Tag: women in STEM

#Distractinglysexy goes viral, female scientists combat misogyny

Portrait of Tim Hunt, British Nobel Prize winner

Discrimination sadly proves itself time and time again as an issue that appears in almost any sector of the population and any industry. In entertainment, we’ve seen how women can be judged harshly based on their age and “sex appeal.” In Silicon Valley, major tech companies treat women in a manner similar to boorish fraternity… Read More

Women leaders in STEM: Cynthia Breazeal is making the personal robot a reality

cynthia breazeal - (TED.com)

Since the inception of science fiction, humans have been fascinated with the idea of owning a personal robot. Rosie, the robot maid from “The Jetsons;” R2-D2 and C-3PO from “Star Wars;” and Wall-E, the lovable Disney character, have all shaped our desire for wanting a personal robot for our own families.   Dr. Cynthia Breazeal… Read More

Women leaders in STEM: Cristal Glangchai, founder and CEO of VentureLab

As a woman with years of experience both working in and teaching tech, engineering, and entrepreneurship, Cristal Glangchai is all too familiar with the scarcity of women in these male-dominated fields.   “As the only female engineer in my division [at 3M] and as the only female CEO in a room of CEO’s, angel investors,… Read More

Women leaders in STEM: Regina Agyare, software developer and social entrepreneur

In Part 2 of her interview, Regina Agyare opened up about the moment that she decided to take the leap and start her own company, Soronko Solutions. She also shared details about the “Tech Needs Girls” initiative and other non-profit work that she has developed, to improve the way Ghanians interact with technology.   While… Read More

Women leaders in STEM: Regina Agyare, software developer and social entrepreneur

In Part 1 of her interview, Regina Agyare shared with us the roots of her passion for computer science and her journey that brought her to the IT department of an international bank in Accra. However, it did not take long for Agyare to begin realizing that her position working in the bank would not provide… Read More

Women leaders in STEM: Regina Agyare, software developer and social entrepreneur

Growing up in Ghana, Regina Agyare remembers the weight of the expectations placed upon her from an early age.   “Growing up, you were kind of told what you were going to do back then. I was good in math or science, so I was told I was going to be a doctor.”   It’s a… Read More

Women Leaders in STEM: Lillian Pierson is the Digital Nomad of Data Science – Part 2

In Part 1 of her interview last Wednesday, engineer and data scientist Lillian Pierson talked to us about her professional background and training. She also shared some interesting aspects of her personal journey, which have made her work and experiences unique over the years.   Today, Pierson delves a bit deeper into the topic of… Read More