Women in Tech

Paving the Way for Diversity in the Decade of Ubiquitous AI

It was 2:30 a.m., and I suddenly realized I had forgotten to close the parentheses—a crucial step in the code I’d been working on perfecting for the past five hours. By this point in my undergraduate career, the University of Texas at Austin computer lab had come to feel like home. But as I scanned […]

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Paying it Forward During Women’s History Month 2020

The next generation of women will ask one simple question of us – did we make the world better for them? As I reflect during this Women’s History Month, I truly believe there has never been a better time to be a woman, and there has never been a better time to make progress together. […]

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Bringing ‘Hidden Figures’ of Innovation to STEM

When I saw the movie Hidden Figures, I was struck by the determination of the so-called human “computers” – the African-American women whose mathematical calculations made it possible for astronaut John Glenn to be launched into orbit during the 1960s Space Race that coincided with American advances in Civil Rights. The inspiring stories of these […]

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One Girl’s Journey into Programming

Like a lot of high schools, mine has a wide range of extracurricular activities, from academic clubs, such as Math Honor Society, to sports teams like outdoor beach volleyball. But there’s one that’s fairly unique: an organization of driven, smart young ladies called All Girls Code. The All Girls Code club was started a couple […]

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10 Ways to Help Women Succeed in Technology

I grew up in the era of the feminist movement and Gloria Steinem. I went to an all-girls high school where every leadership role was held by a woman, and taking accelerated math and science didn’t stereotype you. It never even occurred to me to question whether I could succeed in a tech career, or […]

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