What STEAM toys and tools do the young women in your life use?

By WITT

Did you know that a surprisingly large number of species – from squid to lizards to humans – engage in play? But why? In Dr. Sam Wang and Dr. Sandra Aamodt’s book Welcome to Your Child’s Brain: How the Mind Grows from Conception to College, the authors explore how play enhances brain development in children.…

The changing nature of careers for young women

By WITT

Does what young girls like to do now shape how they are thinking about a future career? How? Here’s our perspective: many of today’s young girls have the tools and opportunities to do great things as they grow up. Education is getting more interactive. There’s a lot more learning of different types available online. And…

Help us spotlight the next generation of women in STEAM

By WITT

When we started this blog, our goal was to highlight some of the ideas from our book, “Please Stay: How Women in Tech Survive and Thrive”. The most amazing thing from it was the sense of community and camaraderie among the readers. “All of a sudden, we had hundreds of people responding to us, and…

Please Join! There’s no place like TECH.

By WITT

Tech careers are awesome for women. Just ask women in the field and they quickly share stories about the innovative, creative, and analytical skills you can leverage to design and deliver technology solutions. The challenge occurs when girls lose interest in science and math classes early in life. Research shows that girls opt-out of these…

Can we take an unbiased look at how we frame technology for young girls?

By WITT

One of our goals here at Women In Tech Tribe (WITT) is to spotlight amazing opportunities that exist for young women who have taken the ideas of STEM, and introduced art into it. The world of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, ART, and math) offers options that are still far too undiscovered for our personal taste!…

The small but powerful difference between STEM and STEAM

By WITT

While STEM quite literally stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, and their usage in guiding education, STEAM is gaining an exciting mainstream understanding. STEAM education is “an approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking” according to The Institute…