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More Women Scientists in Mainstream Media, please!
Entertainment, pop culture, TV, movies... we're pretty much surrounded. It might seem obvious to state, but all of these factors influence us more than we may think. With the Cannes Film Festival in full swing, DiscovHER takes a look at a woman fighting to break down stereotypes about computer science in mainstream media and entertainment: Julie Ann Crommett. Learn more about how Julie Ann Crommett, Computer Science in Media Program Manager at Google, is changing the way we see scientists today.
Posted on 28 Jun 2016
Can Coding Help Girls Take Risks?
Need a dose of insight? Listen to Girls Who Code founder and CEO Reshma Saujani offer a creative solution to encourage young women to make bold decisions in her inspiring TED Talk.
Posted on 28 Jun 2016
Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg visits D.C. to talk bias, immigration and the next phase of Lean In
Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg is in Washington this week, meeting with politicians and speaking about bias at Facebook, immigration and women in the workplace.
Posted on 28 Jun 2016
Tech Inclusion New York , Conference, Career Fair & Startup Showcase , June 29th -30th I Metropolitan Pavilion IPresented by Google for Entrepreneurs
Tech Inclusion NY is this week - June 29-June 30. Companies come meet diverse, talented engineers, data scientists, marketers, project managers and more. Candidates come meet major New York/Silicon Alley tech companies, investment firms, schools and support organizations.
Posted on 28 Jun 2016
A Global Platform for STEM Education
As an organization dedicated to empowering and educating women on a worldwide scale, Girls in Tech possesses natural synergies with other organizations with the same values, and an ability to cast a global net. The UN Foundation is one example. It's an international organization with the reach - and vision - to tackle global issues. Through myriad programs and outreach, the UN Foundation works to enact and support the initiatives of the United Nations. The United Nations Foundation ''links the UN's work with others around the world, mobilizing the energy and expertise of business and non-governmental organizations to help the UN tackle issues including climate change, global health, peace and security, women's empowerment, poverty eradication, energy access, and U.S.-UN relations.''
Posted on 20 Jun 2016
3 Steps to Building an Exceptional Team
About five months ago, Cisco completed a big internal study comparing their highest performing teams with a control group. Here's what happened.
Posted on 20 Jun 2016
Half of NASA's Newest Astronaut Class Are Women
For the first time in NASA history, half of the newest astronaut class is female! Christina Hammock Koch, Nicole Aunapu Mann, Anne McClain, and Jessica Meir began the intensive selection process and training over two years ago, and now they've officially joined NASA's astronaut corps. The four, along with their four male counterparts, were selected from a pool of over 6,000 applicants.
Posted on 20 Jun 2016
Research Explores Ways To Overcome STEM Fields' Gender Gap
Why do so few women sign up for careers in science, technology, engineering and math? Research suggests having few women in college in these fields and in technology companies creates a vicious cycle.
Posted on 20 Jun 2016
6 ways to improve higher-ed computer science
New report offers policy recommendations to sustain momentum for computer science education. U.S. institutions should make every effort to expand computer science education to keep up with workforce demands, according to a new report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF). And though interest in computer science education, and access to it, is growing, the report found that not enough students are taking high-quality computer science classes at high school and university levels. The report found that at the university level, the U.S. boasts strong computer science programs, but universities still aren't keeping up with demand.
Posted on 20 Jun 2016
Why Women From Apple, Facebook, And Tesla Are Joining This Silicon Valley Incubator
A new program aims to boost women's careers so they can get to the executive level of companies and boards. One group of women aims to break that glass ceiling by helping each other become leaders. Founded in 2013, The CLUB (an acronym for Connect, Lead, Unite, Build) is a diverse community of professional women with over 200 members. Membership is by application and the CLUB also offers networking and member-led skills development and other programming relevant to career advancement. To help solve the pipeline problem, the CLUB's organizers hope to ''build a critical mass of women leaders in Silicon Valley, so that when a company needs to fill a leadership position, whether for a CEO, CIO, CTO, general counsel, director, or a project leader, it need not look any further than the CLUB.''
Posted on 20 Jun 2016

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