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How The Meritocracy Myth Affects Women In Technology

If the people solving tech problems are mainly white, male and privileged, then what problems aren’t they solving? Should one of the most influential forces of the global economy be driven by only the perspectives of a certain slice of our population? How can individuals and institutions support more systemic change?

[ via NPR ]

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Women 3.0, Taking On The Good Ol’ Boys in Tech With Style

Tech companies employ an average of 12.33 percent women engineers. The numbers for executives are even worse. As Reuters reported, “9 percent of U.S. Chief Information Officers (CIOs) are female, down from 11 percent last year, and 12 percent in 2010.” That same survey revealed that about one third of the organizations had no women at all in their IT departments.

[ via The Huffington Post ]

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She++ and the Rise of ‘Femgineers’

Women—and minorities in general—are the greatest untapped brain trust of engineering potential. I’d hate to think that women are being excluded from such a rewarding career, and from an industry who will really benefit from having them, because of something as superficial as a stereotype. If women were represented in computer science in the same proportional that they are represented in the undergraduate population, we would double the number of computer scientists we are producing.

[ via National Journal ]