Film & QA Session, Code: Debugging the Gender Gap

The Frontline Club have a documentary film screening coming up in September
which we think sounds ace and very related to us women in tech.

On 11 September they will be showing Code: Debugging the Gender Gap, to be followed by a Q&A with director Robin Hauser Reynolds.  

At a time when the tech U.S. sector outpaces the growth of the country's employment market, Code asks an important question: Where are all the women? This revealing and empowering documentary examines the reasons why more girls are not seeking opportunities in computer science and explores how cultural mindsets, stereotypes, educational hurdles and sexism all play a role in widening this employment gap.  

You can view the trailer and book tickets here: http://www.frontlineclub.com/screening-code-debugging-the-gender-gap-qa/

Student looking for women in tech to interview

GGM'ers, 

We had the request below drop in from a student who would love to interview some women who work in tech. Would be great if some of you ladies could help out, after all this is a great way to get some more visible female role models out there. Don't be shy!


'Dear all, my name's Valentina and I am a journalism student from City University London. I'm currently working on my final project (a TV feature) about women working in technology and how it improves our chances to play an active role within the society. I'm recruiting women who would be happy to be interviewed about their personal story and professional experience. Possibly, they may be London based and available for interviews from 20 April. If you'd like to get in touch, you can contact me at: valentina_villa[at]hotmail.it.

Thank you for your attention!

Valentina'

Make it at least three.

"Don’t change [your company culture] by hiring or promoting just one woman, she’ll be isolated and surrounded by the status quo and will have to adapt to it, and she won’t be able to make a difference. Two women doesn’t work either. Make it at least three. Three or more women at the top of your creative department, on your management team, on your board begin to make a real difference and change the environment, the culture and the output.” 

 

Quote from an excellent article on Slate about companies trying to recruit women. What is your top tips? http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2014/01/07/hiring_women_in_male_dominated_fields_companies_need_women_to_recruit_other.html