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Inspiring New Blog Is The 'Humans Of New York' For Women In Tech

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 04.24.2015 | Women

A Stanford student is spotlighting the women making waves in tech with her blog Women of Silicon Valley. "One of the biggest challenges for women i...

Why We Need Terrible Female Engineers

Amy Nguyen | Posted 04.23.2015 | Technology
Amy Nguyen

It needs to be okay for women to fail. We need flawed women whose mistakes represent just that -- their own mistakes. Not reflections upon our entire gender, not held up as reasons for why women aren't meant to be in tech. We need to accept women in this field who want to be here just because it's a great place to be.

5 Ways You Can Hack Technology for Social Change

Craig Newmark | Posted 04.22.2015 | Technology
Craig Newmark

With winter melting, and spring coming into view, lots of folks are re-emerging and looking to get involved. My team and I generated a list of 5 ways to get involved in tech this spring.

The Real Reason Girls Don't Like to Code

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 01.26.2015 | Technology
Lisa Abeyta

I don't believe that girls are turned off by STEM because it's hard or simply because girls think they're bad at math. Girls aren't wimps or wilting flowers; they don't shrink from challenges just because something isn't a strength. We, as a culture, just aren't doing a very good job of selling tech to girls.

Karlie Kloss Proves It: Coding Is Officially in Style!

Modelinia | Posted 01.04.2015 | Style

Call it what you will, but these supers agree: coding is now officially in style!

Design for Everyday: Women and the Redesign of Business

Lynda Decker | Posted 12.27.2014 | Technology
Lynda Decker

"I hate math." Reshema Saujani wants to eliminate that phrase from the contemporary teenage girl's lexicon. And judging from the response of the audience, she's going to succeed.

Why We Must Help Bridge the Gap For Women In Tech

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 12.09.2014 | Women
Lisa Abeyta

Some days it gets wearying to face the additional challenges it takes for a woman to make it in the world of tech, but on days when it feels like that to me, I pull out the photo of all of the women that attended our first bootcamp.

Teenage Girls Create Tampon-Themed Video Game

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 09.11.2014 | Teen

Two teen girls have developed a tampon-themed video game, in the process challenging the strange way society treats menstruation. Sophie Houser, 17...

Together We Can Empower Our Girls

Rose Stuckey Kirk | Posted 11.02.2014 | Education
Rose Stuckey Kirk

This new school year, let's resolve to join together to encourage America's girls to reach their full potential in these subjects and support them with concrete programs and initiatives that yield results.

The Global Search for Education: Girls Just Wanna Have Games!

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.19.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Some developers and publishers recognize the huge opportunity and necessity to address girls, especially with STEM games. Our only barriers are leg...

#AOLBUILD Meets Founder Reshma Saujani @GirlsWhoCode

AOL BUILD | Posted 09.14.2014 | Technology

Saujani is a self-proclaimed "Feminist with a capital F" and while she asks "Where are the women?," she definitely knows where they should be: EVERYWHERE.

Girls Who Code #CantStopWontStop

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 09.01.2014 | Technology
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

Here's my interview with 18-year-old Girls Who Code alumna Roxy Banik.

Google Launching New Push To Get Girls Into Coding

AP | MARTHA MENDOZA | Posted 06.19.2014 | Teen

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Diana Navarro loves to code, and she's not afraid to admit it. But the 18-year-old Rutgers University computer science ...

Girls Who Code Founder Reshma Saujani From SXSW: We Are Missing Out As A Nation

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.10.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

“We cannot be what we cannot see,” says Girls Who Code Founder Reshma Saujani on the why young women don’t see themselves as engineers, entrepre...

I Am Woman, Watch Me Hack - | Posted 10.24.2013 | Technology

When she was a little girl growing up in the Bronx, Nikki Allen dreamed of being a forensic scientist. As a teenager, she liked studying science in sc...

How Teaching Girls To Code Is Changing The World

Posted 10.11.2013 | OWN

By Zoe Donaldson When running for Congress in 2010, Reshma Saujani campaigned in "some of the country's wealthiest zip codes and some of the po...

Where Are All the Female Developers?

Fueled | Posted 10.08.2013 | Technology

Though the tech industry is known for progress and innovation, one element of the field remains steeped in an unfortunate tradition -- the serious dearth of female developers and programmers.

Today Is the 40th Anniversary of Title IX: Let's Celebrate as It Propels Women to Leadership

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 09.02.2013 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

Today is a day to celebrate Title IX, the landmark legislation passed 40 years ago that gives women equal access to all fields of education.

Tech Star Discusses Her Run For NYC Public Advocate

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 05.17.2013 | New York

"I'm a man of few characters, so I'm going to keep this very, very brief," Twitter inventor Jack Dorsey told a crowd packed into Manhattan's Le Poisso...

How A 17-Year-Old Girl Won a Hackathon -- And What It Means for Women in Tech

Eliot Van Buskirk | Posted 07.14.2013 | Technology
Eliot Van Buskirk

The question of how to interest more women in technology fields is one of the most important questions facing us today, for many reasons.

Trapped In The Tech Gap

Reshma Saujani | Posted 10.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Reshma Saujani

The young women of Girls Who Code will be our next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators. They will create the next Facebook, and spearhead the next social movement. They will lift up their communities and they will use technology to do it.

The Girl Scouts' VERY Cool New Badge

The Huffington Post | Krystie Yandoli | Posted 04.22.2013 | Teen

There is a gap between men and women in science and technology fields, and the Girl Scouts have come up with a fun way to help fix this problem. Th...

School Bus Strike, Mayoral Control and Girls Who Code on Yetta Kurland LIVE!

Yetta Kurland | Posted 03.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Yetta Kurland

This week I spoke with Larry Hanley, international president of the Amalgamated Transit Union on the city's first school bus strike since 1979.

Bianca Bosker

Girls Who Code Set Sights On Teaching 1 Million Women | Bianca Bosker | Posted 10.24.2012 | Technology

On Monday night, the monitors, keyboards and buzzing screens on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in downtown Manhattan were pushed aside for f...

Code Is Power: Girls Who Code

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.08.2012 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Now we've got the Internet, held together with code, infrastructure where people can build tools which unite regular people for collective influence. The Net tends to level the playing field, and that tendency only increases over time. That is, the Internet is dramatically lowering the cost of influence and power.