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“CNN had 25,000 applicants for five intern jobs this summer.” – Larry King

June 21, 2012

Here’s a fun game for the summer! For those us based in bustling cities, search with office buildings as far as the eye can see, online then summer only means one thing. Interns. Yes, tadalafil those bright-eyed and bushy-tailed creatures, smartly dressed in suits and heels, are everywhere. The game, for those of you still…

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Feed of the Day

May 30, 2012

The second article – women missing in top jobs – is just some of the latest research, cialis which doesn’t tell us anything we didn’t already know. Women are not well represented at the top. The British are still against quotas. And if you go on to read the other article, “Are women their own…

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“If it is a Miracle, any sort of evidence will answer, but if it is a Fact, proof is necessary.” – Mark Twain

May 27, 2012

I went to school in the North-West of England. Only recently did I learn that we had a London reunion going on annually too. On an incredibly sunny day last week, I met up with some friends and tentatively ventured in to meet people I hadn’t seen for at least nine years, if I’d ever…

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“A child is born with the potential ability to learn Chinese or Swahili, play a kazoo, climb a tree, make a strudel…” – Emilie Buchwald

March 21, 2012

Last year, cheap a colleague with two young children asked me why I was so bothered about all of this women-in-computing stuff. Wasn’t it possible that women are inherently not attracted to technology? His daughter likes dolls and his son likes cars. He claims that neither was enforced on them by him or his wife;…

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“Do not worry about your problems with mathematics, I assure you mine are far greater.” – Albert Einstein

January 24, 2012

It’s a well known fact that women are naturally better communicators and nurturers. What does this mean? Where does it come from? Why can we accept this as given but not that women are not so good at ‘tinkering with inanimate objects’ – which is apparently a key natural preference for technologists. In a survey…

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“The message […] from the media is […] ‘If you don’t get married and have kids right away, you’re gonna be miserable the rest of your life’.” – Caryl Rivers

November 7, 2011

It is often said that media portrays women badly. We’re offered up as sex symbols to men, as size zero models for girls and fashionistas for women. Even when said with the best of intentions, the implication is always there to dress like Michelle Obama, have the charitable goodwill of Melinda Gates and the talent…

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“We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry.” – Maya Angelou

September 6, 2011

I get asked why the continual focus on diversity is so important, especially when, as a young professional, it’s easy to see that the big companies have got the message and are hiring increasingly diverse candidates. Unfortunately, it’s sometimes to the point of being too diverse, with the majority of the population barely being represented.…

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