Grace Hopper

#AlphaRising is Grateful for the Trailblazers -- Our Daughters Are Next

Since the launch of #AlphaRising back in July, we're had the opportunity to interview inspiring women and hear their eye-opening business stories.<p>So …

Tech Industry

Pauli Murray's 'Song of Hope'

<i>Hope is a song in a weary throat.</i><p><i>Give me a song of hope</i><p><i>And a world where I can sing it.</i><p><i>Give me a song of faith</i><p><i>And a people to believe in it.</i><p><i>Give me a</i> …

HBCUs

10 Women Founded Technology Startups Receive the Women Entrepreneur Quest (WEQ) 2017 Award

Winners get an all-expenses-paid experiential learning trip to the Silicon Valley, US sponsored by AnitaB.org India and DST, Government of India

Startups

How Microsoft’s CEO has ‘hit refresh’ in business and in life

<b>Hari Sreenivasan:</b><p>Finally tonight, we hear from a leading CEO about changing the culture of a successful company and how his own personal experiences …

Satya Nadella

Great Books and More for STEM Girls

<i>This post originally appeared on The Maker Mom. It contains affiliate links.</i> There’s been a steady rise in STEM toys for girls in recent years with …

Kids

Behind the Scenes of Oculus Educational Content, Plus Our Favorite Immersive Experiences that Foster Learning

<i>November 13 – 17 is National Education Week in the US. To celebrate, we’re highlighting the intersections of VR and education with a series of blog</i> …

Virtual Reality

Curate, License or Create? A Guide to Sourcing the Ideal Images and Video for Your Marketing Strategy.

Finding or creating the right images to illustrate your brand's story can be just as much work as crafting your message.<p>Content is king, it's unlikely to be dethroned any time soon. It's simply too effective to reach new audiences and engage with potential clients. While no one questions content's …

Digital Marketing

Women Cracked Wartime Codes. They Can Fix Tech Today, Too.

Before she died in 2016 at age 94, Ann Caracristi, the first female deputy director of the National Security Agency, liked to reminisce about the absurd stereotypes that women had to contend with back when she entered public service during World War II. Chief among these — she found it somewhat …

Women in Science

Google Should Find the Balls to Champion Diversity

<b>Ill-informed sexism is less harmful to gender equality than tech giants who fail to make an emphatic stand against it.</b><p>What’s most depressing about …

Gender

First Female CTO Of The U.S. Megan Smith Hopes Tech's History Can Repeat Itself

American talent is ubiquitous, with entrepreneurial wunderkinds as likely to be born in our heartlands as on our coasts. The problem has been that we’ve done a really unequal job of scouting and scaling it. There are 6 million young people not in school or working, 12 million experienced skilled …

Megan Smith

STEM Women Superstars

In late October, Fran Arnold received the 2017 Achievement Award from the Society of Women Engineers. Dr. Arnold is a true STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) woman superstar – she pioneered enzyme evolution methods or “directed evolution.” In addition, in a very rare …

Women in Science

If She Can See It, She Can Be It

As a woman in technology, it matters to me that young girls remain interested in and pursue careers in STEM. The lack of women in STEM is a national …

Programming

Uber Engineering Events - Amsterdam

Women in Science

5 React 16 Features You Can't Live Without

<b>Is Fiber ready yet?</b> Yes, it is. Getting a little late to the react scene, I found it weird that people anticipated a feature so enthusiastically. I …

JavaScript

Developing UX Design and Product Leadership

Issue 16<b>Adventures in UX Design</b><i> is a newsletter helping you navigate UX roadblocks.</i>What does it mean to be a leader of UX design, product, or people? …

UX Design

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For October 20th, 2017

Hey, it's HighScalability time: Cassini's last image of Saturn, stitched together from 11 color composites, each a stack of three images taken in …

Scalability

Helping Each Other: Safe Spaces - Bridge

What might I be?<p>My parents always told me and my sister that we could be anything we wanted to be. They told us, and they demonstrated it in their …

Women in Science

8 Easy and Fun Halloween Costumes You Can Wear to Work (Without Annoying HR)

Coming up with a costume idea for the office Halloween party that's fun but not too fun can be a challenge.<p>When it comes to picking an outfit for your office's annual Halloween event, the minefields are many. The half the costume shop marked 'Slutty X' is instantly out for obvious reasons. Add to …

Women in Science

Three Things Data Scientists Can do to help themselves and their organizations

The importance of data science is only going to grow in the coming years. As we see the results of our data-empowered work take form in how we shape …

Customer Experience

23 Inspiring Quotes From Strong Businesswomen

It's good to see women standing up for themselves in the Harvey Weinstein debacle wake. These women will inspire eradication of those issues in the future.<p>It's no surprise that bad sexist behavior is coming to light in politics, the entertainment industry, and the tech field. While I have never …

Leadership

Female code breakers: The hidden figures of the greatest generation

<b>(CNN) —</b> Do you like crossword puzzles and are you engaged to be married?<p>Those were the questions asked of many college-age American women by their professors, college presidents, or military officers to assess their suitability to do secret work breaking German and Japanese codes during the Second …

Opinion

10 amazing women in science history you really should know about

We’ve all heard of the likes of Ada Lovelace, Rosalind Franklin and Marie Curie, but there are many more famous women in STEM that deserve your …

Women in Science

Happy Ada Lovelace Day!

Today is Ada Lovelace Day, a day to celebrate and encourage women in the fields of science and technology. The day is named after Augusta Ada …

Marie Curie

Detroit

Helping Diverse + Non-Traditional Talent Find Jobs.<p>About<p>This tour will bring together diverse and non-traditional talent with companies who need …

Megan Smith

Microsoft Monday: Edge For iOS And Android, AltspaceVR Deal, Cortana Commands Smart Home Devices

“Microsoft Monday” is a weekly column that focuses on all things Microsoft. This week, Microsoft Monday includes details about the Edge browser coming to iOS and Android, the Android Launcher app update, Groove Music being phased out, a mixed reality Halo game, the acquisition of AltspaceVR, …

Microsoft

Women in Tech Talk Change in Orlando

In Orlando, Florida, where tourists come for the palm trees, shopping and theme parks, 18,000 women converged recently on the city's giant convention …

Women in Science

Re<Boot>: A more inclusive approach to rapid skills training programs

Digital technologies—mobile phones, computers, and the Internet—are reshaping our world. But to leverage this transformation, women and men will need …

International Development

LinkedIn's Adding Snapchat-Like Geofilters for Conferences and Events

LinkedIn is adding new, Snapchat-like video filters to their mobile app.

Snapchat

Announcing the 2017 update to the Crunchbase Women in Venture report

In the first Crunchbase Women in Venture report (April 2016), our goal was to establish a well-defined baseline against which to measure future progress of women in the venture business. The key finding at the time was that 7 percent of the investing partners at the top 100 venture firms were women.<p>…

Venture Capital

Why is gender diversity the key to future-proofing our businesses?

For many years, engineering, IT and the sciences were primarily considered male-only territory, and men the only purveyors of entrepreneurial and …

Diversity