After World War II, as coding jobs spread from the military into the private sector, women remained in the world of coding–doing some of the most high-profile work. When the number of coding jobs exploded in the 50’s and 60’s as companies began relying on software to process payrolls and assimilate data, men had no […]Read More THE SECRET HISTORY OF WOMEN IN CODING
Feminism is not about making women stronger. Women are already strong. It is about changing the way the world perceives that strength. This begins by empowered women empowering other women. After the recent Women’s March, it is important to continue to advocate for the many reasons why women should be encouraged to pursue STEM. The lack […]Read More EMPOWERED WOMEN EMPOWER WOMEN
A new study out of Harvard University has found that female surgeons are punished more than male surgeons for the same mistakes. A working paper out of Harvard University offers insights on this very subject. For the paper, economics PhD candidate Heather Sarsons came up with a study design to gage exactly how much more women […]Read More HARVARD STUDY FINDS GENDER BIAS IN MEDICAL PROFESSION
It is extremely difficult to get robotics equipment through customs in Afghanistan; however, this did not stop Afghanistan’s all-girl robotics team from working hard and accomplishing their goals. For months, a team of teenage girls had been working to build a ball-sorting robot that will compete in the FIRST Global Challenge, an international robotics competition […]Read More U.S. DENIED VISAS FOR AFGHANISTAN’S ALL-GIRL ROBOTICS TEAM. LOOK WHERE THEY ARE NOW.
Dr. Suzanne Koven wrote a letter for women and girls aspiring to become doctors. The letter details the many hardships we will have to face on our journey; however, it leaves a beautiful message about hard work and accepting oneself. I found my purpose through medicine, and I believe that it is an active form […]Read More LETTER TO A YOUNG FEMALE PHYSICIAN
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 […]Read More MORE THAN 60 WOMEN ARE CONSIDERING SUING GOOGLE, CLAIMING SEXISM AND A WAGE GAP
Today, the Trump administration announced the discontinuation of the signature girls education initiative that was led by former first lady Michelle Obama. The “Let Girls Learn” program was created in order to help facilitate the educational opportunities for young girls in developing countries. It was a platform that advocated for peace and equality. The Peace […]Read More LET GIRLS LEARN