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Women in Technology

Top Five Women Tech Organizations: Building Networks and Bridging the Gap

Ivo Lukas | Posted 08.12.2012 | Technology
Ivo Lukas

In this era, supporting women in technology is crucial. The statistics are stacked against girls and women who aspire for STEM careers and yet, role models do still exist. The obstacles are high and the stereotypes are strong -- let's start appreciating those women who break the mold.

Toys to Inspire the Next Generation of Female Technology Innovators

Women 2.0 | Posted 08.11.2012 | Technology
Women 2.0

When we looked around at girls' toys today, we did not see the kinds of toys that inspired us when we were young. A few months ago, we started our company, Maykah, to fill that gap. We build toys to inspire the next generation of female technology innovators.

Why Your Daughter Should Play Video Games

Slate | Posted 06.08.2012 | Technology

The tech gap begins at home, where boys get their first computers and video game consoles at a younger age than girls and are more likely to play with...

Meet The Women Who Make Apple Awesome

Business Insider | Posted 06.05.2012 | Technology

There are no women in Apple's elite executive team and only one woman currently sits on the company's board of directors. Still, there are more than h...

Teens Create Stanford's First-Ever Women In Tech Conference

Forbes | Posted 06.04.2012 | Teen

I received this email from Ayna Agarwal, a 19-year-old Stanford University student: "I am contacting you because I am the Co-Founder, along with my fr...

NYT Just Doesn't Get It: Men, Women and the Internet

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 08.04.2012 | Media
Soraya Chemaly

I knew men invented fire and water and are probably responsible for figuring out how to make a thumb opposable. But the INTERNET? I had NO IDEA.

Carly Schwartz

WATCH: 4 Reasons Why Women Will Rule The Future Of Technology | Carly Schwartz | Posted 05.30.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- "I'm not going to give a whiny speech about how few women there are in tech," Kara Swisher, legendary technology journalist and found...

Gina Romero on Women Entrepreneurs on the Web (WeOW)

Christel Quek | Posted 07.30.2012 | Women
Christel Quek

The Athena Network Singapore & Asia-Pacific and Women@Google have created "Women Entrepreneurs on the Web" (WeOW) to provide training and education to women entrepreneurs.

So Now What? Reflections on she++

Ellora Israni | Posted 07.30.2012 | Technology
Ellora Israni

We discussed at she++ that it is not technical difficulties (pun intended) that plague female computer scientists, but rather the social dynamics of our field. We learned that those dynamics are the real deterrents of female computer scientists.

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.

What the Facebook IPO Means

Clara Shih | Posted 07.14.2012 | Technology
Clara Shih

It's electrifying here in Silicon Valley this week, even more so than usual. Normally, many of us are heads down, focused on our own companies, but right now, even in the land of "what's next?" all anyone can talk about is the Facebook IPO.

Lilypad Arduino

Adda Birnir | Posted 07.10.2012 | Technology
Adda Birnir

When I tell people that one of my personal goals is to bring more women into tech, and that I plan to do so by making tech learning fun and accessible, a lot of people -- usually men -- worry that what I am doing is patronizing.

A Girl in a Tech World

Maura Kelly | Posted 06.23.2012 | Technology
Maura Kelly

Today, girls are excelling at sciences, but when it comes to career choice, they're opting for fields like medicine and bio-tech, rather than computing and technology.

Professional Women Are Working for Change

Angela Perkey | Posted 06.11.2012 | Impact
Angela Perkey

Martinis, makeovers, and massages are not what come to mind when you think about giving back and community service. Yet a group of executive women have found a creative way to network and raise money for a nonprofit.

Women in the SoLoMo Boardrooms

Hulya Aksu | Posted 06.11.2012 | Business
Hulya Aksu

Women are not only outnumbering men in social media usage, but they are spending more time on the social sites that they visit. Why are we not among the founders and the leaders of the companies that serve us?

Why Women Aren't Dominating Startups -- Yet

Forbes Woman | Posted 04.10.2012 | Women

Over the past few decades, women have overcome tremendous obstacles and have made a lot of progress in the area of gender equality in America. We n...

Women in Technology: Let’s Close the Gap

Peggy Johnson | Posted 06.10.2012 | Technology
Peggy Johnson

As a woman in what has been perceived to be a "man's profession," I've learned some lessons along the way which may be helpful to young women considering a technical career.

WATCH: Melissa Mowbray-D'Arbela, A Female Hi-Tech Role Model

Karin Kamp | Posted 05.22.2012 | Women
Karin Kamp

Melissa says to succeed in male-dominated industries like the one's she's worked in -- architecture, law, investment banking, private equity and now science -- you have to be strategic.

The Plan

Gina Bianchini | Posted 02.22.2012 | Technology
Gina Bianchini

By organizing a small New Year's Resolutions group (online or in the real world), you'll have dramatically more fun and see more success with your goals heading into 2012.

Why Don't Girls Want Careers in Technology?

Belinda Parmar | Posted 01.30.2012 | Technology
Belinda Parmar

When it comes to careers, boys are five times more likely to go into technology. Why is this? At what point are we losing our girl geeks to other industries?

Get a Grip... on Your Phone

Belinda Parmar | Posted 12.13.2011 | Technology
Belinda Parmar

What is the relationship between women and their phones? And what can this tell us about how women engage with technology?

It's Time to Get Smart About Internet Security

Belinda Parmar | Posted 12.10.2011 | Technology
Belinda Parmar

Anyone in possession of my phone has the potential to access to my contacts, social networking accounts, home and work information and credit card details. It's like having your purse and your laptop stolen simultaneously. (As well as your cell phone. Obviously.)

The Accidental Techie

Emily K. Schwartz | Posted 11.20.2011 | Technology
Emily K. Schwartz

As women, it's critical that we open doors for young girls who do not know they exist. These are not just doors to the unknown, but doors to the "STEM" careers: opportunities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

Five Keys to Leadership for Women in Technology

Penny Herscher | Posted 11.18.2011 | Business
Penny Herscher

Do women lead differently than men? Yes, usually. Do women face more barriers than men? Frequently. But do women sometimes hold themselves back ? Yes.

Venture Capital Firm Targets Women-Led Businesses

Angie Chang | Posted 10.10.2011 | Technology
Angie Chang

Golden Seeds makes investments in early stage high growth companies led by women. We want women to have more power and influence within companies -- and ownership in them -- with opportunities to make companies great places to work for women.