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Women Inspiring Europe 2013 | EIGE

Women Inspiring Europe 2013 | EIGE | those cool geeky girls | Scoop.it
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On 8 March 2010 − the International Women's Day − EIGE announced the launch of the Women Inspiring Europe initiative: Resource Pool and Calendar. These resources collectively aim to highlight the achievements of some of Europe’s most remarkable women.  Their successful personal life-stories will be collected and kept in the Women Inspiring Europe Resource Pool and used for a variety of EIGE outputs. For instance they may be disseminated via the website, used in the Calendar, and other opportunities to disseminate their achievements to a wide audience. It is important to promote their positive influence on breaking gender stereotypes.

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Don’t Just

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GOOD is a global community of people and organizations working towards individual and collective progress.
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Don’t Just 'Lean In': 10 Ways Women Entrepreneurs and Leaders Should Take Action Now

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Computer Coding: It's Not Just for Boys

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With women working in technology a minority across the world, experts have advised that girls should be given more encouragement to study computing at school.
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Recasting Title IX: Addressing Gender Equity in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Professoriate - Walters - 2010 - Review of Policy Research - Wiley Online Library

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Gender Differences in the Paths Leading to a STEM Baccalaureate - Ma - 2011 - Social Science Quarterly - Wiley Online Library

Gender Differences in the Paths Leading to a STEM Baccalaureate - Ma - 2011 - Social Science Quarterly - Wiley Online Library | those cool geeky girls | Scoop.it
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Gender and Science: Women Nobel Laureates - CHARYTON - 2011 - The Journal of Creative Behavior - Wiley Online Library

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Women and their creativity are underrepresented in science. To date, few women have been awarded the Nobel Prize in science. Eleven female Nobel
laureates in physics, chemistry and physiology/medicine between 1901 and 2006 were compared with 37 males who received the Nobel Prize in the same area one year prior and one year after the women. Data analyzed included birth order, marital status, children, awards (Fulbright, Rhodes, and number of honorary awards received), highest education level and Nobel mentor. Results indicated that female Nobel laureates were significantly less likely to marry and have children. When female laureates had children, they had significantly fewer children than male laureates. Female laureates also had fewer publications than their male counterparts. Our findings suggest that eminent women scientists tend to choose the pursuit of scientific discovery over starting families more often than eminent male scientists. More resources are needed in order to nurture and enhance the recruitment and retention of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

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What most schools don't teach

Learn about a new "superpower" that isn't being taught in in 90% of US schools. Starring Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, will.i.am, Chris Bosh, Jack Dorsey, Ton...
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The Educated Reporter: Girls and STEM Education: Still Waiting For Liftoff

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White House Report: More Women Need to Study STEM

White House Report: More Women Need to Study STEM | those cool geeky girls | Scoop.it
Women make up just one fourth of the STEM workforce.
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Systers™ » Anita Borg Institute

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About | FAQ | 25th Anniversary | Best of Systers | Founding Systers Systers is the world’s largest email community of technical women in computing. It was
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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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Women at the Wheel. Do female executives drive start-up success?

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Does having a higher proportion of female executives at a venture-backed start-up improve the company’s chances for success?

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Role of Nurture in Spatial Abilities | The Scientist Magazine®

Role of Nurture in Spatial Abilities | The Scientist Magazine® | those cool geeky girls | Scoop.it
In matriarchal societies where women receive equal education, there is no difference in spatial abilities between men and women.
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The new study suggests that gender differences in spatial abilities are at least partly the result of different rearing and educational practices. It also raises the possibility that improving education in spatial reasoning could reduce the gap in the number of women who study engineering or science-related subjects.

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Understanding Women's Underrepresentation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics: The Role of Social Coping - Morganson - 2011 - The Career Development Quarterly - Wiley Online Library

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Enrollment of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)  majors is disproportionately small and declining. This study examines social coping to explain the gender gap. Women undergraduates reported using significantly more social coping than did men. Multiple regression analyses revealed that social coping was a stronger predictor of commitment to major for women than for men. Social coping negatively predicted intent to turn over, or withdraw from, their major for women, but not for men. Unexpectedly, social coping negatively predicted academic course grade for men but not for women. Results suggest that women benefit more from social coping than do men. Implications for counselors and policy are discussed.

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Girls and science: A review of four themes in the science education literature - Brotman - 2008 - Journal of Research in Science Teaching - Wiley Online Library

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Abstract: Despite valuable syntheses of the field of gender and science education, there has not been a systematic, comprehensive review of the literature on gender and science education in recent years. We examine the literature pertaining to girls’ engagement in science and develop four themes (equity and access, curriculum and pedagogy, the nature and culture of science, and identity) that we believe provide a coherent picture of the different kinds of approaches happening currently, while at the same time allowing for discussion of how ideas in the field have progressed and changed over time. We present new questions and approaches for further research that arise when applying insights from these themes to ongoing work in gender and science education.  2008 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Res Sci Teach 45:
971–1002, 2008

Keywords: gender/equity; science education

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Exploring Institutional Hiring Trends of Women in the U.S. STEM Professoriate - McNeely - 2010 - Review of Policy Research - Wiley Online Library

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More women are entering engineering profession, says survey

More women are entering engineering profession, says survey | those cool geeky girls | Scoop.it
Younger people also going into the sector
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good news from Ireland :)

 

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The Most Powerful Women In Tech, 2012 - The Most Powerful Women In Tech, 2012 - Forbes

The Most Powerful Women In Tech, 2012 - The Most Powerful Women In Tech, 2012 - Forbes | those cool geeky girls | Scoop.it
Where are the women in tech? Right here. These 15 executives, engineers and entrepreneurs are changing the conversation on women in technology.
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Florence Nightingale - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Florence Nightingale, OM, RRC (pron.: /ˈflɒrəns ˈntɨŋɡl/; 12 May 1820 – 13 August 1910) was a celebrated English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing. She came to prominence while serving as a nurse during the Crimean War, where she tended to wounded soldiers. She was dubbed "The Lady with the Lamp" after her habit of making rounds at night.

Early 21st century commentators have asserted Nightingale's achievements in the Crimean War had been exaggerated by the media at the time, to satisfy the public's need for a hero. But her later achievements remain widely accepted. In 1860, Nightingale laid the foundation of professional nursing with the establishment of her nursing school at St Thomas' Hospital in London. It was the first secular nursing school in the world, now part of King's College London. The Nightingale Pledge taken by new nurses was named in her honour, and the annual International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world on her birthday. Her social reforms include improving healthcare for all sections of British society; improving healthcare and advocating for better hunger relief in India; helping to abolish laws regulating prostitution that were overly harsh to women; and expanding the acceptable forms of female participation in the workforce. Nightingale was a prodigious and versatile writer. In her lifetime much of her published work was concerned with spreading medical knowledge. Some of her tracts were written in simple English so they could easily be understood by those with poor literary skills. She helped popularize the graphical presentation of statistical data. Much of her writing, including her extensive work on religion and mysticism, has only been published posthumously.

Nightingale was born to a wealthy upper-class family, at a time when women of her class were expected to focus on marriage and child bearing. Unitarian religious inspiration led her to devote her life to serving others, both directly and as a reformer. Nightingale rejected proposals of marriage so as to be free to pursue her calling. Her father had progressive social views, providing his daughter with a well-rounded education that included mathematics and supported her desire to lead an active life. Nightingale's ability to effect reform rested on her exceptional analytic skills, her high reputation, and her network of influential friends. Starting in her mid thirties, she suffered from chronic poor health, but continued working almost until her death at the age of ninety.

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