I want to work with more women. →
Women of the tech world, I know you’re out there. I see you at conferences and at coffee shops hacking all day. When you catch me looking at you working, I’m not looking for a wedding ring. I’m trying to see if you’re building something and if so, on what, for whom, so I can figure out how to find you. I believe you have exceptional minds. You’ve continually challenged the company, held us...
Dr. Isis’s Feminist Awakening: Understanding the... →
At the end of our meeting he told me how much he like my work, and said that he was interested in discussing opportunities at his university for me. But he had one final question for me. “Are you planning to have another baby in the near future or are you going to focus on your postdoc?” looking forward to more good stuff from the ladybits section on medium.
Meet the Millennial Women Who Could Shake Up... →
The lack of women in computer science is not only an issue of gender equality but also an issue of economic competitiveness. Meet the women who are working to change that.
Why do women study computer science? Same reasons... →
I’m in computer science because, yes, I am surprised that my adult classmates jeered at a picture of a faceless, mostly naked woman. I do not believe and will not believe that the majority of men think objectifying women is hilarious; if I believed that, I would not be able to tolerate this male-dominated major.
Fairness, Not Just Flowers →
Our orgiastic annual spending spree feels at times as if we’re saying, “Mom, I can’t get you maternity leave, health care, or societal respect. But, um, here is a planter of petunias.”
Working Women On Television: A Mixed Bag At Best :... →
Research shows that prime-time television isn’t a bad place to find portrayals of working women. Working moms and working women over 40 are another story.
THE FACEBOOK "MOMS IN TECH" SPONSORSHIP →
There are many women who have started successful careers in tech who choose to put their career on hold to dedicate more time to their children and families. When these women think about returning to work, we want to help them lean back in to their careers with the most up-to-date skill set and technical abilities. The Facebook Moms in Tech Sponsorship will cover the full $12,000 tuition to...
Flip The News →
This blog takes articles and posts that are in the news and online and flips the gender or race. The point here is to shine some light on the way news organizations write about people and strive for more balanced, respectful narratives.
How to Be a “Woman Programmer” →
I have no guidance for women who want to rise through the ranks into technical management. I have led a peripatetic life, moving on when a project was done or the next thing intrigued me. And I am not advising younger women (or any woman) to tough it out. You can lash back, which I have done too often and which has rarely served me well. You can quit and look for other jobs, which is sometimes...
Here's All The Awful Things Feminism Hasn't... →
Mother shuns Disney Princess ideal and dresses... →
Photographer Jaime Moore from Austin, Texas, took photos of Emma emulating real women worth admiring: Amelia Earhart, Coco Chanel, Susan B Anthony, Helen Keller and Jane Goodall.
Lean In: Two Lessons Men Can Learn from Sheryl -... →
Our second thought, that men take too many risks and should ‘Lean Out’ on career decisions, is rather different than Sandberg’s message to women. She comments that “women need to be more open to taking risks in their careers” as “being risk averse can result in stagnation”. But really, our thoughts are two sides of the same coin. Sandberg believes that women need to “overcorrect” to “find the...
How One College Is Closing The Computer Science... →
I’ve posted about Harvey Mudd before; their model continues to innovate and inspire.
Wikipedia's Sexism →
Two issues here: subcategorization, and backlash.
Blazing The Trail For Female Programmers →
Tech Companies That Only Hire Men →
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Women In Tech: Career Advice From Elite Execs →
Between Marissa Mayer & the Opt Out Mom: Why Women... →
A history of Take our Daughters to Work -- and why... →
Today is Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, when parents host their kids at the office to expand their career horizons. Originally called Take Our Daughters to Work Day, the event was founded in 1993 by Gloria Steinem and the Ms. Foundation for Women.
Women Are Earning Greater Share of STEM Degrees,... →
Possible explanations include gender bias, the prospect of short-term postdoctoral jobs that complicate child rearing, and a lack of role models.
Leading Men Age, But Their Love Interests Don’t →
Vulture has analyzed the data of ten middle-aged leading men and the ages of the women they’ve wooed onscreen.
In my lifetime, very little has changed to improve the lives of working parents...– Elsa Walsh’s opinion piece in The Washington Post: Why women should embrace a ‘good enough’ life
In move to pwn boys, Girl Scouts to introduce... →
The WIGI-GSLA effort will use Gamestar Mechanic, an educational development tool from E-Line Media, to allow scouts to develop and create their own video games.
Silicon Valley Discriminates Against Women, Even... →
Silicon Valley entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa discovers that the famed “meritocracy” of Silicon Valley is a myth and that women are systematically discriminated against there, despite the fact that they’re more productive, on average, than their male counterparts. He has a plan to change the Valley.
Boys Clubs →
Boys Clubs shines a light on “corners of the world where women have yet to tread.”
It shouldn’t come as a surprise, but women engineers are people,...– Anya Kamenetz’s summary in Hiring Brilliant Women Engineers Starts with the Job Listing I see what she means, but I think that if you have someone writing a job description that needs this stuff edited out in the first place, that maybe there are some changes you need to make to your culture...
Counter intuitively, promoting a balanced working environment can drive down the...– from How Dave Goldberg of SurveyMonkey Built a Billion-Dollar Business and Still Gets Home By 5:30 PM
I’m certain that if I had children, I would be failing at my job. I’ve hit my...– Brianna Wu in The Magazine: Choose Your Character
Because women who are gifted in math are more likely to also be gifted verbally,...– Anya Kamenetz for Fast Company: Why You Can’t Find Women Engineers: They’re Too Well-Rounded
As men get more powerful and successful, everybody likes them better. Men and...– Sheryl Sandberg, as quoted by Dan Rowinski in What One Man Learned Leaning In With Sheryl Sandberg on readwrite
Women still only earn 77% of what men do for equal work. It takes women until...– Adrian Granzella Larssen on The Muse: 15 Must-Reads on Equal Pay Day
In her much-discussed new book, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg...– Jody Greenstone Miller in WSJ: The Real Women’s Issue: Time
We lose women because they simply can’t and don’t want to keep up. At certain...– Kat Gordon on The Mentory: Why Do We Keep Losing the Moms
Lean in. Speak up. Don’t opt out. Everyone’s talking about what women should be...– Rebecca Rivera on Good: Why Helping Women Climb the Ladder Isn’t a Gender Issue—It’s Good Business
Many women are mistreated and misrepresented within the games industry. It’s not...– John Walker on Rock, Paper, Shotgun
How the I.R.S. Hurts Mothers →
Lilian V. Faulhaber in NYT: Many women in these scenarios, where the costs of working outweigh the benefits, would rationally decide not to re-enter the work force. That decision has a long-term impact. Every year out of the office will affect these women’s retirement savings and Social Security contributions, their chances for promotion, and the likelihood that they will eventually be able to...
Kanjun Qiu on Women in Computer Science →
When I first started studying computer science here at MIT I struggled. I struggled because I saw everybody around me, and I thought I was not good enough. That everybody around me was more talented, faster programmers, better mathematicians. Better at everything than I was, so what was I doing here. And on top of that I thought, well, I’m a girl, and people aren’t going to...
How Event Organizers Can Make Sure Their Events... →
Deanna Zandt for Forbes: When the number and variety of potential speakers and attendees are, from the outset, limited by finances, participants will only represent a sliver of those who identify as part of a community, or who are ready to deepen their work as allies or supporters. Agreed. It reminds me of Anna Debenham’s blog post On Confidence, where she said: I only speak if my...
Turning the tables on trolls: 'Tropes vs. Women'... →
Adi Robertson on The Verge: [T]he moderation tools meant to prevent harassment ended up being used to enact it, as people flagged Sarkeesian’s videos or reported her to moderators. “All of the places that I was harassed were completely inadequate for dealing with this kind of harassment.” I hope the relevant powers are listening.
Drawing the impossible? Fully dressed... →
Andrew Girdwood on Geek Native: Artist Michael Lee Lunsford stresses that the goal of his redesign project is not to push some sort of moral code on to you. He says it’s an exercise in character design – do these superheroes feel the same to you even though their costumes are different? I take Mike’s point… he’s not pushing a moral code on to me. That said; it’s hard not to take a lesson from...
Elissa Murphy, One of Yahoo’s High-Profile Tech... →
Kara Swisher, writing for All Things D: Go Daddy confirmed the move, saying she will start May 6 as CTO and EVP of platforms there. “Elissa Murphy is more than just a top ‘woman’ in technology, she’s a top ‘person’ at the top of her field,” said Irving in a statement. “Elissa just plain rocks.”
NYT Leads Obit For Brilliant Rocket Scientist With... →
The obit in question, as reposted on BuzzFeed: She made a mean beef stroganoff, followed her husband from job to job and took eight years off from work to raise three children. “The world’s best mom,” her son Matthew said. But Yvonne Brill, who died on Wednesday at 88 in Princeton, N.J., was also a brilliant rocket scientist, who in the early 1970s invented a propulsion system to help keep...
Donglegate: Why the Tech Community Hates Feminists →
Alice Marwick for Wired: This is why seemingly tiny, individual acts of sexism — like innocent dongle jokes – matter. Such “microaggressions” combine to reinforce structuralsexism. I’ve heard it said that a chronic health condition is much harder to live with than something like a broken bone, because it affects your quality of life in small, unrelenting, negative ways on a daily basis,...
Github Passion Projects →
GitHub is always looking for opportunities to better support women in technology. We sponsor women-focused meetups and events all over the world. This year, we’re trying something a little closer to home. We’re proud to introduce Passion Projects, a monthly talk series designed to help surface and celebrate the work of incredible women in our industry. We’ve invited some of our...
Adria Richards Speaks Out →
Adria Richards: Development is about innovation, creativity, and in a grand sense, the betterment of human society through technology. So, it stands to reason that everyone should have a seat at the table, and everyone involved in this vital community should feel welcome, safe and respected. yes. those of us who don’t want sexual innuendo in our workplaces are equally deserving of a...
A Letter to Victoria’s Secret From a Father →
Evan Dolive: Recently I read an article that Victoria’s Secret is launching a line of underwear and bras aimed at middle school aged children. The line will be called “Bright Young Things” and will feature ” lace black cheeksters with the word “Wild” emblazoned on them, green and white polka-dot hipsters screen printed with “Feeling Lucky?” and a lace trim thong with the words, “Call me” on the...
Dear Fellow Geeks: WTF? →
Alexis Ohanian, Reddit cofounder, responding to pycon: The comments (and support for them) I’ve seen over the past few days have really disappointed me and I really hope this is a chance for us to reflect on how we use these tools to foster the tech community. This isn’t “political correctness,” this is you having the courage to use your words to create an environment that...
Real Girls Gaming →
It seems the gamer girl stereotype has shifted, where once we were unbearably unsightly; we now seem to be naked. When i became aware of this strange trend, I laughed, since I was sure this wasn’t the case (being of the gaming in clothes persuasion). But my search for attired ladies playing games only managed to support this odd nude gaming moniker (found so many images of naked ladies tangled...
International Geek Girls Penpal Club →
We are just two nerdy dames reaching out into the vast, tangled web to see if we can find some new friends and help others find new friends too. The basic idea is you fill the form in, then we will collate everyone’s info and we then we’ll match you up with someone in the same age range with similar interests to you. Then you can swap addresses and get putting pens to paper! Why...