In 2015, Ellen Pao, co-founder of Project Include and the former CEO of Reddit, sued her former employer, a venture capital firm named Kleiner Perkins, for discriminating against her on the basis of her gender. During the process, she experienced incredibly negative personal attacks on her character, her spouse, and her family life. Her book, Reset: … More Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change
Many consider Women in Tech: Take Your Career to the Next Level, by Tarah Wheeler Van Vlack, a must-read for women in technology. The book spends half of its content introducing us to women in the industry and the other half offering detailed professional advice. In addition to covering topics ranging from salary negotiation to … More Women in Tech: Take Your Career to the Next Level
Back in September, the Cassini probe, which had explored Saturn for over a decade, plunged into the planet and sent a farewell signal to Earth before it was torn apart. Around this time, I finished reading Nathalia Holt‘s Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, From Missiles to the Moon to Mars, … More Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from the Missiles to the Moon to Mars
How did we find our way to the term “mansplaining”? We have Rebecca Solnit, and her brilliant collection of essays, “Men Explain Things to Me,” to thank. Solnit touches on a few key themes in her collection: The issue of credibility — and society’s refusal to ascribe it to women — the silencing and “disappearing” … More Men Explain Things To Me
“This book is 21 percent more expensive for men,” Jessica Bennett quips in the opening pages of Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace. Her lightly sarcastic tone, coupled with Saskia Wariner and Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell‘s cartoonish illustrations, make for a read that’s the epitome of “serious fun” — full of … More Feminist Fight Club
From Ellen Pao‘s failed lawsuit against her former employer (see her eloquent reflection here) and Uber sexual harassment reports to the infamous Google Manifesto, we’ve been hearing a lot of discouraging stories about the reality of women’s struggles in the male-dominated tech sector. As a female software developer who helped support diversity initiatives at her former company, … More Geek Girl Rising: Inside the Sisterhood Shaking Up Tech
The past several months have been a whirlwind, so here’s a short list of personal and professional happenings, in no particular order: I passed my 1-year mark as an instructor and developer at Launch Academy, and switched from the virtual team to the on-campus team and back, teaching students from all different backgrounds about web … More A life update
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