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Month: November 2017

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Badass Professional Women Don’t: Put Your Head Down and Work Harder

I recently published a post on 7 Things Badass Professional Women Don’t Do that has sparked a great deal of much-needed discussion around women in the workplace. Many of you have pointed out that these 7 things can apply to…

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Be afraid, men. Be very afraid.

But are your actions really even what you should be afraid of? If you were to ask a man, it’s unlikely they’d find it difficult to define what it means to not harass or not assault a woman. But the definition…

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Why are there still too few women in tech?

I recently changed career. It took me a little while to decide what I wanted to do and then even longer to pluck up the courage to actually hand in my resignation. But I did it and, so far, I…

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From Fairies To Fullstack: Forget Your Label

The Quarrel of Oberon and Titania by Sir Joseph Noel Paton When I was 19, I spent all my time writing a novel about a girl who discovers she’s a magical Fairy. My boyfriend back then was majoring in computer science…

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Holiday Gift Ideas to Inspire Every Girl

This Holiday Season Make Room in Your Heart for Someone Else’s Daughter. This year when you shop for a gift for the girls in your family, take a moment to think about those less fortunate girls, who might benefit from…

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When a 32-year-old man tells a 39-year-old woman that he is old

A few beautiful cheesecakes because I guess I’m a Golden Girl now I often forget that I am 39.9 years old. I may go a few hours without looking in the mirror, and feel all young and cute and thin and…

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Support Code Like A Girl on GivingTuesday

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Open Source Decency Charter Proposal for Dealing with Harassment at Technical Events

If you’re reading this, you are probably a decent person. You shouldn’t read this thinking that you will be putting yourself in danger if you attend a tech event. I can tell you that I normally feel pretty safe at…

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5 ways to turn the ‘hour of code’ into the ‘year of learning’

Last year I posted an article called Turn the Hour of Code into the Year of Learning. This year, I wanted to share a few ideas about how you might do that. After checking out some hour of code activities…

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Take Action Now!

Three things you can do to help us change the gender ratio in tech. Photo by Vlad Tchompalov on Unsplash Change is starting to occur for Women in Tech and it’s exciting. Over the last two years I have seen a huge…

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Stop Being Afraid of Speaking Up

Photo by Tessa Rampersad on Unsplash About 5 years ago to date I did what I have been doing for many years — my annual physical. My physician was always saying to me that I will never die — for almost 20 years I was…

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Black Friday Schmiseday

What do lawnmowers, Nerf Guns and electric shavers have in common? They will all be on sale this Black Friday. Why? Because in 2010 Amazon brought Black Friday to the UK, and since then it’s gone a bit nuts. As well…

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So What Is Digital Anyway?

At She Does Digital we’re all about, unsurprisingly, digital. But what is digital and how is it different to tech or STEM? And why did we decide to focus our efforts on digital rather than one of these other areas? Let’s…

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What is a chief analytics officer? The exec who turns data into decisions

A chief analytics officer leads an organization’s data analytics strategy, driving data-related business changes in an effort to transform your company into a more analytics-driven one. The chief analytics officer (CAO) heads up a company’s data analytics operations, transforming data…

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How to Best Learn a New Programming Language

Learning a new programming language is undeniably a daunting experience for even the most adept developer. You may have been in the coding game for a few weeks or perhaps even a decade, either way when you take a first…

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Overcoming shyness at my first meetup alone

A few days ago I went to a meetup about women in tech, organized by Small Improvements, in the week of WebSummit. The objective was to get as many points of view as possible on why there are few women…

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Outrage Pledge Update

I wrote the Outrage Pledge several months ago when it seemed that we were at the end of the sexual harassment revelations. I could not have been more wrong. However, I think the call for men to sign on to…

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November STEM Star: Annie Stephenson

Meet, Annie Stephenson our November Physics STEM Star! A current PhD Candidate in Applied Physics at Harvard University, she is a the perfect person to talk to us about the current state of physics and where the field is heading. When…