How These Three Women Made Mid-Career Pivots Into Data Science | Fast Company #datascience #careers #skills #employment #talent #women #STEM


There’s more than one path into a successful data job than through the university system’s “talent pipeline.” READ MORE: How These Three Women Made Mid-Career Pivots Into Data Science | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

Evo Is a Little Robot With a Big Mission: Get Girls to Code | WIRED #coding #STEM #tech #women #robots #education #gadgets


WHEN HIS DAUGHTERS were young, Nader Hamda says, they were really into apps and computers. But now that they’re a little older, their interest is waning. And that’s not unusual. “They’re not an exception,” he says. “They’re more of a rule.”

Sadly, this is true. According to numerous studies, young girls are moving away from computer science, not towards it. And Hamda says this is why his company, Ozobot, is now offering an educational robot called Evo. Evo is small and spherical, only about an inch in diameter. It looks kinda like an IBM Selectric type ball. But it’s also designed to be social.

READ MORE: Evo Is a Little Robot With a Big Mission: Get Girls to Code | WIRED

100 Must-Read Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels By Female Authors | BookRiot #SciFi #fantasy #books #women #reading


Ready for your TBR list to explode? I’ve gathered the 100 best sci-fi fantasy novels by female authors and there is sooooo much reading goodness to dig into. From YA to adult lit, from magical realism to epic fantasy to post-apocalyptic sci-fi feminism, from short stories to series, there’s a book on this list for every single reader. READ: 100 Must-Read Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels By Female Authors | BookRiot

Marvel launches contest encouraging teen girls to pursue science and tech | Mashable #STEM #tech #education #gender #equality #contests


Emily VanCamp and Elizabeth Olsen just introduced the Captain America: Civil War challenge, an opportunity for girls between the ages of 15-18 to explore science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) projects that “have the potential of creating positive change in the world.” READ MORE: Marvel launches contest encouraging teen girls to pursue science and tech | Mashable

Michael Kimmel: Why #gender #equality is good for everyone — #men included | TED.com #women #society #culture #feminism


Yes, we all know it’s the right thing to do. But Michael Kimmel makes the surprising, funny, practical case for treating men and women equally in the workplace and at home. It’s not a zero-sum game, but a win-win that will result in more opportunity and more happiness for everybody. Source: Why gender equality is good for everyone — men included | TED.com

#Women considered better coders – but only if they hide their #gender | The Guardian #coding #STEM #tech #sexism


Researchers find software repository GitHub approved code written by women at a higher rate than code written by men, but only if the gender was not disclosed… READ MORE: Women considered better coders – but only if they hide their gender | Technology | The Guardian

12 #Women #Artists Who Revolutionized #PrintMaking | HuffPost #art #etchings #engravings #printers #print


This craft used to be a man’s world, but these women changed the game. READ MORE: 12 Women Artists Who Revolutionized Print-Making | HuffPost

We Aren’t Imagining It: The #Tech Industry Needs More #Women | LifeHacker #diversity #STEM #gender #skills #sexism #racism #discrimination


This evening I’m giving a talk to my daughter’s Girl Scouts troop about careers in technology. I’m going to tell them that women have done amazing things in tech. I’m going to tell them that they too can do anything they set their minds to in this arena. But I will be lying to them. “You can do whatever you set your mind to” is a half-truth, because there are real obstacles—if not barriers—that keep women and minorities from truly thriving in this field. The tech industry has a diversity problem, and it’s a problem not just for these young girls, but for all of us. READ MORE: We Aren’t Imagining It: The Tech Industry Needs More Women | LifeHacker

Why Aren’t There More #Women in #Tech? | Next Generation #infographics #genderdiversity #STEM #employment #sexism #equality


Women are under-represented in the tech sector. Not only that, but they’re underpaid, often passed for promotions and faced with every day sexism. It’s no wonder women are more likely to leave the industry within a year compared to their male counterparts. MORE: Why Aren’t There More Women in Tech? | Next Generation

1200 Years of #Women #Composers: A #Free 78-Hour #Music #Playlist That Takes You From Medieval Times to Now | Open Culture #historical #classical


The Spotify playlist “1200 Years of Women Composers: From Hildegard To Higdon,” reveals that women started shaping what we now know as classical music far longer ago than most of us realize. (If you don’t have Spotify’s free software, download it here.) The playlist, which contains over 900 pieces and will take you days to listen to, begins in medieval times with the Byzantine abbess, poet, composer, and hymnographer Kassia and ends with female composers from around the world not only living but (especially by the standards of those who write orchestral music) still young, like Misato Mochizuki, Helena Tulve, and Lera Auerbach. This comes arranged by Spotify Classical Playlists, whose site describes how the playlist offers not just an anthology of women composers, but also “a brief history of western classical music…” MORE: 1200 Years of Women Composers: A Free 78-Hour Music Playlist That Takes You From Medieval Times to Now | Open Culture