Category: Role Model

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:…

Ava Duvernay and the $100 Million Film

Ava DuVernay, Hollywood film director

Women in Hollywood’s post, Ava Duvernay Will Be First African American Woman to Helm $100 Million Film, notes the passing of a milestone: Ava DuVernay will be the first African American woman to helm a live-action feature with a budget over…

Being a Woman in Tech

Soledad Penadés, developer at Mozilla

Soledad Penadés, developer and evangelist at Mozilla, shared her thoughts in an insightful article, Why I won’t talk about being a woman in tech (and neither should you). She starts out: I won’t do talks on “being a female in…

Superhero Girls

women bonding (teamwork)

Mashable’s Katie Dupere shared an inspired piece about a few amazing girls: Girls are powerful, fierce and determined change-makers — but they aren’t always valued for those bold qualities. Across the globe, society often discourages girls from claiming education, opportunity…

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…

Gwenn Seemel, Portrait Artist

Gwenn Seemel in front of Kurt Reeves mural, photo credit Molly Ross

Gwenn paints moving, colorful portraits of (and for) people. She also painted a beautiful collection of animals in a series called Crime Against Nature. About her work, here’s a bit from her biography: I am drawn to portraits, both individual…

Women in Comics

from Phoebe and her Unicorn (Twitter)

GoComics hosts several comic strips drawn by some amazing women. Here are some of them, along with descriptions from others. For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston Lynn Johnston, CM, OM is a Canadian cartoonist, known for her newspaper comic…

Women Who Transformed the World of Economics

At the World Economic Forum, Mike Bird did a commendable job of briefly summarizing the influential work of 13 women who transformed the world of economics. Bird noted, These women are not just modern academic economists. Several are historical figures…

Zoe Quinn on Being Kind

Zoe Quinn continued to encourage new voices in indie game development with learning resources like Sorting Hat and Games Are For Everyone, and launched Crash Override, a volunteer-run task force for victims and targets of online mob hatred.

Recorded in September 2015 at XOXO, an experimental festival celebrating independently produced art and technology in Portland, Oregon.

Yes, You Can Say That (Negotiating Pay)

Equal Pay Negotiations LLC

Ms. Katie Donovan, a salary negotiation consultant and equal pay advocate, will teach you how to be one of the people who negotiate their income earn an extra $1 million during your career. In this video, you will learn the…

Jocelyn: A Real-Life Martian

Popular Science has an interview with Chief Scientist Jocelyn Dunn about living in an extreme environment simulation that prepares astronauts for a future trip to Mars. From PopSci: Jocelyn Dunn spent eight months living on the red, rocky surface of…