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Women in Tech #25

  • Algorithms and sexuality
  • Incel trolls
  • Home care workers
  • Marta Margolis
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Medscape

Gender Gaps Persist in Academic Rheumatology

Women rheumatologists have made inroads in closing the gender gap as their numbers have risen in the profession, but disparities remain. They’re less likely to hold a higher-level professorship position, feature as a senior author on a paper, or receive a federal grant. Two recent studies underscore progress for and barriers to career advancement.

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GovTech

Gov Tech’s Gender Gap: Getting More Women in Government IT

It’s a well-documented fact that women are underrepresented in tech. Despite decades of working to increase their representation, still only about 25 percent of tech jobs are held by women. Leaders in the tech world are not giving up on reversing that trend, however, and are doubling down on efforts to recruit and retain female workers and to show young girls that technology jobs can be rewarding, fun and welcoming.

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JAXenter

Women in Tech: “Be humble and never stop learning”

Women are underrepresented in the tech sector — myth or reality? Three years ago, we launched a diversity series aimed at bringing the most inspirational and powerful women in the tech scene to your attention. Today, we’d like you to meet Marta Margolis, Chief Commercial Officer of Atheneum.

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Mashable

The algorithms defining sexuality suck. Here’s how to make them better.

Mashable’s series Algorithms explores the mysterious lines of code that increasingly control our lives — and our futures.

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Al Arabiya

Coronavirus causes women short-term pain, but may lead to long-term gains

In stark contrast to previous recessions, women have borne the brunt of the economic carnage wrought by coronavirus. However, in the long run, women may end up benefiting as the pandemic encourages remote work and the establishment of more egalitarian social norms regarding childcare.

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Queensland University of Technology

‘Attack helicopters’ an online subculture to watch out for

While trolls have been around almost as long as the Internet, “incels” are a more recent and distinctly different cyber sub-culture which warrants more study says a QUT researcher.

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Phocuswire

Making the pandemic work as an accerator to gender balance in the digital workforce

The challenges of managing work, family and domestic life simultaneously have, literally, hit home for millions of men and women across the world as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The 19th

For home care workers, COVID-19 is a health crisis — and an economic one | The 19th

When COVID-19 came to New Orleans, Nicole Alston felt the impact immediately.

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Inter-Press Service

Amazon ‘Women Warriors’ Show Gender Equality, Forest Conservation Go Hand in Hand

On an early December morning last year in the state of Maranhão, Brazil, half a dozen members of the Indigenous Guajajara people packed their bags with food, maps and drone equipment to get ready for a patrol. They said goodbye to their children, uncertain when, or whether, they would see them again. Then, they hoisted their bags over their shoulders and set out to patrol a section of the 173,000 hectares (428,000 acres) of the primary rainforest they call home

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Times of Malta

Year-long project to smash gender glass ceiling in STEM

The Malta Chamber of Scientists is organising a year-long project titled ‘Women in STEM – Bridging the Gap’. Funded by the Voluntary Organisations Project Scheme (VOPs), it is aimed at increasing the number of women working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

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