Tag Archive: Girls in Tech

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    by Angie Chang

    Because Knowing How to Code Isn’t Always Enough

    Women engineers entering the field now are definitely in a better support system.

    By Sujata Menon (Java Developer, Marqeta)

    For a woman in tech today, there are quite a few resources out there to help one advance technically and professionally. This was not the case even 5 years ago. Being the lone woman engineer in an all-male team was the norm for me; and I hardly ever discussed being female or anything related to it. I really did not miss any discussions that were female-centric, and was happy and proud being a techie.

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    by Angie Chang

    2013: The Year Of The Female Entrepreneur?

    It is no surprise then that four of the major global consumer tech businesses – Facebook, Groupon, Zynga and Twitter – have more female customers than male. However, each suffers from a lack of female representation at board level, and this is true throughout the business world.

    By Wendy Tan White (Founder & CEO, Moonfruit)

    A recent poll from The Telegraph found that while almost a fifth of young women would like to run their own business, just 3% wanted to become a CEO of a company.

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    by Angie Chang

    How TechGirlz Got Started: Showing Girls What Tech Can Offer

    In 1987, 42% of software developers in America were women. In the 1990s, those numbers dropped.

    By Tracey Welson-Rossman (Founder, TechGirlz)

    TechGirlz was born out of curiosity. After spending the first part of my career working with mostly women in both the childcare and healthcare industries, I moved into the information technology consulting space as one of the founding members of Chariot Solutions, a software and mobile development firm. I was shocked to notice the lack of women in my business meetings and even more shocked at the lack of female developer candidates who passed through our doors.

    I began to research in order to gain a better understanding of the issue. In the 1960s, computer science was considered women’s work.

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    by Angie Chang

    Fostering More Female Tech Entrepreneurs

    By Ellen Lee (Contributing Writer, Intuit Blog)

    When it comes to women working in Silicon Valley technology businesses -— particularly women at the helm — the numbers remain painfully small.

    Less than 5 percent of tech startups are founded by female entrepreneurs, estimates Shaherose Charania, co-founder and CEO of Women 2.0, an organization that helps foster female tech entrepreneurs.

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    by Angie Chang

    Bringing the Women 2.0 Revolution to SXSW 2012 – Please Vote!

    By Veronika Sonsev (Founder & CEO, InSparq)

    The tech industry has traditionally been a boys’ club — women have been under represented as developers, founders and c-level executives. However, thanks to traditional and social media, a network of loosely associated groups (Women 2.0, Change the Ratio, RailsBridge, Girls in Tech, Women in Wireless, etc.) and an army of women driven to change the ratio, we are starting to see some early signs of improvement:

    1. More women are pursuing computer science degrees.
    2. The number of startups lead by women is growing.
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    by Angie Chang

    Why Women Need to Be At Tech Conferences

    By Melissa Fudor (Program Manager, Women in Wireless)

    I have to admit I was a little shocked after initially reading this article titled “Why Women Shouldn’t Go to Tech Conferences” (can you blame me?) featured on Forbes Woman.

    The article followed Susannah Breslin who was asked to speak on a women-panel about how to make a living blogging as a career. She was annoyed at the fact that the panelists discussed how they got brands to sponsor their blogs:

    “They allude to getting paid what I assume everyone imagines are large sums to work with these companies

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    by Angie Chang

    Why Should We Increase Women’s Participation in Technology, and How To Start Coding

    By Adda Birnir (Co-Founder & Front-End Developer, Balance Media)

    A week ago, I read a letter to the editor in the New York Times penned by Dr. Jane Margolis, a researcher at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies.

    In her letter, Dr. Margolis expressed the importance of continuing to support the participation of women and minorities in Computer Science, especially in light of the increased interest in the field.