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Anne Weaver

Girls dominate the classroom, so why are they missing from the boardroom? - 16/12/2015 - 7 views

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    ...we assume that men, particularly men of a certain class, have merit until it's proved otherwise. We assume that women don't have merit until it's proved otherwise. And we're actually quite happy to let them go home, look after the kids, it sort of solves a problem and men get a clearer run at the top jobs. Follow the benefit and you'll always see why the actions are happening.
Anne Weaver

How one college went from 10% female computer-science majors to 40% - Quartz - 4 views

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    Yes, we know there aren't enough women in tech. Yes, we know we need to change the ratio. One college has found the answer. With a three-step method, Harvey Mudd College in California quadrupled its female computer science majors. The experiment started in 2006 when Maria Klawe, a computer scientist and mathematician herself, was appointed college president. That...
Anne Weaver

Women will be extinct in the computer science world if this trend continues | Public Ra... - 4 views

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    Three charts that show you how women have been regressing in the study of computer science since the mid-1980s. In 2013, only two out of 10 computer science bachelor's degrees were conferred to women.
Cathy Oxley

Wordle - Words Used in Advertising for Girls' Toys - 17 views

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    I love this in comparison with the boys toys - how can we expect these guys to be compatible when they grow up? An interesting study on stereotyping for the secondary student.
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