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Do women need a tech degree to succeed?
Silicon Valley CEO conducts a survey with about 100 female tech entrepreneurs and finds that 84 percent don't have science, technology, engineering or math degrees. Everyone from top tech executives to President Barack Obama have said that a degree in science, technology, engineering or math will help more women get jobs in Silicon Valley. But a new survey shows that's not necessarily true.
ukhinder Singh Cassidy, CEO of Joyus, a startup that creates short videos for online shopping, published the results of a survey that she conducted among roughly 100 female tech entrepreneurs. The results were published on ReCode on Wednesday and show that 84 percent of the entrepreneurs don't have so-called STEM degrees.
Posted on 19 May 2015
Career Girls
Tips for girls who want career in science and technology.
Posted on 11 May 2015
Explore Resources for Women Undergrads in Science, Engineering
The lack of women in science and engineering has long been a sore spot within the U.S. education system, and it's not getting any better. From 2004 to 2014, the share of bachelor's degrees earned by women decreased in engineering; computer sciences; Earth, atmospheric and ocean sciences; physical sciences, mathematics, biological and agricultural sciences; and social sciences and psychology, according to a recent report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.
Posted on 27 Apr 2015
Top 10 Ways to Increase Girls' Participation in Computing Competitions
The link to the list of relatively simple steps can go a long way toward increasing girls' participation in computing competitions. Taking these steps also improves these competitions for all students.
Posted on 25 Apr 2015
Should women consider a career in cybersecurity? Absolutely!
Link to the article discussing how to get young women involved in careers in technology. Cybersecurity is an ever-present issue with companies and individuals suffering attacks daily. At Cisco believe that protection from threats does not rely on a single technology or solution, it incorporates both the processes and of course, the people. It is predicted that by 2017, an additional two million security professionals will be needed, but what many young people - particularly women - underestimate, is how rewarding and far-reaching a career in cybersecurity can be.
Posted on 25 Apr 2015
'Gents', 'Fellas', 'Boys' - How Language Is Telling Women They Don't Belong
An article by kate van Dellen about the importance of the language used at the workplace.
Posted on 18 Apr 2015
Increasing Women in STEM Starts with Men
Link to the article where Colleen Layman, SWE's FY16 president, shares her perspective on partnering with men on diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Posted on 18 Apr 2015
The new women warriors: Reviving the fight for equal rights
The last Equal Rights Amendment campaign failed to pass by its 1982 deadline. Now the fight for the ERA is heating up again. Women still suffer injustice everyday and leaders such as Bettina Hager, the D.C. director of the ERA Coalition, are spearheading a rekindled fight for equal rights.
Posted on 18 Apr 2015
Study shows stereotypes affect women's math performance
An IU study led by social psychologist Kathryn Boucher found that gender stereotypes are correlated with negative math performance for women, according to an IU press release. The study also found that men and women predicted negative stereotypes would actually cause women to perform better to overcome the stereotype obstacle. The full study will appear in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology's May issue, according to the press release.
Posted on 01 Apr 2015
Markku Markkula: We have to renew the European project with courage and innovation
Shortly after his election as the new president of the European Committee of the Regions, we met Markku Markkula to discuss not only his views and priorities for his two-and-a-half year term of office, but also his local and regional experience in his native Finland.
Posted on 01 Apr 2015

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