Category Archives: Women in Tech

STEM

Bringing STEM to the Elementary Classroom

I was thrilled to see new after-school STEM programs in Brecksville/Broadview Heights Schools that work to engage more 4th and 5th grade girls! Thanks Classroom Antics for your help and expertise. This is something I wish all schools would embrace so that we can introduce our girls to the exciting opportunities available to them in STEM careers. […]

unconscious bias

Changing the Way We View the World: Unconscious Bias

Renee Navarro, PharmD, MD, Vice Chancellor, Diversity and Outreach, UCSF defines unconscious bias as follows: Unconscious biases are social stereotypes about certain groups of people that individuals form outside their own conscious awareness. Everyone holds unconscious beliefs about various social and identity groups, and these biases stem from one’s tendency to organize social worlds by categorizing.  […]

Mala Kumar, diversity in tech, women in tech

Diversity In Tech Needs Less Buzz And More Action

I first became aware of Mala Kumar, who is an international development/ICT4D practitioner who has worked with several agencies of the United Nations, when I read her Diversity in Tech article that appeared in Tech Crunch. I connected with her and had the opportunity to interview her. Check out the video of our conversation about women […]

fathers of daughters initiative

10 Things Fathers of Daughters Can Do to Advocate For Women

Jeffery Halter is the found of the Fathers of Daughters Initiative and has been a huge supporter of women in leadership and I’d like to share with you an article and a movement he has created to encourage girls and women to advance to their highest potential. This Father’s Day Give Your Daughter A Gift – […]

hybrid career

Are Your Prepared for a Hybrid Career?

What is a hybrid career? It is one in which your current skills and specialties are combined with a technical knowledge. Business leaders are now seeing the benefit that a strength in computer science, technology and/or coding can bring to just about any position within the company. Dr. Douglas Rushkoff is an author, teacher, and documentarian […]

Dr. Irene Bell, from Stranmillis University College in Northern Ireland

Dr. Bell and the relationship with Mary Mount University and now Stransmillis has been wonderful to expand the IASL reach internationally. We are preparing young educators to be leaders of STEM education from the start of their academic careers. This should create a cadre of highly qualified students and future Mary Mount University. I had […]

Why IT Companies Are Among the Best Places to Work

The list has been updated; Top 100 Companies to work for, and IT leads the way. This year’s list marks Fortune’s 18th year of partnering with Great Place to Work. Google ranks No.1 for the sixth time, and 16 new companies make impressive debuts, including Acuity (No. 3), Twitter (No. 24), and Riot Games (No. […]

FINALLY – A Solution For Recruiting Women In Tech and Engineering

The articles shining a spotlight on the dirth of women in tech, engineering, math and science are overwhelming but few offer solutions. It is exciting to read an article that offers significant proof of how to change the direction. In the article How to Attract Female Engineers by Lina Nilsson, she starts by sharing the […]

Does a Double Standard Exist Between Men and Women in Tech Companies?

I think you know the short answer….yes. There is a double standard in how men and women are perceived in tech but it isn’t because of the child bearing years or the family obligations.  Apparently, men are measured by work product and women are measured by personality traits. Wow! I just finished reading, the article […]