I kept thinking back to what I was like in 7th or 8th grade and wondered what that girl would have wanted to hear. And finally, I decided that was the girl I needed to talk to. Here is the advice I would have given to the 7th-grade me.
Based on our work, we have developed standards and criteria for parents and community leaders to quickly gauge the quality of the STEM education programs in their community.
The fact that the breast cancer did not bring me to tears, but the job search after my "career break" did, was when I knew something was seriously broken with hiring.
Too many businesses are concerned with making money, and not about creating value. Moving into the new era of startups, we are discovering business models that are making not only a financial impact on our economies, but an environmental impact.
Danny Colllins blended three core aspects of my life -- cancer, education and music -- to the point that one simple word kept repeating in my mind as I left the theater: cure.
Last Thursday was Career Stars in the Media Center at Westland Middle School in Montgomery County. Spending so much time in corporate America, I was a tad nervous and wanted to do an especially good job as my daughter was in the audience.
It blows my mind that someone would fret over the gender of volunteers. Isn't the reason why we organize events for girls to show them that gender isn't a barrier? We shouldn't criticize men for their gender when they want to help us with our goals.
I found out that expectations are only expectations if I let them be. Once internalized, they become shackles that can hold you prisoner. But once I stopped filling myself up with others' expectations for me and focused on my own, I gradually became less insecure and anxious.
We know why otherwise capable women abandon technology careers or encounter disproportionate hurdles to advancement in a coding-centric workplace. We recognize all of these symptoms. Now we must decide how to fix this broken code.
At SXSW, where apps such as Meerkat sparked industry buzz, The Ipsos Girls' Lounge brought female founders together to help guide new tech startups. We dug into the bias that may be holding female entrepreneurs back and shared insight to help them win the pitch.
For a country famously lagging in math and science, how did we produce students like these -- and how can we produce more of them?
"It's not 'P.C.' to say this, but..." Thank you for this helpful preface alerting me to the fact that I can spend the next 30 seconds fantasizing about "Star Trek" without missing anything important.
The year was 1984 and in addition to the chalkboards and alphabet posters, our 2nd grade classroom was equipped with an odd, beige box at a table in the back behind the students.
If Silicon Valley wants to not only attract, but retain highly educated women, it's going to have to do more than solve the pipeline problem. It's going to have to face its bias against mothering so it can put a stop to the revolving door.
"If the idea is good, the idea is good, whether it is coming from an intern or the CEO."
It's about time that we invest more in women-led startups. There's talk about how we need to #changetheratio, but talk's not enough. There's gotta be action that disrupts the tech sector. Today, I'm partnering with Women Who Tech to launch the first-ever Women Startup Challenge.