Tech Trailblazers: Breaking the Glass Ceiling

Tech Trailblazers: Breaking the Glass Ceiling

SHE’S GOT TECH! The male-dominated tech world is showing signs of opening up, largely due to the determined efforts of women themselves. Even as gender imbalance remains an ugly blot on the face of the tech industry, some women leaders are bucking the trend with their inspiring tales of innovation, entrepreneurial savvy, and leadership skills. Here’s a look at some trailblazers (Roopa Unnikrishnan, newly elected President of TiE NY; Reshma Saujani, founder of the nonprofit Girls Who Code; Ritu Banga of Zoomdojo; Atlanta’s own Vibha Rustagi, founder of itaas; and Naheed Syed of GlobalResource Management) who are at the forefront of the geek glass ceiling.
But there’s still some way to go before women stamp their presence on the industry. The women also explore reasons for the disparity (e.g. social conditioning, classroom environments, the absence of mentors, the male-oriented marketing of computer games and computers, and pay disparity) and what measures can alter the status quo. Read more »

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People: Big Apple's Techie-in-Chief

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Whose Worldview is More Aligned with Reality?

The political discourse of the nation is no longer just about policy differences. Each side believes the other is stupid or sinister, or both, full of lies and propaganda. What sources shape these views? Read more »

Letters from Readers

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Saving for College and Retirement

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New Overtime Rules from DOL

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A Little Bit of Diabetes

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Immigration News Briefs

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Who will play Deepika’s husband in Padmavati?

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Devika Chhipa Kumar, a Grade 12 student in Texas, raised money to install a sanitary pad manufacturing machine in Rajasthan, for her Girl Scout project. It will benefit women in five villages. Read more »

Top honors for Suraj Masand at leadership conference

Suraj Masand from Alpharetta High School took first place in Desktop Application Programming at the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference on July 2, 2016. Read more »

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Meditation: Going Beyond Logic

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