Category: Builders and Makers

The Female Farmer Project

Micheale Blakely - Female Farmer Project

Did you know that women grow over half of the world’s food? We are delighted that another group of stories about women is being told, and it’s also called Women’s Work! This project is unrelated to us except in our…

Something Fierce

firey explosion

I love the Lannan Foundation’s exhibition Something Fierce. It features eight women artists whose work exemplifies an element of ferocity, whether it be expressed in the subject, process or intent.

Rockin’ Maker Women

I recently ran across Barb Makes Things and Becky Stern, two amazing women who make things. Yes, I was looking for instructions on how to make something. It’s not made yet, but these women inspired me! Since I found them,…

Women And Robots, More Than Just A Pretty Face

a robot with a flower

Worldcrunch’s Laurence Devillers penned an insightful article that noted “women must play a core role in the development of all artificial intelligence to avoid a future designed with a male bias.” With AI and Big Data, we try to model…

The Radium Girls

Young women painting at a factory of the United States Radium Corporation

Sarah Zhang of The Atlantic spoke with author Kate Moore in an article entitled The Girls With Radioactive Bones, about the lives of young women who worked in radium-dial factories. Zhang described the women: They would, quite literally, glow. During…

A Photo Portfolio of Women Working

Crisman Womens Work portfolio thumbs

Photographer Chris Crisman has done a nice photo portfolio of women doing work in traditionally male-dominated jobs: heavy equipment operators, a fire fighter, a pig farmer, a butcher, a brewer. Each of these jobs requires physical strength as well as…

Women in Wearable Tech

Stacey Burr (Photo by Charles Jischke)

Two articles that highlight women in wearables and tech: 18 women leading the way in wearable tech and VR in 2016 and How Wearable Technology Is Helping Women Thrive In STEM Industries.

The Gutsy Girl

Caroline Paul and Wendy MacNaughton

San Francisco author Caroline Paul‘s new book, Gutsy Girl: Escapes for Your Life of Epic Adventure, is pretty awesome for several reasons. First, because Caroline leads by example. She has done amazing things that include climbing mountains, flying planes, rafting…

The Women of WWII Railroads

one of the women from Clinton, Iowa who worked on the railroad, WWII

There’s a great collection at Mashable of photos from Clinton, Iowa, April 1943, of women “who mobilized the American war effort.” From the article, With German submarines disrupting oceanic shipping, more freight was transported by railroad. When rationing on gasoline…

Four Women Who Pioneered Electronic Music

Eliane Radigue - early synthesizer musician (knobs! dials!)

Back in the days of early computer-like electronics, women were experimenting with synthesizers and modular machines, pioneering electronic music. Open Culture has a great piece on four of these historic figures: Daphne Oram, Laurie Spiegel, Éliane Radigue & Pauline Oliveros.…

Women in 3D Printing

women in 3D printing

Check out the amazing interviews with women in 3D printing. They’re with companies and services located all over the world. The site also offers a few tutorials, for anyone who wants to explore 3D printing in more depth.  

KQED’s Outside the Box

Channel and Sierra learning construction

The Public Broadcasting System (PBS) NewsHour’s Student Reporting Labs has a set of videos featuring students whose interests and passions are “outside the box,” wonderfully unrestricted by cultural biases. Here are three videos that highlight the amazing determination and inspiring…