Category: Strategy and Planning

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…

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…

Debbie, Chief Innovation Officer

Debbie, Chief Innovation Officer for San Leandro, CA

Debbie is the Chief Innovation Officer for the City of San Leandro, CA. Her job is to attract new and innovative businesses as part of the City’s Economic Development plans. The role of Chief Innovation Officer is a new kind…

Debbie, Public Works Director

smiling Debbie P., a Public Works Director

Debbie tells us about how she got her job, and what Public Works is all about. Debbie’s department is in San Leandro. Her department is the second largest in the City. She likes her job!

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:…

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…

Street Artists

videos from Alexandra Henry's Street Heroines collection

This Kickstarter campaign was successful. Can’t wait to see the full film. Street Heroines (film trailer) Wall #3 Magrela Paints New York GILF! Brooklyn

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…