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How Cultural Stereotypes Lure Women Away From Careers in Science | TIME.com

How Cultural Stereotypes Lure Women Away From Careers in Science | TIME.com | those cool geeky girls | Scoop.it
Women may be underrepresented in science and technology not because they are less skilled in those areas or because they face specific gender barriers to entering these fields, but because they may find better opportunities elsewhere.
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"It’s cultural stereotypes that may be indirectly pushing women away from scientific fields. If you are highly skilled in two areas but one is more in line with social stereotypes and has richer social support that affirms that skill, it’s not surprising that would be the talent you choose to develop."

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Why STEM Fields Still Don't Draw More Women - Diversity in Academe - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Why STEM Fields Still Don't Draw More Women - Diversity in Academe - The Chronicle of Higher Education | those cool geeky girls | Scoop.it
Thoughts from five experts.
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Children’s Book With Coding Themes Is Kickstarter Hit - Digits - WSJ

Children’s Book With Coding Themes Is Kickstarter Hit - Digits - WSJ | those cool geeky girls | Scoop.it
The book is called Hello Ruby, and its plot follows a small girl with a huge imagination called Ruby (which is also an open-source programming language), as she stumbles around in a magical world and meets robots and a lonely snow leopard, and solves problems with the help from wise penguins.
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As programming is becoming the new literacy, I am delighted to see this project coming to life. How awesome is to have a intro book to coding for toddlers? Pretty awesome I'd say :)

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I understood gender discrimination once I added “Mr.” to my resume and landed a job

I understood gender discrimination once I added “Mr.” to my resume and landed a job | those cool geeky girls | Scoop.it
It was the late 90s and I was at an interesting phase of my career. For the first time in my life I possessed relevant qualifications, experience and could also show a successful track record in my chosen career path.
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Misogyny and the Marketing Chick

Misogyny and the Marketing Chick | those cool geeky girls | Scoop.it
We have lots of characters in tech. We use these characters to tell each other and ourselves stories about what technology is, what tech cul…
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Only this character does not exist. We invented her.
We invented her because technology is a male-dominated industry that distributes wealth and power to white men and is designed to make sure that wealth and power continues to flow to white men. We’re making sure that women don’t become programmers and engineers… and we’re doing such a good job at it that there’s been a 79% drop between 2000 and 2008 in the number of incoming undergraduate women interested in computer science.

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How to Be a ‘Woman Programmer’

How to Be a ‘Woman Programmer’ | those cool geeky girls | Scoop.it
There is always that moment when you are alone with the prejudice: the joke, the leer, the disregard, the fact that the moment you walk through the door you are seen as lesser.
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Why Women Leave Academia

Young women scientists leave academia in far greater numbers than men for three reasons. During their time as Ph.D. candidates, large numbers of women conclude that (i) the characteristics of academic careers are unappealing, (ii) the impediments they will encounter are disproportionate, and (iii) the sacrifices they will have to make are great.


Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/university-venus/why-women-leave-academia#ixzz1vtHXvpcH
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LadyGeek

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The Nine Hottest Reasons Why It's Not Hot to Make 'Hot' Lists

The Nine Hottest Reasons Why It's Not Hot to Make 'Hot' Lists | those cool geeky girls | Scoop.it
I always assume, when strangers ask me extremely basic questions about objectification and entitlement and power differentials, that they're just bozo trolls looking to get a rise out of me for sport and waste the grumpy feminist's time.
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Female science blogger stuns fans

Female science blogger stuns fans | those cool geeky girls | Scoop.it
Thousands of followers on a science-related Facebook page reacted to the creator's gender. Science blogger Elise Andrew and "CBS This Morning" contributor Michio Kaku discuss sexism in the field of science.
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Hacking the future: Clare Sutcliffe at TEDxBrighton

Clare Sutcliffe talks about the importance and economic benefits of teaching the next generation of children to be code literate and how we can go about teac...
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Rails Girls

Rails Girls | those cool geeky girls | Scoop.it
Our aim is to give tools and a community for women to understand technology and to build their ideas.
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math problems for girls

math problems for girls | those cool geeky girls | Scoop.it
Tracking The Reasons Many Girls Avoid Science And Math Most parents and many teachers believe that if middle-school and high-school girls show no interest in science or math, there's little anyone can do about it.
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New research by a team that includes vocational psychologists at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) indicates that the self-confidence instilled by parents and teachers is more important for young girls learning math and science than their initial interest.

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How Science Outreach Saved My Academic Career - Next Scientist

How Science Outreach Saved My Academic Career - Next Scientist | those cool geeky girls | Scoop.it
Discover how science outreach can be more than a waste of time. Learn to use science outreach to your favor and get a lot of science done in the process.
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on science outreach, saving an academic career and teaching high school girls good neuroscience . . . made my evening :)

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Why International Women’s Day Matters | National Payday

Why International Women’s Day Matters | National Payday | those cool geeky girls | Scoop.it
Equality for Women is Progress for All – Official United Nations Theme for 2014 International Women’s Day Saturday, March 8th is International Women’s
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Swedes Develop Invisible Bike Helmet

Swedes Develop Invisible Bike Helmet | those cool geeky girls | Scoop.it
You know what kind of sucks about riding a bike? Other than all that pedaling? Bike helmets. Sure, they keep that overrated "brain" from getting splattered, but they take a lot of the open-air-joy out of things, and they're not comfortable.
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Women Rock Science

Women Rock Science | those cool geeky girls | Scoop.it
A site dedicated to celebrating the acheivements of women and girls in science Why not submit a...
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International Women's Day: The Gender Agenda in Science and Engineering

International Women's Day: The Gender Agenda in Science and Engineering | those cool geeky girls | Scoop.it
A few days ago, I had the opportunity and pleasure to attend a very interesting lecture  - albeit with some depressing stats - by Prof Lesley Yellowlees on The Gender Agenda in Science and Engineer...
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It's been estimated that if we move at this rate, equality between female and male academics in STEM subjects will be achieved in 100 years from now!

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Most women say online work offers more chances for tech careers success - survey

Most women say online work offers more chances for tech careers success - survey | those cool geeky girls | Scoop.it
Online work provides more opportunities to succeed in technology careers over traditional on-site work, 74pc of women said in response to a recent survey.
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Online work platform Elance surveyed 7,000 global independent professionals. The results reveal many women today are seeking careers that can provide them career satisfaction and with the freedom to set their own priorities, including work-life balance.

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'For Us, The Future Is Very Personal'

'For Us, The Future Is Very Personal' | those cool geeky girls | Scoop.it
Who said chess is an all-boy's sport? The game helps develop critical thinking skills from a young age—the exact skills children need, regardless of gender.
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" Who said chess is an all-boy's sport? The game helps develop critical thinking skills from a young age—the exact skills children need, regardless of gender."

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Project Eve - a global community of women helping women

Project Eve - a global community of women helping women | those cool geeky girls | Scoop.it
PROJECT EVE is a meeting place that connects women to news, resources, networking and promotional tools to help us grow our businesses.
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What Happens To 3 Out Of 4 Girls After Leafing Through A Fashion Mag For 3 Minutes?

What Happens To 3 Out Of 4 Girls After Leafing Through A Fashion Mag For 3 Minutes? | those cool geeky girls | Scoop.it
Things that matter. Pass 'em on.
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"8 is the peak age for girls leadership ambition" :I

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How Cultural Stereotypes Lure Women Away From Careers in Science | TIME.com

How Cultural Stereotypes Lure Women Away From Careers in Science | TIME.com | those cool geeky girls | Scoop.it
Women may be underrepresented in science and technology not because they are less skilled in those areas or because they face specific gender barriers to entering these fields, but because they may find better opportunities elsewhere.
Alexandra Florea's insight:

"It’s cultural stereotypes that may be indirectly pushing women away from scientific fields. If you are highly skilled in two areas but one is more in line with social stereotypes and has richer social support that affirms that skill, it’s not surprising that would be the talent you choose to develop."

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Ruby on Rails Tutorial: Learn Rails by Example

Ruby on Rails Tutorial: Learn Rails by Example | those cool geeky girls | Scoop.it
Ruby on Rails Tutorial: Learn Web Development with Rails by Michael Hartl teaches web development with Ruby on Rails. Rails Tutorial is fully up-to-date with Rails 3.0 and Rails 3.2.
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Popular science blog is run by a woman – to the surprise of some on Facebook

Popular science blog is run by a woman – to the surprise of some on Facebook | those cool geeky girls | Scoop.it
Administrator for Science is Awesome posts a link to promote her Twitter profile and is met immediately by sexist comments
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Kids Code the Darndest Things: 10 Amazing Youth Innovators

Kids Code the Darndest Things: 10 Amazing Youth Innovators | those cool geeky girls | Scoop.it
Here are 10 youth innovators, from ages seven to 15, particularly worth noting and working on projects ranging from games to anti-bullying apps.
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awesome kids, but I'd love to see more than one girl being part of this great team of the future :)

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Women in Science Are Outnumbered and Outearned

Women in Science Are Outnumbered and Outearned | those cool geeky girls | Scoop.it
Fewer women are entering science and technology professions, and this new infographic created for City Town Info may tell us why. Based on data from a new Women in Global Scienc...
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