Blind Auditions: Can it Change the Ratio of Women in Tech Journalism?

The written word holds the power to change perceptions, reveal biases and bad behavior, drive the conversation and, sometimes, change the future of those who manage to gain the attention and interest of journalists.

The Real Reason Girls Don’t Want to Code

I recently sat down for a visit with friend who is running a program focused on STEM, and his insights into the boy/girl ratio were discouraging. “We offer coding camps and courses and work hard to get the word out to everyone. We send invitations to all of the girl-focused organizations. But last time, we only hadContinue reading “The Real Reason Girls Don’t Want to Code”

Inaction is Tacit Approval: Why I Deleted My Uber Account

I cancelled my Uber account – not just by deleting their app from my phone but also going through the painful, hard to find process of requesting that they remove my account completely (more about that in a moment). Just to be clear, I didn’t cancel because I disliked their ride service. I loved usingContinue reading “Inaction is Tacit Approval: Why I Deleted My Uber Account”

Why We Must Change Our View of Who Belongs in Tech

I probably need to get a few things out of the way first: I am creative – not artistic by a long shot, but most certainly far more creative than tech. I love words – the nuance of emotion, the ability to convince, rally or even stir up simply by the choice of words. I like to think bigContinue reading “Why We Must Change Our View of Who Belongs in Tech”

Why We Must Help Bridge the Gap For Women In Tech

The true, equalizing power of what we’d spent five years building at APPCityLife – our blend of civic tech and user-friendly access is a gateway for women as well as other under-represented groups to not only embrace but become active, contributing participants in tech.