When the request came through her website for Luvvie Ajayi to speak at The Next Web conference, she forwarded it to her agent, as she always does. But when the response came back that TNW doesn't pay speakers nor cover travel costs, she did something new: she asked her network if that was true.Read More
The Fearless Girl is a beautiful piece of art and I hope she becomes a permanent part of the financial district. I just wish she could have been Fearless Woman.Read More
The share of women in computing jobs is on track to decline from 24% to 22% over the next 10 years. That's the stunning news coming out of a new report from Girls Who Code and Accenture, released today. According to Cracking the Code: Get 3x More Women in Tech, despite increased interest from policy makers, business leaders, and tech activists, the ratio of women in technology is getting worse, not better.Read More
Three years ago, Jordyn Simmons enrolled in an Advanced Placement computer science class in her Houston public high school. She was the only girl and the only African-American student in the class. When Jordyn aced her midterm exam, her teacher responded not with praise, but with accusations of cheating. What's most surprising—and inspiring—about Jordyn's story is that she stuck with studying computer science. Many teenage girls don't.Read More
It’s my answer when friends and family inquire about my trek to Everest Base Camp. And it was, of course. But it’s a somewhat deceptive answer, because it’s not an easy question.Read More
I was scheduled to turn 30 this year, and in an effort to stave off this doomsday birthday I decided to fabricate a fitness challenge: I’d run 13 races in 2013. But not just any races: 13 half marathons. I’m a slow runner and half marathons take me forever so I figured this was a way to prevent my 29th year from “flying by.” I even created a hashtag to track my progress on Twitter: #13x13.1in2013.Read More
Undergraduate women at NYU Stern are facing the same difficulties that women at many top business schools face - they are underperforming their male peers, in large part because they hold back in classroom discussions.
When digging deeper, they realized that female students prefer to speak only when they are absolutely confident in their answer or when they feel completely prepared to enter the debate. They tend to take longer to raise their hand, have shorter and more concise comments, and often self-edit to manage their out-of-classroom image. As a result, these totally awesome women are losing ground before the game even starts.Read More