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The Job of an Ally is to Change Culture, Not Encourage Others to Lean In

5 Ally Actions | Dec 7, 2018 Each week, we share five simple actions to create a more inclusive workplace and become a better ally. 1. Don’t “avoid women at all costs” Bloomberg reported on a disturbing trend over on Wall Street…

Not Impossible: Be a Great Mom and a Great Worker

When you become a mom, finding a life-work balance can be very difficult. You need to be fully committed to your child and yet, still be effective at work. But, while many believe it is impossible for working moms to…

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…

Women in Technology: Have we Really Advanced in 2018?

Despite a lot of media attention on gender diversity in tech over the years, there’s still a noticeable lack of women in high-profile roles.   Gender equality has been a notorious issue in the business world for decades, and although…

Lessons Learned Building a Career in STEM

Growing up in the 1970s, STEM – in my case engineering and computer science – wasn’t a field women typically pursued. So when I showed up at Virginia Tech it was no surprise that I was one of the only…

Q: How can I get paid to mentor others?

WOC in Tech by Christina Morillo: https://www.pexels.com/@divinetechygirl These are programs that pay you to mentor others as they learn how to code. IMHO, these programs are quite useful if you’re looking to help someone else grow their skill set while earning…

Doubt-raising Phrases, Public Chauvinism, and a Cautionary Tale of Garbage In, Garbage Out

5 Ally Actions | Oct 12, 2018 Photo courtesy of Pixabay Each week, we share five simple actions to create a more inclusive workplace and become a better ally. 1. Give wholehearted recommendations Recommendations come in many forms. Formal letters, social media endorsements,…

Women In Tech may need to Flee Brazil

A Look at How Brazil’s Politics Could Negatively Affect its Women In Tech Members of the “Theatre strike against censorship” protest in Rio de Janeiro, in February 1968. By GONÇAVES (CPDOCJB) In September 2018, 2,4 million women united with a single…

Talking Politics at Work, and Why We Should Use the Mic, Every Time

5 Ally Actions | Oct 5, 2018 Photo of someone handing over a mic Each week, we share five simple actions to create a more inclusive workplace and become a better ally. 1. Acknowledge current events Here in America, we’ve had a heavy two…

Power to Soar: My Time at Women in Tech Breakfast

Fuel Your Passion Let’s set the stage: It was Friday, September 28th and I was freezing due to wearing too little clothing yet again. The venue, Evolve Her, looks like something out of a casual TED Talk lobby. There were chairs,…

15 Quotes From Women in Tech That Will Inspire You

Photograph by Stuart Isett/Fortune Most Powerful Women Tech and STEM fields are historically male-dominated, but women have been involved from the beginning. From Victorian computer visionary Ada Lovelace to Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg, women in technology show girls that their contributions…

Empathy During Traumatic Times, Male-to-Male Peer Pressure, and An Epic Tale of Breaking The Bro…

Empathy During Traumatic Times, Male-to-Male Peer Pressure, and An Epic Tale of Breaking The Bro Code 5 Ally Actions | Sept 28, 2018 in the shadows by Nicolas Alejandro via Flickr (CC BY 2.0) Each week, we share five simple actions to create…

Gatekeeping, Inclusive Events, and The Way We React to Rage

5 Ally Actions | Sept 14, 2018 strung out by theilr via Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0 Each week, we share five simple actions to create a more inclusive tech workplace. 1. Judge emotions equitably Thanks to the U.S. Open, we have a…

How I charted out my maternity leave plan

Tomorrow I go back to work after six months of maternity leave. To say I have mixed feelings about this would be an understatement. I am excited, nervous, sad, and determined all at the same time. Most of all, I am…

Women Who Tech Are Dangerous — Sara Brand

A Portrait Project by John Davidson Sara Brand Job Title: Founding General Partner of True Wealth Ventures Years in the tech industry: 20+ On the True Wealth Ventures mission: We are an early stage venture capital investment fund that invests in women led…

How technology is changing the way we look at nonprofits

Technology is changing the way we view things — even the way we extend a helping hand. Charities, foundations, and nonprofit groups are slowly, but surely getting into the hang of getting digital help to keep up with a growing audience and possible…

Sistahs doing it for themselves

stocksnap.io Matheus Ferrero Sistahs Doing it for Themselves Amazing women who inspire and motivate me to keep achieving I recently had a birthday that left me with that panicky time-is-running-out feeling. Though it didn’t end in a zero, it still gave…

From Lawyer to Tech Entrepreneur: Interview with Peanut Founder Michelle Kennedy

This week, we catch up with ex-lawyer turned entrepreneur Michelle Kennedy. She’s a co-founder of Peanut, the matchmaking app for mums. The app launched last year to huge acclaim. It has been featured by Apple, and has a number of big-name…