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News from world of girls/women in tech July-Nov 2012. For latest content, visit www.scoop.it/u/ITU
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Girl Scout world converges on Lebanon for Camporee

Girl Scout world converges on Lebanon for Camporee | Tech Needs Girls archive | Scoop.it
Olympic Park is not the only place where nations are coming together this summer.
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Geek Squad exec: 'What happens if more of our innovators are women?'

Geek Squad exec: 'What happens if more of our innovators are women?' | Tech Needs Girls archive | Scoop.it
Geek Squad Summer Academy gives girls and boys hands-on access to latest technology...
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Social media is changing the way women use online health information - JSOnline

Social media is changing the way women use online health information - JSOnline | Tech Needs Girls archive | Scoop.it
(ARA) - Social media continues to shape our everyday lives, so it's no surprise that the rise of social media is also transforming how we use the Internet to enhance our health.
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Tech Companies Announce 'Girls Who Code' Initiative

Tech Companies Announce 'Girls Who Code' Initiative | Tech Needs Girls archive | Scoop.it
On Tuesday, Twitter, General Electric, Google and eBay announced a new initiative called "Girls Who Code." By creating a mentoring and teaching program, they hope to increase the number of young women who become programmers and engineers.
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Why Nashville Companies Are Targeting Tweens For High-Tech Jobs | Fast Company

Why Nashville Companies Are Targeting Tweens For High-Tech Jobs | Fast Company | Tech Needs Girls archive | Scoop.it
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Push to extend "Seventeen" "body peace treaty"

Push to extend "Seventeen" "body peace treaty" | Tech Needs Girls archive | Scoop.it
Seventeen magazine has a new 'body peace treaty," after an online petition drive. The magazine agreed to show images of teens and women as they really are, without editing photos to make subjects look better.
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Afghan Women Tolerate Beating for Cell Phones in Emerging Market

Afghan Women Tolerate Beating for Cell Phones in Emerging Market | Tech Needs Girls archive | Scoop.it
Maryam’s husband was so outraged when he discovered the device she had smuggled into their Kabul home that he beat her with his fists and a whip. The contraband was a cell phone.
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Afghanistan opens first women-only internet cafe

Afghanistan opens first women-only internet cafe | Tech Needs Girls archive | Scoop.it
Afghanistan opened its first female-only internet cafe on Thursday, hoping to give women a chance to connect to the world without verbal and sexual harassment and free from the unwanted gazes of their countrymen.
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12 Female Founders Cooking Up Innovative Food Startups - Forbes

12 Female Founders Cooking Up Innovative Food Startups - Forbes | Tech Needs Girls archive | Scoop.it
Meet the women entrepreneurs of Thryve, Foodily, Local Dirt, Cookooree, Revolution Foods and more.
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Teen Develops Less Invasive Means to Detect Breast Cancer | Budding Scientist, Scientific American Blog Network

Teen Develops Less Invasive Means to Detect Breast Cancer | Budding Scientist, Scientific American Blog Network | Tech Needs Girls archive | Scoop.it
This year’s Google Science Fair winner, Brittany Wenger, 17, from Sarasota, Florida, spent more than 600 hours coding a sophisticated computer program to help doctors detect ...
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Tech can empower African women

Tech can empower African women | Tech Needs Girls archive | Scoop.it
Advances in technology mean African women can play a far greater role in the region's businesses, writes Barbara Birungi.
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Geek girls demand -- and receive -- recognition in fashion world

Geek girls demand -- and receive -- recognition in fashion world | Tech Needs Girls archive | Scoop.it
A not so long time ago in a store near you, a girl would have to settle for a boxy, ill-fitting T-shirt made for boys if she wanted to wear something that represented her favorite band, movie or other pop culture obsession.
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Harrods' New Toy Department Makes A Big Statement

Harrods' New Toy Department Makes A Big Statement | Tech Needs Girls archive | Scoop.it
London department store, Harrods, appears to have taken the musings of 4-year-old Riley Maida, who railed against toy marketers to stop forcing pink stuff and princesses on little girls, to heart.
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Turning Young Girls Into Future Coding Superstars

Turning Young Girls Into Future Coding Superstars | Tech Needs Girls archive | Scoop.it
Somewhere in Queens, New York City, there is a young Latina high school girl who likes to take apart computers in her spare time. She doesn’t yet realize that this is a marketable skill, something that could easily lead to future job opportunities.
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Award-winning teenage science in action | Video on TED.com

TED Talks In 2011 three young women swept the top prizes of the first Google Science Fair. Lauren Hodge, Shree Bose and Naomi Shah describe their extraordinary projects -- and their route to a passion for science.
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Honoring women wireline executives - FierceTelecom

Honoring women wireline executives - FierceTelecom | Tech Needs Girls archive | Scoop.it
For the third year in a row, we at FierceTelecom are recognizing and honoring women who hold senior management and executive positions in wireline service providers across the United States.
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Nike’s #RiseAbove Campaign Tells Inspirational Stories from People Doing Just That

Nike’s #RiseAbove Campaign Tells Inspirational Stories from People Doing Just That | Tech Needs Girls archive | Scoop.it
Living within the narrow confines of cultural and societal norms isn’t living at all--and it’s the "don’ts" and "shouldn’ts" that the Jordan Brand is aiming to address in a new installment of its #RiseAbove campaign.
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Girls In ICT Project Launched In Accra

Girls In ICT Project Launched In Accra | Tech Needs Girls archive | Scoop.it
Ghana.gov.gh Government Online Portal offers a range of information and services, including comprehensive directories with contacts for Parliament, the President, cabinet ministers, deputy ministers and national departments.
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A Cellphone for Every Woman

A Cellphone for Every Woman | Tech Needs Girls archive | Scoop.it
Giving every woman a cellphone could have an enormous impact on gender inequality in low-income countries.
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Marieme Jamme: Shaping Africa's tech revolution - CNN.com

Marieme Jamme: Shaping Africa's tech revolution - CNN.com | Tech Needs Girls archive | Scoop.it
Senegalese-born Marieme Jamme is at the forefront of the technology revolution that is slowly transforming Africa.
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Teen Wows Google With Brilliant Cancer Diagnosis App

Teen Wows Google With Brilliant Cancer Diagnosis App | Tech Needs Girls archive | Scoop.it
Have you ever helped the hard-of-hearing listen to music? Or built a computer program to diagnose breast cancer?
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