Careers in STEAM for the young women of tomorrow

By WITT

There are many clear careers in STEM that we highly endorse, and we’re super excited to see a spotlight on them. Allow us to take that to our area of particular interest and passion. The intersection of STEM and the arts ie: STEAM. STEAM education is “an approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering,…

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…

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

By WITT

“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

By WITT

“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

By WITT

“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

By WITT

“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…