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Can smaller T-shirts help solve the lack of women in tech?

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This has been a big week for women in technology. Facebook has finally put a woman on its board. Yesterday the Girls who Code project backed by Google, Twitter and eBay got a lot of attention. So last night at a Google Women Techmakers talk I expected more talk...
Can smaller T-shirts help solve the lack of women in tech?

Tech Companies Just Came Up With A Smart Way To Combat Sexism In IT

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It's no secret that the tech world has been a boy's club since forever. You don't have to look much farther than the Kleiner Perkins sex scandal that's been rocking the Valley for proof. A group of tech industry giants have come up with a smart way to fix that....
Tech Companies Just Came Up With A Smart Way To Combat Sexism In IT

Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg - extract

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Facebook boss Sheryl Sandberg argues that women lose out in the workplace because they don't negotiate for themselves and, if they do, are punished for itIn October 2011, Jocelyn Goldfein, one of the engineering directors at Facebook, held a meeting with our female engineers where she encouraged them to share the...
Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg - extract
Twitter & Etsy engineer a developer lovefest, hold the drama
Three female engineers build toys to inspire young girls to love science
Booting Up: Patent Trolls Make Kids Cry Edition

Girls Who Code expands across the US with summer programs in Detroit, San Jose and Miami

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Girls Who Code is set to expand its female-oriented tech education program to Detroit, Miami and San Jose thanks to $435,000 in funding from Knight Foundation, the non-profit organization announced today. As you may have guessed from its name, Girls Who Code’s ambition is to empower young women to pursue...
Girls Who Code expands across the US with summer programs in Detroit, San Jose and Miami

Twitter Bets On Girls Who Code

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In 1967, 25-year-old Damyanti Gupta immigrated to Detroit with one goal—to be an Engineer at Ford Motor Company. Only there was one problem: there were no female engineers at the company. When a hiring executive flatly told her that “we don’t have any women on staff”, she mustered her confidence...
Twitter Bets On Girls Who Code

This Completely Inoffensive Pink Computer Was Made Just For Women

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Fujitsu announced the launch of a brand new computer that's so easy, even a woman can use it! Meet the "Floral Kiss" -- which comes in subtly named shades of Feminine Pink, Elegant White, and Luxury Brown. And it's about time. I can't count the number of times I've been...
This Completely Inoffensive Pink Computer Was Made Just For Women

Hopscotch for iPad Makes Coding Kid-Friendly

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More and more schools have been ramping up STEM education — science, technology, engineering and math — in the classroom. Even the White House has thrown its weight behind STEM initiatives for kids. But that doesn’t necessarily mean STEM learning is bundles of fun for kids, so one entrepreneur is...
Hopscotch for iPad Makes Coding Kid-Friendly

Today's Scuttlebot: Redrawing the Emoticon and Building Space Suits

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The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. For Tuesday, selections include Etsy hiring more female engineers, a call for more creative, innovative and helpful ads, and a Valentine app of a beating heart....
Today's Scuttlebot: Redrawing the Emoticon and Building Space Suits

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

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

Mind the Gap: Encouraging women to study engineering

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Women make up more than half the global population, but hold fewer than a third of the world’s engineering jobs. In the U.S., female students comprise fewer than 15 percent of all Advanced Placement computer science test takers. Even in high-tech Israel, few girls choose computer science. Not only is...
Mind the Gap: Encouraging women to study engineering

Inside Etsy's Gambit to Hire More Female Engineers

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When Marc Hedlund joined Etsy last fall to lead engineering, he was confronted by a woeful gender ratio on his new team. Just three people on the 100-person engineering and operations staff were women. Surely Etsy, of all places, should be an attractive place to work for engineers who are...
Inside Etsy's Gambit to Hire More Female Engineers

Etsy Announces $50K in Hacker Grants for Women

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(etsy.com/shop/cellsdividing) There is only one woman in Hacker School's current class of 20--but a generous pool of grants from Etsy could literally change the ratio. Etsy is offering $5,000 grants for up to ten female developers who want to attend the summer session of Hacker School,the immersive programming class hosted quarterly...
Etsy Announces $50K in Hacker Grants for Women

Women in motorsport: 'We don't fit the old engineering stereotypes' | Corrinne Burns

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Corrinne Burns interviewed two women in the male-dominated world of motorsport who are providing role models for aspiring female engineersScience is no longer seen as the preserve of privileged men, and the diversity of science broadcasters and writers means that most aspiring scientists can find someone to relate to, but...
Women in motorsport: 'We don't fit the old engineering stereotypes' | Corrinne Burns

Venture Capitalists Don't Respect Female Entrepreneurs

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Women only get 4.2 percent of venture capitalist funding, which is an incredible gap. A forthcoming study from Stanford's Clayman Institute for Gender Research takes a look at possible reasons, and finds that women without a technical background have a big disadvantage.  The researchers created identical executive summaries for a...
Venture Capitalists Don't Respect Female Entrepreneurs

GoldieBlox: A Construction Toy With a Story Line Builds Girls' Interest in Engineering

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The story goes that Goldilocks searched for the perfect bed by breaking into the home of an innocent family of bears. GoldieBlox, however, will just build a bed by herself. GoldieBlox is a construction toy designed by Stanford University engineer Debbie Sterling and aimed at young girls. To use...
GoldieBlox: A Construction Toy With a Story Line Builds Girls' Interest in Engineering

Etsy wants to solve Silicon Valley’s women problem

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Etsy wants to support at least 10 women to the tune of $5,000 each to come to New York’s Hacker School this summer with an eye toward getting female enrollment up to 50 percent of the class. The New York startup said it would offer up to $50,000 for women...
Etsy wants to solve Silicon Valley’s women problem

This 29-Year-Old Is Selling Toys Meant To Inspire Girls To Become Engineers

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GoldieBlox Inc. is a toy company founded by 29-year-old Stanford engineer Debbie Sterling that's in an enviable position at the moment. The company has already sold out for the first pre-order delivery of its signature toy, scheduled for February. It's currently taking orders and quickly selling out of toys for...
This 29-Year-Old Is Selling Toys Meant To Inspire Girls To Become Engineers

An Inside Look At How Etsy Grew Its Female Engineers By 500% In 1 Year

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Etsy, the popular e-commerce site full of one-of-a-kind trinkets, handmade jewelry, and other personalized high-quality items, has risen to become a formidable competitor to eBay and other web-commerce platforms. Brooklyn-based Etsy is very popular among women, in fact 80 percent of its customer base are women and 50 percent of its...
An Inside Look At How Etsy Grew Its Female Engineers By 500% In 1 Year

After Joining Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg Stamped Out Sexism In The Office (FB)

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Shortly after joining Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg met with a bunch of the female engineers at Facebook, which were facing some discrimination inside the company from the men. She systematically "handled" those discriminatory situations, according to an account from an early Facebook employee named Katherine Losse in a new feature on...
After Joining Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg Stamped Out Sexism In The Office (FB)

Square Launches Code Camp Contest To Inspire Women Engineers

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Mobile payments company Square is hoping to inspire and find talented women engineers with its first annual Code Camp Contest. The company is hosting a three-day, expense-paid immersion program at Square’s San Francisco headquarters called Code Camp. Engineering students can submit a resume and essays about why they would like...
Square Launches Code Camp Contest To Inspire Women Engineers

Encouraging Female Engineers Is Key To Facebook's Recruitment Strategy

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Facebook Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer and Director of Engineering Jocelyn Goldfein spoke at the she++ conference today, making Facebook by far the most represented company at the Stanford conference. Their public remarks and comments shed light on Facebook’s aggressive strategy to recruit talented engineers to join their “deep bench”...
Encouraging Female Engineers Is Key To Facebook's Recruitment Strategy

Etsy Wants to Give Female Programmers $5,000 to Attend Hacker School

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Etsy, the popular marketplace for all things handmade, just announced that it will not just be hosting the 2012 session of Hacker School at its headquarters in New York, but that it will also offer ten $5,000 grants to women who would like to attend this year’s session but don’t...
Etsy Wants to Give Female Programmers $5,000 to Attend Hacker School
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