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Pushing the conversation on gender equality.

Month: March 2016

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Experiences of a self-taught female coder- “Women can’t code?”

I remember the good old days of my student life when I was studying English literature. It was the final semester of my masters degree when I had to submit an assignment on Feminism. Back then, I had never experienced…

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How to Build a Network In Your PJs

Part 2 in the Code Like A Girl Networking Series A few weeks ago I spoke at an event that started with 3o minutes of networking. Instead of walking up to people I didn’t know and striking up a conversation,…

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Promoting Inclusion through Technology Education

Social enterprise Kizcode helps young girls access opportunities through coding “Learning to code opened up a whole new world of possibilities for me. It was like learning a new language. All of a sudden things start to make sense and I…

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What Can Professional Women Learn from Suffragettes?

“We work a third longer hours for a third less pay” Maud Watts — played by Carey Mulligan — explained to a baffled parliamentarian in Suffragette. As the film’s end credits rolled, I would have liked to breathe a sigh of relief that this…

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How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love Network Events

How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love Networking Events Part 1 in the Code Like A Girl Networking Series Image: unsplash.com I think I’m a pretty high-functioning, well-rounded human. I have a Computer Science degree and 10 years experience…

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I Have a Question…

But I’m too scared to ask Sounds familiar? Yep, same. I became interested in Computer Science the summer before my freshman year in college. I was interested in the tech industry, but I was also very scared. Everyone seemed to have been…

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My 30 Year Career in Technology

Thirty years ago — well, forty actually if you count high school — I started on my career in technology. While I don’t consider my story to be inspirational, I do provide it here simply as an example — one that you might like to consider…

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What Happened When I Talked Openly About Sexism in Tech

Ok. So a couple weeks ago I did something. I talked openly about MY experience with sexism in tech through my blog post “A Woman in Tech’s Open Letter to My ‘Sexist’ Colleagues”. I did it in the most compassionate…

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An Open Letter to the First Years

Today, an upper year told me that he overheard something that members of your class were discussing in the big lab. He said that you’d been discussing JobMine, and who had gotten which interviews. And when someone mentioned that one…

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Spread Your Words with “Code Like A Girl”

I love Medium.com — I love it because of big things, like a joyful writing experience and little things like the fact that the unit of content on Medium is a “story”. Not an article, or a post or an item. A story. I…

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Code Like A Girl: The Logo

Kristina Foster designed the code.likagirl.io mobile website and we decided to work together again to build the Code Like A Girl logo. Here is the thought process that went into creating this awesome design. The Words “Code Like A Girl” is…

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Women You Can Hire to Speak & Write for You

Image created by Yasmine Sedky (@yazdesky). There’s a strange trend in the tech community. Tech conference organizers are slowly getting the idea that having women speakers and writers in attendance is a good thing (yay! Progress!), yet, so many of…

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I wouldn’t be here if I was a boy

/Photo: Oscar Keys/ I would’ve been here years ago My career in technology began with playing video games when I was a girl. The power of creating, fascinating world of information, and an strange way of understanding it, got me hooked on…