Girl Scouts will offer new cybersecurity badges to increase its STEM focus

June 19, 2017

Girl scouts will be able to earn cyber security badges starting next year.Image: girl scouts of the usa Girl Scouts will soon be ready to take over your IT department. The organization is teaming up with Palo Alto Networks, an internet security company, to introduce a set of new badges to promote computer and internet literacy and cybersecurity. The initiative aims to foster educational programs across all ages of the…

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Anita Borg Institute ends Uber partnership over Uber’s treatment of women

May 27, 2017

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick.Image: Will Oliver/Epa/REX/Shutterstock Uber’s actions are having real consequences. The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology ended a partnership with Uber over allegations of the ride-hailing giant’s treatment of women employees. “This is a rare step for us, but we felt compelled to take action in light of the many serious accusations Uber faces regarding the treatment of women employees,” the institute wrote in a press…

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How these 4 women are disrupting the tech scene

May 6, 2017

Image: FotoshopTofs / pixabay Despite receiving the same education as their male counterparts, women with STEM degrees (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) are actually less likely to work in a STEM occupation. One important step to closing the gender gap in STEM fields is sharing the stories of women thriving in these careers and not just the role models of STEM women in history, but the stories of those in…

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