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Women Making Their Mark In Tech

* WOMEN MAKING THEIR MARK In the field of computer science, less than a quarter of the degrees are being awarded to women. Many tech companies are following suit, some with nearly 100 male engineers and only a handful of women engineers. These women are taking charge and trying to change this. IN TECH The Current State of Women in Tech Women are employed in STEM professions (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) half as often as men, even after graduating with a degree. 31% 15% versus just for women. 20% 10% of women with a science or engineering degree are not working, compared to only of men. This is largely due to women taking on the caretaker role by default. Not only are women less likely to have a career in STEM, but they are more likely to make less than their male counterparts. Women make an average of $75,100 while men make $91,000. 57% ope In the computing/ technology industry, the figure drops to Women hold jobs in the workforce. ------- -- 25% („4%) A very small percentage of female college freshmen want to major in computer science. Women Who Changed History Women working in the tech field are far more popular today than it was in the past. These pioneers of technology were able to mold some of the biggest and brightest ideas in technology today. 1938-1945 The Bletchley Park code crackers An elite code-cracking team that helped swing World War Il in favour of the allies. By cracking the codes, they were able to give Prime Minister Winston Churchill advance know- ledge of Germany's invasion plans. They auditioned for the team by solving the Times cryptic crossword. The women cracked these codes at the mansion at Bletchley Park. 1942 The ladies of the University of Pennsylvania's Moore School of Engineering These women had quite a few responsibilities: Make calculations for tables Determine correct of firing and bombing trajectories sequence of steps to complete the calculations for each problem Set up the ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer) accordingly Maneuver 3,000 switches and 80 tons of hardware in order to program ENIAC by hand. 1962 Jean E. Sammet She was the first woman to be awarded a Ph.D. in computer science in 1968. IBM Responsible for developing the first computer language while working at IBM. 1977-1980 Carla Meninsky She was an Atari employee responsible for creating Indy 500, Star Raiders, and Dodge 'Em. DODGE 'EM 3 She was one of only two women to work at the company at the time. 1978-1984 Carol Shaw She was the first female video game designer, working at Atari first and then later joining Activision. ACIMlow RIVER RAID She was responsible for creating River Raid, 3-D Tic Tac Toe, Super Breakout, and Happy Trails. 1985 Radia Perlman She is known to many as the "Mother of the Internet," as she invented the spanning-tree protocol. Spanning-tree is a network protocol that ensures a loop- free topology for any bridged Ethernet local area network (fundamental to the operation of network bridges). She is also heavily involved in teaching young children computer programming. Rising Stars These women are making their mark on the technology world in big ways, and will * continue to do so as the tech world continues to grow and encourage women to thrive. Samantha John Sarah Haider She is an engineer for Twitter who works on their Android presence. At the age of 26, she is the cofounder of Hopscotch and programmer quls who golenda extraordinaire. HOPSCOTCH She is a huge advocate of learning, as the startup is where kids program She also runs Twitter's Women in Engineering group and is an advisor to "Girls Who Code." their own games and animation. Heather Payne Kathryn Parsons She founded Ladies Learning Code and Hacker You. She founded Decoded to help people become digitally literate and teach people to learn to code in a day. *ladies learning code - hackerYou DECODED Her goal is to make learning code more accessible to women and young girls. Л *girls learning code Her team also runs Girls As of April 2013, the company had Learning Code, an all girls technology camp in Toronto. taught 2000 people to code. Leading the Way These women all hold leadership roles at some of the top tech companies. IBM - Virginia Rometty Yahoo - Marissa Mayer Previously employed by Google, Mayer is now the President and CEO of Yahoo!, and has been since She started with IBM in 1980, holding many roles in the company. E She holds a Bachelor of Science in computer science and electrical engineering from Northwestern University. July 2012. R Mayer attended Stanford University and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in symbolic systems and Master of Science degree in computer science. HP - Meg Whitman Facebook - Sheryl Sandberg She has served as the President and CEO since September 2011, and has worked at many other companies in a leadership capacity, including eBay, Proctor & Gamble, the Walt Disney Company, Hasbro Inc., Stride Rite Corporation, & FTD Inc. Sheryl became the Co0 of Facebook in 2008, before that she was Vice President of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google. She received her bachelor's P She has degrees from both Princeton University and Harvard Business School. degree in economics from Harvard University and her master's in business administration from Harvard Business School. International Game Technology Patti S. Hart She has been the CEO since 2009, having worked previously at Sprint and Pinnacle Systems. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Illinois State University. Molding The Future For young women to learn about technology, they have to be given the opportunity to do so. These organizations do just that, and are growing rapidly to accommodate the increased demand of women making a mark in the tech world. GIRLS WHO CODE An organization that teaches girls ages 13 to 17 to The program is for guleehe 20 girls and lasts for eight weeks in New York City. build websites and mobile apps, as well as start Join the Movement! their own They have expanded to 4 other cities as companies. well. They say "The key is to get girls interested in science, engineering and computing when they are very young, and support them to pursue education in technology." GIRL DEVELOP IT Girl Develop It A women-only school with 19 Empowering women of diverse backgrounds from around the world to learn how to develop chapters in Canada, America, and Australia. software gdi CLASSES ESOURCES don't be aky. davel s WHERE WE ARE MANING AN MPACT Their mission is "to provide affordable and accessible programs to women who want to learn software development through mentorship and hands-on instruction." BLACK GIRLS CODE With only 1% of Bleck Girls CODE joins the American Express PessionProject The company technology startups founded by African Americans, and targets African American girls, ages 7 to 17 offering courses in seven U.S. - MEMBER OF THE - #PASSION PROJECP even less than that found by African American women, cities. founder Kimberly Bryant wanted that to change. black airl CODE imagine. build.create. GIRLS LEARNING CODE/LADIES LEARNING CODE The non-profit invites girls of ladies learning gode NOTS any age to We're a women-run not-for-profit group working to empower everyone to feel comfortable learning beginner-friendly technical skills in a social, collaborative way. collaborate on learning tech skills. poron for g girls *ladies ing son up now devecpers oin pura learning code learning code Ogne The program is "less about code and more about changing the world. STEMETTES PROJECT So far, around 700 girls around the UK have The goal is to inspire the next generation of girls into Science, Technology, Engineering STEM - We're showing the next generation that girls do Science too. Join Us. been given the opportunity to see what it is and Maths like to be a ThoughtWorks (STEM). Stem. The Stenet comrg to MANCHESTER Girls, Students & Parents Women & Companies Schools & Organisations "A key to tying togelher the movement is parents - if the parents are on board, the learning and training can carry over into the household, and the girls can continue to learn away from a struclured setting." Getting Started Now you know women can rock the tech world, but how do you get started? Changing from one career to a tech career by means other than traditional schooling is tough, but it can be done. Here are a few things to consider. Realize you can get started in tech without having to change careers right away. OLD O There is a lot you can learn on your own to get your feet wet. O Search YouTube, blogs, message boards, & tech websites for the latest information to educate yourself. If it exists, then there is tech behind it - everything made has technology in one way or another. O Find something that interests you and pursue it. The Industry Breaking into the industry can be tough right away without a degree in the field, so don't be afraid to work for companies like non-profits to expand your portfolio. Industry Barrier O Look into freelance options as well. Join a women's tech group to expand your network, and possibly gain a mentor in the process. O Look for these through places like Examples of tech groups: Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, Women in Technology International. Facebook, Google, Yahoo! and "I love lechnology, and I don't think il's somelhing that should divide along gender lines." - Marissa Mayer |WholsHostingThis? Sources,,,,,,,,,, LLLL

Women Making Their Mark In Tech

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The infographic is titled "Women Making Their Mark in Tech" and highlights some of the pioneering women who helped invent the technology we use today, as well as women who are modern rising stars in d...




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