When Women are the Problem for Women in Tech

This past week, I read Meg Nordmann‘s post Why ALL Women in Tech are Women-In-Tech. She writes, “A fellow female (who is a very talented software engineer) told me to my face today that I am “NOT a woman in tech.” … Her reasoning: I was a marketer.” If you haven’t yet read her post, it’s definitely worthContinue reading “When Women are the Problem for Women in Tech”

Is The Story of Your Life Holding You Back?

We all have stories. You probably know your own by heart – those few rehearsed sentences that explain how you’ve ended up where you are in life. We hone our answers a bit every time, and after a while, we begin to believe that the version we share with others is the real truth about our journey. ButContinue reading “Is The Story of Your Life Holding You Back?”

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”

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”