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“Geek Girls Are Rising” Say Authors Heather Cabot and Samantha Walravens

Authors Samantha Walravens and Heather Cabot of Geek Girl Rising/Photo provided by them | The Women's Eye Magazine and Radio Show

Authors Samantha Walravens and Heather Cabot

By Patricia Caso/July 28, 2017
Photos Courtesy Samantha Walravens and Heather Cabot

“Dream It, Do It, Own It” is one of the chapter titles for Geek Girl Rising–Inside the Sisterhood Shaking Up Tech, authored by Heather Cabot and Samantha Walravens. That title is bigger than a motivational thought. It aptly describes the women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) who have been consistently breaking through in the tech world for years now.

Geek Girl Rising is on a mission to elevate the voices of women in technology and encourage women and girls to join the digital revolution — and create the future!” Samantha Walravens

In fact, now there are more support systems, role models and careers for young girls who have STEM interests. I wanted to find out more from Heather and Samantha about their findings on what STEM opportunities and challenges face young “geek” women and coming generations… [Read more…]

TOP 10: White House Honors Two of Tech’s Female Pioneers

Margaret Hamilton,Presidential Medal of Freedom winner/Photo: Screenshot MSNBC

White House Honors Two of Tech’s Female Pioneers: E. Carson–cbsnews.com–11/22/16–Photo: MSNBC Screenshot

Interview: Director Robin Hauser Reynolds Says Delete The Gender Gap in Coding

Robin Hauser Reynolds documentarian/Photo: Robin Hauser Reynolds

Documentarian Robin Hauser Reynolds/Photo: CODE

By Patricia Caso/Sept. 21, 2015

I am constantly amazed at the enormous strides made in science, technology, engineering and math. And yet, as some of TWE’s interviews showcase, STEM jobs and opportunities seem to elude young women and people of color.

I just saw the documentary CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap by award-winning documentary film director Robin Hauser Reynolds (@Rubie226) that not only illustrates the reasons for this disparity but initiates ideas to resolve job parity by employing the very people who are left out.

“I am interested in making films of compelling stories. I am very driven by cause-based films, the ones that can help make change.” Robin Hauser Reynolds

I was very excited to catch up with Robin to find out how and why she decided to explore this inequality…  [Read more…]