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Camouflaging diversity issues isn't the same as solving them
Under pressure, tech companies are rushing to tout their commitment to diversity and inclusion. But some of their efforts paper over the problem rather than solve it. Want a foolproof way to gauge a company's true commitment to diversity and inclusion? Don't listen to the messages corporate leaders are trumpeting. Instead, just count the keynote speakers at the events and conferences the company hosts and participates in. That metric is much more telling-but it can be a harder measure to take. Indeed, companies sometimes find creative ways to appear more embracing of diversity and inclusion than they may be in practice. Intentionally or not, some public-facing initiatives wind up functioning like camouflage; leaders may hope that those efforts constitute meaningful progress, when in reality they just paper over how much progress there's left to be made. Telling the difference is the first step in setting things straight.
Posted on 26 Jul 2018
Science of Innovation: Micro-Fabrication for Cochlear Implants
This is an inspiring video about the research of UM PhD, Dr. Angelique Johnson, CEO of a cochlear implant manufacturing process, holder of 2 patents, and Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Louisville.
Posted on 16 Apr 2018
Ars Technica Interviews Peggy Whitson
Fascinating and inspiring interview with astronaut Peggy Whitson, who speaks to Ars Technica about her storied career.
Posted on 16 Apr 2018
Stephanie Lampkin - NotAPiplineProblem
Watch this video from GHC17. Stephanie Lampkin talks about her work at Blendoor, a company she founded to help eliminate bias toward underrepresented groups. She shares her own personal experiences facing down negative tech culture.
Posted on 02 Apr 2018
15 unsung women in tech you should know about
The first programmers weren't men, and the first computers weren't machines. What they were, in both cases, were women. Women's many contributions to technology are frequently left out of the history books. But lately, that's been changing - at least a little. Ada Lovelace, considered the first computer programmer and a visionary for what programming and computers could eventually become, has a technology award named after her, and a holiday devoted to celebrating her legacy. Katherine Johnson meanwhile, the NASA ''computer'' responsible for successfully plotting the flight paths of some of America's earliest space exploration expeditions, was the subject of the Hollywood blockbuster Hidden Figures (and the book it's based on).
Posted on 13 Mar 2018
What's Keeping Women Out of Tech?
The tech industry is booming, but where are the women? Women now hold a lower share of computer science jobs than they did in the 1980s - the tech industry has expanded, but opportunities for women have shrunk.
Posted on 13 Mar 2018
The Ultimate Science Playlist
If you are looking for the ultimate science playlist that features songs like ''Why Does the Sun Shine,'' ''Pi'' and ''Chemical Calisthenics'',The Inside the Perimeter has you covered!
Posted on 01 Mar 2018
This engineer created a fool-proof plan to overcome shyness - and it led her to jobs at Apple, Google, and now Microsoft (MSFT, AAPL, GOOG, GOOGL)
Sophia Velastegui's process for overcoming shyness is a plan that can be used by anyone, shy or not, to boost their career.
Posted on 19 Feb 2018
Marie Claire Murekatete on the Life-Changing Experience of GHC
Last year, Rwandan social entrepreneur Marie Claire Murekatete joined the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) to accept her Change Agent Abie Award. This Abie Award honors an outstanding international woman who has created or expanded opportunities for girls and women in technology, especially those in developing countries. Discover how Marie Claire's experience at GHC impacted her and her work, and learn how you can nominate someone for an Abie Award.
Posted on 10 Feb 2018
The DIY Girls - How 12 teens invented a solar-powered tent for the homeless
An article about group of teen girls who learned to code, solder, sew and 3D print to invent a solar-powered tent for the homeless.
Posted on 10 Feb 2018

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