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
President Barack Obama with kids at the 2015 White House Science Fair

AAUW and Verizon to Bring Coding Course to Girls across the Country

AAUW and Verizon’s collaboration on a coding and app development program at Tech Trek was announced at the 2015 White House Science Fair. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   March 23, 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
Girls and boys in computer lab

Is Computing Just for Men?

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 »

Blog   |   Education   |   2 Comments   |   March 11, 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
The Simple Truth Spring 2015 Cover

PowerPoint Presentation: The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap

This easy-to-use PowerPoint, with talking points included for each slide, allows you to share the latest information on the gender pay gap at meetings, conferences, and other events. Read more »

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
YWTF Chicago chapter members attended a Tech Savvy conference in Illinois

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

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 »

Blog   |   Education   |   February 10, 2015