When I joined college, I observed biased gender ratio in engineering programs. In India, the ratio of female and male students in engineering is around 3:7. Being curious, I started exploring about biased gender ratio and I came to know about Dr. Anita Borg and her 50/50 vision. Her vision really inspired me and always motivated me to play my contribution to make this vision real. When I met other female scholars during the Google women techmakers scholarship retreat, this vision started becoming more and more clear. This was the first time when I met so many girls who are putting their efforts to make 50/50 vision real and I would like to thank Google to bring us together.
I like reading blogs on gender biases, biased gender ratio in tech, how to increase the number of women in STEM, how to motivate college girls to pursue sciences, etc.
Here, I would like to share some of my favorite blogs on these topics.
- When Women Stopped Coding (https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2014/10/21/357629765/when-women-stopped-coding)
- Women Are Invited to Give Fewer Talks Than Men at Top U.S. Universities (https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/12/women-are-invited-to-give-fewer-talks-than-men-at-top-us-universities/548657/)
- In STEM Fields, Many Employers Hire “John” over “Jennifer” (https://www.aauw.org/2015/06/11/john-or-jennifer/)
- The 5 Biases Pushing Women Out of STEM (https://hbr.org/2015/03/the-5-biases-pushing-women-out-of-stem)
- If you think women in tech is just a pipeline problem, you haven’t been paying attention (https://medium.com/tech-diversity-files/if-you-think-women-in-tech-is-just-a-pipeline-problem-you-haven-t-been-paying-attention-cb7a2073b996)
- Countries with greater gender equality have lower percentage of female STEM graduates, MU study finds (https://munews.missouri.edu/news-releases/2018/0214-countries-with-greater-gender-equality-have-lower-percentage-of-female-stem-graduates-mu-study-finds/)
- Building a passion for STEM studies among women and girls (http://troymedia.com/2018/02/19/stem-studies-passion-women-girls/)
- New data reconfirms well-known gender problem in tech (http://www.dailyuw.com/science/article_15ce2586-0c8e-11e8-bb1f-9b81db58bf8a.html)
- Why Men Don’t Believe the Data on Gender Bias in Science (https://www.wired.com/story/why-men-dont-believe-the-data-on-gender-bias-in-science/)
- The Reel Truth: Women Aren’t Seen or Heard (https://seejane.org/research-informs-empowers/data/)
If you also know some good articles on related topics, please leave the comment. I would love to read if I haven’t.