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These teen girls from Kenya invented an app to end female genital mutilation (Mashable, by April Hautea, August 3, 2017)

Sport England's head of brand and digital strategy on This Girl Can challenges and being innovative to target audiences (The Drum News, by Danielle Gibson, August 3, 2017)

I’m A Woman, Shake My Hand, Damn It (Adequate Man, by Catherine LeClair, August 3, 2017)

This Baltimore teen is using fashion to spread a love of coding ( Baltimore, by Leanne Matlach, August 2, 2017)

Only 4% of girl learners keen to work in tech, enter sector says Naidoo (Ventureburn, by Daniel Mpala, August 1, 2017)

Over 500 girls trained in SA through Technovation programme (Ventureburn, by Daniel Mpala, August 1, 2017)

Kinnelon girl leading charge into tech (Daily Record, August 1, 2017)

Girl Power: How Remote Work Can Help Shrink Tech’s Gender Gap (HuffPost, August 1, 2017)

Power Moves: These five women are making waves ( Baltimore, by Roberto Torres, August 1, 2017)

Robots, coding and race cars: Girl Scouts offer 23 new badges in STEM (Financial Post, July 28, 2017)

Girl Scouts adds 23 new STEM badges to encourage girls in science, tech (USA Today, July 25, 2017)

What happens when girls in one of the world’s largest slums start coding and building apps (Quartz India, by Ananya Bhattacharya, July 25, 2017)

What It’s Like to Be a Woman at a Tech Conference (Newso Shift, by Chloe Condon, July 24, 2017)

The ‘Code Like a Girl’ Congressional Bill Wants to Close Tech Education’s Gender Gap (Observer, by John Bonazzo, July 21, 2017)

Rayouf Alhumedhi says she was 'baffled' the image wasn't already available (Independent, by Jon Sharman, July 19, 2017)

Share of Girls Taking AP Computer Science Tests Grew in 2017 (Education Week, by Stephen Sawchuk, July 19, 2017)

Afghan Girls' Robotics Team Wins Limelight at Competition (New York Times, by Emily Cochrane, July 18, 2017)

The Problem With Being a “Cool Girl” in Tech (Fortune, Erin Griffith, July 17, 2017)

SheHacks event in Melbourne encouraging women into tech industry (ABC News Australia, by Tom Nightingale, July 15, 2017)

At Asia's Top Tech Event, Women Entrepreneurs Rise Into The Spotlight (Forbes, by Casey Hynes, July 14, 2017)

FRENCH GIRLS ARE REINVENTING THE TECH SCENE IN PARIS (Bazaar, by Laurs Feinstein, July 14, 2017)

Closing the Tech Gender Gap One Girl at a Time (WUWM Milwaukee Pubic Radio, by Edyn Herbert, July 13, 2017)

‘Digital factory’ could take flight on back of robotics, simulation (SME, by Sean Lyngaas, July 12, 2017)

Meet the Guides encouraging girls into science and tech (BBC, by Caroline Bullock, July 11, 2017)


Women are seriously under-represented in the Canadian tech sector and it’s not improving: new report (IT Business, Mandy Kovacs, July 5, 2017)

This Infographic Lists The Inspiring Trailblazing Women Making Their Mark In The Tech Industry (GirltalkHQ July 5, 2017)

Here's What It's Actually Like to Be a Woman in VR (BuzzFeed News, by Doree Shafrir, July 5, 2017)

Girl Develop It promotes women in tech through meet-ups (Rochester City Newspaper, by Leah Stacy, July 5, 2017)

New study reports advancing gender equality could add $150 billion to Canada’s GDP in next decade (Montreal in Technology, Quinn Mason, June 21, 2017)

Government of Canada launches $50-million coding program for young Canadians (Cision, Ottawa, June 14, 2017)

How To Achieve Career Success In The Manufacturing Digital Transformation (Manufacturing Business Technology, by Alberto Martinez, June 13, 2017)

Why so few women break through tech's bro culture (HRD Canada, by Bloomberg, June 5, 2017)

Brace yourselves: AI is set to explode in the next 4 years (eSchool News, by Laura Ascione, May 22, 2017)

Boy jobs and girl jobs – does ‘tech’ put women off a career choice? (Diginomica, by Cath Evertt, May 16, 2017)

NAB employs resident ‘girl geek’ to support women in tech roles (Computerworld, by George Nott, April 12, 2017)

Global tech competition arrives in New Zealand for young girls (stuff New Zealand, by Rachel Clayton, March 18, 2017)

Five things you should never, ever say to a woman in tech (Recode, by Jesse Genet, March 8, 2017)

The exact age when girls lose interest in science and math (CNN tech, by Alanna Ptroff, February 28, 2017)

How Technology Can Help Close the Gender Gap (Harvard Business Review, by Sallie Krawcheck, January 25, 2017)

Liverpool 'geeks' quest to get more girls in tech (itv news, January 17, 2017)

Top Women in Retail Tech (RIS by Timothy Denman, January 3, 2017)

Report Urges States to Take Action on Computer Science Education (Campus Technology, by Dian Schaffhauser, December 19, 2016)

Grace Hopper and the psychological drain on the gender minority (Code like a girl, Ryan Schoen, Decemebr 15, 2016)

Putnam: Lansing girls get geeked about technology careers (Detroit Free Press, by Judy Putman, December 5, 2016)

Inland educators aim to get more girls into science classes, careers (The Press-Enterprise, by Stephen Wall, November 25, 2016)

Making STEM appeal to girls (smartbrief, by Eboni Camille Chillis, Novemebr 15, 2016)

Girls in Tech Amplify event will pick the best female-led startup (VB, by Dean Takahashim Novemebr 11, 2016)

Defying Stereotypes As A Pregnant Woman In Tech (Forbes, by Laurence Bradford, October 17, 2016)

The Entrepreneur Tackling Tech’s Gender Problem One Class at a Time (Deborah Aarts, Apr. 14, 2016 - Profit Guide)

Gender bias in tech could ‘die out over time’, says UCL senior network architect (Clare McDonald,Apr. 5, 2016 -

Women Can Excel in Technology (Creating IT Futures, March 15, 2016)

‘Design Squad Global’ Hooks Up US, Africa Kids in STEM Exchange (Voice of America -Techtonics, Mar. 11, 2016)

Stemettes raise awareness of International Women’s Day with weekend hackathon (Clare McDonald, Mar. 9, 2016 -

IT-Ready: Empowering Women In Technology (March 8, 2016)

Tech Meets Art in Middle School (The Atlantic, Mar. 3, 2016)

Obama launches 'take your child to the lab' week (Darlene Superville, Feb. 28, 2016 AP)

Everywoman launches Modern Muse career app for young women (Clare McDonald, Feb. 24, 2016 -

Girls compete in Network Rail Stem careers event (Clare McDonald, Feb. 22, 2016 -

Gender and age are still defining factors of tech specialists (Clare McDonald, Feb. 17, 2016 -

Accenture and Stemettes tackle lack of female role models with multi-city event (Clare McDonald, Feb. 15, 2016 -

A quarter of SME IT managers are women (Clare McDonald, Feb. 10, 2016 -

Women should worry less about not having tech background when going into Stem (Clare McDonald, Feb. 2, 2016 -

Bett 2016: Gender roles should be removed, and not just in Stem (Clare McDonald, Jan 25, 2016 -

Creating IT Futures Foundation, EMERGE & Minneapolis Mayor’s Office Partner on Women-Only IT Career Program (Jan 20, 2016, Creating IT Futures)

Education, industry and government mismatch main barrier to digital skills (Clare McDonald, Jan 18, 2016 -

Aviva partners Beyond the Classroom to inspire girls into tech (Clare McDonald, Jan 5, 2016 -

The IT pioneers on the 2016 honours list (Clare McDonald, Dec.31, 2015 -

Top 10 women in IT stories of 2015 (Clare McDonald, Dec.29, 2015 -

UKtech50: Anna Barsby, CIO, Halfords (Bryan Glick, Dec. 15, 2015 -

Martha Lane Fox calls on NHS to offer free Wi-Fi and build digital skills (Lis Evenstad, Dec.8, 2015 -

UKtech50: Sarah Flannigan, CIO, National Trust (Bryan Glick, Dec. 8, 2015 -

Amika Mobile CEO named to Most Powerful Women list (Nov. 25, 2015, SP&T)

CW500: Euroclear's Bonnie Cheuk discusses the next steps for collaboration (Bryan Glick, Nov. 24, 2015 -

Fujitsu UK CEO calls for more Stem on TV (Alex Scroxton, Nov. 19, 2015 -

Meet the Stemettes events aim to entice girls into Stem (Clare McDonald, Nov. 12, 2015 -

Placing unemployed women in the IT industry could solve skills gap, says Martha Lane Fox (Clare McDonald, Nov. 11, 2015 -

Women in tech should take their career into their own hands, say everywoman speakers (Clare McDonald,Oct. 15, 2015 -

Starbucks Names New CTO (Retail Info Systems News, October 08, 2015)

Netherlands uses female role models to encourage girls into IT industry (Kim Loohuis,Oct. 2015 -

Shining a light on the male mentors of IT (Kayleigh Bateman, September 2015 - Who are the male mentors encouraging the women in IT to succeed?

Women in “a position of power” in IT industry, says BBC panel (Clare McDonald, September 30, 2015 - Women looking to make the move to the IT industry have the upper hand, according to a panel discussion at the BBC

Shining a light on the male mentors of IT (Kayleigh Bateman, September 12, 2015 - Who are the male mentors encouraging the women in IT to succeed?

Who are the women in IT? (Clare McDonald, September 7, 2015,

School kids would rather study coding than a foreign language, says Ocado (Clare McDonald, September 7, 2015,

Top chips exec Weili Dai sees 'hopeful' future for women in tech (Q&A) (Ben Fox Rubin, August 29, 2015 CNET)

The growing need for more women cybersleuths (Jennifer Schlesinger, August 26, 2015, CNBC)

Expand Student Diversity & Participation in Computer Classes (August 24, 2015, Creating IT Futures Blog)

Teachers teaching teachers – how Google for Education fuels collaborative learning (Clare McDonald, August 24, 2015, Google’s head of education explains why the use of technology in classrooms is critical and how Google’s education technology is sparking collaboration between teachers

The ROI of a gender-balanced workforce (Jacqueline de Rojas, August 20, 2015, Jacqueline de Rojas, president of TechUK and area vice-president, northern Europe at Citrix, looks at the business advantages of addressing the tech gender imbalance

What is the #ILookLikeAnEngineer campaign? (Mia Vallely August 14, 2015, Check out all 12 women!

We’re just not doing enough – Working together to meet the digital skills challenge PDF This whitepaper from TechUK focuses on what needs to be done to deliver the digital skills children and young people need, and to create entry-level skills for jobs in a digital world. Superb paper. A real must read!

Women in Tech 2015 PDF – Mortimer Spinks & ComputerWeekly Study

Getting women into tech careers to tackle the skills gap (Julian David, August 3, 2015,

Why girls DON'T need to learn to code (Kayleigh Bateman, July 29, 2015 -

Women in IT presentation: Kate Russell - author, tech reporter, speaker & educator (Kayleigh Bateman, July 27, 2015 - How to encourage girls to be more interested in STEM subjects at school  

Women in IT presentation: Sara Gardner, Hitachi Data Systems (Kayleigh Bateman, July 27, 2015 - Driving societal impact through the internet of things

Women in IT presentation: Vanessa Vallely, managing director of (Kayleigh Bateman, July 27, 2015 - How to push forward in your career

Women in IT presentation: Debbie Forster - Co-CEO, Apps for Good (Kayleigh Bateman, July 27, 2015 - Inspiring the next generation of women in IT

Women in IT presentation: Harry Gooding, Mortimer Spinks (Kayleigh Bateman, July 27, 2015 - Harry Gooding discusses the findings from the Mortimer Spinks / Computer Weekly women in technology survey

Women in IT presentation: Dr Rana Tassabehji, University of Bradford (Kayleigh Bateman, July 27, 2015 - Technology and tiaras

Women in IT presentation: Gem Barrett - Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellow (Kayleigh Bateman, July 27, 2015 - How sexism in tech has changed me - for better and worse.

Women in IT presentation: Melissa Di Donato - area vice-president of (Kayleigh Bateman, July 27, 2015 - The importance of finding a good mentor

Meet Amber Bales, senior project manager at CompTIA (Creating IT Futures Blog, July 20, 2015)

Jacqueline De Rojas appointed TechUK president (Kayleigh Bateman, July 17, 2015 -

Bright Little Labs inspires children through Detective Dot role model (Kayleigh Bateman, July 10, 2015 -

The 50 most influential women in UK IT (Computer Weekly July 2015) In addition to showcasing 50 increditable women, this PDF has some other interesing articles.

Interview: CW's most influential woman in UK tech 2015, Jacqueline De Rojas (Kayleigh Bateman, July 10, 2015 -

CIO interview: Jaeger CIO Cathy McCabe (Mark Samuels, July 6, 2015 -

Working Girls (June 30, 2015, Alexandra Sweny, IT Canada)

Want more women in technology? Alter the entire pipeline. (Clare McDonald, June 30, 2015 -

Getting women into tech careers to tackle the skills gap (June 30, 2015 -

Honouring Canada's first female computer scientist: U of T's Trixie Worsley (May 26, 2015 - University of Toronto)

CW500: Sarah Flannigan, CIO at The National Trust on reducing complexity (May 23, 2015 -

Women in IT still earn 13% less than male counterparts (Kayleigh Bateman, May 22, 2015 -

Salesforce Foundation supports CoderDojo with $200,000 (Kayleigh Bateman, May 22, 2015 -

Salesforce kids learn code, teacher is 10-year old (Adrian Bridgwater, May 22, 2015 -

Joanna Shields appointed junior minister (Clare McDonald, May 15, 2015 -

The gender gap in the tech industry (May 06, 2015 - Northumberland Today)

Grace Hopper “The Queen Of Code” is Finally Getting Her Due ( You must read this. Grace Hopper was a computing genius, a scientist, a glass-ceiling breaker, a feminist, and an all-around badass — and you've likely never heard of her. Hopper, who died in 1992, was a computer engineer who served in the Navy during World War II and went on to develop the first real computer software — long before “software” was even a concept with a name.

Microsoft Canada welcomes new generation of DigiGirlz (May 05, 2015 - Kingston Region)

U.S. tech industry needs women, must interest them at school (May 05, 2015 - Yahoo! News Canada)

Forget Harvard: Here's Where To Go To College If You Want A High-Paying Job (April 30, 2015 Ariel Schwartz, Fast Company)

If you want better security - employ women. If you want to win the cyberwar - employ women. The "evidence" indicates that they are better at both (

Female coder triumphs despite challenges from male counterparts (Kayleigh Bateman, April 27 2015 -

GSMA uses 3D printing to encourage girls into STEM careers (Clare McDonald, April 23 2015 -

US women tech executives 'need board code of practice similar to UK' (Kayleigh Bateman, April 23 2015 -

Animator Ashling Lindsay crowned UK’s coolest techie (Kayleigh Bateman, April 23 2015 -

Educating people to think beyond traditional paths to professional careers (April 22, 2015 Creating IT Futures) “School administrators, guidance counselors, parents — they don’t see IT as a place to steer students for careers,” Gretchen Koch said. “They hear about IT industry mergers and layoffs, or they hear that help-desk positions have been offshored to India and China, so they assume IT jobs are going away. What they don’t realize is that despite those ongoing corporate transitions, IT techs are not losing their jobs and are continuing to advance their careers.” - Recent research Teen Views on Tech Careers provided additional incite into what motivates youths career choices. That research found that nearly all teens want a career, not just a job, and that teens expressed positive perceptions of IT, associating it with good pay, helping people and interesting work. Almost 90 percent of teens felt they could succeed in an IT career.

These girls are a minority in tech and it suits them just fine (April 24, 2015 - Computer Dealer News)

England's computing curriculum: How was the first term?(Kayleigh Bateman, April 8 2015 -

CIO interview: Bruna Pellicci, global head of IT, Ashurst (Mark Samuels, April 8 2015 -

CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap Set to Debut at Tribeca Film Festival (April 08, 2015 - What's Your

Computing curriculum inspires tech expert to retrain as teacher (Kayleigh Bateman, April 2, 2015 -

Martha Lane Fox unveils Dot Everyone (Kayleigh Bateman, April 1, 2015 -

Advice for women on how to become a business leader in technology (Kayleigh Bateman, April 1, 2015 -

Want to think like a CEO? Try thinking like a 14 year old first (Kayleigh Bateman, April 1, 2015 -

Women in IT think men are offered more opportunities (Kayleigh Bateman, March 29, 2015 -

FDM everywoman in technology awards 2015 winners (Kayleigh Bateman, March 29, 2015 -

Building Tech Confidence and Camaraderie In Female Students (Tom Liszka Mar.26, 2015 Creating IT Futures)

Despite demand, women comprise only 11 percent of cyber security workers (Andrew Conte, March 21, 2015 TribLIVE News)

Winners of the 2015 FDM everywoman in Technology Awards announced (Kayleigh Bateman, March 20 2015 -

Aspirational goals needed to turn the dial on gender in tech sector (Kayleigh Bateman, March 17 2015 -

Women well suited to startups, says Anthemis president (Kayleigh Bateman, March 17 2015 -

Balanced team the key to success, says lobby group (Kayleigh Bateman, March 16 2015 -

Girl Geeks Campus secures support from Accenture (Kayleigh Bateman, March 5, 2015 -

Women in IT: A word of advice (Kayleigh Bateman, March 4, 2015 -

BCS network to figure out why initiatives to attract females to IT are not working (Kayleigh Bateman, February 25, 2015 -

Summer Internships Can Help Solve IT’s Skills Gap and Diversity Divide (Michelle Peterson, February 20, 2015 - Creating IT Futures)

FDM everywoman in Technology Awards 2015 finalists announced (Kayleigh Bateman, February 9, 2015 -

Women in data (Adrian Bridgwater, February 9, 2015 -

Vodafone aims to bridge pupil and parent digital divide (Kayleigh Bateman, February 6, 2015 -

BCS establishes female network in STEM and IT (Kayleigh Bateman, February 6, 2015 -

Employment Minister encourages women with #NotJustForBoys campaign UK (Kayleigh Bateman, January 29, 2015 -

CompTIA's new IT Learning Exchange aims to close one state's IT skills gap (Creativing IT Futures Jan 26, 2015)

Girls in North East to hear about Stem careers (Kayleigh Bateman, January 13, 2015 -

Atos encourages girls into technology with IT Meets High Tea event (Kayleigh Bateman, January 6, 2015 -

Intel pledges $300M to build a more diverse work force ( January 6, 2015 - CNET)


Top 10 women in IT stories of 2014 (Kayleigh Bateman, December 29, 2014-

CIO interview: Catherine Doran, CIO, Royal Mail (Angelica Mari, December 22, 2014-

Teens stress need for more females in Stem (December 15, 2014 -

Career choices stem from education, says Ocado Technology COO (December 15, 2014 -

Hour of Code initiative introduces kids to the skills, thrills of computer programming (December 10, 2014 - Kansas City Star)

Interview: Jane Moran, global CIO, Unilever – the most influential person in UK IT 2014 (December 3, 2014 -

What it’s like for Canadian women working in tech (Nicole Bogart, November 29, 2014 - Global News)

Megan Smith Thinks Every Child Should Be Able to Code (November 04, 2014 - The Atlantic)

The Agenda with Steve Paikin: The Gender Divide in Tech (Video published November 3, 2014) About the Video: A new report by Catalyst finds that when it comes to tech-intensive industries, women aren't necessarily welcome, with many choosing not to enter the science, technology, engineering or math fields, and more likely to leave once they join. The Agenda assembles a panel of women working in the tech sector to discuss what barriers hamper gender equality.

Today more than ever, we need to make the study of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) the norm, as we are just at the beginning of our technological revolution. Giving birth to her daughter, opened Melissa Di Donato's eyes and was “a huge catalyst” in shifting her efforts towards the next generation of working females. You must read her story and think about the future of the girls in your life. Melissa Di Donato: Having a daughter changed everything

Why coding's cool for school (Kayleigh Bateman, November 1, 2014 -

Women hitting high-tech glass ceiling (October 17, 2014 -

This European e-Book seeks to encourage more girls and women to consider a career in IT by showcasing the lives and careers of female IT professionals, entrepreneurs and academics.  ( Women in IT: Inspiring the next generation

To every male IT leader - it is your responsibility to get more women into IT (Bryan Glick, July 4, 2014 -

Number of women entering IT continues to decline, says BCS report (Kayleigh Bateman, June 27, 2014 -

Dame Stephanie Shirley: Entrepreneurs learn to survive (Kayleigh Bateman, May 2014 - This is a must article to read, as Dame Stephanie Shirley was a woman in IT starting out in the 1950s at the Post Office in the UK. The article starts out, "Dame Stephanie Shirley’s approach to flexible working and job-sharing for women in the 1960s was revolutionary and paved the way for women working in the technology industry today."

IT industry would benefit from more females, finds BCS survey (Kayleigh Bateman, May 1, 2014 -

National Rail wins IT Ambassador Award for its 'Could IT Be You?' competition for girls in IT (Kayleigh Bateman, May 27, 2014 -

London girls' school to devote day to careers in technology (Kayleigh Bateman, April 30, 2014 -

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