Archive | Technology Paragons

RSS

Women in STEM Episode 23 – Valerie Woolard, Software Developer for NationBuilder

0

Interview with Valerie Woolard, who is a Software Developer at NationBuilder. She’s also been a Search Quality Associate at Google and interned at McSweeney’s as an assistant editor, fact checker, copy-editor and journalist. Find her at http://www.valeriewoolard.com/

valeriewoolard

Hosted by Sarah Worsham.

Music is Light Emotions by MIGmusic.

Listen to Women in STEM podcast Episode 23:


Please Subscribe to & Review our Podcast

Subscribe in iTunes
Subscribe in SoundCloud
Subscribe in Stitcher

Other Women In STEM podcast episodes:

Women in STEM Podcast Episode 20 – Pooja Chandrashekar, Founder and CEO of ProjectCSGIRLS

0

Interview with Pooja Chandrashekar, Founder and CEO of ProjectCSGIRLS. Pooja is currently a high school senior who founded ProjectCSGIRLS as a sophomore to address the gender gap in technology. ProjectCSGIRLS is a national youth-driven nonprofit which runs a national computer science competition, as well as workshops for middle school girls. This year ProjectCSGIRLS is also launching an international competition. Pooja speaks about her outreach work at conferences around the country, including O’Reilly Velocity New York Conference, the IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference, the Global Tech Women Voices Conference, and the STEM Symposium for the National Capital Region.

Pooja Chandrashekar

Deadline for signing up for the ProjectCSGIRLS U.S. Competition is Feb 1st if you’d like a mentor assigned, Feb 15th otherwise. Projects are due April 1st.

Hosted by Sarah Worsham.

Music is Light Emotions by MIGmusic.

Listen to Women in STEM podcast Episode 20:


Show Notes

Please Subscribe to & Review our Podcast

Subscribe in iTunes
Subscribe in SoundCloud
Subscribe in Stitcher

Other Women In STEM podcast episodes:

Women in STEM Podcast Episode 19 – Courtney Thurston, 17 year old unmanned systems engineer

0

courtneythurstonInterview with Courtney Thurston, 17 year old unmanned systems engineer. She recently interned at CERN and will be working as a propulsion intern for SpaceX this summer. Courtney also is working to make the technical fields more accessible, as a longtime editor of Wikipedia, co-founder of Magikstra, executive team member for ProjectCSGirls and as an Online Community Manager for The Scientista Foundation (among others!).

Hosted by Sarah Worsham.

Music is Light Emotions by MIGmusic.

Listen to Women in STEM podcast Episode 19:


Show Notes

Please Subscribe to & Review our Podcast

Subscribe in iTunes
Subscribe in SoundCloud
Subscribe in Stitcher

Other Women In STEM podcast episodes:

Women in STEM Podcast Episode 18 – Melanie Stegman, Biochemist, Founder of Molecular Jig Games

0

melaniestegmanInterview with Melanie Stegman, Biochemistry PhD & Founder of Molecular Jig Games. Melanie Stegman, Ph.D., Founder and Creative Director of Molecular Jig Games is convinced that cellular biology is the greatest fantasy world ever and that biochemistry is an inherently fun puzzle. Molecular Jig makes games to teach the average human how cells work. Stegman earned her Ph.D. in biochemistry at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, studying the regulation of gene expression that causes cancer and birth defects. As a post doctoral scientist at Weill Cornell, NYC, Stegman studied DNA repair in the human pathogen, Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Current projects are the development and evaluation of Immune Defense (www.MolecularJig.com/Immune-Defense-Game) and the development of the ScienceGameCenter.org where video games that teach science are reviewed by scientists, teachers, game developers and players.

Hosted by Sarah Worsham.

Music is Light Emotions by MIGmusic.

Listen to Women in STEM podcast Episode 18:


Show Notes

Please Subscribe to & Review our Podcast

Subscribe in iTunes
Subscribe in SoundCloud
Subscribe in Stitcher

Other Women In STEM podcast episodes:

Women in STEM Podcast Episode 16 – Natalie Silvanovich, Information Security Engineer at Google

0

NatalieInterview with Natalie Silvanovich, who is an information security engineer on the Android Security Team at Google. Natalie enjoys hacking tamagotchis in her spare time.

Hosted by Sarah Worsham.

Music is Light Emotions by MIGmusic.

Listen to Women in STEM podcast Episode 16:


Show Notes

Please Subscribe to & Review our Podcast

Subscribe in iTunes
Subscribe in SoundCloud
Subscribe in Stitcher

Other Women In STEM podcast episodes:

17 Trailblazing Women Honored by Women Tech Council

0
239-91EB4866

Source: Women Tech Council

17 trailblazing women and five college students were honored by the Women Tech Council. The 2014 Women Tech Awards recognizes women with ties to Utah who are changing the face of technology. Along with these women, eBay Inc. was awarded The Impact Award for its exceptional work advancing women in technology. This year’s recipients join a list of more than 100 women who have been honored for their leading-edge contributions to technology over the past 7 years. Finalists are selected by an elite committee composed of women and men in technology industry, venture capital, government and professional communities.

  • Academic Excellence – Tina Van RiperWeber State University
  • Engineering Excellence – Stacy Pierce, Rockwell Collins
  • Education Excellence – Helen HuWestminster College
  • Technology Innovator – Kathy Philpot, ATK
  • Marketing Excellence – Susan Cashen, Control4
  • Technology Leadership – Nicole Neumarker, Alliance Health

2014 Women Tech Award recipients:

University students honored:

“It is an honor to recognize these women whose innovative ideas and actions are opening the doors for future generations to make a difference in the technology industry,” said Cydni Tetro, Executive Director of the Women Tech Council. “These role models demonstrate every day that women are leading the path in this field. My hope is that more young women across the nation become inspired by these accomplishments to pursue STEM-related courses and careers.”

Founded in 2007, Women Tech Council has a community of more than 7000 and provides programs on technology, leadership, entrepreneurship and career development. Women Tech Council also is actively engaged in STEM programs both at the university and K-12 levels. Women Tech Council partners with technology companies, government, educational institutions, the investment community, and service providers who are passionate about supporting women in technology.

 

AT&T’s Lori Lee Recognized as One of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business

0
AT&T Inc. (PRNewsFoto/AT&T Inc.)

AT&T Inc. (PRNewsFoto/AT&T Inc.)

Lori Lee, who leads AT&T Home Solutions, was named by Fortune Magazine as one of 2014’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business. AT&T Home Solutions provides U-verse high speed Internet, TV and VOIP, in addition to traditional telephone service and advanced advertising. AT&T Home Solutions is responsible for nearly $23 Billion in annual revenue.

Under Lee’s direction, total U-verse revenues grew 25% in the second quarter this year and U-verse is the fastest growing product at AT&T. Where available, U-verse subscribers are more satisfied overall when compared to cable’s video and Internet subscribers. U-verse recently received three Women’s Choice Awards® as “America’s Most Recommended Brand among women for Broadband, Television and Phone Service.” And AT&T U-verse TV was named 2013 Video Company of the Year by Frost & Sullivan.

“This is an honor that really speaks to the strength of AT&T,” Lee said. “We’re passionate about connecting people with each other, information and entertainment at home, work or on the go. And we’re doing it with a customer experience that stands apart from others. The real power of AT&T is in our diversity, great opportunities and a shared commitment to deliver the future first. More than 83,000 women working at AT&T are leading innovation and technology, and transforming how we connect with our world.”

The Most Powerful Women in Business list is compiled by Fortune editors who consider four criteria: the size and importance of the woman’s business in the global economy, the health and direction of the business, the arc of the woman’s career and social and cultural influence.

 

Women in STEM Podcast Episode 8 – Supriya Hobbs, Founder of Miss Possible

0

4Jz7Jtp3Interview with Supriya Hobbs, Co-Founder and CEO of Miss Possible.

Hosted by Sarah Worsham.

Music is Light Emotions by MIGmusic.

Listen to Women in STEM podcast Episode 8:


Please Subscribe to & Review our Podcast

Subscribe in iTunes
Subscribe in SoundCloud
Subscribe in Stitcher

Other Women In STEM podcast episodes:

13-Year-Old Shani Zuniga Designs Energy Saving Home Climate App #WomenInSTEM

0

ventixWho says you have to be an adult to invent something useful? 13-year-old Shani Zuniga, together with her father, Gabi, and their neighbor Danny Eizips have created a cloud-controlled home heating and cooling device called Ventix. Unlike Nest, which controls the overall climate in the entire house, the Arduino-based Ventix can be used to control the climate in each individual room by opening or closing individual air vents.

For the Disrupt SF Hackathon, Zuniga enlisted his 13-year old daughter, Shani, as the designer for the app that controls the entire system.  While she’s been learning to create graphics for awhile now, this was her first ever hackathon.  Shani designed the entire app for both iPad and iPhone and is now working on one for Android.

Women in STEM Podcast Episode 7 – Olivia Pavco-Giaccia, Founder of Lab Candy, Cognitive Scientist

0

oliviaInterview with Olivia Pavco-Giaccia, Founder & CEO of LabCandy and Junior in Cognitive Sciences at Yale University.

Hosted by Sarah Worsham.

Music is Light Emotions by MIGmusic.

Listen to Women in STEM podcast Episode 7:


Please Subscribe to & Review our Podcast

Subscribe in iTunes
Subscribe in SoundCloud
Subscribe in Stitcher

Other Women In STEM podcast episodes: