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
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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
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Exploring the Gender Gap in Business

How can we expect girls to desire jobs in business if the odds are stacked against them? Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   December 05, 2014
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We #StandWithPeggy — and All Pregnant Workers

Driver Peggy Young sued UPS after the company rejected her request for light-duty work during her pregnancy. The Supreme Court will make a decision on the case this term. Read more »

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What It Really Means to Work in Manufacturing

Want to know what the average day is like in a manufacturing career? Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   November 06, 2014
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When Women Stop Coding

Women were some of the leading pioneers in coding and computer science, but in the 1980s that started to change drastically. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   October 27, 2014