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Abandoned, Aborted, or Left for Dead: These Are the Vanishing Girls of Pakistan

Abandoned, Aborted, or Left for Dead: These Are the Vanishing Girls of Pakistan | Women in STEM, Women in numbers | Scoop.it
Rough estimates, backed up by the scenes at clinics and orphanages, suggest there may be millions of "missing" women and girls due to families' preference for boys.
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Ivo Lukas: Top Five Women Tech Organizations: Building Networks ...

Ivo Lukas: Top Five Women Tech Organizations: Building Networks ... | Women in STEM, Women in numbers | Scoop.it
Even with the disparity between the numbers of men and women in science and technology, it is time to put the spotlight on those women who are making it work. In lieu of June's celebration of science and engineering month, I'd like to share ...
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Is there equality in the cockpit?

Is there equality in the cockpit? | Women in STEM, Women in numbers | Scoop.it
While every other industry has seen exponential advancement in career opportunities for women, only about 6% of the world’s 130,000 airline pilots are female.
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'I'm Not Your Wife!': A New Study Points to a Hidden Form of Sexism

'I'm Not Your Wife!': A New Study Points to a Hidden Form of Sexism | Women in STEM, Women in numbers | Scoop.it
Men may be subconsciously looking at women through the lenses of their own marriages.
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Sex Selection in America: Why It Persists and How We Can Change It

Sex Selection in America: Why It Persists and How We Can Change It | Women in STEM, Women in numbers | Scoop.it
Preference for sons is a real problem, but a House bill to ban sex-selective abortion is the wrong way to solve it.
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Melinda Gates' New Crusade: Investing Billions in Women's Health

Melinda Gates' New Crusade: Investing Billions in Women's Health | Women in STEM, Women in numbers | Scoop.it
She plans to use the Gates Foundation's billions to revolutionize contraception worldwide. The Catholic right is pushing back. Is she ready for the political firestorm ahead?
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Joy Comes with Discovery: A Conversation with Linda Buck, PhD

Joy Comes with Discovery: A Conversation with Linda Buck, PhD | Women in STEM, Women in numbers | Scoop.it
A series of graduate student conversations with leading women biologists, at the Women in Science Symposium at Cornell April 2-3.



As a woman scientist in the beginning ...
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Pay Gap Between Women and Men

Pay Gap Between Women and Men | Women in STEM, Women in numbers | Scoop.it
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Mothership HackerMoms

Mothership HackerMoms | Women in STEM, Women in numbers | Scoop.it

HACKERMOM [băd’ ăss]: That’s you. Creative, curious, inventive, indie, artsy/craftsy/ designy/techy, visionary, outspoken, scrappy, superhot, hands-on, mover and maker of any age.
MOTHERSHIP HACKERMOMS is the first women’s hackerspace. Ever. We give mothers the time and space to explore DIY craft and design, hacker/maker culture, entrepreneurship, and all manner of creative expression, with childcare while we meet. Here’s our philosophy. Like hackerspaces the world over, we’re a membership-based, community-operated creative space where do-it yourselfers share tools, intelligence and community.

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Giving Women the Access Code

Giving Women the Access Code | Women in STEM, Women in numbers | Scoop.it
Maria Klawe, president of Harvey Mudd College in California, has helped reverse the vexing trend toward fewer women in computer science, and others are following.
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What the Doctors Ordered

What the Doctors Ordered | Women in STEM, Women in numbers | Scoop.it
Medical practice has changed to meet the needs of female physicians. How likely is academic science to make a similar adjustment?
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How Much More Women Pay for Health Insurance

How Much More Women Pay for Health Insurance | Women in STEM, Women in numbers | Scoop.it
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Chinese Famine Led to More Female Births

Chinese Famine Led to More Female Births | Women in STEM, Women in numbers | Scoop.it

In the late 1950s and early 1960s, China's Mao Zedong proposed the "Great Leap Forward," a campaign that was supposed to increase steel production and propel his country into the upper ranks of industrialized nations. But as leaders rushed to find ways to make more steel, grain production fell. Tens of millions of Chinese died. A new study finds that the famine also had demographic consequences: A significantly higher proportion of girls was born after the famine than in the years leading up to it. (...)

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How women are changing the tech world - News from USA TODAY

How women are changing the tech world - News from USA TODAY | Women in STEM, Women in numbers | Scoop.it

Reshaping a time-worn narrative isn’t easy. Social revolutions rarely are, especially when you’re a woman trying to break into the boys’ club that is Silicon Valley.
But an emerging class of early-stage tech start-up executives is helping dispel the notion that there isn’t a leading role for them in the male-dominated valley.
Company founders and leaders are coming out of Google, Salesforce.com and elsewhere for the excitement of shaping a young business.

 

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New Statesman - Dear The Internet, This Is Why You Can't Have Anything Nice

New Statesman - Dear The Internet, This Is Why You Can't Have Anything Nice | Women in STEM, Women in numbers | Scoop.it
Current affairs, world politics, the arts and more from Britain's award-winning magazine...
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The Geography of Abortion

The Geography of Abortion | Women in STEM, Women in numbers | Scoop.it
America's deepest economic and political divides are reflected in the rate of abortions across the 50 states.
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Why Women Will Rule the Economy of the Future—in 1 Graph

Why Women Will Rule the Economy of the Future—in 1 Graph | Women in STEM, Women in numbers | Scoop.it
For the past 35 years, women have been responsible for almost all of America's education gains...
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In Person: Family-Friendly Science Careers

In Person: Family-Friendly Science Careers | Women in STEM, Women in numbers | Scoop.it
We need to let young women know that it is possible to have a science career and a family.
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The unmentioned costs of breastfeeding | SmartPlanet

The unmentioned costs of breastfeeding | SmartPlanet | Women in STEM, Women in numbers | Scoop.it
A new study highlights the loss of income that can accompany the time demands of breastfeeding.
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The Verbal Tic Of Doom: Why The "Vocal Fry" Is Killing Your Job Search

The Verbal Tic Of Doom: Why The "Vocal Fry" Is Killing Your Job Search | Women in STEM, Women in numbers | Scoop.it
If you've fallen into the annoying and off-putting vocal fry habit, unlearn it if you ever want to get hired or promoted. Or should we say, "unlearrrrrn it if you everrrr want to get hirrrrred or promoted?
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Zaha Hadid recognized for breaking architecture’s glass ceiling | SmartPlanet

Zaha Hadid recognized for breaking architecture’s glass ceiling | SmartPlanet | Women in STEM, Women in numbers | Scoop.it
The multiple award winning and boundary breaking architect wins the 2012 Jane Drew Prize.
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Are our street names sexist?

Are our street names sexist? | Women in STEM, Women in numbers | Scoop.it
A group of women in Rome say their city is dominated by male street names and are now campaigning for change.
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Women In Computer Science–What Happened?

Years ago, when I was a student at Taylor University (in what is now the Taylor Computer Science and Engineering department) there were more women in computer science than there are today. The women did as well as the men under what I would call some challenges. Specifically they had a curfew (this was a long time ago) and the men didn’t. Many of the male students would stay up until all hours of the day and night working on projects while the women left the computer center at what would be generally considered a reasonable hour. And yet the women always had their projects in on time. Somehow that never registered with me back in the day. I was sort of oblivious to the fact that the women got more done in less time than most of the guys. Weird now that I think about it. We certainly didn’t have lower expectations for our female classmates. In fact the opposite is true.(...)

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Etsy announces a $50,000 scholarship program for women in technology

Etsy announces a $50,000 scholarship program for women in technology | Women in STEM, Women in numbers | Scoop.it
Last September 2011, 3 out of 96 employees in Engineering and Operations at Etsy were women, and none of them were managers. Considering the company’s majority-female user base — Etsy supports the businesses of hundreds of thousands of female entrepreneurs, which sell a majority of all items to women — the team at Etsy decided to change the ratio. As of today, there are 11 women on Etsy’s Engineering and Operations team.

To attract even more talented women to its team, Etsy announced a new initiative, in conjunction with Hacker School, to support the training and hiring of 20 female engineers.

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Bill K's comment, April 20, 2012 8:15 PM
Hacker School - please update your pictures! Men with beards outnumber women by about 3 to 1. Very nice to hear about this partnership.
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My Fair Physicist? Feminine Math and Science Role Models Demotivate Young Girls

Women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are labeled unfeminine, a costly social label that may discourage female students from pursuing these fields. Challenges to this stereotype include feminine STEM role models, but their counterstereotypic-yet-feminine success may actually be demotivating, particularly to young girls. Study 1 showed that feminine STEM role models reduced middle school girls’ current math interest, self-rated ability, and success expectations relative to gender-neutral STEM role models and depressed future plans to study math among STEM-disidentified girls. These results did not extend to feminine role models displaying general (not STEM-specific) school success, indicating that feminine cues were not driving negative outcomes. Study 2 suggested that feminine STEM role models’ combination of femininity and success seemed particularly unattainable to STEM-disidentified girls. The results call for a better understanding of feminine STEM figures aimed at motivating young girls.

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