"Learn about the presence – or lack thereof – of women in technology, from dismal numbers to inspiring success stories and resources for supporting ambitious, tech-minded women." - via IT Manger Daily
[Author Ana] Homayoun called the lack of diversity “a day-to-day issue that people need to cognizant of. Women themselves are their best assets in terms of moving these forward. If we want voices to be heard in an equal way, what are the things that need to happen to change?” - in an article by
Perhaps one of my favorite “30 Rock” moments…
"News was never this gray, aging entity to me. It was more like young love, that reckless attraction that consumes you entirely, until one day – suddenly — you snap out of feeling enamored and realize you’ve got to detach. I left news, not because I didn’t love it enough, but because I loved it too much – and I knew it was going to ruin me." - Former reporter Allyson Bird describes why she left her newspaper job.
Bird’s story speaks to many people’s experiences with the news industry (mine included). But I believe her experience is especially common for women. A study I presented earlier this year noted that young women looking to go into journalism often describe it using similar love language. They “fell in love” with it, and it is, as she describes, all-consuming. Bird’s comment here speaks to what happens to that love over time.