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10 Ways to Get More Women into Engineering and Tech

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   March 26, 2015

What if we told you there are things you can do differently in your daily life to get more women into engineering and tech? Read more »

Women Get in the Game 24March

Mary Flanagan at Tiltfactor, a studio at Dartmouth that is dedicated to designing and studying games that have a positive social impact.

Video games are maturing as an industry and an art form, generating $21 billion last year in U.S. revenue. Thanks to smartphones and tablets, the gaming community is expanding beyond the stereotype of teenage boys playing Grand Theft Auto. Read more »

The Ticking Clock: An Etsy Engineering Manager Describes Tech Culture 24March

Lara is a senior engineering manager for the online marketplace Etsy.
Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   March 24, 2015

The best part of Lara’s job is getting to help people every day. The worst part is being a part of “a little snake pit of the patriarchy.” Read more »

I Am the Unicorn: A Young Woman of Color Prepares to Enter the Computer Science Workforce 19March

Like Najla, many women enter college with less experience coding than their male counterparts.
Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   March 19, 2015

Race and gender shaped Najla’s four years at Harvey Mudd, and she knows the same will be true when she graduates in the spring and enters the larger world of technology. Read more »

What Learning about the Earth Can Do for a Girl 18March

Girls in the ECO Girls program visit a local farmers market.

This AAUW grantee founded an organization to build girls’ confidence and consciousness by helping them interact with the ecological community around them. Read more »

Bet on Fairness for This Year’s NCAA Brackets 17March

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As more than 100 college and university women’s and men’s basketball teams rev up for this year’s March Madness, we root for our home teams and hope for clean, fair […] Read more »

Is Computing Just for Men? 11March

Girls and boys in computer lab
Blog   |   Education   |   March 11, 2015

If we really want to increase the percentage of women who graduate with bachelor’s degrees in computing, we have to start focusing on the AP computer science course in high school. Read more »

From Curious Little Girl to Household Breadwinner 09March

Stephanie in a portrait with her two kids.
Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   March 09, 2015

It was one thing to be a minority in her high school and college engineering programs, but being an African American woman in the technology field took on new meaning when it came time for Stephanie to support her family. Read more »

3 Reasons We Want to Introduce Girls to Cybersecurity 12February

A woman cheering at a computer
Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   2 Comments   |   February 12, 2015

From big companies like Sony Pictures, Apple, and Target to small businesses, vulnerability of digital data to cyberattacks has become a national crisis. But the gender gap in cybersecurity careers remains vast. Read more »

Learning from the Future: A Report from an AAUW Tech Savvy Conference 10February

YWTF Chicago chapter members attended a Tech Savvy conference in Illinois
Blog   |   Education   |   February 10, 2015

There is no doubt about it, YWTF Chicago will be back at AAUW’s TechSavvy events in 2015. Here’s what the YWTF chapter had to say about the STEM conference. Read more »