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Study: Women Aren't Discriminated Against In Science Or Math, It's Actually The Opposite
A new study by two Cornell professors suggests faculty in several different STEM fields actually favor women by a more than 2-to-1 margin over identically-qualified men. The belief that women face substantial discrimination when trying to enter scientific fields is an article of faith for the American left. Professors Wendy Williams and Stephen Cici published their study on Monday as part of their work for the Cornell Institute for Women in Science. The pair created a lengthy set of fictional job-seekers in four fields: Biology, economics, psychology and engineering. Many of the fictional profiles were pairs, with identical resumes differing only in being either male or female. They sent slates of job candidates to more than 800 faculty members at 371 colleges in all 50 states, asking them to rank them in order of hiring preference.
Posted on 11 May 2015
Study: Women Aren't Discriminated Against In Science Or Math, It's Actually The Opposite
A new study by two Cornell professors suggests faculty in several different STEM fields actually favor women by a more than 2-to-1 margin over identically-qualified men. The belief that women face substantial discrimination when trying to enter scientific fields is an article of faith for the American left.
Posted on 27 Apr 2015
The pervasive bias against female computer science majors
Thought-provoking article about the confidence gap? Educators and administrators must work to identify and attack the unconscious bias that is impeding the success and eroding the confidence of our nation's most promising female students.
Posted on 27 Apr 2015
ICT 2015 - Innovate, Connect, Transform, 20-22 October 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal
The ICT 2015 event will comprise a number of parallel activities: A policy conference presenting the new Commission's policies and initiatives on Research & Innovation in ICT (Horizon 2020 Programme); An interactive exhibition showcasing the best results and impact of most recent EU ICT Research & Innovation; Many networking opportunities to enhance quality partnerships, helping participants find partners, connect Research and Innovation and trigger collaboration andFunding opportunities: ICT 2015 will also be the place to gather information on the 2016 Work Programme of Horizon 2020.
Posted on 25 Apr 2015
US Youth Ambassadors and TechGirls
TechGirls is inviting 5 young women (ages 15-17) to join 27 girls from 9 countries in the Middle East and North African (MENA) for an exciting and unparalleled week of quality tech training and international friendship on the campus of American University in Washington DC. Participants will collaborate on tech projects by day and participate in stimulating cross-cultural dialogues by night! Application deadline - May 2
Posted on 25 Apr 2015
Girls in Tech "Silicon Desert Party" Powered by Axosoft & Hosted by The City of Phoenix, Downtown Phoenix Inc. and Infusionsoft, Monday, April 27, 2015, Phoenix, AZ
Powered by Axosoft and hosted by The City of Phoenix, Downtown Phoenix Inc., and Infusionsoft, Girls in Tech would like to cordially invite you to its "Silicon Desert Party" celebrating the most innovative women in the tech industry! Please join us for an evening of libations, hors d'oeuvres, speeches from esteemed guests such as Mayor Greg Stanton, and stick around for Performing Code Live poetry and digital art, music and dancing! Girls in Tech is heating up the Wild Wild West!
Posted on 25 Apr 2015
Breaking the Glass Ceiling: A Woman in Tech's Promise I Shaima Ghafoor I TEDxDasman
Women of the Middle East have passions too, and one that might not lead to a career that conforms to society's expectations. Shaima Ghafoor explores her passions for technology and advocates a sustainable environment to encourage more women into the field. In her talk, she discusses how women's engagement in technology is significant to the region's economical development by indicating the key areas to invest in to enable such growth.
Posted on 25 Apr 2015
Digital Single Market Strategy: European Commission agrees areas for action
Digital technology is part of everyday life. From watching films, buying or selling online to connecting with friends - the internet is a goldmine of opportunities. However, people and companies run into many barriers. The Juncker Commission has made it a priority to remove these obstacles and create a Digital Single Market. The College of Commissioners today had a first discussion on the Digital Single Market Strategy due in May. Based on the work of Vice-President Ansip and his team, the College set out three main areas on which Commission action will focus during this mandate: better access for consumers and businesses to digital goods and services, shaping the environment for digital networks and services to flourish and creating a European Digital Economy and Society with long-term growth potential.
Posted on 18 Apr 2015
Mom-daughter program helps encourage more girls to pursue STEM degrees
FARGO - Six-year-old Gowri Pillai has a simple reason why she likes building things: ''They're really cool.''
After assembling a small derby race car, Gowri said it was ''easy.'' She was one of about 20 girls who, along with their mothers, participated in a half-day of hands-on activities hosted by the Society of Women Engineers, or SWE, at North Dakota State University here.
Posted on 18 Apr 2015
WITI 2015 SUMMIT - May 31st - June 2nd, San Jose, California
The WITI Summit is the annual gathering of tech-savvy women, held in the heart of Silicon Valley. Executive women, entrepreneurs, and technology thought leaders from around the world converge to collaborate on innovative solutions to common business challenges; explore new business opportunities that underscore how technology is powering change; and build and expand strong connections in a welcoming networking environment of women committed to helping each other succeed.
Posted on 18 Apr 2015

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