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How Empowers Women to Make History in the Tech Industry

The nonprofit organization supports an inclusive tech environment through competitions, tech-based programs, and the annual Grace Hopper Celebration. Women have been pioneering new frontiers in technology for decades. Examples of trailblazing women technologists include Katherine Johnson, a former NASA research mathematician, who helped the United States put a man on the moon. Dr. Patricia Bath was the first Black woman to complete a medical residency and have a medical device patented. Rear Admiral Grace Hopper was the first woman to receive a Ph.D. in mathematics. Her expertise allowed her to join the U.S. Naval Reserve during World War II to work on the Mark I computer and, after the war, the more advanced Mark II and Mark III computers. Grace also helped create the first compiler for computer languages and was the first female recipient of the National Medal of Technology in 1991. In 2016, she was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her many contributions...


Oct 22, 2019

How Is Pushing To have 50/50 Gender Equality in Tech By 2025

The organization plans to support its goal with inclusive initiatives, programs and competitions. Fighting for a seat at the table in the world of tech is hard enough for women, but keeping that spot often proves to be just as difficult. Women make up just 25 percent of the tech workforce and the statistics are even more disproportionate for women of color (1 percent for Latina/Hispanic women, 3 percent for Black/African American women and 5 percent for Asian women), according to a study by NCWIT . Another sobering statistic cited is that 56 percent of women will leave the tech sector by the time they are mid-career professionals. Big tech companies such as Facebook, Lyft, and Google release annual diversity reports to show how they are combatting diversity disparities that are rife in the industry. Organizations such as are taking active steps to ensure that women technologists have space in an industry that has traditionally shut them out. is diligently...


Oct 16, 2019

How The Chief Operating Officer Of Uses Her Platform To Advance Women In Technology

Dr. Jacqueline Bouvier Copeland is committed to fighting for social justice and the advancement of women in tech. Dr. Jacqueline Bouvier Copeland is a pioneer in a new facet of the human rights movement — the tech industry. Serving as the chief operating officer of , Dr. Copeland believes she is fulfilling her true purpose in life by advocating for the advancement of women in technology. Promoting equity and social justice are foundational principles in her distinguished career. “I really do see technology, diversity, and access as the new human rights issue in a digital, global economy where technology is changing every day,” said Dr. Copeland. Dr. Copeland has a multifaceted professional background, with roles as varied as a cultural anthropologist, urban designer, and award-winning global social impact executive . In her current role with, she works with the CEO to design the nonprofit’s strategic goals and operational processes so that they align to promote...


Oct 2, 2019