Category: Empowerment

KQED’s Outside the Box

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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…

Black Women are Already Superheroes

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Boing Boing, a rather adult-oriented blog, offered an enlightened article entitled Black women are already superheroes that explored the striking lack of diversity in gaming, and efforts by women to change the default. … Hashtag activism this is not. As…

Women of Color in Tech Chat Photos

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Women of color are rare in technology circles, and consequently almost invisible in our pictures of what tech workers look like. Two sisters, Stephanie and Christina Morillo, decided to change this and developed Women of Color in Tech Chat, a…

Gender Equality and Mainstreaming Tech Awards

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News from the United Nations site on the GEM-TECH Awards for this year: UN Women and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Technology and Innovation of the City of New York, will celebrate the…

Makies: Cool Customized Characters

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Sometimes a product comes along that reorients the world in a small but fundamental and empowering way. Makies are one such product: customized 3D-printed play characters for the kid in all of us. I won’t call Makies “dolls” because they…

Feministing

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Today is Thanksgiving in the United States, a good day to think about what I’m thankful for: the strong and diverse voices of women. With great appreciation in mind, I highly recommend diving into the site Feministing. It’s an amazing…