Women Who Tech

By Amy Vernon | Why aren't more women in tech? There are lots of women in tech.

Fuck Pattern Recognition

The experience of a 42 year old female entrepreneur<p>I pushed the code to Git, breathed a sigh, and reached for my supper on the table next to me, …

Machine Learning

Think there aren't qualified women in tech? Here are 1,000 names. No more excuses.

Next time you find yourself watching a panel of experts discussing the latest in technology, finance, engineering, math or science, ask yourself: Am …

Diversity

Uber Tried to Recruit a Female Engineer by Assuring Her Sexism Is Everywhere

Ever since engineer Susan Fowler came forward with a tell-all blog post alleging the rampant gender discrimination she experienced during her year at …

Uber

The Tech Industry’s Woman Problem Isn’t Just Hurting Women

Women have always played a hugely important role in the world of technology (<i>Hidden Figures</i>, anyone?), but we’ve also been the minority in the tech industry. The leadership and ideas of women, and particularly women of color, are vital for making the tech industry better for both consumers and the …

Diversity

Exclusive: How to Break Up the Silicon Valley Boys’ Club

Susan Wojcicki, the C.E.O. of YouTube, explains how the tech industry can disrupt its own glass ceiling.<p>Every year around this time, we hear the same story in Silicon Valley. This year, it was <b>Susan Fowler’s</b> distressing account of her year at Uber, followed closely by <b>A.J. Vandermeyden’s</b> story …

Silicon Valley

Meet Padmasree Warrior, the Woman Who Is Shattering Gender Stereotypes in Technology

Hidden Figures: How Nasa hired its first black women 'computers'

<b>The Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures tells the story of African-American women whose maths skills helped put a US astronaut into orbit in the 1960s. But the history of black women working for Nasa goes back much further - and they were still struggling to get the best jobs in the 1970s.</b><p>In 1943, …

Black History

Reflecting on one very, very strange year at Uber

As most of you know, I left Uber in December and joined Stripe in January. I've gotten a lot of questions over the past couple of months about why I …

Management

GE Wants 20,000 Women Working In Company Tech Roles By 2020

GE CMO Linda Boff talks about the role of marketing in reaching the company’s goals, and more.<p>Millie Dresselhaus has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, was the first women to win the U.S. National Medal of Science in Engineering, and at 86 years old, still works at MIT as a physics and …

Women's News

#BlackGirlMagic: This 22-Year-Old Is MIT Student And Already A Space Engineer

Tiera Guinn is already making history in her own way.<p>With <i>Hidden Figures</i> bringing the contribution of black women at NASA into the national conscious, …

Learn How Instacart is Creating a More Diverse and Inclusive Culture

Remembering Anita Borg. A Documentary. Reflections by Those Who Knew Her

A group of dedicated women over at Google asked Global Tech Women to be part of a filming of friends and family who knew Dr. Anita Borg. She was a …

Women's News

Hard Evidence: Teachers' Unconscious Biases Contribute To Gender Disparity

Girls often outperform boys in science and math at an early age but are less likely to choose tough courses in high school. An Israeli experiment demonstrates how biases of teachers affect students.<p>Transcript<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:<p>At early ages, girls often outperform boys in math and science …

Education

The 12 Most Moving Quotes From Black Women In 2016

"When they go low, we go high." Wisdom to live by from inspiring Black women like FLOTUS and Beyoncé changed the game in 2016, so it's only right …

A New Scholarship Aims to Inspire More Female Game Designers

NYU Game Center and the Barlovento Foundation are looking to encourage creative girls.<p>The image of the teenage boy in a dark room playing shoot 'em up video games is an entrenched stereotype, yet studies now show that women enjoy video games nearly as much as guys do. But if there are so many girls …

Illustration

Obama honors code pioneers Grace Hopper and Margaret Hamilton

Bill Gates will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom on November 22nd, but he wouldn't be where he is without two of the other honorees, Grace Hopper and Margaret Hamilton. They developed the first programming language and compiler, open-architecture, error detection and recovery and …

Grace Hopper

How Female-Focused Job Boards Like Hire Tech Ladies Promote Diversity In Tech

wocintechchat.com<p>It’s not much of a secret that women are underrepresented in the tech industry — its lack of diversity has become notorious over the years. According to the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), women represented a mere 15% of computer science bachelor’s …

Diversity

This Twenty-Something Forced Silicon Valley to ‘Show Her the Numbers’

This Twenty-Something Forced Silicon Valley to ‘Show Her the Numbers’<p>If you want to make tech less white and male, you need numbers. But data didn’t …

Diversity

12 incredible women you've never heard of who changed science forever

ShutterstockSure, most people have heard of Marie Curie and Rosalind Franklin, Jane Goodall and Sally Ride.But for every female scientist whose work …

Women in Science

Science writer proposes a new 'Women of NASA' LEGO set

One science writer wants LEGO to embrace the "ladies who rock outer space."<p>Maia Weinstock, deputy editor of <i>MIT News</i> and self-proclaimed "LEGO tinkerer," has proposed a new LEGO set celebrating the women of NASA.<p>She narrowed the list down to five women:<p>Margaret Hamilton, a computer scientist who …

Lego

Girls Who Code: Brightening the Future for Women in Tech

January 29th, 2009, wasn't your typical Thursday, at least not for me anyway. On this day, President Obama signed his first piece of legislation, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Quite simply, this law makes it easier for women to effectively challenge unequal pay. This law struck a chord within …

Diversity

The Rise of Rocket Girls: The Untold Story of the Remarkable Women Who Powered Space Exploration

How a small group of “human computers” upended the gender norms of their day to conquer the cosmos.<p>In 1849, trailblazing astronomer Maria Mitchell became the first woman employed by the U.S. federal government for a non-domestic specialized skill. Hired as a “computer of Venus” for the United …

Women's News

Google employees are adding 'Lady' to their job titles to fight sexism

More than 800 members of Google's staff are standing together in a showing against sexism today by appending a single word to their job titles: "Lady."<p><i>Business Insider</i> has details on the protest, which is happening in response to a ludicrous comment made during Alphabet's shareholder meeting last …

There’s a Simple Way to Improve Tech’s Gender Imbalance

<i>💥A Boom with a View💥 is a column about startups and the technology industry, written by Erin Griffith.</i> <i>Find them all here: …

Diversity

The SexTech CEO Inspiring Female Founders to Be Fearless

Cindy Gallop photographed by Kevin Abosch<p>Cindy Gallop is all about telling it like it is – in business and in bed. The tech entrepreneur is on a mission to make it easier to talk about real sex openly and honestly so that “porn doesn’t become sex education by default,” she says. Her startup …

Leadership

Can These Women Save Silicon Valley?

Their new website is a how-to for building a diverse workforce.<p>In December of 2015, a group of women started to get together over dinners and coffees to talk about diversity in the tech industry.<p>Over time, they formalized their ideas and on Tuesday launched Project Include, a website aimed at …

Silicon Valley

How The Rhetoric of Imposter Syndrome Is Used to Gaslight Women in Tech

A few weeks ago, I attended an event in my borough of the Bronx featuring a panel of brilliant women in technology. They explained how they created …

Sexism