women in technology

  • Why STEM’s Future Rests In The Hands Of 12-Year-Old Girls Crunch Network

    Why STEM’s Future Rests In The Hands Of 12-Year-Old Girls

    A recent report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) took a comprehensive look at gender differences in student performance based on an exam taken by 15-year-olds. The report found that, although girls often perform better than their male peers — staying in school longer and out-performing them in reading — the top-performing girls continue to lag… Read More

  • What Games Are: My Three GDC Themes

    What Games Are: My Three GDC Themes

    Women in games, the continuing rise of microconsoles and the normalizing of real money gaming. These were the three themes that I noticed most at this year’s Game Developers Conference. Read More

  • Report Highlights Huge Gender Disparity in Healthcare Leadership

    Report Highlights Huge Gender Disparity in Healthcare Leadership

    Editor’s note: This guest post was written by Dave Chase, the CEO of Avado.com, a patient portal & relationship management company that was a TechCrunch Disrupt finalist. Previously he was a management consultant for Accenture’s healthcare practice and founder of Microsoft’s Health business. You can follow him on Twitter@chasedave. I can’t think of a product… Read More

  • Rebuttal: Make Room In the Bubble For Everyone

    Rebuttal: Make Room In the Bubble For Everyone

    This weekend, TechCrunch ran a piece by Bindu Reddy bemoaning the fact that when raising money as a CEO of a start-up, someone wanted to invest in her in part because she’s a woman. Bindu stated: “However, they don’t realize that by calling out someone’s gender they make the system less meritocratic.” She quickly went from this point to critiquing quotas, a… Read More

  • Today is Ada Lovelace Day! Acknowledge the techie women around you!

    Today we appreciate the women in technology as we recognize Ada Lovelace, considered to be the world’s first computer programmer. You read that right, a woman was the first programmer! Born in 1815, Lovelace wrote programs for an early analytical engine built by Charles Babbage. Read More