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Intel Raises the Bar for Diversity and Inclusion Among Tech Giants

Elizabeth Ames | Posted 02.04.2016 | Technology
Elizabeth Ames

In recent years, companies in Silicon Valley have been under intense focus as the call grows louder for more diverse and inclusive work environments where everyone -- particularly women and other underrepresented minorities -- can innovate and thrive.

Why We Come Back: Past GHC Scholars Return to Support New Generations of Women Technologists

Elizabeth Ames | Posted 10.12.2015 | Technology
Elizabeth Ames

In a few days, more than 12,000 people will arrive in Houston to attend the 2015 Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing. The conference is th...

An Open Letter to the Media: Women We Need to Know Are Right Next to Us

Elizabeth Ames | Posted 08.10.2015 | Technology
Elizabeth Ames

When it comes to the workplace, particularly in today's tech industry, our assumptions about who is or isn't a good programmer or leadership material hold us back from making accurate and effective decisions based on people's actual qualifications, skills and knowledge.

The Leaky Pipeline: Why We Must Eliminate Bias When Advancing Tech Talent

Elizabeth Ames | Posted 05.26.2016 | Technology
Elizabeth Ames

While many industry executives continue to point at the education pipeline and lack of girls and young women studying computer science as the problem, research shows a leak in the pipeline of women already in the field.

Men Play a Key Role in Helping Women in Tech

Penny Herscher | Posted 12.06.2014 | Technology
Penny Herscher

There is a movement gaining momentum to improve technology as a place for women to work, and to change the statistics for women in technology. And for all these organizations, it's time to bring men into the movement for women's equality.

Anita Borg Dinner Shows How Women Can Dominate Computing

Mike Cassidy | Posted 07.27.2014 | Technology
Mike Cassidy

At least once a year in Silicon Valley there is a gathering of top technical talent that for one night, at least, turns the world on its head. Yes, t...

3 Ways You Can Hire Women And Change Your Company Forever

Penny Herscher | Posted 04.20.2014 | Business
Penny Herscher

Our world is changing very fast, and the role of women is changing fast with it -- and, mostly, for the positive. We have more women in power, more women in the workforce, more women in control of their lives but there still aren't representative numbers of women at the top of companies.

Ladies, We Can Do This! 6 Ways to Mentor Her, Sponsor Her, Elevate Her Career

Julie Kantor | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Julie Kantor

Share with a few girls what you do professionally and what you enjoy about your position. Speak to a classroom and share perspective about your experience as a female in the career you selected and what education you needed to get there.

Why the Debate About Twitter's Board and Women at the Top in Silicon Valley Is a Healthy One

Penny Herscher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Penny Herscher

We now know that having diverse product design teams creates better products. We also now know that having women on boards makes companies more competitive. So why would a company build its management team and board entirely from men?

10 Women in Tech Orgs You Should Know

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.27.2013 | Women
Craig Newmark

Since I know something about computers and a little about small business, my focus has been on helping girls and women in technology as much as I'm able. I've compiled a list of some of my top 10 women in tech orgs (in no particular order) for you to check out:

Change demands a vision from the top

The Anita Borg Institute | Posted 05.15.2013 | Technology
The Anita Borg Institute

There is a lot of research on the ways in which organizations can successfully recruit, retain and advance women. The representation varies dramatically across organizations, and through direct experience, we know what to do.

Women Computer Scientists -- Yes, They Exist!

Penny Herscher | Posted 12.04.2012 | Technology
Penny Herscher

We all know the about the stereotypical hot start-up out of Silicon Valley led by some twenty-something white guy but we don't hear much about women entrepreneurs, computer scientists, researchers and business leaders in tech. How come?

Carly Schwartz

WATCH: 4 Reasons Why Women Will Rule The Future Of Technology | Carly Schwartz | Posted 05.30.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- "I'm not going to give a whiny speech about how few women there are in tech," Kara Swisher, legendary technology journalist and found...

Engineering Is the Way to Bring Jobs Back to America

Penny Herscher | Posted 12.25.2011 | Technology
Penny Herscher

Just as in the Second World War we had a national shortage of skilled workers for manufacturing, today we have a critical shortage of technology workers. Women and education are two keys to the solution.

"Daring to Discuss Women in Science:" A Response to John Tierney

Caroline Simard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Caroline Simard

John Tierney suggests that boys are innately more gifted at math and science.

Anita Borg Institute's Women Of Vision Award Honors Kristina Johnson, Lila Ibrahim, Kathleen McKeown (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The Anita Borg Institute celebrated three female leaders in technology at its fifth annual Women of Vision awards banquet. The organization, which...

On Becoming Fearless and Making an Impact Through Technical Innovation

Sarah Granger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Sarah Granger

Innovation, leadership, social impact. These three areas were the foci of the annual Anita Borg Institute Women of Vision Awards May 12th in Santa Cla...