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“Funny is funny. Good coder is good coder. These are true things. But it’s easy to forget that not everyone gets to get judged on these criteria, and only these criteria, without having to claw through a thick veil of biases first.”
A successful software engineer shares why gender diversity in the tech world matters most to her.
Vivek Wadhwa calls on startups and tech companies to support Tracy Chou‘s project to collect data on gender in engineering.
New statistics reveal that the tech industry’s diversity problem is probably even worse than you thought.
By Thuy Truong (Co-Founder & CEO, Greengar)
I learned more about entrepreneurship in the last two weeks than I have my entire life, and I learned the most from one compacted day at the 2013 Women 2.0 Conference.
My trip started with a visit to Google
“If you ain’t pissed off for greatness, that means you’re okay with being mediocre.” – Ray Lewis
By Ellora Israni (Co-Founder, she++)
It’s extremely hard to sit down and write a blog post when you’re not entirely sure that what you have to say is interesting or relevant or even remotely helpful to the rest of the world. You feel kind of like an impostor, like everything you say can and will be used against you.
I spent a lot of time on Thought Catalog and Buzzfeed avoiding my text editor in the last couple days. Until it occurred to me that this is the exact same apprehension I experience almost every day at work, and that maybe this paralyzing fear of failure is precisely what I should write about. So here goes.
Software engineer Tracy Chou answers the Quora question “What are some particularly female engineer-friendly companies to work for in San Francisco?”
By Tracy Chou (Software Engineer, Pinterest)
It’s the first place, in school or professionally, that I’ve not been aware or made aware of my gender, ever, in any situation. I don’t feel like a female engineer.
I’m just an engineer, and I’m expected and empowered to do great work like every other engineer on the team.
Watch a panel of women in technology and entrepreneurship talk about building products for inclusion.
By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)
After the powerhouse Women Techmakers panel of Googlers kicked off Google I/O festivities in San Francisco, a panel of women in technology and entrepreneurship were featured at Google I/O talking about “Designing for the Other Half: Sexy Isn’t Always Pink”.
Panelists for the session included TaskRabbit founder and CEO Leah Busque, Women 2.0 Director of All Things Offline Sepideh Nasiri, Polyvore co-founder and CEO Jess Lee, Pinterest engineer Tracy Chou, and Playmatics CEO Margaret Wallace.
Don’t Miss Google I/O Session "Sexy Isn’t Always Pink" Featuring Women 2.0 On Friday, June 29 @ 9AM (PST)
On Friday, June 29 at 9AM (PST), don’t miss the panel on designing for inclusion at Google I/O.