- Google Summer of Code applications are open, closing this week (Friday April 8). Check our project advertisements and application tips.
- Google Announces HITB2011AMS Conference Grant for Women Hackers:
This grant is set up to enable more female computer scientists to attend and participate in HITB2011AMS. The grant includes a pass to the conference on 19th and 20th of May (accommodation not included) & travel expenses up to EUR500!
- Liz Henry writes Dealing with Internet Drama in Feminist Discourse â€“ SXSWi panel report
- Gains, and Drawbacks, for Female Professors:
When the Massachusetts Institute of Technology acknowledged 12 years ago that it had discriminated against female professors in
subtle but pervasiveways, it became a national model for addressing gender inequityâ€¦ Now, an evaluation of those efforts shows substantial progress â€” and unintended consequences.
- Strange Horizons wants more female reviewers:
If you are a woman who reviews or blogs about genre fiction, I’d like to invite you to review for Strange Horizsons.
- Selena Deckelmann on Where meritocracy fails:
At the same time, the operation of the project is dominated by people who fit into a very specific profile. And thatâ€™s something like: the top 1% of the world in terms of salary, are maleâ€¦ I count myself among you, with the exception that Iâ€™m not male, and I donâ€™t have kids.
- The Mystery of the Missing Female Bloggers: Yes again. The specific field is academic economics this time.
- Want To Get Ahead? Stay Away From Women:
Because where there are women there are lower salariesâ€¦ women and men get paid similar amounts for similar work but that women pick lower-paying fields, and lower paying paths.(Note: the author largely assumes this is static, and does not consider that the presence of women might make the work become less valued, for example.)
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