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Pushing the conversation on gender equality.

Month: January 2016

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Women Who Reign: Kaitlin Gu

“Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” — Golda Meir Happy Tuesday Reigners! Meet Kaitlin Gu from NYU. There are close associations between music, art, and science, and Kaitlin is interested in all…

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Amplify Our Voices

How to Help Women In Tech I recently had a conversation with Jesse Wilson about Women in Technology and he said: My tiny contribution to this effort is to try to amplify their voices: retweeting and stuff. It hit me very profoundly, at…

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Women Who Reign: Angel Gao

“Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputations can never effect a reform.” — Susan B Anthony Happy Sunday Reigers — hope you’re having a relaxing start to the day! Meet Angel Gao from The University of Waterloo, focusing on data science. Read…

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Why I Think English Majors Should Learn to Code

When I was an English major, I was convinced that all English majors should learn to code. I found myself fascinated by questions like this one: How do computer scripts reflect Western values and epistemology, even though they are not human? I wondered…

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Discussion: When Policies Don’t Work, What is the Best Way to be a Diverse Company?

Image created by Yasmine Sedky (@yazdesky). Super excited to join @Twitter next month as VP Diversity & Inclusion, joining an incredible team to make #InclusionImpact.  — @jmssanfran This is the tweet that blew up the Twitterverse last month when Jeffrey Siminoff…

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How to Change the Tech Gender Ratio

What tech companies should do to attract more women I sat down with Jesse Wilson from the Kitchener office of Square this fall. He wanted to know how to find and hire more women in the Waterloo Region. This is challenging…

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Equality is Impossible

The past few years of my life have been centered around striving for equality. Equal numbers of women in leadership in the Ad industry. (We’ve recently reached 10% of women in creative leadership… #winning?!) Equal household responsibilities so it was…

Teaching by Making: The Raspberry Pi Way

When the Raspberry Pi first came on the scene back in 2008 it seemed like a revolutionary idea: An affordable and programmable computer that could be used to teach kids — and adults — how to code. As is often the case, the genius of…

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Me at my Think About Math workshop booth at the University of Waterloo A sticker that became so much more. I started the concept of Code Like a Girl with a sticker a year ago. I had been invited to participate in…

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Lean In, then Lean the Fuck Out

Recently, I’ve been frustrated with the movement of Lean In. I feel like I’ve been Leaning In for years upon years, and now I’m just burnt out, and not sure that all this Leaning In is effective. Leaning In seems…