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What's missing from conversation about women in tech? Men

What's missing from conversation about women in tech? Men | Tech-Girls | Scoop.it
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Years ago, I had the privilege of working in the office next door to Anita Borg at Western Research Laboratory. Anita was my best friend at the company—super smart, and an avid
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Etsy’s Trying to Fix Tech’s Women Problem. Why Aren’t You?

Etsy’s Trying to Fix Tech’s Women Problem. Why Aren’t You? | Tech-Girls | Scoop.it
The first step is, throw out the hoodie-wearing boy-genius and build a new archetype.
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No Need to Teach Girls Differently Online (EdSurge News)

To hear some ed tech enthusiasts tell it, online learning is sweeping aside the barriers that have in the past prevented access to education. But such pronouncements are premature. As it turns out, students often carry these barriers right along with them, from the real world into the virtual one.Fe
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Where Are the Women? The Changing Face of Technology

Where Are the Women? The Changing Face of Technology | Tech-Girls | Scoop.it
The book, Innovating Women: The Changing Face of Technology, addresses the barriers women face in the tech field by sharing their personal stories.
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Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg on tech's diversity gap

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg on tech's diversity gap | Tech-Girls | Scoop.it
Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg discusses the diversity gap in technology companies.
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12 STEM Resources For Young Women - InformationWeek

12 STEM Resources For Young Women - InformationWeek | Tech-Girls | Scoop.it
Trying to fuel a young woman's interest in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics? These 12 organizations actively help students pursue STEM-related careers.
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If you want to be rich and powerful, majoring in STEM is a good place to start

If you want to be rich and powerful, majoring in STEM is a good place to start | Tech-Girls | Scoop.it
The standard narrative today is that science, technology, mathematics, and engineering (STEM) education is important because we need more data scientists, engineers, and STEM professionals. But promoting STEM education is critical for another reason: it teaches creative problem solving, which is widely applicable and more necessary than ever today. STEM education is linked to success not...
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Some Universities Crack Code in Drawing Women to Computer Science

Some Universities Crack Code in Drawing Women to Computer Science | Tech-Girls | Scoop.it
Brochures, mentorship programs and the training of high school teachers are some of the tools being used to reverse a trend.
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Google and Square Recruit Girls Early to Tackle Tech’s Gender Problem | Business | WIRED

Google and Square Recruit Girls Early to Tackle Tech’s Gender Problem | Business | WIRED | Tech-Girls | Scoop.it
Recently, tech giants like Square, Google, and smaller players like Codecademy, have begun using both their substantial resources and expertise to get more young girls interesting in coding.
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Stem pipeline problems for STEM diversity | Brown University News and Events

Stem pipeline problems for STEM diversity | Brown University News and Events | Tech-Girls | Scoop.it
Educators and policymakers have spent decades trying to recruit and retain more underrepresented minority students into the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) pipeline. A new analysis of disappointing results in the pipeline’s output leads two Brown University biologists to suggest measures to help the flow overcome an apparent gravity.
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"That pipeline we’ve laid? We’re stuffing it but the yield is less than we expect… you can’t just stuff it and walk away." - Campbell

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To Help Young Girls, This MIT Student Brings Together Two Unlikely Disciplines

To Help Young Girls, This MIT Student Brings Together Two Unlikely Disciplines | Tech-Girls | Scoop.it
It sounds like mixing oil and water, but combining dance and math can help improve STEM skills.
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A Hackathon Designed By Women, For Women, To Solve The Gender Gap

A Hackathon Designed By Women, For Women, To Solve The Gender Gap | Tech-Girls | Scoop.it
Some programming events have become so male-centric that they don't even have women's bathrooms. The International Womens Hackathon looks to get more...
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Together We Can Empower Our Girls

Together We Can Empower Our Girls | Tech-Girls | Scoop.it
This new school year, let's resolve to join together to encourage America's girls to reach their full potential in these subjects and support them with concrete programs and initiatives that yield results....
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How to Empower Women and Girls Even More — With Technology

How to Empower Women and Girls Even More — With Technology | Tech-Girls | Scoop.it
Several panels at the 2014 Social Good Summit focused on how media and other digital tools are transforming the roles of women and girls across the world.
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10 Reasons Why America Needs 10,000 More Girls in Computer Science

10 Reasons Why America Needs 10,000 More Girls in Computer Science | Tech-Girls | Scoop.it
As temperatures rose in the Southeast earlier this month, another tragic story about a child forgotten in a hot car made its way around the news cycle. In response, 17-year-old Courtney opened her laptop and built Guardian Angel, a mobile app that reminds parents to check the car seat before exitin
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Bridging The STEM Talent Gap Is Not About Degrees, But Skill Sets | TechCrunch

Bridging The STEM Talent Gap Is Not About Degrees, But Skill Sets | TechCrunch | Tech-Girls | Scoop.it
In 2013, there were 2.5 times as many entry-level STEM-related job postings as there were STEM graduates, according to a study by Burning Glass Technologies...
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Stanford professor is first woman to win the 'Nobel' for math

Stanford professor is first woman to win the 'Nobel' for math | Tech-Girls | Scoop.it
A Stanford mathematician has won the coveted 2014 Fields Medal for her original work understanding the mathematical symmetry of curved surfaces and saddle-shaped spaces.
Maryam Mirzakhani is the first woman ever to win what scientists around the world call the "Nobel Prize for mathematics." She is the second person from Stanford to win the award.
Mirzakhani, who was born in Iran, has been professor of mathematics at Stanford since 2008. She received her award Wednesday at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Seoul.
"I will be happy if it encourages young female scientists and mathematicians," she said in a statement released by Stanford. "This is a great honor.
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Meet Tracy Chou, the female Pinterest engineer who pressed tech giants to air embarrassing diversity numbers

Meet Tracy Chou, the female Pinterest engineer who pressed tech giants to air embarrassing diversity numbers | Tech-Girls | Scoop.it
Tracy Chou's call last fall for tech companies to reveal how many women worked as engineers was the domino that started the revelation by major players of their diversity numbers.
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The state of women in technology: 15 data points you should know

The state of women in technology: 15 data points you should know | Tech-Girls | Scoop.it
There's a massive gender gap in the technology industry, and it's important to be aware of the facts. Here are 15 key statistics on the state of women in tech.
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10 Reasons Why America Needs 10,000 More Girls in Computer Science

10 Reasons Why America Needs 10,000 More Girls in Computer Science | Tech-Girls | Scoop.it
As temperatures rose in the Southeast earlier this month, another tragic story about a child forgotten in a hot car made its way around the news cycle. In response, 17-year-old Courtney opened her laptop and built Guardian Angel, a mobile app that reminds parents to check the car seat before exitin
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Codecademy Partners With Google And DonorsChoose To Boost Girls’ Interest In Computer Science | TechCrunch

Codecademy Partners With Google And DonorsChoose To Boost Girls’ Interest In Computer Science | TechCrunch | Tech-Girls | Scoop.it
Programming education startup Codecademy is announcing a new initiative with a stated goal "to double the number of high school girls studying Computer..
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Computer science's diversity gap starts early | PBS NewsHour

Computer science's diversity gap starts early | PBS NewsHour | Tech-Girls | Scoop.it
When Vanessa Hurst graduated from college in 2008 she became part of a rare breed: women who hold bachelor’s degrees in computer science. In the U.S. in 2001, 27.6 percent of bachelor’s degrees awarded in computer science went to women, according to the National Science Foundation. By 2008, that number had dropped to a low of 17.7 percent. Though more recent numbers show a slight uptick to 18.2 percent in 2010, the field is still overwhelmingly male. Continue reading →
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For Aspiring Female Engineers, A Square Meal Of Code | TechCrunch

For Aspiring Female Engineers, A Square Meal Of Code | TechCrunch | Tech-Girls | Scoop.it
"I thought I had to be a guy to be an engineer," she told me as she was siting in the Square offices nearby her home in the Tenderloin, only days away from..
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