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Girls Who Code
Tech jobs are among the fastest growing in the country, yet girls are being left behind. While interest in computer science ebbs over time, the biggest drop off happens between the ages of 13-17. The gender gap in computing has actually been getting worse since the 1980s. By 2020, there will be 1.4 million jobs available in computing related fields. US graduates are on track to fill 29% of those jobs.
Women are on track to fill just 3%.Girls Who Code was founded with a single mission: to close the gender gap in technology. The Girls Who Code are building the largest pipeline of future female engineers in the United States.
Posted on 13 Sep 2016
Made With Code
Another page where you can learn how to code in a playful and interesting way.
Posted on 13 Sep 2016
VIDCODE + SNAPCHAT
A page where you can build your own Snapchat filters with code with Back-to-school challenge that ends on.September 30th
Posted on 13 Sep 2016
The Computer Girls
A link to the article about how many years ago, Anne Richardson, IBM systems engineer, designs a bridge via computer.
Posted on 13 Sep 2016
Explore Life Hacks
Explore life hacks is a website designed to compile a list of life hacks that helps solves problems you may come across in your daily life! We make your lives even easier, organizing the hacks by topic. Even if you're not sure which topic would suit your needs, we have a life hack randomizer which generates different life hacks for you to see.
Posted on 08 Sep 2016
Speaking Up For More Female Speakers At Tech Conferences
According to one 2015 study in the U.S., only 25% of speakers at tech events are women - and in Europe certain conferences have fewer than 10%. Why is it so important to feature more women at conferences? Women add new and fresh perspectives to line-ups and panels. And those ideas that can help any business, explains entrepreneur Cindy Gallop: ''There's a huge amount of money to be made out of taking women seriously''. Also, by not speaking at conferences, ''women are losing out on big opportunities'' to promote themselves and their businesses, says tech entrepreneur Anna Rose.
Posted on 08 Sep 2016
Why do we still need an Association for Women in Science? An Interview with Isabel C. Escobar
According to a 2011 U.S. Department of Commerce report, only one in seven engineers is female. But women are not only grossly underrepresented in engineering, but also in other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. This is a major issue for the advancement of research in these fields. The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) was founded in 1971 to advocate for women in all STEM disciplines and across all employment sectors. One of the AWIS missions is empowering women to reach their full potential and become leaders in STEM fields. Highlighting female leaders in STEM disciplines is also critical for inspiring future generations of women to surpass the expectations placed on them by society, and rise to the top of their fields. One such role model is Isabel C. Escobar, Professor of Chemical and Materials Engineering at University of Kentucky. Her work is focused on developing and/or improving polymeric membrane materials for water treatment and water reuse operations. She has published over 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals and given over 100 presentations at national and international conferences. In 2009, she was awarded the Northwest Ohio YWCA Milestone Award for Education, and the Toledo 20 Under 40 Leadership award, and these are just a few of her many academic accomplishments. In addition to her busy academic life, Escobar is heavily involved with AWIS. She has been a strong advocate for women in STEM throughout her career, including in her present capacity as Vice-Chair of the AWIS Chapters' Committee.
Posted on 13 Aug 2016
Society of Women Engineers Online Learning by SWE
SWE Learning empowers women to succeed at every stage of their personal development and professional careers. We support the recruitment, retention and advancement of women in engineering through career resources, professional development and one-to-one networking opportunities.
Posted on 13 Aug 2016
11 Books For Aspiring Entrepreneurs Written By Extraordinary Women
Turning an idea into reality is no easy journey, and every entrepreneur has hit bumps in the road and overcome obstacles. But the great thing about entrepreneurs is that they're pretty freaking resilient, and many are willing to pass along their knowledge to a new generation of business owners. If you dream of starting your own business, you should add these books for aspiring entrepreneurs written by women to your TBR pile.
Posted on 13 Aug 2016
Why do women students drop out of STEM majors? CSU study pinpoints a culprit
Women are more likely than men to get discouraged by a particular math class and give up on their quest for a degree preparing them for a career in science, technology or engineering, according to a new study from researchers at Colorado State University. A key reason for the higher ''I give up'' rate, the study suggests, is women's lack of confidence in their ability to do mathematics, particularly when they try to take Calculus I, a class most universities require in the pursuit of a degree in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM). The study, which was published Wednesday in PLOS ONE, a journal published by the Public Library of Science, found that while both men and women experience a loss of confidence in their math skills at a similar rate in Calculus I, the problem is that women have a lower confidence rate to begin with.
Posted on 23 Jul 2016

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