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‘Millennial Women in Tech’ panel talks STEM struggles, successes

At DC Web Women’s Millennial Women in Tech roundtable discussion, eight women offered advice and encouragement for those pursuing STEM careers.

Girls in Tech Launches the Global Classroom

Call it a new online learning platform that will connect girls across the world access to online courses, tools, and resources to help them improve their knowledge in STEM related fields. The platform is The Girls in Tech Global Classroom and it will launch this December.

6 STEM Jobs With the Most Women Workers

While major strides have been taken to diversify the STEM workforce, there are some occupations that have higher percentages of women than others. Here's a list* of six jobs – spanning the science, technology, engineering and math fields – that have the highest percentage of women.

For Wearable Tech, One Size Does Not Fit All

As in any new field of technology, there are problems with things that don't fit or work quite right. But one of the biggest criticisms in wearables is one that resonates throughout the tech industry: the teams behind these devices are not diverse enough. Critics say that some wearables — like smart watches with huge faces or bands that don't fit smaller wrists — are designed with men in mind.

Tip for Recruiting Women in Technology: Stop Scaring Them

The numbers might scare people off: Men hold almost 70 percent of all jobs and more than 80 percent of engineering positions at major technology companies. So it’s important to focus on the positive, says Surabhi Gupta, an Airbnb Inc. engineering manager.

Women in STEM: Progress, Asymptote, and Equality

Presented here are specific statistics of women with degrees in Science and Engineering, the asymptote of progress in math-intensive fields, ideas to inspire, integrate and retain more women in Engineering and finally the role of STEM as a passport towards equality.

Why are women opting out of STEM industries?

The global study of MBA graduates found that only 18% of women opted for a business role in a technology-intensive industry, compared to 24% of men. Furthermore, more than half of women (53%) who started out in a business role in a tech-intensive industry left to take a position in another industry, compared to just 31% of men. These women are taking their talents elsewhere and we need to start asking why.

Piazza Helps Companies Recruit Female Tech Talent

In 2013, Piazza opened its platform to recruiters looking to fill IT roles and to help women working toward STEM degrees land positions in the field. The response has been so overwhelming that Piazza had to temporarily halt subscriptions due to the overwhelming interest from companies.

Against the odds: What it takes to be a young woman in tech

While employers at technology companies are quick to blame our education system for the dearth of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields, a new report shows that increasing numbers of qualified women are choosing to leave the tech sector because they find the workplace culture alienating.

If We Want Girls To Aspire To S.T.E.M. Careers, We Need To Dramatically Change The “Pitch”

To begin with, we need to focus our efforts on cultivating girls into S.T.E.M. and not cultivating S.T.E.M. into girls — since they are, in fact, girls first and always will be. Additionally, they are “young” girls, so using the obvious interests and realities that entice females of this age will increase the success of our outcome in helping these girls realize what they are actually getting themselves into when they choose S.T.E.M. careers (not always obvious but very enticing as long as “reality” is appropriately conveyed).

Creating a more diverse STEM talent pipeline

Policymakers play an especially important role in convening broad stakeholder discussions on this topic and technology companies have a responsibility to ensure that hiring practices and cultures support greater diversity.

I’m a female engineer, and I love science. Stop calling me a geek

In schools and in society, “geek” still carries a negative connotation that many girls and women do not associate with. Using a socially awkward loner as a symbol for STEM isn’t an effective method for attracting girls to these fields. In fact, it’s counterproductive.

Study recommends additional math education to steer women to STEM fields

To help bridge the gap between men and women in math-intensive STEM fields and careers, educators should engage girls as young as elementary school in intervention programs focused on more math skills, according to a new report on the landscape of women in science-related careers.

Making broadband work for all Latinas

Broadband is not only changing how schools educate our students, it’s also creating a wealth of other new opportunities for Latinas.  From improving business opportunities for Latina entrepreneurs of all trades and backgrounds to helping Latinas better manage their health care needs and that of their families – broadband is empowering Latinas in innumerable ways.

STEM education: 7 awesome ways to get girls excited, from apps to clubs to cool websites

While there are so many exciting developments in the last few years designed to get girls eager to explore STEM education and all its facets, it’s still a lopsided field; check out even the most progressive schools’ robotics or science clubs and you might be surprised how imbalanced the boy-girl ratio is. Hey, we need you girls! You’re our future!

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