As part of an effort to encourage more young women to choose careers in technology, Tennessee Tech University (TTU) Computer Science department, an Academic Alliance member of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) has recognized 28 high-school women for their accomplishments and aspirations in computing and technology. This was the first time the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing competition was held for the state of Tennessee and it will be held annually hereafter.
Did you know that the NCWIT Summit in Chicago happens next week? For those of you who are not able to join us, we hope you'll tune into the live stream video, made possible thanks to support from NCWIT Investment Sponsor, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. We'll be live-streaming the main Summit events including keynotes, workshops, and panels, and we'll archive the footage as well for later viewing.
We know that stereotype threat can negatively impact the performance of those perceived to be less capable of particular endeavors, but did you know that stereotype threat can actually hinder the performance of those who supposedly excel at the endeavor, too?Researchers at the University of Illinois found that children's exposure to broad generalizations associating the abilities of a particular social group – say, boys or girls — to "natural talent" led the children to perform worse on a
Did you know that African American women, though considered a "double-minority," aren't necessarily penalized the same way as either women or African American men when it comes to leadership? While cultural norms expect white men to be assertive and aggressive leaders, black men and white women often experience backlash for that kind of behavior in the workplace.
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