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Moving the Needle: The Year for Women in Tech

Moving the Needle: The Year for Women in Tech

InRhythm by   InRhythm  |  January 18, 2019  |  0

The year after the birth of the #MeToo moment was a big one for women in STEM fields, and as we make our way into 2019 the new year presents new challenges and new opportunities to make the tech field more accessible and welcoming for women all over the world. The Women in Tech group here at InRhythm has a lot in the works—including volunteer efforts with high school girls and future panels featuring leading women in the field. In the meantime, we’ve rounded up articles and links into a digest for anyone looking to get more involved in our movement, catch up on the biggest stories, and follow thought leaders. For the latest on our own Women in Tech efforts, follow us on social media @GetInRhythm on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and @InRhythm on LinkedIn.

Words that Moved Us:

Making Gains for Women in STEM Fields Will Take More Effort | New York Times

How to Attract More Women (and not the way you think) | Hacker Noon

When Honest Women Replace ‘Self-Made’ Men | New York Times

Silicon Valley’s Year of Reckoning | TechCrunch

Move the Needle: Opportunities for Improvement

More than 60% of teen girls regret not studying STEM | Computer Weekly

Tech’s Biggest Challenge: Tackling The Pervasive “Confidence Gap” | Refinery29

Oberland Agency Confronts Industry Bias with New Videos | Ad Age

Accounts to follow:

@STEMforHer – A non-profit,D.C. Metro area-based foundation using education to encourage girls and young women to pursue STEM-related careers.
Women in Tech (@WITWomen) – nonprofit aimed at providing women in the tech field with networking and professional development opportunities
@GirlsinTech – a global non-profit focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of women in technology and entrepreneurship
@CodeFirstGirls – Uk-based organization providing courses and resources to get more women into tech and entrepreneurship.

Other Resources:

Geek Feminism Wiki’s list of women in tech groups
Jay Jay Ghatt’s 2018 edition of 200 Black Women in Tech to Follow on Twitter
Women in Tech Meetups happening in the NYC area

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