Category: Women & Tech

CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap Set to Debut at Tribeca Film Festival

By Christine Persaud
A new documentary called CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap, will debut at the Tribeca Film Festival, which takes place April 15-26 in New York City, and sheds light on the need for encouraging more female participation – and acceptance – in the computer sciences.

U of T Breaks Records for Female Faculty in Engineering

By Christine Persaud
he number of female faculty members at U of T has more than doubled over the past eight years, reaching 44 in 2014, up from just 21 in 2006. In total, 17% of faculty members are women – three points higher than the Ontario average, and four points higher than the average for all of Canada.

2015 International Women’s Day is All About Strong Women, Strong World

By Christine Persaud
Each year, Canada coins a particular theme for International Women’s Day, celebrated on March 8. And this year, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, is focusing on strength with the tagline Strong Women. Strong World: Improving Economic Opportunities for All.

Call for Voting: Women in Open Source Award

By Yasmin Ranade
Red Hat judges have narrowed down more than 100 nominations to 10 finalists for its Women in Open Source Award, which recognizes the contributions that women are making in the open source movement. And, now it’s time for the public to cast its vote to name the winners. Voting is open through March 6th.

Hot Tech for the Business Woman

By Christine Persaud
The 2015 International Consumer Electronic Show wrapped up in mid-January. And amidst the tons of hot tech items at the show were some that were particularly well suited to the working woman. Here’s Part 1 of my pick of five notable items from the show.