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Shirley McCarty: WITI Hall of Fame 2003 Induction Video - Women In Technology International
Shirley McCarty is an incredible woman and a pioneer in both computer and software development and technology management for the aerospace industry! Check out her inspiring career history in her 2003 WITI Hall of Fame induction video.
Posted on 18 May 2017
Can early experiences with computers, robots increase STEM interest among young girls?
A study from the University of Washington's Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS) finds that, when exposed to a computer-programming activity, 6-year-old girls expressed greater interest in technology and more positive attitudes about their own skills and abilities.
Posted on 09 May 2017
How to Know if You Have a Leader You Should be Working For
Link to the interesting article, in which Will Marre talks about empowering women professionally and how to know when your boss is more than just a manager, but actually a true leader.
Posted on 09 May 2017
10 Tips For Women Who Want To Pursue A Career In IoT
The Internet of Things is continually expanding at a fast pace, we expect it to revolutionize a broad range of sectors. Many women have reached the top of the industry, confronting the gender gap and showing that it can be made. The world is continually evolving, and technology plays a crucial role in this respect. The development of the IoT industry, known as the Internet of Things, is expected to impact the business realm, in a significant way. According to US Technology firm Gartner, the IoT is anticipated to reach 26 billion units installed, by 2020. That is translated in no less than $1.9 trillion in global economic value. At the moment, the IoT is revolutionizing all sectors. The transportation, hospitality and travel sectors, along with industrial manufacturing, represent industry areas that have invested heavily in IoT.Nonetheless, considering that the Internet of Things is continually expanding at a fast pace, we expect it to revolutionize a broad range of sectors. All this outlines one thing: the IoT is growing, and it is going to increase furthermore.
Posted on 05 May 2017
The Lost Female Geniuses of History
What makes a genius? Is it science, genetics, or good old-fashioned luck? That's what journalist Claudia Kalb set out to research in What Makes a Genius?, her newest article for the May 2017 issue of National Geographic magazine. Kalb looked into the science of genius, researching and interviewing those trying to figure out just what elevates someone from being simply intelligent to transforming history. When it comes to common factors in genius, curiosity is certainly a big one. Others include intelligence, perseverance, productivity, and simple good fortune.
Posted on 28 Apr 2017
How Inventive ''Genius'' Hedy Lamarr Became a Hollywood Tragedy
Watch a new clip from an upcoming documentary that explores the actress's fascinating history as a brilliant inventor - and her heartbreaking end.
Posted on 28 Apr 2017
Apple CEO Cook says 'US will lose its leadership in technology' unless more women are hired
In a rare interview, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that society, including the tech community, is not moving fast enough on issues like equal rights and diversity. ''I think the U.S. will lose its leadership in technology if this doesn't change,'' Cook said to The Plainsman, the student newspaper at his alma mater. ''Women are such an important part of the workforce. If STEM-related fields continue to have this low representation of women, then there just will not be enough innovation in the United States. That's just the simple fact of it. ''Diversity is ''incredibly important,'' Cook told the newspaper. He also touched on his platform as the most high-profile gay executive in technology.
Posted on 16 Apr 2017
Video: How the 50K Coalition Will Reach Its Goal
The U.S. produces about 93,000 engineers a year at the bachelor's degree level, but only 30,000 of them are women or from underrepresented minority groups. The 50K Coalition seeks to graduate 50,000 diverse engineers by the year 2025. The Coalition is a collaborative of more than 40 organizations focused on this bold national goal. Watch this video to see how the Coalition will collaborate to create a comprehensive plan to change the public perception of engineering and encourage a diversified field of study, one that includes more women and members of other underrepresented groups.
Posted on 21 Mar 2017
Melinda Gates: The Tech Industry Needs to Fix Its Gender Problem - Now
Long before Melinda Gates was famous for her philanthropic work, she was yet another woman trying to make it in the male-dominated tech world. Gates started working at Microsoft in 1987, when it was still a small, scrappy company. But even for a woman with a degree in computer science and technical skills in her blood (Gates' father was an engineer) she still had trouble figuring out precisely how she fit into the male-dominated industry. Thirty years later, many women are still asking themselves that question. Women make up an even smaller share of computer-science majors than they did when she graduated, having fallen to 18 percent from 37 percent in 1984. With the formation of her own company, Pivotal Ventures, Gates is joining the bevy of voices in tech who are calling for change. I spoke with her about her experience at Microsoft, how she is approaching the issue of gender diversity in the industry, and why creating more inclusive companies is critical for the future.
Posted on 21 Mar 2017
Battling Sexism In Artificial Intelligence
Siri, Alexa, Amelia, Amy, and Cortana all have something in common. They may have been created by different companies, but they all share an identity: the female chatbot, or artificial intelligence. These AI systems may have had an innocent origin - aimed at helping users answer questions or monitor their life - but these chatbots have been increasingly targeted by X-rated inquiries. Despite the fact that they are artificial beings, their female voices and subservient nature have led many to believe that the AI industry suffers from a classic case of sexism. But it's not just in the use of these applications where sexism rears its ugly head. Similar to any other technology industry, the artificial intelligence industry is full of unnoticed bias by its mostly-male creators. And as the industry continues to grow, so do the problems. How can sexism in the industry be countered and avoided? First through acknowledging problems, then by a change in the viewpoints that are brought to the table.
Posted on 11 Mar 2017

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