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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…

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…

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…

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…

Inclusive Meetings, Affinity Groups, and the Speaking Gigs We Accept

5 Ally Actions | Sept 7, 2018 Image courtesy of #WOCinTechChat Each week, we share five simple actions to create a more inclusive tech workplace. 1. Message co-workers when you spot non-inclusive behavior We’ve shared this tip before, and we think…

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…

4 Meetups That Helped Me Grow as A Woman of Color in Tech

Attending various tech Meetups over the years has been pivotal to my growth as a technologist I took a leap and left my full-time job as an email marketer, to work to pursue software engineering! This summer I kicked off…

Fixing the Funding Gap

Last year $84 billion of VC investment went to startups. Guess how much went to women-led ventures? A measly 2.7% was invested in women-led companies, according to Fortune. And for women of color, the stats are far more dismal. Only .0006%…

Why It’s Time To Start Your Own Mastermind Group

About a year ago, I received an email from a woman I had recently met over the phone. Her name was Jaime Bott, and she was a talent partner at a top venture capital firm, Sequoia Capital. We had been…

Bias, Diversity, Backlash, Manifestos, and Rebuttals

©Photo by Franka Barba, used with permission. Have you ever been in a meeting where a colleague says “I’m a great supporter of gender equality, but I’m totally opposed to quotas!” Or, “I believe in diversity, but I won’t stand…

15 Amazing Women Who Have Broken Glass Ceilings in Tech

Image: J. Brew on Flickr Many people point out that despite substantial progress concerning gender equality, the tech sector is still a male-dominated industry. Regardless of that fact, women throughout history have boldly shattered glass ceilings with actions that forever changed…

Want to Empower Girls in Tech? Empower their Mothers Too

Make-HER, Sunnyvale Public Library First Tuesdays are a special time at the Sunnyvale Public Library. Girls ages 8–12 line up with their mothers (or other significant female) at 6:30 PM for a Making program. Youth services librarian, Nancy Andrus, was inspired…

Why I Can’t Be a Good Girl and Good Product Leader

I’m a volunteer coordinator’s dream. I say yes to organizing an army of helpers for school events. I call parents for school donations. I call voters to pass local ballot measures. I sign up to help with classroom projects. I…