Women In Tech
I was a proper computer game geek as a kid. I loved gaming. So why didn’t I end up getting more into coding as a kid? In
Another woman has moved into my home. Or at least, my partner thinks so. For him, Alexa is “her.” But I dispute that. For
I'm proud to be a female entrepreneur in the online industry, and I type those words with passion. I'm only 19 years old and I've managed to grow a successful freelance business - something I never would've thought was achievable if I'd have listened to the advice of other people.
There is currently only one openly gay CEO in the FTSE 100, and only one in the Fortune 500. It may be that people in higher up positions still do not feel comfortable being open about their sexuality, as corporate roles have typically been dominated by white heterosexual males.
For the women themselves, it's a long-suffered truth. Statistically, women remain underrepresented in most areas of science at every level, from undergraduate courses all the way through to professorships. Despite how far we've come, there's a lot further to go, as these stories from women we met exhibiting at London's New Scientist Live exposition in September highlight.
We should not limit our celebration of coding and STEM subjects to a week, but take the time to equip the next generation of talent with the skills they will need to thrive in a digital world.
'The old stereotypes die hard.'
A Silicon Valley CEO has revealed she dyed her blonde hair, wore loose-fitting clothes and switched her contact lenses for
Ada Lovelace is known as the world's first computer programmer. Her work with Charles Babbage to create the Analytics Engine, an early predecessor of the modern computer, was followed by the publication of the first, most elaborate and complete programme sketched out by a programmer.
What makes someone an innovator? I doubt that many of us set out deliberately to be pioneers but perhaps we share a mindset. We don't see limitations - obstacles are there to get over, under or round. One of those obstacles is that intangible - confidence!