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Pushing the conversation on gender equality.

Month: February 2017

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How I Overcame Sexism Early in my Career

and how you can too! Lily Tomlin as Ernestine According to a recent survey, 60% of women in Silicon Valley have been sexually harassed. One of them, Ellen Pao, brought a gender discrimination suit against her former employer, Kleiner Perkins Caufield…

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Visualising inequalities around the world

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere The increasing social, political, economical and gender gaps across the world is thought provoking. Unfortunately, the division among people within and without the same boundaries is now affecting human lives far more…

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52% of All Computer Gamers are Women

Photo: Benjamin Linh VU Why IT Companies Should Hire More Women The tech sphere isn’t equal yet. According to the Department of Labor in the US, women constitute only 11% of all computer engineers in the country. Gender equality in Europe is…

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You want to invest in women? Really?

You know the stats: women led companies deliver better returns. Fortune 500 companies with women on their boards perform significantly better financially. The people enthusiastic about investing in women will quote these to you all day. However, given the number…

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Set Women In STEM Free!

I recently saw the movie “Hidden Figures” and was moved both as a human being and a man. Why? Simply by it being the inspiring and uplifting story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Johnson Vaughan, and Mary Jackson; three black…

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Valentía en el trabajo

https://www.flickr.com/photos/clement127/16470538275/in/album-72157632559284216/ Como el Bungee Jumping me hizo más fuerte en el trabajo Escrito por Dinah Davis y traducido al español por Maria Alejandra Yepes para Code Like A Girl. Ser valiente es el mantra de mi vida. Creo que ha sido la…

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Imposter Syndrome Ep. 1

aka when I knew what I was doing, but forgot I knew what I was doing, so had to remind myself I knew what I was doing 1. the situation at hand: I was seated across from a man more than twice…

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How Pink Will Empower Girls

If we’re going to empower our girls to pursue their dream job, it is our duty to prepare them and to ensure their options are wide-ranging. Women make up only 14.4% of the STEM workforce. We could do a better…

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How To Pause For Parenthood Without Killing Your Career

Lisen Stromberg CEO & Founder of Prism Work (left) and Poornima Vijayashanker Founder of Femgineer (right) Interview with Lisen Stromberg CEO & Founder of Prism Work Many of us think of a career as the period between college graduation and retirement….

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Me niego a tener una vida balanceada

Tú tampoco deberías ambicionarla si de verdad quieres ver progreso Tener una vida balanceada jamás ha sido mi meta, sin embargo, con todo y mi workalcoholismo, he procurado tener progresos en todas las áreas de mi vida, es así que después…

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5 things I learnt as a self-taught female developer

Just two years back, I was a business student immersed in the world of finance, in the hopes of making a name for myself in the ranks of the rich. I was taking up a lot of finance internships, trying for…

How to Set Up D3.js with Webpack and Babel

Before you begin, make sure you have node and npm installed. Use a node version higher than 6. Also, note that all terminal commands are for Mac. Please use the equivalent commands for your OS. The repository for this tutorial lives here….

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To be or not to be a TECH STARTUP- that is not the question

Angela Winkler as Hamlet from The Wilma Theatre How my customers cause me existential angst, and help me improve my marketing I wrote this story pondering the question of how much tech makes a startup a tech startup after I was…

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Engaging Girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM): 10 Tips for Parents

Image Source: Pexels by Harriet S. Mosatche. PhD Girls are heavily influenced by what their parents say and do. That’s why a year ago, two colleagues and I wrote a guide book for parents called, Breaking Through! Helping Girls Succeed in…

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Top 5 Women in Tech You DIDN’T Know You Needed to Follow

Women working in the tech field are definitely becoming more and more prominent. This is awesome. But yes, as some of you have pointed out, there are the big names EVERYONE knows about (Sheryl Sandberg), but there’s also the ones…

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When Being Yourself Causes Others To Feel Intimidated

Photo by Edu Lauton https://unsplash.com/@edulauton That picture below, it’s my kindergarten class. I’m third from the right. Not much has changed since kindergarten… …I’m a tiny bit taller. On a good day I’d say I’m 5’ 2”. I’ve always been small. It has…

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¡Hazte cargo de tu carrera!

Intercede por ti misma Dinah Davis Esta soy yo en mi último día en D2L usando mi camiseta de Tinker Truck. Tinker Truck™ es un “laboratorio educativo móvil” que viaja a escuelas, bibliotecas, fiestas de cumpleaños y eventos comunitarios. Es dirigida…

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Startup Sharks- Who They Are and How to Spot Them

stocksnap.io Jakob Owens Being preyed upon by the unscrupulous and the well-intentioned as a new startup I often refer to the incredibly supportive community I found myself in when I first became an entrepreneur, and then an accidental tech startup founder. I…