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10 Latinas Think Big Innovators to Watch in 2016

Angélica Pérez-Litwin, PhD | Posted 12.22.2016 | Latino Voices
Angélica Pérez-Litwin, PhD

Latinas Think Big is a community of progressive Latinas, created to advance the careers, businesses and economic prosperity of women through an online platform, entrepreneurial events and summits.

Where High School Girls Discover Engineering

Diane Propsner | Posted 10.29.2016 | College
Diane Propsner

Although the field of engineering offers women careers that are engaging and interesting, this career has not been a historically popular choice. Understanding why so few women consider a career in engineering is complex and hard to pin down.

Male Engineering Student Perfectly Explains Why Female Classmates Aren't His Equals

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 10.09.2015 | Women

When Jared Mauldin saw how his female peers were treated, he realized men and women in STEM are definitely not equal. The senior in mechanical engine...

The No-Problem Problem

Ilene Fischer | Posted 12.30.2014 | Women
Ilene Fischer

Is Microsoft finally getting serious about making its workforce welcome to women and minorities?

Going Against the Flow: Kimber Lockhart, VP of Engineering at One Medical Group

Charu Sharma | Posted 06.16.2015 | San Francisco
Charu Sharma

To me, entrepreneurship is taking responsibility to enact the change you see in the world. It's about creating value from your ideas -- about creating something that didn't exist before.

How To Succeed In An Industry That's Only 13 Percent Women

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 10.15.2014 | Women

What does it take to get to the top -- without losing your center? Our “Making It Work” series profiles successful, dynamic women who are standout...

What Women in Engineering Are Saying in the South

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 11.02.2014 | Women
Deborah J. Levine

What does a discussion among women engineers sound like in U.S. Southeast? The South is not a region identified as a hub of STEM careers for women, but the massive influx of international manufacturers and their vendors has rapidly changed the landscape.

40 Percent Of Female Engineers Are Leaving The Field. This Might Be Why.

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 08.12.2014 | Women

While all of the efforts channeled towards getting girls to study science, technology, engineering and math have certainly increased graduation rates ...

Women In STEM Begins With Girls In STEM: 7 Ways to Support A Generation Of Scientific Young Women

Lexi Herrick | Posted 09.28.2014 | Women
Lexi Herrick

Representing women in technology and science begins with raising girls to become a part of those fields.

The Unlikely Role Models I Look Up To

Taskeen Khan | Posted 05.24.2014 | Teen
Taskeen Khan

One woman who has truly proven herself an exceptional is Shereen Yusuff, 29, who graduated as an aerospace engineer and today works as a drilling engineer in the oil and gas industry. And yes, it hasn't taken her decades to achieve success!

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.

If You Didn't Think This Was The Coolest Toy For Girls Yet, You Will Now

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 03.11.2014 | Parents

GoldieBlox, the toy company founded by engineer Debbie Sterling, has been chanting about girl power for a year now, and they are only getting louder. ...

Kickass Toy Company Could Break Down Gender Walls With A Super Bowl Spot

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 11.15.2013 | Parents

Engineer and founder of GoldieBlox construction toys, Debra Sterling, is breaking down gender barriers one block at a time. First, she created Gol...

You Can Engineer Your Dreams

Maria Lensing | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Maria Lensing

Engineers are logical thinkers. They are problem solvers that are constantly thinking of ways to solve issues, to make things better. As a woman, I found that our tendency to think (and often over think) played nicely into engineering. Moreover, I met doctors, lawyers, and many other professionals that graduated with an engineering degree and became something else later on. That's the flexibility I wanted. It became clear to me that this degree was the perfect foundation to fulfill my dreams.

This Company Increased Its Female Engineers By 500 Percent

Posted 10.09.2013 | Women

More than 75 percent of buyers and sellers on Etsy, the e-commerce website that helps individuals sell handmade and vintage goods directly to consumer...

Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner Debuts Hackbright Academy Students - Women Engineers

Women 2.0 | Posted 02.10.2013 | Technology
Women 2.0

Hackbright Academy, an accelerated software programming school in San Francisco, is helping to tip the gender balance in the industry one woman at a time. And 16 graduated on Friday as the school's second class since its inception.

7 Lessons I Learned As A Female Entrepreneur

Women 2.0 | Posted 11.06.2012 | Technology
Women 2.0

Growing Meebo to almost 200 people was like going to college, except there were no teachers, no classes, lots of deadlines, bald tires, a large credit card with no credit, beer and our graduation date was TBD.

A Rescue Plan: Female Engineers for the MENA Region

Nermin Saad | Posted 09.24.2012 | Business
Nermin Saad

The Internet is a transformative opportunity. It will allow us to remotely deliver the work needed, with the perfection level the client deserves. It enables women to work and prove their efficiency while respecting social customs.

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.

Fighting Stereotypes One Day At A Time

Sophia Chung | Posted 05.18.2012 | Technology
Sophia Chung

In a sea full of software engineers, I stick out like a sore thumb. So much, in fact, that I often need to clarify what I'm doing in a crowd of Silicon Valley's tech elites. The biggest red flag? I'm female.

A Woman, an Idea and a Network Can Change the World

Eileen Sweeney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Eileen Sweeney

All it takes is one woman and one idea to innovate -- but it takes her network to make the innovation come to life, a network that helps encourage, educate and mentor women in science professions.