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ONE OF THE NET'S MOST POWERFUL WOMEN LANDS A NEW ROLE
One of the Internet's most powerful women has a new job. Leslie Daigle is the first chief Internet technology officer at the Internet Society.
Posted on 17 Mar 2009
FROM PRINCESS TO GODDESS: FEMALE SUCCESS IN IT
Ridiculous as it may sound, my experiences as an emotional, sometimes hysterical, highly paid, and astonishingly well-liked female in IT are perhaps somewhat unique. Now, don't get me wrong, I've met my fair share of gender (and other) bias, but I am certain that strong, authentic voices that steer clear of power plays and agenda-wars can actually skyrocket a woman's career rather than harm it.
Posted on 23 Feb 2009
MORE WOMEN NEEDED IN IT, SAYS CONNECT
An IT services and support company says big corporations need to do more to attract greater numbers of women into IT. Mark MacGregor, CEO at Connect, which provides technology support for businesses, said there is no reason for women not to decide on an IT career, and also said corporations need to do more to change IT culture. Connect has just started a scheme - "Googlegirls" - aimed at driving cultural change and attracting more women into the IT profession. The company holds special events for women, and has introduced a raft of measures to make returning to work after having children easier.
Posted on 23 Feb 2009
ATTRACTING WOMEN TO IT
Telle Whitney, president and CEO of the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, knows firsthand that women are an essential part of the Information Technology world. Even so, she believes they aren't currently attracted to the industry at the same rate as men, and there are several reasons why.
Posted on 23 Feb 2009
LOCAL PROGRAM AIMS TO KEEP GIRLS IN SCIENCE
Since the year 2000, the number of women earning bachelor's degrees in science and engineering has surpassed that of men, according to The National Science Foundation. Still, Jennifer Stark, Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Topeka, said there is a lack of women working in science and math fields. She says that females are certainly underrepresented in a lot of the sciences, even today, and that there's a world of opportunity out there in science, math, technology and engineering and we need the best and the brightest across the country going into those fields.
Posted on 23 Feb 2009
Q & A WITH CRYSTAL REDMAN
Graduate student Crystal Redman is one the few women in Colorado State University's computer science department. This week she dons the big, yellow hat and shares a "byte" of personal data with the collegian. She is currently a teaching assistant and plans on teaching artificial intelligence in the future as a vehicle to get people interested in computers.
Posted on 23 Feb 2009
WHAT WOULD WOMEN INVENT?
Experts are concerned about the lack of women pursuing IT careers.
Posted on 23 Feb 2009
WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY GATHER FOR SUPPORT
Females in Technology (FIT) conducted a weekly meeting on Monday in the John T. Myers Technology Center.
Posted on 23 Feb 2009
STRENGTHENING THE ROLE OF WOMEN SCIENTISTS IN NANO-SCIENCE
Final European Workshop STRENGTHENING THE ROLE OF WOMEN SCIENTISTS IN NANO-SCIENCE 06.-07. March 2008, Dresden, Germany.
Posted on 23 Feb 2009
FRAN ALLEN FELLOWSHIP AWARD FOUNDED
IBM establishes fellowship program to honor the first female winner of the Turing Award.
Posted on 23 Feb 2009

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