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Women in Technology

Do These 4 Things to Advance at a Startup

Janice Omadeke | Posted 11.28.2016 | Business
Janice Omadeke

Working for a startup can be a career-changing experience. You're given more freedom than you normally would have in a corporate environment. Often ti...

What It's Like To Be A (Woman) Developer On Hillary Clinton's Tech Team

Katharine Zaleski | Posted 08.15.2016 | Women
Katharine Zaleski

New York based Carrie Villines worked remotely as a Front-end Developer for three years, until she was hired, through PowerToFly, to work for Hillary ...

Against the Odds: Growing the Number of Women in Technology

Elizabeth Ames | Posted 07.28.2016 | Technology
Elizabeth Ames

Small wins can add up to big gains for diversity in the workplace Big technology companies like Facebook and Google are no strangers to the media, b...

Why I'm Over Getting Girls To Code

Adda Birnir | Posted 06.24.2016 | Technology
Adda Birnir

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the United State of Women Summit in Washington DC. The summit was hosted by the White House and featured the most unbelievable lineup of speakers (Warren Buffett, Oprah, POTUS, Connie Britton, Michelle Obama, Amy Poehler, Shonda Rhimes, Billie Jean King...and the list goes on and on), plus 5,000 women from all over the country convening in one place to talk about our collective favorite topic: women!!!!

Women in Tech Go Rogue at Collision Conference

Amber Hurdle | Posted 05.05.2016 | Technology
Amber Hurdle

Collision Conference, a tech conference from the producers of Web Summit, moved towards their 2016 event in New Orleans, La. with an intentional women in tech initiative in place as their small way of increasing female participation in the industry.

Xbox Afterparty Requires More Than Apology

Elizabeth Ames | Posted 03.19.2016 | Technology
Elizabeth Ames

The incident at the Xbox afterparty at the Game Developers Conference (GDC16) this week is more than unfortunate, it's completely unacceptable. There is no other way to describe it. While Microsoft's apology is a good start, it shouldn't end there.

Gender Parity Starts With the Internet

Kathy Brown | Posted 03.10.2016 | Impact
Kathy Brown

While we know there remains significant work to be done, I believe that women are already empowered to make a difference and to bring about change. We need to highlight their accomplishments and achievements so they serve as a beacon for other women and girls.

Intel Raises the Bar for Diversity and Inclusion Among Tech Giants

Elizabeth Ames | Posted 02.03.2017 | Technology
Elizabeth Ames

In recent years, companies in Silicon Valley have been under intense focus as the call grows louder for more diverse and inclusive work environments where everyone -- particularly women and other underrepresented minorities -- can innovate and thrive.

9 Women CEOs That Will Lead Innovation in 2016

Jake Newfield | Posted 12.15.2016 | Business
Jake Newfield

From the Apple Watch to Tesla's self-driving cars, 2015 was an exciting year in tech. The year started off with a bang - Microsoft announced that the...

The Five Reasons Girls Should Code

Sophie Roth-Douquet | Posted 11.17.2016 | Teen
Sophie Roth-Douquet

This summer I helped change the world. Well, not really, but I took part in a movement that is. I was in a summer program called Girls Who Code, which gives high school girls a crash course in how to program in order to close the gender gap in the tech world. It was a ton of fun, and I found out how important it is that girls code.

Dancing in the Storm: Leveling the Digital Gender Divide One Woman at a Time

Karen Sherman | Posted 10.30.2016 | Impact
Karen Sherman

Less than half of the world's population can get online. And women are connecting more slowly than men, with an estimated 200 million fewer women than men online in 2014. This digital gender divide isn't just unfair; it's fundamentally detrimental for women.

What to Do When We Want to Cry at Work

Marilyn Nagel | Posted 10.27.2016 | Business
Marilyn Nagel

Holding back from crying does not mean you are inauthentic, it means you are thoughtful about when and where to express emotion. You can be an emphatic leader who demonstrates strong emotional intelligence and feel more in control over your emotions.

Girls in Tech Announces Finalists for 2015 Lady Pitch Night USA

Beth Cone Kramer | Posted 10.20.2016 | Technology
Beth Cone Kramer

The finalist female entrepreneurs in the 2015 Lady Pitch Night USA competition will present innovative ideas representing a wide range of areas, from philanthropy and health monitoring to beauty and academia.

Women in Tech: Entrepreneurs Gather in Chattanooga to Discuss Future of Startups

Beth Cone Kramer | Posted 10.20.2016 | Technology
Beth Cone Kramer

Chattanooga was ground central last week for entrepreneurs when leaders from the entrepreneurial movement gathered in the Tennessee city. National leaders in the entrepreneurial movement including VaynerMedia cofounder Gary Vaynerchuk and Andrew Hyde, founder behind the Startup Week Initiative, travelled to Chattanooga to discuss important issues facing the startup community.

Women in Tech Entrepreneurs: Elemoon's Jing Zhou Bridges Fashion and Tech

Beth Cone Kramer | Posted 10.02.2016 | Technology
Beth Cone Kramer

Mirroring her innovative product, elemoon's Jing Zhou is equal parts style, tech-savvy, and business smarts. She's been making the rounds at award sho...

Putting Money Where My Mouth Is and Funding Women-led Startups

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.29.2016 | Technology
Craig Newmark

At Microsoft in Times Square this November 9, ten women-led startups will pitch their innovative and disruptive ventures to a panel of investors for t...

Girls in Tech Announces Keynote Headliners for Lady Pitch Night USA

Beth Cone Kramer | Posted 09.04.2016 | Technology
Beth Cone Kramer

"Women entrepreneurs have much to offer the business world and I'm honored to be part of a meaningful group of women who serve as an incredible force with their diverse backgrounds and skills."

Why Our Daughters Should Play More Video Games

Samantha Parent | Posted 08.26.2016 | Technology
Samantha Parent

At first, I was resistant to the idea of my young girls (ages 7 and 11) playing video games. My sons -- and husband -- have always been the "gaming" junkies in our household. My girls have been more interested in singing, dancing and finding any excuse to be up on stage.

What Is Life Like for Women in Tech?

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 08.24.2016 | Technology
Jonha Revesencio

At the current time, it is estimated that 15 percent of all tech workers are female. Studies have found that there is an average wage disparity between the genders of 11 percent, and it is likely that this is one of the main reasons that the industry is 85 percent male.

Women in Tech Entrepreneurs: Girls in Tech's Adriana Gascoigne

Beth Cone Kramer | Posted 08.19.2016 | Technology
Beth Cone Kramer

According to the National Center for Female Women in Information Technology's April 2015 survey, the U.S. computer science sector will have 1.2 million openings by 2022. Women currently represent just 26% of the computer workforce and the numbers are even more dismal for women of color.

Don't Get Small - Ask For What You're Worth

Apryl DeLancey | Posted 08.03.2016 | Women
Apryl DeLancey

I firmly believe that those of us in the GenX and older generations need to not only find our confidence to ask for what we're worth but to help the younger generations recognize that they need to stay confident and ask for what they are worth as well. Don't get small!

Supporting Women in the Tech Space

Beth Cone Kramer | Posted 07.19.2016 | Technology
Beth Cone Kramer

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, by 2020, the US will be home to 1.4 million jobs in the computer science sector. Women outnumber men in college graduation rates but in 2014, women made up just a quarter of the tech industry. The percentage of women studying computer science has dropped to 12% from 37% a decade ago.

One-Click Care

Hilary M. Cain | Posted 06.20.2015 | 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 06.01.2015 | 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.