Why I am a mentor

I am a mentor, leader, teacher
Yesterday, I took my two student mentees out to dinner.  I have two girls – one senior student who is about to do her first 8 month work term as a software developer and a second student who is just starting the computer science program.  For an hour and a half, we chatted over Japanese foods and tea.  The topics ranged from your regular pleasantries (“What are your holiday plans?”)...

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Got ovaries? Work less!

Work less, job discrimination, job inequality
A new study published in a recent issue of Gender & Society suggests that occupations which have higher average working hours per week have higher levels of gender segregation.  These occupations vary, but include fields like law, engineering, computer science, and areas such as senior management.  According to principal investigator Youngjoo Cha, an assistant professor of sociology at Indiana...

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Where are all the girls in the game industry?

girls in the game industry, video games, gaming industry, video games
A recent article in Forbes, written by Gabrielle Toledano, executive vice president and chief talent officer of Electronic Arts, examined the age old question – Where are all the girls in computer science?  In particular, why are there not more girls in the video game industry?  As a software developer and the only full time female developer on my team, it’s an interesting question to...

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