We hadn’t updated our logo in 18 years. Our brand, as represented by the logo, has been valued at as much as ~$10 billion dollars. So, while it was time for a change, it’s not something we could do lightly.
Original Post: I recently received an email from an anonymous fan sharing how she pulled a Hawkeye Initiative themed prank on her CEO to illustrate a problem with some artwork. My personal compliments to her and her accomplice on a mission well done;…
I am really excited to tell you about a project I am working on called Feminists Engage Wikipedia, where folks around the country sign into Wikipedia, edit certain entries and add new ones to counteract the very white straight cis able bodied western dude nature of…
It’s well-established that women face social pressures that push them away from pursuing science as a life passion. It’s also well-established that women who do stay in science face discrimination all the way up the ladder. Women are 50 percent of the population but hold less than a quarter of STEM jobs.
We were there once — making a decision about which career path to choose can be a source of great anxiety, especially in tough economic times like these. But having someone on your side to coach you through, and give you practical advice without judgement can make all the difference in the world.
You may have seen this thing that Leigh Alexander and Ben Abraham started! I think it’s pretty neat, and I fully intend to make sure that whatever I link on Feb 1 is fully dripping in dismissive compliments. Lord knows I’ve seen plenty of my female colleagues wade through dozens and dozens of…
There are an endless number of posts out there giving their perspective on what it takes to be an entrepreneur, how to run a startup, how to succeed, and all of that crap we heard from Tony Robbins. Once you announce you’re doing something in the tech world, the hangers come out of the woodwork…
This fall, ESPN will host its first public Hack event under the espnW brand in partnership with Stanford University. The espnW Hack Day event will bring women in technology — who also love sports — together to collaborate on mobile, digital and social products for sports fans and athletes.
Aimee Fahey is an experienced Recruiting Consultant & Career Coach with over 14 years of experience in Recruiting & HR in a diverse range of fields including software, apparel, publishing, nonprofit, manufacturing, government and sustainability.
As a recruiting consultant, she partners with hiring teams at local startups to attract and hire talent, and uses her extensive and diverse networks to bring people and companies together. As a career coach, she works with clients one-on-one to help them develop effective resumes, strong interviewing skills, create networks, and navigate through career transitions. In addition, Aimee loves partnering with schools, nonprofits, and women’s groups to create stronger relationships among the business, academic and nonprofit communities. Aimee is also a sustainability geek known as “EcoGrrl” who loves gardening, living car-free, traveling, volunteering, photography, urban homesteading and writing.
Back before the internet, Jenny Walsh latched on to science as a way to solve what ails us. An obsession with Cousteau led to a career researching Oregon’s forests, fish, and streams. The wonders of information exchange via the web lured her to a more permanent position behind a keyboard building dotcom startups and university web systems. Today, Jenny is an experienced web & technical services leader with a passion for guiding teams and organizations to innovate through technology. She’s built 15 years’ expertise in process-based system governance, project management, information architecture and strategic leadership and enjoys creating and implementing technology solutions that deliver vision, build business and forge community.
You can find Jenny online at @WalshJenator & @GigaPanSystems
“My willingness to talk about it is because I believe the way we’ll get more people into computer science and ultimately more women into computer science is by making it really clear that you can be yourself and don’t need to give up parts of yourself to succeed,” she said. “You can be into fashion and you don’t have to be the pasty white programmer with a pocket protector staying up all night.” Marissa Mayer
New York City is taking the lead in recognizing the enormous potential women present for the technology sector by encouraging girls to get involved in the field from an early age. “Information technology is a growth industry that changes almost every day,” says Geraldine Sweeney, senior associate commissioner of New York City’s Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications (DoITT), who as a keynote speaker, addressed a crowd of high school girls on Friday, April 20 at Microsoft’s DigiGirlz Day in Manhattan.