• Un “#effet_Pygmalion” chez les matheux ? | CultureMath
    https://culturemath.ens.fr/thematiques/femmes-et-mathematiques/un-effet-pygmalion-chez-les-matheux

    En 2017, sur les 38 étudiants admis sur liste principale à l’École Normale Supérieure de Paris en filière MPI (Mathématiques-Physique-Informatique), seules 3 sont des filles...

    Au vu de ces statistiques on serait tenté d’affirmer qu’effectivement les garçons sont meilleurs en #mathématiques que les filles. Pourtant, ce que l’on oublie alors, c’est que ce flagrant déséquilibre est le résultat d’un processus long – et souvent inconscient – de #construction_sociale des inégalités de maîtrise des compétences mathématiques et d’orientation vers les filières scientifiques. Reconstituons donc la genèse de ces apparents « don » masculin et « faiblesse » féminine dans le domaine des mathématiques.

    Victor Lavy et David Sand (2015)1, tous deux économistes, se penchent sur la question en suivant une cohorte d’élèves israéliens du début du collège à la fin du lycée – du moins de leurs équivalents israéliens. Ils observent que lorsque l’on fait passer aux élèves des tests corrigés anonymement au collège, les #filles obtiennent de meilleurs résultats en mathématiques que les #garçons. Or, ce n’est pas le cas lorsque les copies sont corrigées de manière nominative. Comment expliquer ce phénomène ?

    Ce sont les psychologues américains Robert Rosenthal et Lenore Jacobson (1968) qui théorisent ce processus sous le nom d’« effet Pygmalion ».

  • La représentation dominante voudrait que les sociétés aient toujours été dominées politiquement par les hommes. Grave erreur… Un petit saut dans l’espace et le temps ? Allons à Timor... #politique #femmes #women #genre #Asie

    https://sms.hypotheses.org/21403

    La place et les droits des femmes dans les sociétés contemporaines sont désormais des sujets mondiaux majeurs. La recherche de l’égalité entre les sexes est un combat très présent dans les sociétés occidentales et concerne les sphères sociale, médicale, professionnelle mais aussi politique. La représentation dominante voudrait que la majorité des sociétés, au nord comme au sud, aient été longtemps dominées politiquement par les hommes. Les luttes vers l’égalité politique seraient dès lors un combat amorcé récemment par les pays du nord. Et si l’étude des sociétés extra européennes nous fournissait des éléments venant remettre en question cette idée ?

    Cette représentation d’une société dominée politiquement par l’homme est biaisée et problématique. D’une part, elle place en effet les nations occidentales en position de donneuses de leçon vis-à-vis des autres autorités politiques, notamment via les programmes de l’ONU. Le risque de rejet par une partie de la population, particulièrement les hommes des pays du sud est grand. Ils peuvent ressentir cela comme une atteinte à la culture locale.

    • Les politiques d’égalités hommes-femmes y sont souvent regardées comme une importation occidentale, favorisée par l’administration transitoire des Nations Unies après le Référendum de 1999. Cependant, cela est faux. En effet, bien que l’unité Gender Affairs Unit ait été prévue initialement sur ce sujet, les administrateurs onusiens n’ont pas cru bon de la créer. Ce sont en réalité les femmes timoraises, réunies en congrès national en 2000, qui se sont battues pour l’obtenir.

      De plus, la République Démocratique de #Timor-Leste fait par ailleurs plutôt figure de « bon élève » sur la scène internationale en 2019, avec plus de 33 % de femmes au Parlement. Elle est ainsi parmi les 15 nations du monde ayant la plus grande proportion de femmes au Parlement, notamment devant le Royaume-Uni, les Pays-Bas, l’Australie ou les États-Unis. Cette réalisation est d’autant plus surprenante qu’elle s’est effectuée sans prendre en compte l’histoire ou l’anthropologie.

      Des reines avant l’arrivée des Portugais au XVIe siècle
      Plusieurs raisons sont à l’origine de la complexité de la situation au Timor : la diversité des sociétés réparties en plusieurs dizaines de groupes ethnolinguistiques matrilinéaires et patrilinéaires ; l’évolution des pratiques au cours d’une histoire de 40 000 ans ; l’influence portugaise et le fait que les sources fragmentaires, essentiellement occidentales, ne montrent pas le fonctionnement des sociétés et encore moins le rôle des femmes.

      Ah ah, l’ONU qui arrive sans rien mais c’est localement que sont portées l’#égalité et les #droits_des_femmes.

      #matrilinéarité #anthropologie #genre #Timor #Timor_Leste

      Timor est une île coupée en deux par la colonisation, l’ouest colonisé par les Pays-Bas est en #Indonésie où il fait partie de ces îles de l’est très christianisées, et l’est colonisé par le Portugal puis envahi par l’Indonésie lors de la décolonisation puis indépendant après la Reformasi et la chute du régime de Sukarno.

      Les royaumes n’étaient pas dirigés par un souverain unique, mais par un couple : l’un, représentant le féminin, s’occupait des affaires intérieures et spirituelles ; l’autre, masculin, était en charge des affaires extérieures (souvent appelé Liurai). Tous les deux étaient élus selon un mode qui a été qualifié par un administrateur colonial au milieu du XIXe siècle de « démocratie aristocratique ».

      Il n’y avait toutefois pas de lien entre le sexe de la personne et le genre du pouvoir. Ainsi, une femme pouvait représenter le pouvoir féminin ou masculin, et inversement.

      Les femmes s’avèrent finalement avoir participé régulièrement à l’exercice du pouvoir au sein des royaumes de l’île de Timor jusqu’aux milieu des années 1920.

      Hägerdal H., Kammen D., 2016, « The lost queens of Timor », Niner (Sarah), Women and the Politics of Gender in Post-Conflict Timor-Leste, London and New York : Routledge, pp.17-45.

      Après, les peuples austronésiens ont tous un substrat égalitaire qui a été entamé par l’islam, la colonisation et d’autres encore.

  • Braquage à la suédoise (1/6) | ARTE
    https://www.arte.tv/fr/videos/083868-001-A/braquage-a-la-suedoise-1-6

    Deux sexagénaires au-dessus de tout soupçon s’improvisent braqueuses de banque... Entre comédie loufoque et suspense, une série suédoise jubilatoire de Felix Herngren, réalisateur du film « Le vieux qui ne voulait pas fêter son anniversaire ».

    #women's_empowerment
    le feuilleton d’Arte, replay jusqu’au 28/01
    (je viens de commencer…)

  • Quand on parle de #snooker on ne parle que des « légendes » Steve Davis (6 fois champion du monde) Steven Hendry (7 fois champion du monde) John Higgings (4 fois champion du monde) Ronnie O’Sullivan (5 fois champion du monde) etc. On ne parle jamais de Reanne Evans 12 fois championne du monde du #women_snooker .
    Reanne Evans - Wikipedia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reanne_Evans

  • Insultes sexuelles et politique du genre dans le mouvement protestataire au #Liban

    Je rassemble ici divers éléments de discours et matériaux repérés sur les réseaux sociaux sur cette thématique, qui est exploité pour créer des divisions à l’égard du mouvement de protestation contre le gouvernement

    D’abord, un thread très éclairant de Maya Mikdashi, prof. de Gender Studies, éditrice-fondatrice de la revue en ligne Jadaliyya (@mayamikdashi sur twitter ) commentant le discours de Nasrallah avec un cadrage #genre et montrant comment les insultes sexuelles proférées contre les membres de gouvernement (insultant leur mère, leur femme, leur fille, ou les traitant de maquereau (comme je l’ai vu tagué dans le centre-ville de Beyrouth à propos du président) appellent en retour une justification des attaques contre les manifestants occupant les places centrales ou barrant des routes sur le registre de l’honneur viril bafoué.
    https://twitter.com/mayamikdashi/status/1190350060179066880

    1/thread on #Nasrallah speech: Head of #Hezbollah Sayyed Nasrallah gave highly anticipated speech today, the latter half was dedicated to situation on the ground in 🇱🇧due to #LebanonProtests. He used trope of “honor” 2 explain violence against protests (more below)

    2/he addressed government, corruption, foreign intervention & protests. Stated his disagreement with resignation Saad #Hariri, which he said effectively means that demanded economic reforms-as well as cabinet’s promises of reform-will not happen for a long time due to paralysis

    3/He addressed corruption, saying it was funny that all admit to endemic corruption & simultaneously proclaims personal innocence(subtle dig at #Aoun/ not subtle dig at everyone else). Supports professional govt & stressed #USA interference in government & economy & 🇱🇧politics

    4/while insisting that no foreign country interferes in any aspect of Hizballah’s (ie Iran) decision making (even he smiled while saying this). He supported demands of the protestors when it came 2 corruption & reform, but said that the protests quickly focused on “one side” &

    5/ that numbers of protestors were in the 100s of thousands (not millions) & that strategy of closing roads was negatively impacting civilian & economic life, stressing the closing of roads to the South. Insisted on Hizb’s ability to defend 🇱🇧 at any time from attacks by 🇮🇱

    6/ What he DID NOT DO was condemn violence against protestors by supporters of Amal & (lesser extent) Hezbollah in #Beirut and South. In fact, Nasrallah tried to explain them through gendered “honor” discourse. He stressed repeatedly that protestors had crossed⛔️lines in politics

    7/by swearing at the mothers, sisters & wives of politicians & said that any supporter would moved to defend the “honor” of the person being insulted. Nasrallah linked violence against protests to wounded masculinity & defense of honor, which is always embodied by women.

    8/ This gendered discourse seeks 2 explain violence & excuse it. #Feminists have ALSO tried 2 change chants bc they insult men through degrading women closest to them, like mothers. Feminists have attacked the gendered & sexist honor discourse that animates the chants. Nasrallah

    9/ uses same #gendered #sexist honor discourse encoded in chants 2 explain violence “in response” 2 wounded male honor & masculinity + to evade substance of protests & focus on rhetorical offenses. Disappointing but not surprising from Nasrallah, who has used honor discourse b4

    10/ This speech is important reminder that #gender politics ARE #POLITICS & should not be left out of political analysis in 🇱🇧 or elsewhere. Masculinity & its wounding was central to his explanation of their stance on protests, as was the “protection” of (men’s) honor (women)

    11/ This speech will not stop the #Lebanonprotests & is more of the same stalling strategy seen from other political factions. They all hope⏳will wear the uprising down, but protestors know this & have already called 4 more mobilization. [PS i agree with Nasrallah
    #لبنان_ينتفض

    12/ that the "all but not me"corruption talk is 😅.
    In other news #Nasrallah continues to have the most immaculate beard ever seen 👀 &
    short takeover of bank assoc. by small group protesting against regime & logic of the banking system was much more interesting 2day #لبنان_ينتفض

    FYI #GENDER POLITICS IS #POLITICS is not a topical approach (ie women in the revolution, or the"inclusion" of women &/or LGBTQ). Instead it is an ANALYTIC frame that helps us understand #politicaleconomy, discourse, practice
    & theory + law, #ideology, and much more. #Lebanon

    La question de l’insulte

    Thread de Sylvain Perdigon sur Twitter (professeur d’anthropologie à l’Université américaine de Beyrouth) :
    https://twitter.com/sylvaindarwish/status/1190600828488503296

    But also we end up with a rather long televised spoken treatise by a prominent political-religious leader on the appropriate use of language, namely, on cursing 5/n
    It’s easy to make fun of that and to find it comical (I know I do) but if I’m honest I must add that in my case it was preceded by conversations with people on the other side of the dispute, one week ago, also about the use of language and specifically cursing 6/n
    People speaking in the register of ’this is a revolution in language and this is good’ and even I’d say (the gloss is mine) ’we almost corporeally need the possibility to curse in this way’ 7/n
    and then of course we can observe that the remarks I just made can easily develop into yet another meta-mode of talking in the register of ’but how does cursing work anyway?’, ’can I push for my right to curse to be recognized and why exactly would I want to do that?’ ... 8/n
    ’can I ask for a right to curse as a matter vital to me, and also ask you to understand that my cursing you does not have to imply a refusal to share the world with you?’ 9/n
    This is what I’m trying to say when I say that so much of the current juncture seems to revolve entirely around the question of: what was, is, and should be our relation to language? and around a very poignant open-ended exploration of that. 10/n

    A titre d’illustration, un tweet signalant une vidéo d’un cadre du parti aouniste (Charbel Khalil) stigmatisant les manifestants du centre ville en raison de l’homosexualité affichée de certains d’entre ou des groupes qui les représentent.
    https://twitter.com/JeanNakhoul/status/1188894866815815681
    et la vidéo twittée : https://twitter.com/dankar/status/1188891588329639936

  • ‘The Only Woman in the Room’ Demonstrates the Maddening Tragedy of Brilliant Women
    https://medium.com/4th-wave-feminism/the-only-woman-in-the-room-demonstrates-the-maddening-tragedy-of-brilliant-w

    I was mad because Hedy Lamarr, the subject of the book, was never truly vindicated. She was beaten and broken down by the patriarchy, and it seems the patriarchy won. I was mad for her, and for every other woman like her throughout history whose stories we would never know.

    Benedict’s fictionalized account of Lamarr’s life shows us sides of the actress of which few are aware. Her mysterious past as the wife of a Nazi arms dealer, victim of domestic violence, war refugee, and scientist paints a picture of a brilliant mind that was stifled by the strict gender roles of the time. To this day, she is still known by most as only a pretty face.

    The story opens with Hedy as a young actress in Vienna in 1933 (known by her birth name, Keisler, at the time). Hedy was doggedly pursued by Friedrich “Fritz ”Mandl, an Austrian arms dealer. When Hedy married Fritz in an effort to protect her Jewish family during the coming war, she had little idea what she was truly getting into.

    Hedy found herself in an abusive marriage with one of the most powerful arms dealers in the region. He kept her locked away, only allowed to leave with his permission. Her sole purpose in the house was to come out during his important meetings with Austrian and Italian officials and serve as eye candy, her silent beauty underscoring Fritz’s power.

    During these meetings, Hedy learned secrets about the weapons systems that would eventually be used by the Third Reich against her own people. When Fritz, previously on the side of Austrian independence, surrendered to the Nazis and agreed to sell his munitions to Hitler, Hedy fled — taking their secrets with her to Hollywood. There, she dropped her German and Jewish heritage and became known as Hedy Lamarr: movie star.

    In 1940, using the knowledge she had gained in Austria, Lamarr and composer George Antheil invented a frequency-hopping system designed to allow remote torpedos to avoid enemy frequency jamming. This invention solved a major problem facing the U.S. Navy and was patented with a Top Secret classification in 1942. The Navy, however, refused to use it.

    The invention was essentially ignored until after the war, when the Navy used it in developing a “sonobuoy” system. From there, according to NPR, “the whole system just spread like wildfire.” In 1985 it was declassified.

    Spread-spectrum technology, as it came to be called, laid the groundwork for most of today’s wireless communication systems.

    It wasn’t until the 1990s, over fifty years after she submitted her invention for patenting, that she finally received credit. Supposedly, when she was called by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and informed that she was receiving the Pioneer Award for her work, she responded, “Well, it’s about time.”

    She was absolutely right.

    In fact, Lamarr’s story made me wonder if brilliant women are doomed to a particular type of patriarchal tragedy.

    Like Charlie, the narrator in Daniel Keys’ short story Flowers for Algernon, brilliant women are not only doomed to have their contributions rejected and ignored in a man’s world, but also to watch the withering and wasting away of their own intelligence. Women like Lamarr have front-row tickets to their own tragedy, fully aware of the impacts of the loss of their potential both on themselves and society.

    The headline in The Economic Times read: “Indian-American MIT Prof Abhijit Banerjee and wife wins Nobel in Economics.”

    Duflo is the second woman ever to win the Nobel prize in economics, and the youngest ever to do so. She has a PhD in economics from MIT, where she is now one of the youngest professors to have been awarded tenure.

    Cette #invisibilisation, c’est pas ça qui arriverait chez nous, cocorico, puisqu’elle est française et qu’on l’a bien remarqué !

    How many inventors, engineers, or economists are still trapped in a female body, never to be allowed out?

    #HERstory #Hedy_Lamarr #science #women_in_science

  • Has much really changed for women on bikes since 1895?


    A List of Don’ts for Women on Bicycles Circa 1895

    Don’t be a fright.
    Don’t faint on the road.
    Don’t wear a man’s cap.
    Don’t wear tight garters.
    Don’t forget your toolbag
    Don’t attempt a “century.”
    Don’t coast. It is dangerous.
    Don’t boast of your long rides.
    Don’t criticize people’s “legs.”
    Don’t wear loud hued leggings.
    Don’t cultivate a “bicycle face.”
    Don’t refuse assistance up a hill.
    Don’t wear clothes that don’t fit.
    Don’t neglect a “light’s out” cry.
    Don’t wear jewelry while on a tour.
    Don’t race. Leave that to the scorchers.
    Don’t wear laced boots. They are tiresome.
    Don’t imagine everybody is looking at you.
    Don’t go to church in your bicycle costume.
    Don’t wear a garden party hat with bloomers.
    Don’t contest the right of way with cable cars.
    Don’t chew gum. Exercise your jaws in private.
    Don’t wear white kid gloves. Silk is the thing.
    Don’t ask, “What do you think of my bloomers?”
    Don’t use bicycle slang. Leave that to the boys.
    Don’t go out after dark without a male escort.
    Don’t go without a needle, thread and thimble.
    Don’t try to have every article of your attire “match.”
    Don’t let your golden hair be hanging down your back.
    Don’t allow dear little Fido to accompany you
    Don’t scratch a match on the seat of your bloomers.
    Don’t discuss bloomers with every man you know.
    Don’t appear in public until you have learned to ride well.
    Don’t overdo things. Let cycling be a recreation, not a labor.
    Don’t ignore the laws of the road because you are a woman.
    Don’t try to ride in your brother’s clothes “to see how it feels.”
    Don’t scream if you meet a cow. If she sees you first, she will run.
    Don’t cultivate everything that is up to date because yon ride a wheel.
    Don’t emulate your brother’s attitude if he rides parallel with the ground.
    Don’t undertake a long ride if you are not confident of performing it easily.
    Don’t appear to be up on “records” and “record smashing.” That is sporty.

    https://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/01/03/donts-for-women-on-bicycles-1895

    #women #biking #gender

  • People do what they perceive to be possible. Research in San Francisco found that women, especially women of colour, felt that “people like me” do not cycle.

    Similarly, 49% of people in London say they do not feel cycling is for “people like them”. More diverse and inclusive imagery of cyclists (in policy documents, in the media and on city streets) could help challenge these perceptions and make more people feel that cycling is for everyone.

    More evidence we need more creative commons stock images representing diverse people doing things like biking

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/bike-blog/2019/mar/08/how-to-get-more-women-cycling-in-cities

    #biking #women #cyclofeminisme

  • Where are all my #blockchain Ladies, at?
    https://hackernoon.com/where-are-all-my-blockchain-ladies-at-76ea978f6cac?source=rss----3a8144e

    (Past assignment for an ICO)Photo Source: https://cryptocoin.news/news/30-of-the-most-innovative-and-exciting-women-to-watch-for-blockchain-and-crypto-insights-5200/amp/Every morning I enjoy my morning coffee with my Blockchain Sisters. We laugh, share, cry and pass around positive memes like the “Boss Babes”, we are! (#GirlBoss)On a unique Sunday during brunch, a few of us shared our daily “Words of Affirmation” but we decided to become more philosophical than usual. I was playing “reporter” that weekend, as I asked to highlight the issues women in blockchain are facing. I’m not really a know-it-all, so I asked the REAL experts for their opinions.I was saddened as some of the most recognizable names in crypto had surprising answers. All successful tech gals, my friends and I pondered why (...)

    #hackernoon-top-story #blockchain-technology #cryptocurrency #women-in-tech

  • groupe #Women_Stand_Up USA : DANGERS DES LOIS SUR L’« IDENTITÉ DE GENRE »
    http://tradfem.wordpress.com/2019/04/20/dangers-des-lois-sur-l%e2%80%89identite-de-genre%e2%80%89

    Partout au pays, des milliers d’entreprises, d’organismes de bienfaisance, de fournisseurs de soins de santé, d’écoles, de clubs sportifs, de services de police et d’institutions civiques ont adopté des politiques d’« autodéclaration sexuelle », sans consultation.

    L’autodéclaration sexuelle signifie que toute personne qui « se sent femme » en est une.
    L’autodéclaration sexuelle signifie : pas d’opération, pas de médecin, pas de changement, pas de contrôle.
    L’autodéclaration sexuelle signifie que « pour femmes seulement » peut également inclure des hommes.

    Toutes les personnes devraient être protégées contre le harcèlement et la discrimination, quelle que soit la façon dont elles s’identifient. Mais si les lois protégeant l’« identité de genre » semblent équitables, les torts involontaires qu’elles causent sont relativement graves.

    Les femmes se sont battues avec acharnement pour obtenir des lois spéciales afin que les femmes et les filles puissent rivaliser, se laver, se déshabiller, être touchées et dormir dans des lieux d’où les hommes sont absents. On voit aujourd’hui des organisations choisir de ne pas utiliser ces lois et choisir plutôt l’autodéclaration sexuelle.

    Traduction : Valérie Pelletier pour #Tradfem
    #identité_de_genre #féminisme #discrimination

  • In a world of Tech Disruption, I still don’t feel like I belong
    https://hackernoon.com/tech-disruption-outsiders-cdd3106eeb02?source=rss----3a8144eabfe3---4

    In the era of Disruptive Tech, I still don’t feel like I belongFor those coming of age beside Angelfire, our pioneering contributions don’t matter that much on paperI feel like Paramore gets my feels, and that is the most ‘old millennial’ thing I’ve ever said in my life.We were hopelessly dorky and found refuge in embedded chatrooms, websites with enough animated gifs to send any modern-day web designer into a mental breakdown, and Neopets coding.The internet was new, weird, and full of P2P file-sharing software that took centuries to snag a song you liked…that was hopefully not mislabeled as something Green Day made, instead of Harvey Danger.We grew up pushing boundaries, spoofing Neopets login pages, running MMORPG private servers off of our Windows 95 machines, and exploring the rogue (...)

    #entrepreneurship #women-in-tech #startup #technology #design

  • The not-so-glamorous behind-the-scenes of giving my first ever #tech talk
    https://hackernoon.com/the-not-so-glamorous-behind-the-scenes-of-giving-my-first-ever-tech-talk

    #DevStories at Github HQ:And the lessons I’ve learnedDerpy cat“I can’t do this! This is too much pressure!” I shouted and reverted to a five year old phase.It was the evening before my first ever tech talk. I was mechanically staring at my powerpoint presentation for hours, constantly adding things, yet nothing gets added.As the clock ticked towards midnight, my anxiety came to a boiling point.The powerpoint sucked. There was no cohesion. And I had no idea how to present my topic.Feeling I needed a change of pace, my boyfriend suggested I put away the computer and start talking.Though it was only an audience of two, comprising of people I’m closest with, I felt like a deer caught in headlights.I opened my mouth, but words couldn’t come out. After a mild anxiety attack, some sweat and tears, I (...)

    #hackernoon-top-story #career-development #women-in-tech #public-speaking

  • Strategies to Help PMs get Executive Buy-in — Event by Advancing #women in Product (AWIP)
    https://hackernoon.com/strategies-to-help-pms-get-executive-buy-in-event-by-advancing-women-in-

    Strategies to Help PMs get Executive Buy-in — Event by Advancing Women in Product (AWIP)Credits: #awip Team, Thuria Narayan (AWIP Program Lead for October), Hanh Bui (AWIP Program Lead for December and who co-wrote this article with me), Carol Wong (AWIP Partnerships Lead)As Product Managers and other tech professionals grow in their careers, executive buy-in becomes key to growing your career. Projects, deadlines, and especially budding new stealth product lines all require executives as an organization to help sponsor and later, foster the product’s growth.On Wednesday, October 17th, Advancing Women in Product (AWIP), brought together a panel of senior Product Managers at Plaid: Scott Zuccarino (Manager of Product Management, Thumbtack), and Meryam Bukhari (Product Manager, Yelp), Kate (...)

    #executive-buy-in #product-management

  • PM Career Tips w/ Nitin Julka, Group PM @ LinkedIn
    https://hackernoon.com/pm-career-tips-w-nitin-julka-group-pm-linkedin-40ca0de188da?source=rss--

    AWIP fireside chat with Nitin Julka, co-hosted by WeWork SFOn Thursday, April 26th, Advancing Women in Product (AWIP) held a fireside chat with Nitin Julka, a Group PM at LinkedIn, leading LinkedIn’s Campaign Manager, where we discussed advice he had for aspiring PMs on the cusp of becoming PMs as well as concrete tips on how to climb the ladder to PM career success.For Aspiring PMsBe methodical — come up with a list of interested companiesMaking a list of companies (typically I separate companies by sector, funding stage, interest in the founders) with the criteria you want to satisfy is a great way to have a methodical way to proceed through interviews. This will help solve a lot of the early questions, such as, “What kind of startups do I like? Which industries?” And this will even come in (...)

    #careers #women-in-tech #product-management

  • Digital Trends’ “Tech for Good” Campaign Took Center Stage During #sxsw
    https://hackernoon.com/digital-trends-tech-for-good-campaign-took-center-stage-during-sxsw-f887

    (Photo credit: Priya Kuber)Following a year where headlines about #privacy breaches were rampant, responsible use of technology was a theme at this year’s South by Southwest, the annual music and film festival that attracts over 75,000 art and tech enthusiasts from all walks of life. A handful of SXSW talks referenced 2018’s Cambridge Analytica scandal and its impact on both brands and consumers.Grappling with these evolving realities of technology to reclaim creativity is the theme of Brian Solis’s new book, Lifescale: How to Live a More Creative, Productive, and Happy Life, which debuted at SXSW. And at a pop-up panel hosted at The Riveter in Austin, TX, data #ethics took center stage.Tina Mulqueen facilitated the panel on behalf of Digital Trends, the largest independently-owned (...)

    #women-in-tech #social-good

  • 2019 Complete StableCoin Guide 1/10
    https://hackernoon.com/2019-complete-stablecoin-guide-3f77896fb4ad?source=rss----3a8144eabfe3--

    Chapter 1Enjoy shorts from my book while my partner, Kyle Rea of cREAtiveCastleStudios finishes our graphics!What is a StableCoin?DefinitionSimply stated, a StableCoin is a #cryptocurrency pegged to another asset. Or, a global digital currency solely unrelated to a central entity. StableCoin’s make for practical usage of cryptocurrencies by allowing for secure, convenient transactions without the high volatility traditional cryptocurrencies hold.History of StableCoinsWhile Satoshi Nakamoto’s vision for Bitcoin to be used as electronic cash, the world’s first cryptocurrency is rarely used as a medium of exchange on a day-to-day basis. Rather, volatility and high fees make many cryptocurrencies impractical for daily transactions, therefore is used more as a long term investment.StableCoins (...)

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  • A Resolution for 2019: Finding the Inner You
    https://hackernoon.com/a-resolution-for-2019-finding-the-inner-you-5253bde19bab?source=rss----3

    A Resolution for 2019: Finding the Inner You — Event by Advancing Women in ProductCredits: #awip Team, Hanh Bui (Program Lead for December), Esha Joshi (Post-event Blogger)Advancing Women in Product (AWIP) finished on a high note in 2018: in addition to adding three national and international chapters (San Francisco, Seattle, and Paris) and growing by 4,000 members worldwide, they held an end of year party centered around empowering a group of beautiful and bold ladies to bring their most confident selves to work, and life. Members of the AWIP community came together at Ted Baker San Francisco on December 6th, 2018 and welcomed two fierce ladies who wholeheartedly support AWIP’s mission of empowering more women in tech leadership roles: Betty Hsu, professional presence coach, and Elisa (...)

    #2019-resolution #women-in-product #awip-partnership #confidence

  • Event Recap: Deriving Product Insights from Data Analytics
    https://hackernoon.com/event-recap-deriving-product-insights-from-data-analytics-f45ff18df09a?s

    Credits: Advancing Women in Product Team, Aneesha Prakash, Product Manager at Replicon, Jo Dong, BD Manager at Stardust, and Kanika Kapoor, Product Manager at PayPalAs the critical link between business and engineering, product managers need to develop and implement suitable product analytics strategies that can be understood by professionals from a variety of different backgrounds. This task is not as straightforward as we think: are we optimizing for a strategy that is universal, or something that is more data-driven? And above all, how should the product analytics strategy align with company’s business model? Those are just some of the important questions to start with. During the February 26th discussion during #awip’s Deriving Product Insights from Data Analytics event last Tuesday (...)

    #women-in-tech #data-analytics #product-management #women-in-product