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women in technology

Sheryl Sandberg Gives Important Advice To Women Who Are Considering Careers in Tech

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Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, recently gave young women some very valuable career advice on Quora. "I think the most important advice for girls or women who want to consider a  career in tech is really the same advice for all women and girls  anywhere - that the key thing...
Sheryl Sandberg Gives Important Advice To Women Who Are Considering Careers in Tech

NY Tech Meetup announces new coalition to support women in tech

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NY Tech Meetup (NYTM), Control Group and Girl Develop It have launched the Coalition for Women in Technology, a “unified group” of New York organizations that support women in technology though education, networking, mentorship, and career development. According to Jessica Lawrence, NYTM’s Executive Director, the group “will aggregate and amplify the work that each individual...
NY Tech Meetup announces new coalition to support women in tech
What did new Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer accomplish at Google?

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?
Here On Biz partners with MENSA and others to add up to 1.4 million users to location-aware professional network
'Play with my V spot'

Tuesday is Ada Lovelace Day: let's celebrate inspirational women | Suw Charman-Anderson and Helen Arney

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By encouraging people to talk about the achievements of women whom they admire in science, technology, engineering and maths, we can create new role models for girls and women involved in these traditionally male-dominated areasIn the 1960s, a group of women agreed to undergo the same gruelling tests as the...
Tuesday is Ada Lovelace Day: let's celebrate inspirational women | Suw Charman-Anderson and Helen Arney

GirlsInTech Pick Their Top 100 Women In Tech In Europe

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While in the US the visibility of women in technology startups is pretty well established, in Europe it’s suffered a little from the more general problem of the fragmented nature of the European tech scene. Things have improved slightly in recent years (at least that’s my impression, although who knows...
GirlsInTech Pick Their Top 100 Women In Tech In Europe

NY Tech Meetup & NASDAQ partner up to educate & promote NY’s tech scene

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NY Tech Meetup, a monthly tech startup event with over 20,000 members, and NASDAQ OMX, the world’s largest exchange company, have officially announced a partnership today in support of New York’s growing tech community. The partnership doesn’t come to much surprise, as NASDAQ has already been getting quite involved in the startup crowd, sponsoring...
NY Tech Meetup & NASDAQ partner up to educate & promote NY’s tech scene

NASDAQ Partners with New York Tech Meetup, Refuses to Play Hard to Get

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via Wikimedia It's official. No one at NASDAQ has been reading The Game. Today NASDAQ, which already boasts a Look at me! I'm one of you! Tumblr, made its designs on the local startup scene obvious by partnering with the mothership: New York Tech Meetup. The press release says that...
NASDAQ Partners with New York Tech Meetup, Refuses to Play Hard to Get

In Latin America, Women Are Breaking Barriers To Entrepreneurship

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Editor’s note: Maria Rocio Paniagua currently works as a project manager at Innku, one of the top mobile and web workshops in Mexico. She is very passionate about all things technology, entrepreneurship and innovation. Follow her on Twitter. The lack of women in technology in Latin America and the Caribbean is an issue...
In Latin America, Women Are Breaking Barriers To Entrepreneurship
Hey, lady hackers: $10K scholarship fund available for women-only bootcamp

A week of sexism in the technology sector highlighted on the web

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It’s been a week of unusual activity for gender politics online. Social media has amplified issues around a few incidents where mistakes were made, people were offended and apologies were issued. But can these networks also help to find solutions as well as shining a light on the problems? The...
A week of sexism in the technology sector highlighted on the web

A look inside our 2011 diversity report

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We work hard to ensure that our commitment to diversity is built into everything we do—from hiring our employees and building our company culture to running our business and developing our products, tools and services. To recap our diversity efforts in 2011, a year in which we partnered with and...
A look inside our 2011 diversity report

Meet the GoldieBlox: An engineering toy just for girls

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The GoldieBlox toy Well, this is interesting timing. I’m currently at the Harvey Nash CIO event in downtown Seattle where panelists are discussing the role of women in technology. All of the panelists — Darren Austin of Glympse; Kate Matsudaira of Decide; and Scott Sikora of WhitePages — agree that...
Meet the GoldieBlox: An engineering toy just for girls

Eight Real Tales of Learning Computer Science as a High School Girl

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In the debate over the dearth of women in technology—just 11 percent of startup founders that take venture capital are women, as an example of one of the many lopsided statistics—one solution inevitably comes up: get ‘em while they’re young. While there are outliers, most of the tech greats got...
Eight Real Tales of Learning Computer Science as a High School Girl

Why aren't there more women in technology? Here are a few clues

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The experiences that have played out over the past few days of women working in the programming field - and male attitudes to them - point to a still-endemic attitudeYou say there's a problem getting women into technology? The real problem might be the men.In the past few days, the...
Why aren't there more women in technology? Here are a few clues

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

Girls in Tech launches in the UK and collates European top 100 for women in the sector

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Girls in Tech, the international network that promotes women in technology entrepreneurship has announced that it is primed to invade London in June. The organisation was founded in 2007 by Adriana Gascoigne in San Francisco. Since then, the network has grown to include chapters in China, Greece, France, Singapore, Taiwan...
Girls in Tech launches in the UK and collates European top 100 for women in the sector
Adria Richards: 'I'm staying safe'

Happy Ada Lovelace Day! A Collection of Essays on Gender and Tech From Your Friends at The Atlantic

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On a day that honors one of the (female) pioneers of computer science, a round-up of our work on women in technology....
Happy Ada Lovelace Day! A Collection of Essays on Gender and Tech From Your Friends at The Atlantic

It Is 2012 and Pregnant Women are Still Discriminated Against by VCs

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(technorati.com) Upon navigating to the front page of the New York Times website this weekend, we were happily surprised to discover that a piece about women in technology--one without a derisive tone or ignorant blanket statements--occupied the feature spot. "Nurturing a Baby and a Startup Business" chronicles the difficulties of juggling...
It Is 2012 and Pregnant Women are Still Discriminated Against by VCs

Here Are The Women of Y Combinator And They Are Awesome

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I would normally rather have a root canal instead of write about the issue of women in technology. I just find most essays on this really tedious and obvious. (Sorry Alexia.) But I do want to point one thing out. When I went to my first Y Combinator Demo Day...
Here Are The Women of Y Combinator And They Are Awesome

SCAMP conference aims to even up the gender balance with creativity

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The SCAMP conference is coming up on June 14 at the Google Campus in East London. There are of course tech and media events aimed at women, but SCAMP is working to even the gender balance without pushing a solely female experience. The conference is set up as a playground...
SCAMP conference aims to even up the gender balance with creativity

A Dongle Joke That Spiraled Way Out Of Control

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In an age of blogs, tweets, Hacker News, Reddit and Anonymous, an off-the-cuff joke can spin wildly out of control. At least it appears that’s what happened with PyCon this week when a sexual joke led to some very public firings, a virulent debate about women in technology, another virulent...
A Dongle Joke That Spiraled Way Out Of Control
Andreessen, Schroepfer, Others Rally For More Women In CS At She++ Conference

Are all-male panels at tech conferences a thing of the past?

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A conference was cancelled after an all-white male panel caused upset. So is the tide really turning for women in technology?A media storm blew up in the tech world earlier this year, after someone questioned the lack of women on the roster at a conference and tweeted to ask the...
Are all-male panels at tech conferences a thing of the past?

Science: It’s a girl thing! This teaser video is hitting the wrong nerves online

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Much as we aim to support women in technology and science, there are some things that seem to do the cause no favours and the European Commission’s latest teaser video is not going down well. Indeed it appears to be more tease than science. We think it is supposed to...
Science: It’s a girl thing! This teaser video is hitting the wrong nerves online

Lady CEOs Take Over Internet Week

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Ms. Barna (firstround.com) The rain was really starting to come down hard, but the female CEOs at Internet Week appeared undaunted by the passing storm. Birchbox's Hayley Barna, Learnvest's Alexa Von Tobel, Nest.io's Caren Maio, Mashable's Sharon Feder and Artspace's Catherine Levene joined CNNMoney reporter Laurie Segall for a discussion...
Lady CEOs Take Over Internet Week

Cheryl Sandberg, super hero (and now, author)

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Should we all just bow down to Cheryl Sandberg now? What can this woman not do? Smart, technical, super-rich, twice-successful entrepreneur, powerful, beautiful (fine, call me sexist in the comments), a successful public speaker, a smart dresser … Facebook chief operating officer Cheryl Sandberg is now, apparently, also an author. Sandberg...
Cheryl Sandberg, super hero (and now, author)
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