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Day in the Life of a Woman in Tech

Day in the Life of a Woman in Tech

Leah Ginsberg is an editor at Women@Forbes. Se what her day is like as she attends the Women in Tech Demo Day hackathon in New York as a judge.

Article source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/leahginsberg/2016/09/15/day-in-the-life-getting-inspired-by-women-in-tech/#6bf63dfd5898

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Harvard’s Octobot is the first autonomous machine to be made with all soft robotics

Harvard’s Octobot is the first autonomous machine to be made with all soft robotics

Without any metal or plastic, Robert Wood and Jennifer Lewis from the Wyss Institute for Biologically Impaired Engineering have created a completely "soft" robot that moves on its own! Called Octobot because of its eight legs and general octopus shape, the bot moves through a microfluid system which pushes hydrogen peroxide to and from its legs to propel the little bot forward. Octobot's future younger sibling will be expected to swim and react to its surroundings.

Source: https://techcrunch.com/2016/08/24/harvards-octobot-is-the-first-autonomous-machine-to-be-made-with-all-soft-robotics/

 

Female Leadership: The Glass Ceiling Is Cracked, Not Broken

Female Leadership: The Glass Ceiling Is Cracked, Not Broken

The political sphere has been infiltrated by women. Theresa May has replaced David Cameron as Prime Minister of the UK, and Hillary Clinton is the first presidential candidate endorsed by a major political party in the United States. Yet, women holding major roles in the business and STEM worlds are still quite rare. After centuries of struggles for women to achieve the same roles as men, equality between the genders is closer than ever, but there is still more work to be done.

Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/amyjadesimi/2016/08/08/female-leadership-the-glass-ceiling-is-cracked-not-broken/#5b865b7a1c2c

Closing the Gender Data Gap

Closing the Gender Data Gap

In many third world countries, their data on humans in insufficient; so insufficient that some population data doesn't even include women! Even if a woman works and provides income for a household, because she isn't the man in charge the data won't acknowledge the wife. More thorough and honest data on females is imperative for gender roles and respect to conjoin.

Source: http://paidpost.nytimes.com/gates-foundation/closing-the-gender-data-gap.html?WT.mc_id=2016-may-nytnative_hpmod-gatesgirls-0516-0729&WT.mc_ev=click?module=PaidPostDriver&region=PaidPostMOTH&pgType=Homepage&action=click

It's a new era for female Israeli entrepreneurs

It's a new era for female Israeli entrepreneurs

Israel, one of the more Westernized countries in the Middle East, has been accepting and encouraging women's emergence in the technology and startup fields. Known for their medicine and computer chips, Israel still remains heavily male-dominated in terms of who finances projects, but it's assuring to see the gender gap closing across the world.

Source: https://techcrunch.com/2016/07/31/its-a-new-era-for-female-israeli-entrepreneurs/

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Why we need more women leaders

Why we need more women leaders

With Theresa May ascending to the Prime Ministry throne (get it?!) after David Cameron resigned, and Hillary Clinton running for president of the United States, women have made very serious cracks in the glass ceiling. However, two female politicians doesn't mean full equality with male politicians. Now that women have a foothold on the climb for equality, it's important for women at the top to foster the next generation of powerful female leaders.

Source: http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/29/opinions/women-rising-benefits-society-young/index.html

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New York Times ‘Ghostbusters’ Review: Girls Rule. Women Are Funny. Get Over It.

New York Times ‘Ghostbusters’ Review: Girls Rule. Women Are Funny. Get Over It.

It would be a travesty to forget mentioning a certain all-female scientist movie. The remake of the 1984 cult comedy "Ghostbusters" has received very mixed reviews so far, but the NY Times calls the film "cheerfully silly" and praises Kate McKinnon in particular for being a "sublime nerd goddess." Even if the movie doesn't achieve unanimous adulation, the mere acceptance of an all-female cast is an encouraging sign.

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/15/movies/ghostbusters-review-melissa-mccarthy-kristen-wiig.html?hpw&rref=movies&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=well-region&region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well&_r=0

Disrupting DC: Shana Glenzer Promotes Women In Tech

Disrupting DC: Shana Glenzer Promotes Women In Tech

Surprisingly, Washington DC is a hotbed for women interested in the tech field, as over 40% of tech workers are female. A great piece of advice in this interview; working in technology doesn't mean exclusively coding or computer science. Every tech company needs a marketer, a salesperson, an accountant, and a myriad of other occupations all companies employ.

Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/anushayhossain/2016/06/30/disrupting-dc-shana-glenzer-promotes-women-in-tech/#65c082502c33

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Smarter than you thought: Scientists show newborn ducklings can acquire notions of 'same' and 'different'

Smarter than you thought: Scientists show newborn ducklings can acquire notions of 'same' and 'different'

Ducklings are adorable: they waddle, and scatter, and follow their mother like their little lives depend on it. This last part is known as "imprinting." Newly hatched ducklings are always on their mother's webbed heels to become acquainted with world around them. A test at Oxford University shows that ducklings are such good imprinters that they can recognize differences in shapes and colors at the time they turn one year old! A must see for animal lovers.

Source: http://phys.org/news/2016-07-smarter-thought-scientists-newborn-ducklings.html

Microsoft triumphs in warrant case against U.S. Government

Microsoft triumphs in warrant case against U.S. Government

Microsoft has been keeping data offshore in Ireland, and that's fine. In an ongoing New York court case, the state desired information from Microsoft regarding a customer, and Microsoft rebuffed. A federal ruling upheld the legitimacy of Microsoft's right to keep data outside the United States private. Expect to see many corporation hold data outside the U.S.

Source: https://techcrunch.com/2016/07/14/microsoft-wins-second-circuit-warrant/

Barbie’s Running for President, Too

Barbie’s Running for President, Too

A new third party has emerged in the 2016 presidential race. Barbie, released and running as president for the sixth time since 1992, is also running with a female doll, not Ken. Barbie presidential dolls have sold poorly in the past, but Mattel has decided to continue rolling out the original Barbie with a more "contemporary" wardrobe. The doll retails at $24.99.

Source: http://www.wsj.com/articles/barbies-running-for-president-too-1468382461?mod=e2fb

NASA catches Moon 'photobombing' Earth

NASA catches Moon 'photobombing' Earth

Come on Moon, you can't photobomb; it's not 2013 anymore! NASA's Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite caught the Moon sneaking into a series of pictures of the Earth. The Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) on DSCOVR recorded the images to track environmental and atmospheric changes of the Earth, and this is only the second time EPIC or DSCOVR has glimpsed the Moon.

Source: http://phys.org/news/2016-07-nasa-camera-moon-photobombing-earth.html

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Jack Ma explains why this is the era of women

Jack Ma explains why this is the era of women

Jack Ma, the founder of the Alibaba Group and  the Chinese e-commerce giant, talks about women at his company, and the current role of women in business around the world. Ma cites women's technological acumen and communication skills, among other topics.

Source: https://www.techinasia.com/jack-ma-women

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How To Thrive In Your Global Career Assignment As A Millennial Woman

How To Thrive In Your Global Career Assignment As A Millennial Woman

This Forbes interview's subject is Yewande Ogunkoya, 28, a business director at Maxus London, a British media agency. Ogunkoya's five pieces of advice to millennial women are:

1. Being open to cultural nuances and respect them

2. Thinking of your gender and age as an advantage

3. Taking advantage of the outsider perspective

4. Finding an activity to anchor you

5. Leveraging the global view upon your return

Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/ruchikatulshyan/2016/07/06/how-to-thrive-in-your-global-career-assignment-as-a-millennial/#8d80491521c1