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C'mon girls, let's program a better tech industry

C'mon girls, let's program a better tech industry | Women + Tech | Scoop.it
Twitter is the latest tech company to reveal figures showing women are still underrepresented in the information and communication technology (ICT) workforce. Men make up 70% of the overall staff and women…
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There are some good suggestions here. I think an important first step is that we have to confront prevalent stereotypes. Unfortunately, Silicon Valley only reinforces them.

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A tech shortcut to diversity in the workplace? (Q&A) - CNET

A tech shortcut to diversity in the workplace? (Q&A) - CNET | Women + Tech | Scoop.it
A tech shortcut to diversity in the workplace?
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Technology’s Man Problem

Technology’s Man Problem | Women + Tech | Scoop.it
Crude apps, patronizing behavior. For some, “bro” culture offers one explanation for why there are so few women in tech.
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Engage women, have fun, get more out of your open source project - opensource.com

Engage women, have fun, get more out of your open source project - opensource.com | Women + Tech | Scoop.it
Engage women, have fun, get more out of your open source project
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What's puzzling is that the rate of women leaving profession software engineering is higher than in law and medical fields.
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Handcuffs For Hacker Schools? Why A “Code Of Conduct” For Coding Bootcamps Could Actually Be Good For The Ecosystem | TechCrunch

Handcuffs For Hacker Schools? Why A “Code Of Conduct” For Coding Bootcamps Could Actually Be Good For The Ecosystem | TechCrunch | Women + Tech | Scoop.it
The explosion in both online and offline programming platforms over the last year has made one thing clear: Learning to code is hot. (With two "t's.") Well,..
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How Kickstarter is Changing the Game For Female Tech Entrepreneurs and the ... - Bustle

How Kickstarter is Changing the Game For Female Tech Entrepreneurs and the ...
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Kickstarter is democratizing the funding process.

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Why aren't more women on tech boards?

Why aren't more women on tech boards? | Women + Tech | Scoop.it
Men start up about 97 percent of the tech companies in Silicon Valley.
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Why women run my life - The Age

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Why women run my life
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Another impediment is the continued domination of men in economics, engineering, software design, information technology, mathematics and science. Elsewhere the change is inexorable.
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Tech industry's next big thing - diversity - San Francisco Chronicle

Tech industry's next big thing - diversity - San Francisco Chronicle | Women + Tech | Scoop.it
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Tech industry's next big thing - diversity
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Blacks, Latinos and women are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math jobs (see box at right).
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How One College Boosted Female STEM Graduates–Fast - Wall Street Journal (blog)

How One College Boosted Female STEM Graduates–Fast - Wall Street Journal (blog) | Women + Tech | Scoop.it
How One College Boosted Female STEM Graduates–Fast
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Employers blame colleges for turning out too few women grads with science, technology, engineering and math (or STEM) degrees.
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Where are the numbers? — Grace Hopper 2013 — Medium

Where are the numbers? — Grace Hopper 2013 — Medium | Women + Tech | Scoop.it
The first Grace Hopper conference was held in 1994, bringing together 500 technical women.
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Yes, let's see the numbers! Is there a common definition of a "woman in software engineering" role?

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Google says its workforce mostly is white, male - Charleston Post Courier

Washington Post Google says its workforce mostly is white, male Charleston Post Courier In a groundbreaking disclosure, Google revealed Wednesday how very white and male its workforce is - just 2 percent of its Googlers are black, 3 percent are...
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I would be interesting to break out the numbers by job descriptions also.

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The Woman Behind Apple's First Icons

The Woman Behind Apple's First Icons | Women + Tech | Scoop.it
In the early 80s, Susan Kare was a pixel art pioneer at Apple. Today, she continues to dazzle.
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Wonderful images of the early Mac.

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Why Workers Can Suffer in Bossless Companies Like GitHub

Why Workers Can Suffer in Bossless Companies Like GitHub | Women + Tech | Scoop.it
GitHub wanted to change the way businesses operate. But it may have gone a little too far.
    
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Exploring the interaction of flat organizations, culture fit hiring, and diversity.

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How to get young women interested in open source | opensource.com

How to get young women interested in open source | opensource.com | Women + Tech | Scoop.it
Women already have more opportunities than men to get into tech. There are already many more funding programs to help women get into tech education and work than there are for men. I'm been a software developer for 35 ...
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Gender Differences in Coding Courses? Looking at the Numbers - Huffington Post

Gender Differences in Coding Courses? Looking at the Numbers - Huffington Post | Women + Tech | Scoop.it
Gender Differences in Coding Courses? Looking at the Numbers
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Join the community as we discuss issues affecting women in science, technology, engineering and math. Our study of ...
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What Makes Girls Fall In Love With Computers And Code? | TechCrunch

What Makes Girls Fall In Love With Computers And Code? | TechCrunch | Women + Tech | Scoop.it
The perennial discussion about women in technology is in high gear once again, this time after remarks made by Y Combinator co-founder Paul Graham about the..
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Well said:  'So perhaps the best way to get a girl interested in computers is simply to put them in front of her as often and as early in life as we do for her male counterparts — and even more importantly, encourage her to approach computers as a producer, rather than as a consumer."

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Code Red: Where Are the Women in Computing? | Change the Equation

Code Red: Where Are the Women in Computing? | Change the Equation | Women + Tech | Scoop.it
Change the Equation aligns corporate efforts in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education to ensure that they add up to real, measurable growth in the achievement and STEM fluency of U.S.
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Women make up a greater percentage in Physics than in Computing!

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Diverse Software Developer Talent---A Gift That Keeps on Giving - Xconomy

Diverse Software Developer Talent---A Gift That Keeps on Giving - Xconomy | Women + Tech | Scoop.it
Diverse Software Developer Talent---A Gift That Keeps on Giving Xconomy Here's a fresh take on the spirit of giving: Ten Washington technology companies have agreed to “pay it forward” by supporting Seattle's first not-for-profit coding academy...
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This initiative adds women to the tech workforce and diversifies the background of software engineers in general.
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How aspiring female tech stars can succeed - Fortune (blog)

How aspiring female tech stars can succeed - Fortune (blog) | Women + Tech | Scoop.it
How aspiring female tech stars can succeed
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Gabrielle Boko, an executive vice president at software maker Sage North America, points out that, as a female non-engineer, you're doubly outnumbered.
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The tech industry’s woman problem: Statistics show it’s worse than you think

The tech industry’s woman problem: Statistics show it’s worse than you think | Women + Tech | Scoop.it
One of the most frustrating things about the tech industry's woman problem is the paucity of reliable data on the number of women working in technical roles.
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Take a look at the spreadsheet. Is your company there?

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