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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"Would you be interested in being a panelist at the 2012 NCWIT Bay Area Aspirations in Computing Awards?"
Being a 2010 Aspirations winner, I was definitely interested. How could I forget NCWIT and the people there who had inspired me to pursue computing in high school? Remembering all my remarkable experiences that had happened the past year that had stemmed from winning the NCWIT Aspirations Award, I replied to this question by email with an enthusiastic YES!
On Saturday March 3, 2012, I had the pleasure of serving as the master of ceremonies at the 3rd annual Bay Area Affiliate Aspirations in Computing Award Ceremony at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. This fantastic NCWIT program celebrates the hard work and talent of girls and teachers nationwide every year. It was a humbling and an inspiring moment. Twenty-three outstanding high school students from the San Francisco Bay Area were honored for their achievements in computer science.
In early December, I was introduced to the Motorola Mobility Grant project that NCWIT was offering for Aspirations recipients. This is a project where young women are engaged in building a mobile application on the Android platform.