Prominent women such as Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer and Sandberg have proved they can scale to the top of the technology industry. Yet they are still the exception, not the rule.
Even though women outnumber men at the top schools and in the workforce and use the latest gadgets and apps in equal if not greater numbers, they still represent a small fraction of executives, entrepreneurs, investors and engineers.
The number of women studying computer science is shrinking and at many tech companies, only a tiny fraction of the engineers — 2% to 4% in some cases — are women.
via Sexism a problem in Silicon Valley, critics say – latimes.com.
This week we are excited to bring to the spotlight Keelia L. Brown. She is the owner and founder of two booming companies,eventbidding.com and www.HBCUDance.com.
via TechieChic of the Week – Keelia Brown.
“If we don’t have women in computer science, were only seeing half the picture,” Cassidy said. “We need to have women in the computing workforce to bring their diverse perspectives to a development team, thus creating the best products.”These days, Cassidy – who wears a pi pendant and a “unit circle” watch – finds herself in rarefied air when it comes to up-and-coming talent in the tech industry.
via Suburban wiz wants to lead women into tech world – DailyHerald.com.
Yes it rained horribly yesterday but that didn’t stop these TechieChics from coming out. We had several TechieChics to attend our September Atlanta Meetup to learn the basic structure of a SQL query. We discussed the subtle differences in query dialect between SQL Server, Oracle and MySQL. We discussed the SELECT, FROM and optional WHERE clause of a query. We talked about the definition of a Table, Field and Row. We went in-depth about how data is passed from a web form to the database. All of this over doughnuts, fruit and mimosas. We did manage to get some girl chat in too.
Change comes slowly. But it’s up to us to bring it about. I used to look away from misogyny. Because you lose a LOT by acknowledging it. You lose being “the cool girl.” Lose jobs. Lose friends. But we gain each other. Gain real connections. Gain the ability to make cool shit, on our terms. I’m glad I speak up to dudebros, because they don’t deserve to
via What Women Don’t Want — LadyBits on Medium — Medium.