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“The Problem is Really in the Environment” – Anthony Greenwald

October 6, 2009

I started a new job a couple months ago and had to undergo diversity training, as is the norm for all new joiners. While the session was fairly typical, the discussion on bias versus prejudice led to our instructor telling us to Google the Harvard Implicit Association Test to see what our individual bias is…

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“DailyCandy’s subscriber list can be taken as the Holy Grail of e-commerce” – NY Magazine

October 2, 2009

I was recently introduced to DailyCandy, when a friend forwarded me an email with the subject Lower Eastside Story. It informed us that the Lower East Liquor Bar and Bistro had opened in Canary Wharf, where we happen to work. The review was short, frivolous, mouth-watering and even included a 50% off offer. We were…

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“The geese that laid the golden eggs – but never cackled.” – Winston Churchill

July 26, 2009

This fine Sunday, I went to FindingAda’s first public event: Women of Bletchley Park. Having never been to Bletchley Park before, I was quite keen to see the place as well as learn about the role women had to play during it’s wartime efforts. The day opened with an intro from the leading ladies: Suw…

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“First of all, I have always dreamt of being an astronaut, even if this might be obvious.” – Luca Parmitano

May 29, 2009

Anyone that follows me on Twitter will have been inundated with tweets last week when the ESA finally revealed their 6 new astronauts. The varied group consists of 2 Italians, 1 German, 1 Danish, 1 French and the one I was waiting for – 1 British. There was thankfully one woman in the group, the…

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“Career women should be honoured […] they are often trying to manage a household and raise a family at the same time.” – Mrs Moneypenny

May 17, 2009

It’s been another busy week for London women, although for once I wasn’t able to get into the thick of it as usual. It all happened on Tuesday, starting with Women Who Tech. One of the few teleconferences I know of it’s kind, it’s essentially a series of webinars so that participants can dial in…

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Wii Fit

“Girls aren’t really encouraged to see gaming as a viable hobby as a kid…” – Felicia Day

May 7, 2009

Sci-Fi isn’t the only thing to retain the negative connotations of uber-geekiness. Gaming takes a close second place, with most people holding the stereotypical image of teenage boys immersed in Dungeons & Dragons for hours on end. The experience for female gamers can be a difficult one, with enough discrimination to make many of them…

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“We expect the first Virgin Galactic space flight to take place in 2008…” – Richard Branson

May 5, 2009

I’ve already detailed the that took me to Sci-Fi-London. However, when it finished I realised that there was an even more interesting panel following it, on Space Colonisation. I’m a huge proponent of space exploration and it was fascinating to hear about various aspects of it. The panel opened with Marek Kukula, an astronomer at…

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