Ada Lovelace Day
There is no better time than on Ada Lovelace Day, an international celebration of women in STEM, to bring these issues to the forefront. The comments that Trump has made may be reflective of a small slice of society which thinks it is acceptable to objectify and disrespect women, but, the world of politics must be as proactive as the world of science in eradicating these ignorant and intolerable attitudes.
Happy Ada Lovelace Day everyone! Today is a day to celebrate the incredible achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) who've come before us. It's also a day to look to the future.
Perhaps surprisingly, we are finally at a point where there are actually more women entering the scientific pipeline than there are men. However, it is at the top of the ivory tower where the disparities lie - there are much fewer women in top management roles than men.
Ada is thought to be the first female computer programmer and her name has been given to this otherwise nondescript Tuesday in order to celebrate the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
With Ada Lovelace Day upon us today (an international celebration of the achievements of women in the STEM sector), what better time to rally together and promote these inspirational figures, especially as 77% of the girls we surveyed felt that the science and technology sector lacks high-profile female role models.
When I'm asked about the best piece of advice I would give to any woman seeking a career in the fields of science, technology, education and mathematics (STEM) - where government figures show that women hold just 15.5% of jobs - my first response is to pick a good mentor.
A marathon session of Wikipedia by a group of pioneering women in science aims to correct the staggering omissions of female
Today is Ada Lovelace day. Ada Lovelace Day aims to raise the profile of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics
In an industry that has been so traditionally dominated by men, the influence of a groundbreaking woman such as Greiman is a testament to the art of risk and innovation.
A trading card celebrating the work of Ada Lovelace, the mathematician and pioneering 'computer programmer', has been discovered