MORE THAN 60 WOMEN ARE CONSIDERING SUING GOOGLE, CLAIMING SEXISM AND A WAGE GAP

More than 60 current and former Google employees are considering suing Google for sexism and pay disparities against women, as the company is struggling with a crisis over alleged discrimination. Over the weekend, an employee at Google, who has now been fired, wrote a controversial memo that claimed women had “biological issues” that prevented them from […]

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STEM SUMMER CAMP TO SUPPORT LATINO AND AFRICAN AMERICAN GIRLS

USC Viterbi School of Engineering, IEC3 Summer Camp for Girls, and Tata Consultancy Services’ (TCS) goIT program are preparing middle school girls for STEM careers. IEC3 aims to lessen the barriers that have historically prevented Latino and African American women and girls from pursuing careers in engineering and computer science. In addition, IEC3 has also […]

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TIERA GUINN

Tiera Guinn is living the modern-day Hidden Figures sequel. Guinn is currently a senior with a 5.0 GPA at MIT; however, she is already working with NASA to create what could be one of the biggest and most powerful rockets ever made. The aerospace major also works as a Rocket Structural Design and Analysis Engineer […]

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CORI BARGMANN

Dr. Cori Bargmann is the Torsten N. Wiesel Professor in the Lulu and Anthony Wang Laboratory of Neural Circuits and Behavior at Rockefeller University. Bargmann developed the Brain Research Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies Initiative, which researches the root causes of conditions such as Alzheimer’s and autism by analyzing the connections between brain function and behavior. Genes and […]

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RIP MARYAM MIRZAKHANI

Today, the world lost a great woman to cancer. Maryam Mirzakhani was a Stanford professor who became the only woman to receive the highest honor in mathematics. Mirzakhani thrived in the study of curved surfaces to the extent that other people in the same field dared not explore. Her work could help advance understanding in […]

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JOANNE LIU

Dr. Joanne Liu is the international president of Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders). She has received the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada’s Teasdale-Corti Humanitarian Award. Born in Quebec, Liu decided to become a pediatrician. She studied at McGill University School of Medicine, and specialized in pediatrics at Montreal’s Sainte-Justine hospital. She has […]

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MARY BARRA: THE WORLD NEEDS MORE CODERS

GM CEO Mary Barra states that the world needs more diverse engineers. She announced a new push to train engineers–specifically aimed at recruiting women and minorities. Barra has a degree in electrical engineering from General Motors Institute. She has helped train many engineers, and is dedicated to working with groups that will encourage girls to […]

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