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Bro Culture on Parade, Mentoring Women of Color, and Why You Should “Leave Loudly“

5 Ally Actions | Oct 19, 2018 Photo courtesy of RawPixel.com, via Pexels Each week, we share five simple actions to create a more inclusive workplace and become a better ally. 1. Don’t flaunt your bro culture (unless you want to preserve it) British…

Come let’s get the Hacktoberfest T-shirt together: A Beginner’s Guide

Ps: This post is solely intended to motivate more people to make open source contributions. If you have used GitHub before and have a good grasp on any programming language then I urge you to delve deep into code bases…

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,…

Learning to Code in the Real World — My time at White October

Learning to Code in the Real World — My time at White October Our work experience student, Tara Flavin Hi, I’m Tara! I’m 16 and I have just finished taking my GCSEs. Although I’ve got two ideas for what I want to do when I’m…

Battling Bias in Berlin

Cassandra Melvin (L) and Danit Gal (R) present the Rockchain network at a first gathering. Their motto is “Connect for Impact.” Image copyright: Ruthe Zuntz A Rockchain Panel Explores Ways to Beat Unconscious Bias Seated at the back of a packed…

Essential skills for girls for jobs of the future

stocksnap.io Christina Morillo Essential Skills for Girls for Jobs of the Future They may not be what you think The future of work will be different — and that means preparing girls today for the jobs of tomorrow. –@MalalaFund When I was in high…

No Lone Wolves: What It Really Takes to Get to the Top of Engineering

Photo by Patrick Hendry on Unsplash I was recently promoted to a Senior Staff position at Box, which has caused me to reflect on my various roles and how my needed skill set has changed with those roles. When I became…

Women Are Indispensable to the Tech Industry — Here’s Why

Women Are Indispensable to the Tech Industry — Here’s Why The tech industry has, for the past few years, been exploding with innovation and has become the very center of many of our lives. It’s enabled us to communicate, explore and create. The…

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…

7 Business Growth Attributes That Are Often Ignored

Growing your business comes with a lot of challenges, some foreseeable, some not. It is for this reason that most companies tend to go out of business during a growth or expansionism phase due to being unable to cope with…

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…

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Coding for Good Today and Tomorrow

Source: Pexels It’s pretty darn inspiring when we lift each other up. One person who does so is Amanda Bishop, who posted about her efforts to help other girls learn to code, the resistance she received, and her personal journey….

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…

Interview with Materials Engineer Phylis Makurunje

This week, we had the pleasure of catching up with Materials Engineer Phylis Makurunje whose focus is on materials fit for hypersonic flight. Phylis also sits on the President’s Council of Student Advisors of the American Ceramic Society, and serves…

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From Gaza to Greenwich, we can all recognise the challenges tech women face

Me with part of the Tech Hub Women’s Group, Gaza. Photo credit: Mohammed Farra From Gaza to Greenwich, We Can All Recognise the Challenges Tech Women Face Here are some universal solutions I recently spent a few weeks in Gaza and West…