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It’s A Matter of Culture. Equality Means Equality. Period.

As the Information Networking Institute’s new director, Dr. Dena Haritos Tsamitis made a commitment to figuring out why there were only 2 out of 34 female students that year. After reviewing the research, she found that culture matters — so she created Women@INI to foster an equal playing field.

We Need to Bring Diversity to the Idea of Diversity

Dr. Uma Gupta, professor, STEM expert and highly-sought after motivational speaker, has studied human nature and its influence on our personal and professional lives. In this interview, she discusses diversity from a neurological point of view and explains why it’s about time that we change the conversation about the lack of diversity in cybersecurity and tech.

When You Give, You Get. The Power of Mentoring

Elena Elkina believes that even the most experienced and confident professional can use good career advice, and there’s no better way than through mentoring. Whether it is formalized or non-traditional mentorship, Elena provides a guide to looking for a mentor and reminds us that when you give, you get.

One Small Step for Woman, One Giant Leap for Equal Pay – Kind Of...

After decades of an average wage gap of 20% between men and women’s salaries for equal work, several cities and states have put their money where their mouth is by enacting legislation to make this illegal. How soon will all 50 States get on board with equal pay?

What Could Be the Mysterious Reason Why Girls Are Not Interested in Tech Careers?

When a girl gets a Computer Engineer Barbie who needs the help of two boys to code, that sends a very clear message to her. Barbie may be modeled on life, but Mattel must realize that it needs to ensure that it models the doll on relevant, inclusive, diverse life.

And Then, Suddenly, Women Stopped Coding. What Happened in 1984?

From ‘Dreamtime Barbie With Her Cuddly Bear’ to ‘I Can Be Computer Engineer Barbie,’ we’ve come a long way in showing girls what they can aspire to. So why has the number of women studying computer science been steadily declining since 1984?

8 Companies with Chief Diversity Officer Positions

The topic of diversity in the workplace has gotten more attention in the last few years, but what does that really mean in the tech industry? Many companies have put their money where their mouth is and created a Chief Diversity Officer position. Here are eight of them.

Hidden Figures of Past and Present, as Inspiration for Future Generations

The new movie Hidden Figures, about three black female mathematicians at NASA who were key figures in the space program that sent the first American astronauts into space, is proving that role models who look like you makes all the difference.

This Is Why Men Should Fight Mightily to Defeat the Infosec Gender Gap

Entrepreneurs and businesses know, better than anyone, that survival is contingent upon adaptability. So why is there still a lack of diversity in this field? Avani Desai brings 15 years’ of experience in the IT field to offer her own suggestions as to how to close this gender gap.

In Neurodiversity There Is Beauty, Strength, And Skills You Don’t Have

Although the word “neurodiversity” has been around since the late 1990s, not a lot of people are familiar with it. Simply put, this term describes the vast scope of differences in how people’s brains work and how they learn. Rather than a disadvantage in the workplace, neurological differences can offer a wider, more varied range of talent.

If You Love Your Car, Thank a Woman. If You Want Better Tech, Ask a Woman

Women account for 85% of consumer spending yet are being virtually ignored by the consumer electronics industry. This is one instance where technologist and business leader Lynn Yanyo encourages startups and established corporations to exploit women.

When Championing Diversity, Actions Speak Louder Than Words

The challenge of increasing gender diversity across the tech sector is not just an abstract problem, as Megan McCann, a woman who owns a tech talent business, knows very well. But rather than simply give lip service to this issue, she has taken action by co-founding ARA and provides these concrete ideas on championing your organization’s diversity efforts.

Hello, my name is Xuan. I am a Cybersecurity Data Scientist.

Xuan Zhao is a data scientist in the cybersecurity industry who shares her relatively unique experience of working in a nearly all-male world – she is part of a supportive, collaborative team where everyone is equal, and everyone’s idea is valued.

How a Cold War Russia Child Became a Privacy Expert in the USA

Privacy and data protection expert Elena Elkina shares her remarkable story of a how a life behind fences and daily phone taps in Cold War Russia pushed her on a quest to not only find her own identity, but into a career in the privacy field.