Every business publication I pick up these days seems to feature stories about discrimination against women in the technology world. I have even been ...
There are so many great challenges and opportunities in our global, hyper-connected economy. The world's your oyster, but the world desperately needs you to be true to yourself, most especially you women who love innovation and technology.
My curiosity for science began early in life with my passion for space. I was 13 years old during the first lunar landing. Seeing human beings on another celestial body opened my eyes to the infinite possibilities of technology.
Our continuing failure to devise and operate a coherent nationwide training program to help prepare young people for careers in modern manufacturing is a national disgrace, and one with potentially severe repercussions.
Throughout all seasons of Breaking Bad, the science was strong; at times it seemed as if science was a separate character, such as the scene in which Walter and Jesse use thermite to break into the chemical storage building to obtain methylamine.
Two decades ago, as the World Wide Web came on the scene, Jeanette Hernandez Prenger saw an opportunity and started an information-technology consul...
Investment in our nation's talent pipeline must be a collaborative effort that includes academia, government, industry and professional societies, among others. I believe engineers themselves must lead the charge in helping society understand how engineers make a difference and why our profession is rewarding; acknowledging the skills that are required for success; and fostering a sense of community that attracts and retains the talent we need for the future.
The Web is regularly hailed for its "openness" and that's where the confusion begins, since "open" in no way means "equal." While the Internet may create space for many voices, it also reflects and often amplifies real-world inequities in striking ways.
Imagine if Kendall Jenner, who was part of TIME Magazine's Most Influential Teens in 2013, was cast in a role as a computer programmer. How many young girls would want to learn to code? Scoff if you will, but it's true.
You're a manager.The last thing you would ever do is consciously compensate your team members unfairly based on their gender, sexual orientation or color of their skin. But are you implicitly perpetrating the wage gap on your own team?
At the state and local levels, mayors and governors across the nation are issuing Equal Pay Day proclamations. It's encouraging to see that more people are paying attention to this issue. After all, we do want a world in which our daughters and sons are paid fairly. Agreed?
I think Sandberg missed one very valuable piece of advice that answers these questions. So Sheryl, I'm adding a 4th piece of advice to your 2010 TED talk. This is for women everywhere.
Once women have entered STEM, at every subsequent stage of their career, they run a gauntlet of subtle practical, psychological and social holes in the way of their promotions, appointment to boards, and other indicators of seniority.
I'll never forget one of the first visual effects networking events I went to right after graduating at the top of my class. I expected to be able to mingle and make new contacts as a fellow professional in cool 3D software. Instead, I've never been groped so much in my life.
I can only say that the most imaginative science fiction author in the universe couldn't come up with some of the stuff in this book. That's the beauty of nonfiction; you can't make anything up.
Alice Brooks and Bettina Chen are inspiring the next generation of women into STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math fields) by creating han...