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Top 10 Ways to Increase Girls' Participation in Computing Competitions
The link to the list of relatively simple steps can go a long way toward increasing girls' participation in computing competitions. Taking these steps also improves these competitions for all students.
Posted on 25 Apr 2015
Should women consider a career in cybersecurity? Absolutely!
Link to the article discussing how to get young women involved in careers in technology. Cybersecurity is an ever-present issue with companies and individuals suffering attacks daily. At Cisco believe that protection from threats does not rely on a single technology or solution, it incorporates both the processes and of course, the people. It is predicted that by 2017, an additional two million security professionals will be needed, but what many young people - particularly women - underestimate, is how rewarding and far-reaching a career in cybersecurity can be.
Posted on 25 Apr 2015
'Gents', 'Fellas', 'Boys' - How Language Is Telling Women They Don't Belong
An article by kate van Dellen about the importance of the language used at the workplace.
Posted on 18 Apr 2015
Increasing Women in STEM Starts with Men
Link to the article where Colleen Layman, SWE's FY16 president, shares her perspective on partnering with men on diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Posted on 18 Apr 2015
The new women warriors: Reviving the fight for equal rights
The last Equal Rights Amendment campaign failed to pass by its 1982 deadline. Now the fight for the ERA is heating up again. Women still suffer injustice everyday and leaders such as Bettina Hager, the D.C. director of the ERA Coalition, are spearheading a rekindled fight for equal rights.
Posted on 18 Apr 2015
Study shows stereotypes affect women's math performance
An IU study led by social psychologist Kathryn Boucher found that gender stereotypes are correlated with negative math performance for women, according to an IU press release. The study also found that men and women predicted negative stereotypes would actually cause women to perform better to overcome the stereotype obstacle. The full study will appear in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology's May issue, according to the press release.
Posted on 01 Apr 2015
Markku Markkula: We have to renew the European project with courage and innovation
Shortly after his election as the new president of the European Committee of the Regions, we met Markku Markkula to discuss not only his views and priorities for his two-and-a-half year term of office, but also his local and regional experience in his native Finland.
Posted on 01 Apr 2015
OurTimeToLead: Why Tech Needs More Women
Women currently make up about 25% of the technical workforce and earn about 18% of computer science degrees. It wasn't always that way. In the mid 80's women took home 37% of computer science degrees. What is going on? How do we change it? And why does it matter? Find out why it is essential that more women pursue tech careers and more tech companies create inclusive environments where women can thrive.
Posted on 17 Mar 2015
Equality for women in STEM fields? Easier said than done
Janet Bandows Koster, CEO of the Association for Women in Science, talks about her organization's push to help women in STEM industries get on equal ground with the guys - and why, even after 45 years, that's still so difficult.
Posted on 17 Mar 2015
Despite Progress, Only 1 in 4 College Presidents Are Women
Over the past several years, a range of other institutions, including public flagships, liberal-arts colleges, historically black institutions, and community colleges have hired their first female presidents. They include the University of Virginia, Middlebury College, Alabama State University, and Pueblo Community College. Despite the progress, including at some of the nation's most elite institutions, women remain significantly underrepresented among college presidencies - and the numbers have barely budged. Women make up about a quarter of college presidents nationwide, a share that has remained about the same for at least a decade.
Posted on 17 Mar 2015

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