“Diversity isn’t defined as having more women, diversity is defined as having more voices at the table.”
By Jazmin Hupp (Director of Marketing, Tekserve)
Jessica Lawrence spoke about There’s No Ambition Gap: Truth About Women in Tech at SXSW Interactive today. The first question poised is why do we still need to have this “feminist” conversation when women are more than half of college graduates and so on. But when you look at tech conferences, company boards, and most of the c-suites, it’s obvious that our HR masquerade for diversity
When you’re assessing a space (virtual or otherwise) that you’re interested in being part of, one of the things you look for is evidence of other women’s presence. That’s not the only thing you look for but it matters.
By Lauren Bacon (Author, The Boss of You)
I‘ve worked in tech for fifteen years. In those fifteen years, women have remained a small minority in the sector, particularly in technical jobs (read: programmers/engineers/developers). A lot of people I know have bemoaned the numbers, and discussed various ways we might address the gender imbalance, but I haven’t seen a lot of success stories (There are some – don’t get me wrong. Just not a ton.)
A few weeks ago, though, something big and wonderful happened. And it is going to change the ratio.
It happened, by the way, thanks to a bunch of smart
Designer. Programmer. Developer. Producer. Artist. You might be familiar with these roles, but if they don’t appeal to you, there are others — you can still have a career in video games.
By Daniela Capistrano (Writer, Current)
Women of all backgrounds have the opportunity to thrive in the video game industry while changing the way that women and people of color are represented in games — but they need the skills, personal habits and networks that will support their career goals.
Students: Do not believe the myth that boys are better than girls in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). It’s not true. And although STEM skills are helpful in the video game industry – and female programmers are needed – you don’t need to know how to code to work in video games (but consider learning