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The beauty of the Systers community is a that it gives us a chance to ask questions that we can’t find answers to among our circle of friends or family, a chance to consult with women who have a lot more experience in the job market and as technical women, and an opportunity to discuss issues that we fear might be only to do with us personally but might just apply to all women in technical fields.
The issue of gender imbalance in STEM fields is not new. For a wonderful look at the women that went before us, one of the Systers shared an amazing blog about grandmothers who are/were remarkable scientists and technologists.
Role The Anita Borg Institute is hiring a Vice President of Systems and Infrastructure. The VP will report to the CEO and be a vital member of the Executive team. The person in this role will lead the efforts on how technology is used in the ... Read more
Beginning May 1, The Anita Borg Institute is soliciting nominations for a student Board of Trustees member. Nominations will close on June 1.
Position Summary The Marketing Manager will be a key team member in supporting the Anita Borg Institute’s brand, online and event marketing efforts. The individual will report to the VP, Strategic Marketing and Alliances, and will work closely with other members of the marketing team as well as the program and ... Read more
Position Summary The Business Development Account Executive will be responsible for maintaining and expanding annual financial support for the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (ABI) in the key area of national (US-based) and international (India-based) event sponsorships. The position reports to the Director of Development and works in close ... Read more
There was a recent discussion on Systers about comments from Christos Papadimitrou. I wont go into whether or not he is right or wrong, which is a topic that received a bit of flaming. What I want to discuss is a comment from Susan Landau, a syster and someone who I always enjoy hearing when she talks at the Grace Hopper Conference.
CEO Telle Whitney is featured in Silicon Valley Business Journal as part of a cover package focusing on the Valley's tech industry and gender equality. She offers her insights on how to give women in tech the shot they deserve. Read more
We are so pleased that Systers was accepted into GSoC (Google Summer of Code) 2013 as a Mentoring Organization. We have participated as a mentoring organization for the past few years and every year we are excited to have a chance to help more women learn Python, coding practices and collaborate with other techies in open source. GSoC is an excellent opportunity for students to get exposed to open source languages and technologies, the various open source communities and network/collaborate with great developers.
I talked to one of my male friends who also studied Computer Science and he point blank told me to tell Microsoft “NO”. He said “if they didn’t want you for the Software Engineer position, then you really shouldn’t accept it.” Other friends were telling me the same thing that maybe Microsoft wasn’t going to be a good fit. But why not? I really had to reflect on my experiences and what I have been capable of doing. The fact that Microsoft saw my potential made me feel confident in my skills and willingness to take on new challenges.