New AAUW Report Could Change U.S. Tech Workforce in One Generation

AAUW releases new research highlighting solutions that will change the face of America’s engineering and computing workforce. The findings and recommendations from Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing will frame a powerful discussion. Read more »

Article   |   Career and Workplace   |   March 26, 2015
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Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing

AAUW’s research report, Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing, features the latest data on women’s achievement in subjects related to engineering and computing, how few women are working in these fields, and what can be done. Read more »

Research   |   Career and Workplace   |   March 26, 2015
Mary Flanagan at Tiltfactor, a studio at Dartmouth that is dedicated to designing and studying games that have a positive social impact.

Women Get in the Game

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 »

Lara is a senior engineering manager for the online marketplace Etsy.

The Ticking Clock: An Etsy Engineering Manager Describes Tech Culture

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 »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   March 24, 2015
Like Najla, many women enter college with less experience coding than their male counterparts.

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

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 »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   March 19, 2015

AAUW Gathers STEM Panel on Changing the Face of the U.S. Tech Workforce in One Generation

Leading experts will discuss the findings and recommendations from Solving the Equation before an audience of more than 200 stakeholders at Samsung’s Mountain View campus; AAUW will also live stream the discussion to more than 500 boardrooms, communities, and campuses across the country. Read more »

Article   |   Career and Workplace   |   March 19, 2015
Stephanie in a portrait with her two kids.

From Curious Little Girl to Household Breadwinner

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 »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   March 09, 2015
A woman cheering at a computer

3 Reasons We Want to Introduce Girls to Cybersecurity

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 »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   2 Comments   |   February 12, 2015
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Join Us for the Solving the Equation Launch Event at Samsung in Silicon Valley

Join us at the launch event for Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing from the new Samsung headquarters in Silicon Valley to find out why women aren’t in engineering and computing fields — and what we as employers, educators, and parents can do about it. Read more »

Event   |   Career and Workplace   |   March 26, 2015
A year and a half after graduating from college, Amanda Herman is juggling several jobs, including one as a house manager at a theater.

Thriving or Surviving in the Freelance Economy

Freelance work is on the rise. But is it a boon or a burden for women workers? Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   January 14, 2015