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Hilary M. Cain | Posted 04.20.2015 | Impact
Hilary M. Cain

As a person who works in the technology field, I believe wholeheartedly in the potential of technology to solve some of society's greatest challenges.

'Gents', 'Fellas', 'Boys' - How Language Is Telling Women They Don't Belong

Kate Van Dellen | Posted 04.01.2015 | Technology
Kate Van Dellen

Sitting at my desk today, dress and new flats on, I opened an email sent to me and my group with the first line "Gents, I need your help with this hard technical issue..." In one swift motion, I uncrossed my legs to firmly press my feet into the ground and leaned forward.

The Stats On Women In Tech Are Actually Getting Worse

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 03.27.2015 | Technology

Google just hired Ruth Porat to be its chief financial officer, and is paying her a reported $70 million. You’d think that’s a sign things are looking up for women in the tech industry. Not quite.

Why The World Should Know The Names of These 5 Women In STEM

Posted 03.17.2015 | Impact

In 2011, women made up only one quarter of the American workforce in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and their presence in co...

Breakthroughs for Women and Minorities in Technology: An Interview With WP Engine CEO Heather Brunner

Carol J. Carter | Posted 03.09.2015 | Technology
Carol J. Carter

At this year's SXSWedu Conference and SXSW Festival there will be many outstanding companies and several of their CEOs in attendance. But few women and minorities will be represented among this top tech talent. Austin-based Heather Brunner is someone who wants to change that.

We Must Act Now for Science and Technology to Drive Gender Equality

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka | Posted 03.15.2015 | Impact
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

We have been addressing gender inequality globally for well over a century, and women and society cannot afford to wait any longer. We must put an expiry date on discrimination against women.

Why I'm Stepping Out of the Debate on Women in Technology

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 02.24.2015 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

I may have made the mistake of fighting the battles of women in technology for too long. Today there is a chorus of very powerful, intelligent voices who are speaking from personal experience. The women I have written about, who have lived the discrimination and abuse, as well as others, deserve the air time. So I am going to bow out of this debate.

Silicon Valley Thinks Women Equal Success

Kira Makagon | Posted 04.20.2015 | Women
Kira Makagon

What does Silicon Valley think of women? From the looks of some data, it thinks we can earn an ROI even better than the guys. The more that we women focus on the reality we're making and the more we effect positive change and tell our tales of success, the faster we'll reach a time when magazine cover stories focus on how we're outperforming men.

Fierce Grace -- Women on the Move

Lisa Marie Jenkins | Posted 04.11.2015 | Women
Lisa Marie Jenkins

It is time to move to higher frequencies and thought. The divine feminine is way more than a spiritual concept and it is happening at every level of societies and around the globe today.

7 Ways Women in Tech Can Break the Glass Ceiling

Monica Zent | Posted 04.04.2015 | Women
Monica Zent

While the numbers are bleak, we need to be focused on how to drive change. As a female tech founder, I've seen many of the challenges firsthand and wanted to share the lessons I've learned along the way.

Can Blind Auditions Change the Ratio of Women in Tech Journalism?

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 04.01.2015 | Technology
Lisa Abeyta

I was to be successful as a female tech founder, I would have to be more resilient, more persistent -- and willing to create an independent voice for our company, because I couldn't count on coverage by the press if I was in such a minority.

Joseph Erbentraut

How One Mom (And Her Cupcakes) Could Improve Diversity In Tech | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.07.2015 | Parents

When Chicago-based web designer and developer Jen Myers was first learning to code, it was difficult to feel that she belonged in the male-dominated f...

Reading the Pictures: The Glass Ceiling and Gwyneth Paltrow's Legs

Michael Shaw | Posted 02.18.2015 | Media
Michael Shaw

Maybe someone can figure out why the assemblage of "Code Breakers," as they're called, are mostly wearing blue? Otherwise, I'm wondering about all the beaming when it comes to the demographics, and the uniformity.

Ideas for Increasing the Numbers of Women Tech Leaders

Kira Makagon | Posted 02.15.2015 | Technology
Kira Makagon

When I consider how to inspire other women to think about their long-term careers in technology, I want to encourage them to think big. There really is no reason more women can't reach leadership positions in tech like I have, and those of us already here can help with that.

The Future of Information Is Here: The Internet of Things

Ivo Lukas | Posted 12.24.2014 | Technology
Ivo Lukas

In early September at the Supermobility/CTIA conferences, I moderated a discussion about the future for the Internet of Things (IoT). The women in t...

How Colleges Can Grow Women Participation In Computer Science Programs

Kira Makagon | Posted 12.14.2014 | Business
Kira Makagon

The growing effort to encourage women towards computer science careers could not be more exciting to see. I was among the early group of women to enter a university computer science program while in college years ago.

Surprise? CEO Encourages Women Not To Ask For Raise

Eve Tahmincioglu | Posted 12.10.2014 | Business
Eve Tahmincioglu

Why is everyone surprised that a CEO is discouraging people from asking for raises? The goal of many of today's top executives is to keep costs down while enriching themselves. This has been the case for three decades now. They don't want to pay out raises.

Why I Love Working In IT And Think You Would Too

Fatima Hanif | Posted 09.26.2014 | Technology
Fatima Hanif

Many people think that being in Information Technology means that you have to be a programmer or engineer. However, once I started my career, I realized there are many other options.

Where Are All The Women, Apple?

Ilene Fischer | Posted 11.17.2014 | Women
Ilene Fischer

It looks like Apple is best positioned to win the "Where Are the Women?" award this year, given the total absence of women on stage at their product rollout last week.

Dream, Girl: How One Film Is Inspiring Girls to Go for Their Dreams

Erin McKelle | Posted 11.12.2014 | Women
Erin McKelle

Meet Erin Bagwell: She's the director and creator of Dream Girl, a film that is encouraging girls everywhere to become leaders and realize their entrepreneurial dreams. This documentary is redefining what it means to be a businesswoman.

How A Bad Perm Led One Young Woman To Become A CEO At Age 13

OWN | Posted 08.06.2014 | OWN

It's a story Oprah has told many times: Back when she was a news anchor in Baltimore, she ended up with a bad perm that caused her to lose all her hai...

What These STEM College Women Are Doing This Summer

Diane Propsner | Posted 09.15.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Having graduated from a women's college with a degree in biology, I thought it would be fun to see what my fellow STEM sisters are doing this summer.

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.

The Genie Is Out of the Bottle for Silicon Valley: Lack of Diversity

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 08.31.2014 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

As the U.S. technology sector has boomed, women and minorities have largely been left behind. This is what's clear in the wake of recent disclosures on workforce demographics from a handful of tech companies.

Elle Magazine's Women in Tech Dinner Reaches for the Superstars

Jennifer Raiser | Posted 08.29.2014 | San Francisco
Jennifer Raiser

There are networking events, and there are fashion events, and rarely the twain shall meet... unless you were meeting at the the first-ever Elle Magazine Women in Tech dinner at Quince Restaurant.