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Women and Technology

Beyond 'Pink' Games: Industry and Academia Must Work Together To Engage Women Gamers and Developers

Orit Shaer | Posted 03.14.2016 | Technology
Orit Shaer

Exhibiting the work of controversial game developer Jason Rohrer at Wellesley's Davis Museum (currently open) might seem like an odd choice for the el...

Ada Lovelace

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 12.16.2015 | Technology
Jasmina Tesanovic

Who is Ada? Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, is no longer who she once was, 200 years ago. Time changes all famous people, especially cult ...

International Women's Day: Leveraging Mobile for Women's Empowerment and Equality

Lynda Lopez | Posted 05.06.2015 | Impact
Lynda Lopez

Women have come a long way in developed and developing countries, but significant gaps remain. We believe that mobile technology will go a long way in helping us close those gaps, empowering women with information, services and ultimately, confidence, that will help them best care for themselves, and their families.

Join Me to End the Gender Gap in Technology

Craig Newmark | Posted 02.14.2015 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Women and girls still face overwhelming obstacles to accessing and shaping technologies. The digital gender divide might be getting worse.

Pioneering Human Rights Activism Through Digital Technology

Global Kids | Posted 05.19.2014 | Impact
Global Kids

Global Kids teaches youth about the issues, and then we get to do something about it, whether it is a virtual camp or creating a film and putting it on the web so that everyone else can see and learn.

This 'True Love' Bra Is One Step Away From A Chastity Belt

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 01.27.2014 | Women

In the market for a high-tech chastity belt for your chest? Look no further than the, True Love Tester Bra, brought to you by Japanese lingerie compan...

The Truth About Women's Complicated Relationship With Technology

The Huffington Post | Lori Leibovich | Posted 01.25.2014 | Women

A poll released today by the Huffington Post and Real Simple finds that technology plays an essential -- though complicated -- role in women's lives. ...

How The F_Email Program Is Helping Women In STEM

Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

This post is part of a series sponsored by Cisco and its partners promoting women in STEM. Check out more stories about women in STEM here. Find out e...

Is Technology Making Our Lives Easier... Or Just Adding More Stress?

Julia Beliak | Posted 12.21.2013 | Teen
Julia Beliak

If we allow technology to make our life easier, and focus more on the quality, rather than the quantity of life, and also learn how to use technology to our greatest advantage -- such as how to use it to influence others -- we can all greatly benefit.

POLL: How Do You Find Balance In A Wired World?

Posted 10.13.2013 | Women

Does your smartphone help or hinder you? Is Facebook a blessing or a beast? Real Simple and The Huffington Post realize that living in the digital age...

Educating Mothers, Saving Children

Leith Greenslade | Posted 11.04.2013 | Impact
Leith Greenslade

Studies have shown that half of the reduction in child deaths in the last 20 years is the result of increases in mothers' general level of education. 4 million children are alive today because their mothers got an education.

Want To Know If You're Good In Bed? There's An App For That.

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 08.13.2013 | Women

It's hard for any of us to get through a day without technology, but it seems to be increasingly difficult to get through the night without it, either...

Carly Fiorina Interview: Marissa's Ban on Working From Home and HP's Future

Cassie Slane | Posted 05.07.2013 | Technology
Cassie Slane

Do you remember when female leaders at the top of Silicon Valley companies were hard to find? Well, they still are. But at least now, there are a few more than there were. Only 14 years ago Carly Fiorina was the first.

Women Fighting Cyber Crime

Deborah Stambler | Posted 03.17.2013 | Technology
Deborah Stambler

I thought it was great that the rep from the city attorney's office was a woman. So did my daughter. It showed a woman in a powerful, tech-related position, and I could see my daughter's wheels spinning.

'iPad Mini Math Is The New Free!' (VIDEO)

Laura Zigman | Posted 01.19.2013 | Comedy
Laura Zigman

Don't let the lack of money get in the way of buying yet another electronic device! Just use the right kind of math -- this time, 'iPad Mini Math" -- a variation of "Shopping Math" -- to justify your purchase! (Don't let the word "math" scare you off! Anyone can do shopping math!)

Increasing Women's Pipeline to Top Tech Jobs

Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti | Posted 12.09.2012 | Women
Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti

The presence of powerful women in tech fields could signal the demise of the industry's historically exclusionary culture and lack of mentors, which have deterred women from choosing technical careers.

Entrepreneur Asks: What Would a Woman's Business Look Like?

Willow Bay | Posted 12.08.2012 | Technology
Willow Bay

Jessica Herrin, founder of Stella & Dot, sells jewelry. In fact, she sells lots of it -- $100 million worth last year alone -- by combining personal service with an e-commerce platform and social media. Herrin calls it "social selling."

Let's Change the Ratio Once and for All

Andrew Rasiej | Posted 08.29.2012 | Technology
Andrew Rasiej

I am sending a letter to The Daily Beast/Newsweek, respectfully saying "Thanks, but no thanks" for putting me on the Digital Power Index, and asking them to replace me with a woman I respect in my field who I think is an awesome evangelist, Deanna Zandt.

A New Metaphor for Your Career

Sheryl Sandberg | Posted 07.30.2012 | College
Sheryl Sandberg

A career is no longer like a ladder; it's like a jungle gym. For your career, look for opportunities, look for growth, look for impact, look for a mission. Move sideways, move down, move on, move off.

My Experience as a Field Engineer Off the Coast of Angola

Women 2.0 | Posted 07.21.2012 | Technology
Women 2.0

The timer had started running 30 minutes ago. I was sweating from the exertion of rigging up a 500-pound tool string with my crew and the nervousness of being responsible of running a $2 million exploration job in an offshore oil platform in Africa.

What the Facebook IPO Means

Clara Shih | Posted 07.14.2012 | Technology
Clara Shih

It's electrifying here in Silicon Valley this week, even more so than usual. Normally, many of us are heads down, focused on our own companies, but right now, even in the land of "what's next?" all anyone can talk about is the Facebook IPO.

Lilypad Arduino

Adda Birnir | Posted 07.10.2012 | Technology
Adda Birnir

When I tell people that one of my personal goals is to bring more women into tech, and that I plan to do so by making tech learning fun and accessible, a lot of people -- usually men -- worry that what I am doing is patronizing.

The Role of Mentorship for Women in Technology

Ekaterina Walter | Posted 05.23.2012 | Technology
Ekaterina Walter

So why aren't there more female leaders among us? This is the question that is particularly relevant for male-dominated industries like technology, but applicable everywhere else.

Who Are the Next Generation's Leaders in Technology, Science, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)?

Ivo Lukas | Posted 10.09.2013 | Technology
Ivo Lukas

Now more than ever, it's important to help kids embrace the coolness factor of "geeky girls."

Margaret Wheeler Johnson

Are You Really You Online? Susan Orlean Answers | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 03.09.2012 | Women

Susan Orlean, a staff writer at The New Yorker, is also known as one of the most prolific and beloved Twitter users on the planet. On March 10, she'll...