A few years ago I started participating more in events that help educate, inspire and empower women and girls in tech not just in the US but globally. I had such an amazing experience meeting and talking with women tech entrepreneurs in Moscow for the first ever Startup Women Forum, I was hooked. So from there I went on and started giving talks in the US to young women in tech, and then to young girls in STEM.
Meanwhile, I was invited to be a trainer at TechCamp Riga and mentored more young … More »
I had the privilege of joining a sharp, talented group of women talking about the gender gap in tech last month at Blurb HQ in San Francisco. The group, a combination of Bay Area women in tech, combined veterens in a wide range of organizations. Tom Foremski wrote about the topics discussed in ZDNet.
Thanks to Thomson-Reuters, Google, AirBNB, Paypal, Blurb & others for lending us these brilliant women. The audience included mostly women in tech, plus a few men who were there as champions … More »
I was a prolific blogger for many years. I started dabbling in it in 2001, became pretty active in 2006 and kept at it until around 2010, then social media hit critical mass and suddenly my time was being split between blogging and posting on social networks.
Facebook hit the mainstream around the time my daughter was born, so that played into it as well. Suddenly, my time was split into smaller chunks as a parent, and Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter were there to make posting quick and easy … More »
I've loved science fiction since before I knew what a genre was. I first saw Star Wars at age four, so that was my intro to the genre. I'm sure I could barely read at the time. I always found all stories about planets, stars, space travel to be fascinating. For books, it was probably A Wrinkle in Time that put me on the path in middle school. Then my dad gave me Asimov's Foundation in 9th grade. By that time, I was solidly hooked.
I didn't realize there was a gender gap in the genre until I … More »
I've always been a reader, but at some point after becoming a parent, my reading gravitated entirely to nonfiction. Partly the function of my work as a writer, researcher, strategist, etc., partly due to my cluelessness as a parent (let's just say I digested my fair share of parenting tomes), and also a practical function of time. A few months ago, I decided this had to change.
In late October, I realized that I truly missed fiction. I missed reading stories at my own pace, vs. following at … More »