Category: Women & Tech

5 High-Tech Gifts for Women to Encourage a Healthy Lifestyle

By Christine Persaud
As we near the end of a calendar year, New Year’s Resolutions are on the minds of many. And one of the most common is to live a healthier lifestyle. While many people equate technology with being sedentary, these days, it’s actually quite the opposite. There are tons of tech gadgets that can help encourage healthier living, increase activity levels, and better eating habits.

5 High-Tech Gifts for the Working Woman Under $50

By Christine Persaud
We’re quickly closing in on Christmas. And even the earliest shopping birds inevitably have some last-minute gifts on the list.
When it comes to the professional woman, it’s sometimes difficult to figure out what she might like. Here are some great high-tech options you can snag for under $50.

5 Cool Last Minute Tech Gifts for the Working Woman

Everyone has at least one special working woman on his list for holiday shopping. If you’ve left things until the last minute and still aren’t sure what to grab her, here are some really cool high-tech options that any working woman would love.

Women in Tech Make the Top 100 Most Powerful Women List

By Christine Persaud
Women’s Executive Network (WXN) has revealed its annual Top 100 award winners for Canada’s Most Powerful Women, and several influential women in the technology sector have made the list.

Microsoft Supports Global Call for Coders

By Yasmin Ranade
It’s a true pleasure to see the rise in popularity and effect of coding movements, like Hour of Code and Computer Science Education Week, taking place this week, from December 8 until December 14. Hour of Code is a global movement designed to demystify code and show that anybody at any age can learn the basics of computer science.

3 Ways To Make Computer Science Education Week a Watershed Moment For Women

By Julie Hansen
Statistics Canada shows that three times as many men are now graduating in computer science compared to women, which is actually even worse than it was in the 1990s. Computer Science Education Week starting December 8 is a great opportunity to reflect on the progress we’ve made in trying to reverse these trends and to think about what more we could do.

Coding to Inspire: Learning through animation and music!

By Yasmin Ranade
With the second-annual Hour of Code campaign, a worldwide effort to broaden participation in computer science, especially by girls, about to launch next week, I was intrigued by two different stories about inspiring people to choose a profession in programming.

Women-Led Companies Confident & Thriving, But Need Access to Capital

Companies led by women are highly confident in the economy, and the positions of their businesses, according to a new study by non-profit, peer advisory group, the Women’s Presidents’ Organization (WPO). And for good reason – the results show that they’re performing well, even outpacing the U.S. national average.