arts, banking, construction and law to manufacturing and travel. Follow her on Twitter @lydiabreakfast Janice Levenhagen-Seeley is the founder and program manager for ChickTech- a multi-generational community of women and girls helping each other to become technology creators. Janice is also an owner and principal of Embla Consulting, a marketing and business consulting firm for small businesses.  Janice has a BS in Computer Engineering from Oregon State University and an MBA from Willamette University.

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Todd Yuzuriha and Evan Wilson

Evan is married with two young children and lives in Portland, OR. He's a Partner and the CFO of The Official Manufacturing Company, a strategy, branding and design agency. He's also on the board or a strategic advisor of a few young companies. Previously, he was a Partner at Pacific Crest, a top technology boutique investment bank, which was acquired by Key Bank in 2014. He led the firm’s coverage of the Internet, social media and games, was frequently named to Institutional Investor‘s All-American Research Team and was regularly featured on CNBC and in The New York Times & The Wall Street Journal. Evan graduated from Linfield College, where he played basketball, studied finance and computer science and was an Academic All-American.

Todd is passionate about personal finance and began investing at age 12. He retired as Vice President of Engi-neering for Logitech, where he led product development of the company's audio and video game products. Previously he was Senior Vice President of Engineering for Labtec, Senior Director at Sharp Microelectronics, and Engineering Manager at Tektronix. Todd has a bachelor's degree in engineering from Stanford, a master's degree in engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from the University of Portland. Todd is married and has 3 children. He serves on the boards of Evergreen Public Schools in Vancouver, Washington and the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District and plays trumpet.