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Coronavirus Affects The Women’s Workforce

Will the pandemic change the workforce for women? “When it comes to finances, it is women who will take the biggest hit from the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report by PayScale. With many schools closed, women are the ones who tend to take time away from work to care for their children, as well as ...

#WomenHistoryMonth: Sister Mary Kenneth Keller- First Female Computer Science

Sister Mary Kenneth Keller: First Female Computer Science PhD “The first woman to receive a Ph.D in Computer Science was a nun: Mary Kenneth Keller entered the “Sister of Charity” in 1932, professing her vows in 1940. Keller received her B.S./M.S. Mathematics from DePaul University in Chicago and briefly studied at Dartmouth, breaking the “men-only” rule. While there, Keller played a significant role ...

#WomenHistoryMonth: Carol Shaw and Atari’s River Raid

Carol Shaw programmed one of Atari’s best-known shooter games.  “Carol Shaw was born and raised in Palo Alto, CA. Always excellent at math, it wasn’t until she inherited her brothers’ model railroad that Shaw began tinkering with electronics: “I actually designed some circuitry with some transistors and stuff that would turn on the signal ...

#WomenHistoryMonth: Susan Kare & the First Apple Icon

Susan Kare created the first Apple Icon.  “Although our next pioneer briefly worked for Microsoft, Susan Kare is best known for her work with Bill Gate’s nemesis, Steve Jobs. Kare followed dreams of a career in the fine arts to San Francisco. A chance encounter with an old high school friend landed her an interview ...

Being A Woman in Tech-Led Business Space?

“Entrepreneurship in India has seen a massive boost in the last couple of decades. But even as mindsets have seemingly begun to evolve and more people have started accepting the idea, women representation has remained a chink in the armour for the country’s growing start-up ecosystem. Last year, women entrepreneurs constituted 14 per cent of ...

Tips For Women Who Work In Tech

Being a woman in the tech field can be hard sometimes but check out this article below for some tips.  “Many people have made the business case that more women should be employed in top positions at public and private technology companies across America. But the actual numbers are lower than they could be: According ...

“Advancing women in tech into positions of power”

“Technology is an increasingly pervasive influence in every sphere of life, with access to full participation in technology an emergent human right. To advance equity for all women in technology, we must measure what matters and implement policies and practices responsive to gaps and opportunities. Top levels of leadership need to collaborate, advancing public awareness ...

Women in Tech: Kristin Sverchek- Lyft

Women In Tech: Kristen Sverchek is the General Counsel of Lyft. Lyft is a ridesharing company that offering car rides, scooters, and a bicycle-sharing system. “General counsel Kristin Sverchek led a cross-functional effort that led to Lyft becoming the first major tech company to IPO in 2019, all while leading the company’s 100-person in-house legal ...

Women In Tech: Kristi Ross – Tastytrade

Women In Tech: Kristi Ross is the Co-CEO of Tastytrade. Women In Tech: Kristi Ross’s Tastytrade is a financial technology content company.  “Kristi Ross is the CEO and president of dough, a financial technology content aggregator, and the president of tastytrade, the fastest growing online financial network. Previously, she was the CFO of thinkorswim, where ...
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