Category: Research and Discovery

What We Look Like

You are beautiful. Don't let anyone tell you differently. Not even yourself.

Others often feel compelled to tell us how females (and sometimes males) are supposed to act or what females should look like. This is someone else’s judgment about us, and it’s heartbreaking when we believe them and doubt our inner…

Vij, Clinical Studies Manager

Vij, Clinical Studies Manager

Vij works at a pharmaceutical company as their Clinical Studies Manager. She helps make sure their drugs are safe. Bonus link: #GirlsWithKnives Spotlight: Chef, Blogger, + Scientist Vijitha Shyam

GE’s Women Engineers

A few of the women engineers at GE

GE released a white paper recently that outlined a talent crisis for women in STEM roles. In the US today, only 14% of all engineers and 25% of all IT professionals are women. Though women make up 55% of all…

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…

Lab Girl

photo of Hope Jahren at a whiteboard

Hope Jahren wrote the delightful book, Lab Girl, a heart-felt tour of her life in science. The book follows her adventures in her lab and around the world, including some of the struggles associated with being a world-class scientist and…

Hidden Figures (film)

"(we) calculate your launch and landing, sir."

Woo! This film looks fantastic: Hidden Figures is based on the untold true story of The Black Female Mathematicians Who Sent Astronauts to Space (link to article from 2015). The article noted that this was a historic moment in time:…

The Founding Mothers of Silicon Valley

Women of Silicon Valley (from BackChannel)

Jessi Hempel wrote an inspiring piece, A Women’s History of Silicon Valley, that highlights six women who: contributed to the creation of “networking protocols that form the basic architecture of the Internet” (Judy Estrin), invented the router (Sandy Lerner), created…

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.…