- The First 10 | TechSistas (March 26): “Latinas, Black and Native American women in tech, founded March 2014. Organic, authentic, intentional.”
- When it comes to diversity, what does success look like? | ashe dryden (March 28): “So what does success look like to me? Taking responsibility for our role in creating the problem, understanding systemic inequality isn’t caused by just a villainous group of people, and making it known that we aren’t silently agreeing to discrimination.”
- 15-Year-Old Jane Austen Writes a Satirical History Of England: Read the Handwritten Manuscript Online (1791) | Open Culture (February 18): “In spite of its brevity — the book numbers only 36 handwritten pages — Austen’s juvenilia shows unmistakable signs of her distinct satirical voice.”
- STEM Hiring Managers Favor Male Candidates | The Mary Sue (March 29): “Studies like this are disheartening, but they’re crucial to understanding the problems that hold women back in traditionally male fields. Uprooting centuries of bias against women interested in math, science, and tech is a daunting task, but the better we recognize what we’re up against, the better our solutions will be.” The study: How stereotypes impair women’s careers in science | PNAS
- Silicon Valley ageism: Are young people really more innovative? | Slate (March 26): “But the biggest problem with favoring the young is selective myopia. When we focus all of our attention on the founding moments of Google, Apple, and the rest, we ignore the decades of history that occurred afterward. We read, reread, and then accept as gospel the first chapters in what are often very lengthy stories, with hundreds of protagonists.”
- Nintendo’s New Key to Creativity: More Women | Wired (March 28): “The approach to Animal Crossing was different. Not only did they want to make the game for both men and women; they wanted it to be made by men and women.”
- Matthew Garrett, GNOME Foundation’s Outreach Program for Women are Free Software Award winners | Free Software Foundation (March 21): “The Award for Projects of Social Benefit is presented to a project or team responsible for applying free software, or the ideas of the free software movement, in a project that intentionally and significantly benefits society in other aspects of life. This award stresses the use of free software in the service of humanity. “This year, the award went to the GNOME Foundation’s Outreach Program for Women (OPW), which helps women (cis and trans) and genderqueer people get involved in free software development.”
- Faking It: Women, Academia, and Impostor Syndrome | Vitae (March 27): Covers several studies.
- Mozilla employees tell Brendan Eich he needs to “step down” | Ars Technica (March 27): “This morning, a number of Mozilla employees took to Twitter with a united, nearly simultaneous message to new Mozilla Corporation CEO Brendan Eich: “Step down.””
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