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 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…

Women In Tech: Good For Everyone

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Forbes contributor Meghan M. Biro wrote Women In Technology: Why It’s Good For Everyone, in support of her talk at the IT@Cork European Technology Summit. Speaking inclusively to the audience, she points out that [G]ender diversity is business. To keep…

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

The Makies, customized play characters

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

Feministing

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…

Women in Comics

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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…