Women Engineers On Sexism, Diversity And Inclusion In Silicon Valley

June 20, 2017 by

Gender inequality in the tech sector remains a very real issue. In 1980 only 5 percent of engineers in the United States were women. Today, that number is only at 12 percent (source: American Association of University Women). And while the gap is significant, there’s an even larger divide when looking at the demographics of ... [Read More]

Meet The Stuntwoman Who Put The Wonder In TV’s ‘Wonder Woman’… Jeannie Epper

June 19, 2017 by

From 1975 to 1979, thirty-four years after the feminist icon's comic debut, Wonder Woman was brought to life by actress Lynda Carter on what was "the first, longest running and most successful syndicated television show with a serious female action hero." Captivated by her golden lasso of truth and bullet deflecting bracelets, ... [Read More]

#LetHerSpeak: Audience Member Calls Out Moderator Who Kept Interrupting And Mansplaining The One Female Panelist

June 14, 2017 by

You know the story, it starts with a panel of five men and one woman… you get where we are going with this? But wait, there’s a different ending. Last week, at the annual World Science Festival in New York there was a panel called “Pondering the Imponderables: ... [Read More]

I’m A Woman In Tech, Here’s How I Think We Can Recruit More

May 24, 2017 by

By Danielle Merfeld - I get a kick out of the instant reactions some people have when I tell them what I do. It’s not exactly revolutionary that women can be technologists but often people betray a flicker of disbelief, an automatic response they can’t completely hide. I’m guilty too: I remember a hint of surprise when a man I was talking to told me he was a nurse. ... [Read More]

Meet Ellen Ochoa… 2017 U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame Inductee

May 20, 2017 by

As a young girl, Ellen Ochoa (1958- ) was fascinated by the Apollo astronauts as they launched to the moon. But she could only dream about traveling beyond the earth since women weren't selected to go into space at that time. Undeterred, Ellen focused her studies on physics and engineering, excelling at both. So when NASA eventually opened its astronaut class to women ... [Read More]

Dot of Light: Short Documentary Tells Inspiring Story Of 3 Women Astronauts

May 9, 2017 by

For National Space Day, filmmaker Eliza McNitt, in partnership with Google, released Dot of Light, the story of three female astronauts - Dr Kathryn D. Sullivan, Nicole Stott, and Anousheh Ansari - and their journey to the stars. The captivating ten minute documentary is told through ... [Read More]

May 4th: A Birthday Shared By Some Extraordinary Women

May 4, 2017 by

May 4th is day filled with several birthdays of extraordinary women, some you may know, others you should know. ... [Read More]

Dr. Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (1836-1917) And The Battle For Medical Women

May 3, 2017 by

There are cases where the towering homogeneity of Victorian culture is exaggerated. The era of Prince Albert and Lord Palmerston was, after all, also the age of George Eliot, Charles Darwin, and Karl Marx. Beneath the deceptive appearance of total societal conformity ... [Read More]