Tag 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 […]

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 […]

CAbi, A Great Example for Tech Companies Seeking Leadership Diversity

I cannot count the number of times this year I have read, “If we could only find more women to apply” or my favorite “If women were more ready to lead we would promote them” or “Where are all the women leaders?”   Tech companies or any corporation looking to keep or attract more women leaders […]

Do Women Believe They Are Innovative?

As I spend more time with women in technology across the country, I am amazed at their passion and energy for their craft. They are confident and dedicated to their career and aspire to be strong leaders in the future.  As part of my research, I uncovered an interesting white paper which examines a number […]

Facebook and LinkedIn Develop Mentoring Program for Women in Tech

Two of the giants in the social media world are joining forces to encourage and mentor women in the fields of engineering and technology. A joint press conference was held recently announcing their planned efforts in colleges across the country: In an exclusive joint interview with The Associated Press, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and LinkedIn […]

What We Can Learn From a 90 yr Old Woman in Tech, Barbara Beskind

Purpose has no age limit. Take Barbara Beskind for example. She has been creating and designing since she was eight years old. At 90, she has enjoyed three full careers, her most recent started two years ago with IDEO in Silicon Valley as a designer of products that help the aging with their unique challenges. […]