Don’t ask if artificial intelligence is good or fair, ask how it shifts power
www.nature.com
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Law enforcement, marketers, hospitals and other bodies apply artificial intelligence (AI) to decide ... who is profiled as a criminal... who gets medical treatment ... hired... often motivated by power and profit ... ‘fair’ and ‘good’ are infinitely spacious words ... question to pose...: how is AI shifting power? ...Researchers should listen t…

18/07/2020
Women Journalists Are the Most Credible Voices on Covid-19
blog.thefactual.com
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data on the U.S. media ecosystem suggests that women journalists make up a disproportionately high number of the most credible journalists... about Covid-19... dominate ... top 100 most credible journalists ... 19 of the top 25 journalists and 58 of the top 100algorithm analyzes individual articles for credibility based on the author’s topical exp…

THE NINE TYPES OF REPLY GUYS
threadreaderapp.com
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a woman & a man in science... catalog those replies, to save us all the trouble of writing new responses every time. Presenting THE NINE TYPES OF REPLY GUYS

14/06/2020
‘The Voice’ for Conferences
medium.com
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thank you for raising the awareness of my half of the population on the extra challenges women face in business presentation contexts... co-created conferences may offer a partial solution... I may suggest ensuring Personal Profiles do not include photos or any gender information

Making co-created conferences age, colour & gender blind
medium.com
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'The Voice’ for Conferences - a quick response post on Medium on making co-created conferences age, colour & gender blind.

Kristin Beck: A Navy SEAL in Transition
www.gq.com
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Back when she was a member of SEAL Team 6—Kristin Beck liked to grow her beard real long. But as disguises go, that was nothing compared with the life she lived as a man. What’s it take, and how does it feel, for a paragon of masculinity to travel so far to find her true self?

02/12/2015
Gender equality: Taking stock of where we are
www.mckinsey.com

There is a growing consensus among top executives that gender diversity is both an ethical and a business imperative. Yet progress is painfully slow... we have committed publicly, through the United Nations’ HeForShe initiative and the 30% Club,3 to some ambitious gender goals for our firm over the next five years—ones that won’t be trivial to …

23/09/2015
The Real Unicorns Are Female Angel Investors | TechCrunch
techcrunch.com
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Women make up just 4 percent of venture capital partners.

22/09/2015
Here’s Why You Can’t Attract, Develop and Retain Female Talent
medium.com
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second-generation gender biases are ‘work cultures and practices that appear neutral and natural on their face,’ yet they reflect masculine values and life situations of men... Does your organization exhibit second-generation bias? The following three factors signal that this may be the case. - Here’s Why You Can’t Attract, Develop and Retai…

16/09/2015
Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere
www.linkedin.com

A study by Weber Shandwick shows that professional women in Europe are just as ambitious as their male colleagues (22% versus 25%) which is not the case among Americans. Professional ambition is not a given for women... We are always judged as “too much” or “not enough” but never “adequate”." - “Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhe…

02/09/2015
My Co-Founders Took Away Everything I’d Created. Here’s What I Learned
medium.com
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"Four years ago, I lost everything — my life savings, all of my company’s assets, even my sense of self-worth. The business I had poured my heart and soul into had failed, and as I curled myself into the fetal position on my living room floor, I thought I wanted to stay there for good. But something kept me going — and that something led me to…

31/08/2015
The Stories of the #ILookLikeAnEngineer Community Gathering
medium.com
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"More than anything else, though, I think this event was about powerful stories — sharing stories, relating to stories, showing support after stories, and encouraging things to happen as a result of stories..." Rich picking here - e.g.,  “For every man that thought I was a secretary, there was a woman that called me a b****.” - The Stories o…

Beauty blogger shames bullies
www.bbc.com
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Great example of how to cover a social media trending topic via video: "A video featuring a beauty blogger with adult acne has been watched almost seven million times.... shows some of the comments that Em Ford received online after posting images of her face with and without make-up... she wanted to point out the "unrealistic expectations" soc…

A call to proactively support Women in Science
2020science.org

people commit to “taking one action, just one, in their local organisation to counter the local brand of disadvantage that women may be facing.” - 2020 Science A call to proactively support Women in Science - 2020 Science

23/06/2015
A Calculated Response
medium.com
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"a (presumably female) post-doc wrote in to say that whenever she met with her adviser in his office, she would catch him trying to peer down her shirt. Dr. Huang’s answer ... “I suggest you put up with it, with good humor if you can.”... A dozen media outlets picked up on the outrage and joined in the vilification, because clicks... When “…

11/06/2015
Diversity begins from the top
medium.com

Because the core foundation and culture built overlooked women, it gets harder to recruit these women because the organization doesn’t know where to even begin to find these women. Then they may settle for hiring people that aren’t as great, and that’s where complaints come in that women are being chosen over men. This is desperation on the compan…

11/06/2015
Getting More Women into Senior Management - HBR
hbr.org
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"Far too many business leaders are... failing to put the necessary muscle behind efforts to promote more women... it is a 3-legged solution: men, women, and organization all have a part to play... there are four things organizations corporate leaders can do to finally, after decades of talk, actually get something done:"

lack of gender equality in EU decision-making: a ‘double democratic deficit’
blogs.lse.ac.uk
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despite improvements in the number of female MEPs, there is still a chronic lack of women in key decision-making positions, particularly in the Commission and the Council. - EUROPP – The lack of gender equality in EU decision-making means EU citizens are still suffering from a ‘double democratic deficit’

02/06/2015
How to make groups more productive? Add women
medium.com
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"a great deal of recent research suggests that interpersonal intelligence may be as important in business ... social sensitivity, or being attuned to other’s moods, feelings, and psychological makeup." - How to make groups more productive? Add women. — Work Futures — Medium

Podcast: Female Perspective on Startups and Lifestyle Businesses
fizzle.co
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In Steph’s inaugural episode we explore the experience and perspectives of women in startups and lifestyle businesses. - The Female Perspective on Startups and Lifestyle Businesses (FS111)

Amal Clooney, the Impossible Princess
nymag.com
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What will we do with our brand-new, regal, compassionate, human-rights-championing royal? We’ll try very hard to destroy her. - Amal Clooney, the Impossible Princess -- The Cut

20/05/2015
Expanding the STEM Horizons of Young Girls
othermachine.co

The conference gathered about 500 girls between the ages of 11 and 14 to learn about STEM fields from female students and professionals in various tech industries. - Expanding the STEM Horizons of Young Girls — Other Machine Co.

16/05/2015
The all-male panel is horribly outdated and lame
mashable.com
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If you've ever sat in the audience at an event and sighed at the lack of gender diversity on stage, someone has made the perfect Tumblr for you.

15/05/2015
Sidestepping cognitive biases in group design activities
medium.com
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If you ever wondered why meetings so often lead to the wrong decision ... "... we are wired in certain ways ... that can block groups from processing information effectively, which leads to bad decisions... Gilbert explains how to use diversity and inclusion to get better results from product ideation efforts... One of the most fundamental …

Google commits $150 million to improve diversity in tech
circanews.com

A good tour from Circa, not just re: Google: "Google ... will spend $150 million this year on a "far-reaching campaign" to improve the diversity of the technology industry... the technology industry "cannot be this homogeneous" if it intends to build products for a global marketplace."... Co-founders ... tasked the company in 2013 with doing…

06/05/2015
Sheryl Sandberg's bold plan to get more women to code
mashable.com
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"Now Sandberg is skewing younger. On Friday, Facebook announced a partnership with LinkedIn, LeanIn.org and the Anita Borg Institute to form Circles aimed at women studying computer science or engineering."

02/05/2015
Is offending one audience justified to reach another?
mathew.blogactiv.eu
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Probably quite dangerous post for me. Consider the “Science – it’s a girl thing” video... my initial, gut reaction was awestruck horror. And I wasn’t alone... But noone had asked the girls.... Lesson: You are not your audience

The Paradoxes of Work Intelligence
medium.com
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This is NOT just about gender equality! Sure, it starts as such: "The more we look into the cognitive basis of team and business performance, the more we learn about the strengths of women relative to men..." But look: "... Teams with higher average I.Q.s didn’t score much higher on our collective intelligence tasks than did teams with lower a…

28/04/2015
I need terrible female engineers
medium.com
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A really good perspective on the various "Women in IT" initiatives and how some actually make it harder, not easier: "I can’t get behind the idea that we are looking for good, sweet girls to turn into programmers. We belong in this field because we’re people who deserve a shot, not because we are geniuses. We don’t deserve to be in this industry …

24/04/2015
How To Hire and Keep Good Women Technologists
www.linkedin.com
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"The excuse that tech companies make for their lack of gender diversity is that the pipeline of women studying engineering is shrinking. Sadly, this is a self-perpetuating cycle. Because there are few women in engineering, girls don’t perceive computing to be a friendly profession, so fewer are entering the field... This issue is important beca…

13/04/2015
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