Bringing STEM to the Elementary Classroom

I was thrilled to see new after-school STEM programs in Brecksville/Broadview Heights Schools that work to engage more 4th and 5th grade girls! Thanks Classroom Antics for your help and expertise. This is something I wish all schools would embrace so that we can introduce our girls to the exciting opportunities available to them in STEM careers. […]

Changing the Way We View the World: Unconscious Bias

unconscious bias

Renee Navarro, PharmD, MD, Vice Chancellor, Diversity and Outreach, UCSF defines unconscious bias as follows: Unconscious biases are social stereotypes about certain groups of people that individuals form outside their own conscious awareness. Everyone holds unconscious beliefs about various social and identity groups, and these biases stem from one’s tendency to organize social worlds by categorizing.  […]

Diversity In Tech Needs Less Buzz And More Action

Mala Kumar, diversity in tech, women in tech

I first became aware of Mala Kumar, who is an international development/ICT4D practitioner who has worked with several agencies of the United Nations, when I read her Diversity in Tech article that appeared in Tech Crunch. I connected with her and had the opportunity to interview her. Check out the video of our conversation about women […]

10 Things Fathers of Daughters Can Do to Advocate For Women

Jeffery Halter is the found of the Fathers of Daughters Initiative and has been a huge supporter of women in leadership and I’d like to share with you an article and a movement he has created to encourage girls and women to advance to their highest potential. This Father’s Day Give Your Daughter A Gift – […]

Are Your Prepared for a Hybrid Career?

What is a hybrid career? It is one in which your current skills and specialties are combined with technical knowledge. Business leaders are now seeing the benefit that strength in computer science, technology and/or coding can bring to just about any position within the company. Dr. Douglas Rushkoff is an author, teacher, and documentarian who […]

Leaders of STEM, Dr. Irene Bell – Stranmillis University College in Northern Ireland

Dr. Bell and the relationship with Mary Mount University and now Stransmillis has been wonderful to expand the IASL reach internationally. We are preparing young educators to be leaders of STEM education from the start of their academic careers. This should create a cadre of highly qualified students and future Mary Mount University. I had […]

Recruiting Women – Align the Social Impact!

It isn’t a flex schedule, work from home or on-site daycare that is attracting the women; rather it is the ability to work on a project that can make a societal difference. Although her examples are engineering based, the same philosophy can be applied to other industries seeking more women leaders. In the fall of […]

Cannot Find Sales Women – CAbi Has Figured it Out!

I cannot count the number of times this year I have read, “If we could only find more women to apply” or my favorite “If women were more ready to lead we would promote them” or “Where are all the women leaders?” Tech companies or any corporation looking to keep or attract more women leaders should […]

Innovation – Do You Believe You Are Innovative?

As I spend more time with women in technology across the country, I am amazed at their passion and energy for their craft. They are confident and dedicated to their career and aspire to be strong leaders in the future. As part of my research, I uncovered an interesting white paper which examines a number […]

Leadership Keynotes for Women with JJ DiGeronimo, Author and Keynote Speaker

How important is leadership to you and your organization? I wanted to bring to light some of the leadership workshops and presentations that have impacted women in the workplace! You can review an entire list here: Leadership Programs, but here are just a few examples and what you can expect to learn.  Leadership & Career […]