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 […]

Recruiting Women

Recruiting Women – Align the Social Impact!

It isn’t a flex schedule, work from home or on-site daycare that is attracting the women; rather it is the ability to work on a project that can make a societal difference. Although her examples are engineering based, the same philosophy can be applied to other industries seeking more women leaders. In the fall of […]

Cannot Find Sales Women – CAbi Has Figured it Out!

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 should […]

Innovation – Do You Believe You 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 […]

Impact At Any Age – 90 Yr Old Barbara Beskind Still in Tech

Impact 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. NPR […]

Mid-Career Women – How to Maneuver the Landscape.

I recently had the opportunity to attend and speak at the Grace Hooper Convention (#GHC2014).  My topic “Leadership Strategies for High Impact Women” resonated with many mid-career women that desire the opportunity to take their next professional step forward yet are unsure on how to maneuver the current landscape. During my session, we discussed specific […]