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Gender News Articles: Technology

Feb 28 2018 | Posted In: Academia, Activism, Art and Literature, Feminism, Technology, Unconscious Bias
How are the virtual worlds associated with the internet threaded into the cultural fabric of a city? This question guides the research of Karem Said, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Anthropology at Stanford. Focusing on how internet use varies across gender, class, and other social markers...
Valkyrie robot
Feb 13 2018 | Posted In: Academia, Diversity and Inclusion, Feminism, STEM, Technology, Unconscious Bias, Work and Organizations
Do robots have a gender? Or, perhaps more curiously, why do humans feel the need to assign gender to robots? These are just some of the questions that Faculty Research Fellow Allison Okamura, Stanford University professor of mechanical engineering, posited to an enthusiastic audience during her...
Jan 18 2018 | Posted In: Feminism, STEM, Technology, Work and Organizations
“Gendered Innovations,” said current Clayman Institute Faculty Research Fellow Londa Schiebinger, “is about fixing the numbers of women, fixing the institution, and fixing knowledge.” 
paper cutouts of people with one female cutout
Oct 10 2017 | Posted In: STEM, Technology, Unconscious Bias, Work and Organizations
Existing research and policy often focus on building women’s technical skills—or at least their confidence in their technical skills—necessary to succeed in tech jobs. However, new research conducted by scholars at the Clayman Institute finds the cultural image of tech as a space for coding-...
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Jun 15 2017 | Posted In: Academia, Diversity and Inclusion, Feminism, Leadership, Technology, Unconscious Bias, Work and Organizations
Technology is the definitive industry of the twenty-first century. It drives innovation, and fuels a significant portion of the global economy. Yet the tech industry faces severe criticism for its underrepresentation of women and its failure to recruit, retain, and promote women.

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