Women on Innovation, Women on Technical Conference Panels

July 31, 2009
Women on panel

As program manager for the NCWIT Entrepreneurial Alliance, I get to contact many successful and accomplished women in the tech environment. I love it: it's highly inspiring. It's inspiring to hear their stories, learn about their challenges, see how they choose to overcome them, and know that, as time goes by, more women find themselves a part of this success.

Greetings from NECC 2009!

July 1, 2009
NECC 2009

Greetings from NECC 2009, Partner Booth 0018!

BPC/NCWIT K-12 Outreach Workshop

June 30, 2009

I want to thank all the people that presented and attended the recent NCWIT/BPC K-12 Outreach Workshop in Washington, D.C. this month. From what I hear and what I saw, it was a smashing success. BPC and NCWIT are working hard to get good programs to "where the students are," and I hope this workshop helped us all take a step in that direction.

Update from the NCWIT Meetings

May 21, 2009
NCWT Workshop cover

I just attended the May Meetings of the National Center for Women in Information Technology (NCWIT). NCWIT is now five years old. The organization has two main goals: to increase the number of girls and women in computing and to make diversity in computing matter to individuals, organizations, and society.

NCWIT Symons Innovator Award

May 8, 2009
Innovator award image

Please join us in congratulating the winner of the first annual NCWIT Symons Innovator Award, Anousheh Ansari.


Update from Washington, D.C.

April 14, 2009
Washington D.C.

Less than one month after being sworn into office, on February 17, President Barack Obama signed the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.  The bill, an attempt at bipartisanship with mixed results, intends to boost the lagging U.S. economy, create sustainable economic growth, and give the American people confidence they desperately need during the present global financial and economic pandemic.

CS Unplugged at the National American Indian Science and Engineering Fair

April 7, 2009
AISES girls

While the image of computing often brings to mind someone laboring at a computer, my career in computer science has taught me that computer science is all about ideas.

What Advice Would You Give Mompreneurs?

March 27, 2009
Ask the VC image

This is a piece Lucy Sanders guest-posted over at Ask the VC.

Ada Lovelace Day: Recognizing Women in IT

March 24, 2009
Ada Lovelace

Today, March 24, is Ada Lovelace Day.

Who is Ada Lovelace, you ask, and why does she have a day named after her? Well, it begin with this:

Thanks to My Tech Heroines

March 24, 2009
Woman in tech

Today is Ada Lovelace day, the day we should acknowledge our tech heroines.

So this is to all my heroines: those women who decided to create something new. Something techy and new! Those who found their calling and passion in innovation and feel their lives won't be complete without it. Those who pursue the unknown, face the anxiety, invite the thrill and enjoy the pride that comes with the outcome.

For the ones who decided that moving forward is better than staying in place. For those who are taking us all forward with them.