My blog here isn't up to snuff because I've been updating my personal blog lately with a lot of reflection posts from the time I spent at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.
Then I figured - why not just post the links to them here to start a discussion about conference topics - and overall getting women into STEM and computing fields?
This blog entry will be updated whenever I make a new entry on my personal blog, and I have plenty more to come!
Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook
on women as leaders, her book "Lean In", and women in the workplace
Megan Smith, Vice President of Google[x]
on moonshots, finding your "x", and dreaming big
Brenda Chapman, Director/Creator of Pixar's Brave
on passion projects, perserverence, and dedication
"Why Are We Still Geeks? Panel Part 1 - Maria Klawe and Media Exposure
on representation of computer scientists in TV media
"Why Are We Still Geeks? Panel Part 2 - Brenda Laurel and Female Professional Dress
on representation and biases of female professional attire
"Why Are We Still Geeks? Panel Part 3 - Kim Surkan and Troubles for Women in CS
on the hurdles women in CS face and issues plaguing the field
Grace Hopper, Mother of the Compiler
on recognition, hard work, and in tribute
Keep checking back for more topics, and feel free to start a discusson on any of them!
I'll pose the broad question that seemed to overarch the GHC experience - what are some of the reasons you feel more women don't enter computer science fields, or do not excel in them? What would you suggest we do to combat this?