Category: Women & Tech

Square Code Camp Encourages Young Women to Pursue Tech

By Christine Persaud
Square noticed a critical gender gap in the field of computer sciences, and is doing its part to help fill it with Code Camp, which encourages girls in high school and college to pursue careers in tech. The latest college camp, which accepts students from both Canada and the U.S., begins next January, and applications officially opened today.

Google’s Made With Code Inspires Young Girls

By Christine Persaud
We haven’t seen quite an effort to close the gender gap in the technology business like Google’s Made With Code. The company is using the program, launched this summer, to educate young girls about coding. And it’s no small feat: Google is investing $50 million over the next three years toward encouraging more female involvement in tech.

Effective Leaders Are Adopting More Female Attributes

By Christine Persaud
The idea of a strong leader has always been equated to traits like confidence, control, and the avoidance of showing signs of weakness. But, according to a new study, that’s changing. And the most effective leaders, whether male or female, are adopting more traditionally female-centric qualities.

4 Ways Women are Digging Deeper into the Gaming Industry

By Christine Persaud
It’s long been believed that the typical serious gamer is male, aged 18-34. (The Entertainment Software Association says the average age of today’s gamer is 30. The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) actually pegs that sweet spot age at 34.) So it comes as no surprise that game creators are tailoring to that audience.

Trailblazing in Tech: Joanne Moretti, a woman on a mission

By Yasmin Ranade
Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing Joanne Moretti, Dell’s VP & Global Head Software Marketing. Canadian-born Ms. Moretti who currently works in Texas, spoke candidly about her game-changing role at Dell as well as her career path in IT in Canada, providing insight to other women about how she strives for success in the tech sector.