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Six Women who Defined the Digital Age

For as long as there has been technology, there have been unsung women making groundbreaking innovations that have built the digital world we now live in.   Whether it’s the work of codebreakers at Bletchley Park or modern entrepreneurs who…

Explain Yourself — Women in Tech

It’s been noted many times before that women have a habit of overexplaining themselves in the workplace, which undermines their message and credibility, in turn making it more difficult for us to get what we want; be it more resources,…

5 Common Feelings Being a Woman of Color in Tech

“A businesswoman sitting at a table with a laptop and a glass of water” by rawpixel on Unsplash From the day I realized I was destined to be a coder, I knew I was going to be an underrepresented group in…

The Case for Diversity in Tech

There has been a recent push toward improving diversity in the workforce — at least in the tech industry. But why should we care? We should want to hire the best candidates for the job, right? We don’t want to lower the…

Want to Work in Tech without Coding?

Do you ever see people do fabulous things with tech and want to do exactly the same but when you see a line of code, your brain just stops functioning? Have you ever wished to work, contribute and just be…

How STEM Programs Can Do Better

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) courses are receiving continued and increasing support from educators hoping to equip the next generation. STEM fields harness a method and a mindset that says: we can give kids the opportunity to think creatively…

Take the Tech Privilege Walk

Photo by keso s via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) “I’m 10 steps ahead, 4 back…very much aware of how fortunate I am.” That was just one of the responses to our thread about a Tech Privilege Walk. Similar to the Life of…

My Career Path and the Case for Girls and Women to Go into STEM

This is the closing ceremony speech I gave at Superposition II — a hackathon for young women to gain more experience in computer science and to encourage them to choose a career in STEM. I was asked to share my career path…

Infographic: Closing the STEM Gender Gap

Research by Microsoft offers insights into how more girls can be encouraged and supported in pursuing STEM careers. The World Economic Forum reports that by 2020, for every digital job created, four traditional jobs will be displaced for a man — but 20…