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To Succed in Tech Women Need More Visibility
Silicon Valley companies are making news these days for their efforts to fix the underrepresentation of women in tech. Many are focused on increasing the pipeline of women studying STEM in high school and college. But pipeline factors are not the only reason for the low numbers of women: Companies are failing to retain the female employees they have. A study by Jennifer Glass and coauthors in 2013 found that women leave STEM fields at dramatically higher rates than women in other occupations. After 12 years, 50% of technical women, predominately in engineering and computer science, had switched to other fields; 20% of other women professionals had done the same.
Posted on 26 Sep 2016
15 Historical Women They Should Have Taught You About In School
Best responses from BuzzFeed Comunity about their favourite woman from history.
Posted on 26 Sep 2016
It's Time To Let Go And Let Your Employees Work From Anywhere
Less time in soul-sucking commutes, more time with family: Workers are happier when they don't have to go to work every day. Link to the article about Richard Branson. "In this increasingly connected world, you really can work from anywhere" along with a picture of him on top of a mountain, you might feel jealous as you read from your cubicle. But while we can't all work from our own private island instead of an office, maybe we can start working a little more like Branson. Remote working is becoming more popular and accepted-and it's time for it to be embraced by the entire working world.
Posted on 26 Sep 2016
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

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