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

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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…

Women in Tech: The Younger Set Shaking Up the World of Tech

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“When you increase the number of girls in tech, you also see a shift in the problems that are being addressed and the solutions. And I’m excited to be a part of that.” ~ Damilola Awofisayo, WWDC21 Swift Student Challenge winner When we started this second series of articles back in October, the goal was…

Women in Tech: Nurturing the Next Generation

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“I have very personally felt the overwhelming loneliness, self-doubt, and frustration that often comes with the minority status of a woman in engineering. As much as I can help others get through or avoid those difficult stretches that I myself had to weather, I’d like to. As a bonus, the more women (and minorities) that…

Can’t Find Women for Your Tech Teams? Adjust Your Hiring Practices

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“I think it’s very important to get more women into computing. My slogan is: computing is too important to be left to men.” ~ Karen Spärck Jones, Computer Scientist, Professor at Cambridge Computer Laboratory Where are all the women in tech? Sadly, women still make up less than 24 percent of the global IT workforce,…

Women in Tech: Diversity and Gender Equity are Not Buzzwords

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“We know that diversity can sometimes be more uncomfortable because things are less familiar—but it gets the best results.” ~ Megan Smith, Engineer, shift7 CEO and Co-Founder Diversity Hiring. Gender Equity. Equal pay for equal work. Work-life balance. Parental leave. Flex time. Black Lives Matter. The #MeToo movement. If you’ve been an armchair consumer of…