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1 PDC 2008 WomenBuild Welcome to WomenBuild. 2 3 Our Purpose WomenBuild is designed to address how we attract and grow Women in Technology through creative.

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1 1 PDC 2008 WomenBuild Welcome to WomenBuild

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3 3 Our Purpose WomenBuild is designed to address how we attract and grow Women in Technology through creative out-of-the- box thinking A place to brainstorm solutions on how we can make technology and a career in technology more accessible to women

4 4 Agenda I.Introductions II.Challenges and Barriers III.Ideas for Solutions

5 5 LEGO SERIOUS PLAY is based on the belief that there is vast untapped potential in the people in organizations and those people have the imagination to resolve most serious issues

6 6 How LEGO SERIOUS PLAY works? The facilitator asks the question you have to answer by building a metaphorical story You ALL tell the rest of the group the story in your model You ALL build individually and give it meaning while you build ? Questions, reflections, identification of patterns 4

7 7 Getting Ready Take a fiddle bag, open it, spread out the bricks Find the BLACK PLATE Ignore the black folder

8 8 Challenge 1 Build a Tower Start with the black plate Build individually Finish with LEGO figure on top Make it entirely as you want Use about 4 minutes

9 9 Challenge 1 - continued When sharing your tower story please begin with telling the group in a few words (10 seconds) Your name Where you come from

10 10 The LEGO SERIOUS PLAY process The facilitator asks the question you have to answer by building a metaphorical story You ALL tell the rest of the group the story in your model You ALL build individually and give it meaning while you build ? Questions, reflections, identification of patterns 4

11 11 DON'T have meeting with yourself. Just START building TRUST your hands. Let them pick the bricks they want When you tell your story the meaning will emerge DON'T get bogged down in the design Ground Rules

12 12 Challenge 2 1. Build a model so you can tell a story about one of the specific challenges or problems you have identified as a barrier to improving diversity and empowering women in technology

13 13 Challenge 2 - continued 1. Build a model so you can tell a story about one of the specific challenges or problems you have identified as a barrier to improving diversity and empowering women in technology Note: Focus only on building the challenge or problem, not the solution

14 14 Challenge 2 - continued 2. Share your stories 3. Write a short sentence on the hand-out stating the essence of the specific challenge or problem you built. If possible give it an easily remembered metaphorical heading

15 15 Capturing your Story Z

16 16 Challenge 3 1. Build a model and story that is one possible solution to the challenge, problem or barrier you identified. Be as specific and concrete as possible

17 17 Solution Example

18 18 Challenge 3 - continued 1. Build a model and story that is one possible solution to the challenge, problem barrier your identified. Be as specific and concrete as possible 2. Share your solution ideas 3. Capture the essence on the hand-out

19 19 Capturing your Solution Idea

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