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Tech Leavers | Kapor Center
The Tech Leavers Study is a first-of-its-kind national study examining why people voluntarily left their jobs in tech. The Kapor Center for Social Impact and Harris Poll surveyed a representative sample of more than 2,000 U.S. adults who have left a job in a technology-related industry or function within the last three years.

What did we learn?

Workplace culture drives turnover, significantly affecting the retention of underrepresented groups, and costing the industry more than $16 billion each year.
diversity  hiring  women  work 
june 2017 by pfctdayelise
Hunger Makes Me | Hazlitt
Hunger Makes Me
By Jess Zimmerman

A man’s appetite can be hearty, but a woman with an appetite—for food, for sex, for simple attention—is always voracious: she always overreaches, because it is not supposed to exist.
women  feminism 
july 2016 by pfctdayelise
Toptal Scholarships For Female Developers | Toptal
Toptal are offering 12 scholarships worth $5000 and one-on-one mentoring, over 12 months, to girls and women aged 13 and over anywhere in the world.
geekfeminism  scholarship  women 
october 2015 by pfctdayelise
Weather forecasters predict better services for women
"Conference on the Gender Dimensions of Weather and Climate Services
Universal Access" organised by the World Meteorological Organization.
weather  women  geekfeminism 
november 2014 by pfctdayelise
Why Women Should 'Get the Hell Out' of Ageist, Sexist Companies | Inc.com
She burns this up:

I really object to this idea that it's all about confidence. The issue here is that bias is innate and unconscious.

Where it really benefits a woman to be older is you just don't give a f---. The single best moment in my life is when I realized I no longer gave a damn what anyone else thought. You will never own the future if you care what other people think.

It's not about what women need to do. It's about what the tech world needs to do. They are missing out big time. There is a huge amount of money to be made by taking women seriously.
aging  women 
november 2014 by pfctdayelise
On Balancing Career and Family as a Woman of Color - NationalJournal.com
Certainly, being confronted with a racist potential babysitter won't top most people's lists of most challenging life moments. It doesn't even top mine. But the incident was a painful reminder that for women of color—including women who are as privileged as I am, working in the same kinds of high-pressure circles—questions about work and life and career can be far more complicated than for similarly situated white women.
geekfeminism  women  work  race  usa 
august 2014 by pfctdayelise
Women in male-dominated industries: A toolkit of strategies (2013) | Australian Human Rights Commission
"This toolkit is designed to assist leaders in organisations to develop and implement constructive and sustainable strategies to increase the representation of women in non-traditional roles in male-dominated industries. It provides practical suggestions and examples of different kinds of workplace strategies and mechanisms across four areas of: attraction, recruitment, retention and development of women. "
geekfeminism  women  work  australia 
june 2014 by pfctdayelise
GenderAvenger
"A community dedicated to ensuring women are always part of the public dialog" - halls of 'fame and shame' for conferences, panels etc which don't have many/any women
geekfeminism  women  conferences  speaking 
march 2014 by pfctdayelise
Motherboard Podcast | Conversations with mothers in the tech industry
The Motherboard Podcast, "A podcast of conversations with mothers working in technology, sharing their stories, challenges, triumphs, and ideas for change", which held a successful Kickstarter campaign in Dec 2013, has just published its first interview, with UX designer Máirín Duffy.
geekfeminism  women  podcast  motherhood 
march 2014 by pfctdayelise
Australia's top 50 female programmers - Pollenizer
it's a good thing I update my LinkedIn profile regularly... *cough*
briannalaugher  australia  women  programming 
march 2014 by pfctdayelise
Where My Ladies At? | MetaFilter
"Recently Emily Graslie, of the fantastic natural history tumblr and youtube series TheBrainScoop, was asked a question about whether she had personally experienced sexism in her field. Her response is fucking amazing."
geekfeminism  women  science 
december 2013 by pfctdayelise
Deloitte_Women_in_ICT_2013.pdf
A report based on interviews with 9 women in CIO/CEO roles in Australia.
geekfeminism  australia  women  ict 
december 2013 by pfctdayelise
Research » Anita Borg Institute
ABI research provides data-driven actionable insights on the recruitment, retention, and advancement of technical women in organizations. Through original research as well as through partnering with peer organizations, we provide knowledge for changing the culture of technology into one that leverages gender diversity for greater innovation.
research  geekfeminism  women  IT  gender 
october 2013 by pfctdayelise
Why Women Quit Technology - Computerworld
Research on why women drop out between 35-40 (article from 2008)
geekfeminism  women  IT 
october 2013 by pfctdayelise
Taking out tokenism: Why some people are changing their minds on quotas
Last year, the company (which has 2000 employees) hired 200 graduates worldwide. Sixty per cent of those graduates were women. “It is interesting but more than anything else, it is a psychological change,” Stephens says. “In Australia last year, more than 50 per cent of our hires overall [not just graduates] were women. Three years earlier, we said that wasn’t possible, that it couldn’t be done.” Related - http://www.cio.com.au/article/437603/creating_more_gender_balance_it/?fp=4&fpid=13
quotas  australia  geekfeminism  women 
april 2013 by pfctdayelise
'The Finkbeiner Test' : Columbia Journalism Review
The fact that she’s a woman Her husband’s job Her child-care arrangements How she nurtures her underlings How she was taken aback by the competitiveness in her field How she’s such a role model for other women How she’s the “first woman to…”
journalism  women  geekfeminism  science 
april 2013 by pfctdayelise
agentfin | The UX of Community in Contested Space
Excellent essay explaining the parallels between marked bike lanes (and how they change the behaviour of drivers to cyclists) and a code of conduct (cf tech community behaviour to women).
cycling  women  geekfeminism 
april 2013 by pfctdayelise
None
Despite the values of freedom and openness, the free culture movement’s gender balance is as skewed (or more so) as that of the computing culture from which it arose. Based on the collection and analysis of discourse on gender and sexism within this movement over a six–year period. I suggest three possible causes: (a) some geek identities can be narrow and unappealing; (b) open communities are especially susceptible to difficult people; and, (c) the ideas of freedom and openness can be used to dismiss concerns and rationalize the gender gap as a matter of preference and choice.
freeculture  feminism  wikipedia  women 
january 2013 by pfctdayelise
Why Brit Ruby 2013 was cancelled and why this is not ok — Gist
As Joseph Reagle said in his blog on the topic, "[G]iven that controversy frightens sponsors and distracts from organizing a good conference, I think it is increasingly likely that organizers will have to give some thought to speaker diversity from the start -- just as many now do with anti-harassment policies."
geekfeminism  women  conferences  ruby  geekculture 
november 2012 by pfctdayelise
Role models are important | Tammy Butow
Tammy Butow is collecting photos of women who work with technology (in Australia) for a video that will be showcased at the 'Go Girl' event on June 18-19.

"Wondering what kind of roles we are looking to showcase? The girls that are attending Go Girl are in years 8-11 and most do not know what careers are available. Did what you do exist when you were in year 8? I make HTML5 mobile apps for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry.. that sure didn’t exist when I was in year 8. Let’s showcase a range of different careers…any roles where students could study a course or degree in technology and it would benefit them. It can be something you do for money, or something you do for fun or as part of your volunteering. If having knowledge of technology helps you in what you do – then please send in your photo!"
women  melbourne  ggd  geekfeminism 
june 2012 by pfctdayelise
Computer Science for Fun - cs4fn: Computer Science and Electronic Engineering: The Women are here!
The Women are here!
Too important to be left to men

Women have been at the forefront of computer science and electronic engineering from the outset. Does that surprise you? It shouldn't but if it does it's probably due in great part to the power of stereotypes. At the moment too many girls have been believing the stereotypes, which just leads to a self-fulfilling prophecy. Fortunately many ignore them and are continuing to be as successful as the women of history.

Here we celebrate some of the great women of the past, highlight the work of current top researchers and also profile some students who are set to continue the trend. Women may not always shout about their achievements, but boy do they do it well!

After all as leading computer scientist Karen Spärk-Jones said: "Computing's too important to be left to men".

Read lots of articles here or download the pdf of our annual on women in computing.
computerscience  women  geekfeminism 
april 2012 by pfctdayelise
The High Visibility Project
We're curious about women in technology. We keep hearing they're not there, or they're hard to find there, or they’re being discouraged from getting there. In all the discussion about it, however, sometimes something seems to be missing – what individual women have to say about it. So we started a video campaign to find out.
geekfeminism  women  video 
november 2011 by pfctdayelise
None
old piece about guys who link to guys talking about guys...
satire  geekfeminism  women  blog 
october 2011 by pfctdayelise
WOTL.26.08.11.mp3 (audio/mpeg Object)
Women & Superhero Comics
Producer: Elanor McInerney
Broadcast: 26 August 2011

We hear Karen Healey's keynote address to a recent conference at Monash University, Tights and Tiaras: Female Superheroes and Media Cultures. Karen Healey is an author of young adult fiction, and wrote the feminist comics blog, Girls Read Comics (And They're Pissed).

Women read many varieties of comics and form a large part of the audience for science fiction and fantasy films and books. But superhero comics like those produced by DC and Marvel have a great gender disparity in their readership. Karen Healey takes us through some of the feminist criticisms leveled at superhero comics and their depictions of female characters, how these criticisms are received by superhero comic fans and publishers, and the spaces women have created to foster a passion for comics.
geekfeminism  3CR  women  geekculture 
september 2011 by pfctdayelise
Just 12% of CSIRO's senior scientists women
The organisation, Australia's largest employer of scientific researchers, will today honour a pledge to publish long-term data revealing the stark gender imbalance as it grapples with the challenge of boosting the proportion of women it employs.

As part of a commitment in April at the national Women in Science forum in Canberra, some of the nation's top research and education institutes undertook to improve gender balance.

[...]Science and Technology Australia executive director Anna-Maria Arabia praised the CSIRO's willingness to publish the data. She said that while the figures were not great, they would provide an impetus for change that could be monitored and measured.
geekfeminism  women  australia  science  csiro  government 
september 2011 by pfctdayelise
Reagle
[note from one of the authors at http://reagle.org/joseph/blog/social/wikipedia/gender-bias-in-wp-eb.html]

International Journal of Communication, Vol 5 (2011)
Gender Bias in Wikipedia and Britannica
Joseph Reagle, Lauren Rhue

Abstract

Is there a bias in the against women’s representation in Wikipedia biographies? Thousands of biographical subjects, from six sources, are compared against the English-language Wikipedia and the online Encyclopædia Britannica with respect to coverage, gender representation, and article length. We conclude that Wikipedia provides better coverage and longer articles, that Wikipedia typically has more articles on women than Britannica in absolute terms, but Wikipedia articles on women are more likely to be missing than articles on men relative to Britannica. For both reference works, article length did not consistently differ by gender.
wikipedia  women  research  geekfeminism 
september 2011 by pfctdayelise
Editor Survey 2011/Women Editors - Meta
Results from the 2011 Wikipedia Editor Survey, only available to logged-in users (so, different to the 2008 UNU-Merit study - WMF intends to use this one as a baseline for future studies). Had 4,930 total respondents, of which 434 (9%) identified as female.
geekfeminism  wikipedia  women  statistics 
august 2011 by pfctdayelise
So seriously, why aren't there more women in science?
Yes, the perennial question, but there are some brief interviews with some leading women scientists: Cathy Foley (CSIRO): Chief of material science and engineering division, Suzanne Cory (Australian Academy of Science): Australian Academy of Science President, Mahananda Dasgupta (Australian National University): Professor, Department of Nuclear Physics, Research School of Physics and Engineering, Tanya Monro (University of Adelaide): Inaugural chair of photonics, Amanda Barnard (CSIRO): Theoretical condensed matter physicist, working in theoretical and computational nanotechnology.
geekfeminism  science  women  australia 
august 2011 by pfctdayelise
2011 Fellows announced
L'Oreal. Ew. But:
"Three $20,000 L’Oréal Australia For Women in Science Fellowships for 2011 were awarded to talented Australian women in science on Tuesday, 23 August 2011.
[...]The L’Oréal For Women In Science Fellowships are run globally by L’Oréal in partnership with UNESCO and celebrate their fifth anniversary in Australia this year.
The Fellowships are designed to support talented women, ensuring they maintain a career in science and continue to make a positive contribution to our society."
geekfeminism  women  science  australia 
august 2011 by pfctdayelise
WikiChix Lunch 2011 - Outreach Wiki
Wow, the most detailed write-up of a wiki meet-up I have ever seen. :)
wikipedia  wikimania  wikimedia  women  geekfeminism 
august 2011 by pfctdayelise
Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2011-08-15/Women and Wikipedia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Roundup of recent news relating to women editors of Wikipedia, including a mention (and nice picture) of the now-traditional "Wikichix" meetup at the recent Wikimania conference.
women  wikipedia  geekfeminism 
august 2011 by pfctdayelise
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