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What are some challenges that I may face in a field that would be considered dominated by males?

I am asking this question because I'm a girl and I am going to study information technology in college and I want to become an information security analyst and I know that males are more prone to work in these fields. #information-technology...

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Jessica Hyde’s Avatar Laura Eilers’s Avatar Tina Moore’s Avatar Ooshma Malkoti’s Avatar +4
Active Oct 06 '17 at 13:22

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Posted by Sabrina E.’s Avatar Sabrina E.
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Jessica Hyde | Woman in tech I’ll share some of the challenges I’ve faced in my schooling, ...

Is it hard being in a completely male dominated environment?

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Farnaz Bakhtari’s Avatar Kim Igleheart’s Avatar Andrea Rios’s Avatar Sharon Bader’s Avatar
Active Aug 21 at 19:18

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Posted by Reva J.’s Avatar Reva J.
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Farnaz Bakhtari | Sr. Product Manager at Brightcove It is not hard but it is different. It's great for ...

Is a masters necessary for the stem field

I don’t know if I want my masters or just bachelors degree...

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Jamie Chui’s Avatar Jamie Chui’s Avatar
Active Sep 11 at 21:04

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Posted by Allison G.’s Avatar Allison G.
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Jamie Chui | Strategic Alliance and Business Development Professional but then, if you want to work for Google, a master ...

Has it become easier for women to get jobs in technology?

Seems like it was a struggle for women to break into the industry for a while. #women-in-tech...

#web-applications

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Karen Hobert’s Avatar Mary Coronado’s Avatar Dina Keilany’s Avatar
Active Sep 04 at 21:43

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Posted by Kristin C.’s Avatar Kristin C.
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Karen Hobert | Research Director Digital Workplace Content, Insight and Experience ... In a way it has gotten easier as companies are working ...

How did women in technology stay focused and motivated in college?

I'm asking because I will be starting my Freshman year majoring in Information Technology in Fall 2018. #women-in-tech...

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Lorraine Sainz’s Avatar Mary Coronado’s Avatar
Active Aug 21 at 20:52

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Posted by Kristin C.’s Avatar Kristin C.
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Lorraine Sainz | Retail Solutions Manager Hi Kristin! I have a degree in Graphic Design and I ...

What is it like being a women in the engineering field?

I am really interested in entering the engineering field and have been for awhile and I just wanted a little insight on the day in the life of a women in these types of fields. #engineering...

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Active Mar 16 at 15:14

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Posted by Ese B.’s Avatar Ese B.
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Lindsay Smith | Director, Optical Systems at GoPro Hi Ese! I love seeing women interested in engineering - I ...

What are some great ways to find internships among the field of Computer Science?

I want to get hands on experience in this field #women-in-tech #computer-science...

#computer-engineering

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Jamie Chui’s Avatar Daniel Moy’s Avatar
Active Sep 11 at 21:33

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Posted by Kayla L.’s Avatar Kayla L.
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Jamie Chui | Strategic Alliance and Business Development Professional School job boards is one source. or go straight to the ...

What should you study if you're a girl and want to work in tech?

Is it harder for girls to work in technology than boys? #technology #tech...

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Active Dec 08 '17 at 02:30

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Posted by Caitlin B.’s Avatar Caitlin B.
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Alicia Lopez | Giving Manager - LATAM at Dell Hi Caitlin, I love your question! In my perspective (having worked ...

What is the distribution of men and women in the high tech industry?

This question was asked by a young lady from Plymouth Massachusetts who has an interest in pursuing a career in computer engineering. I would like to share this question with the CareerVillage community to offer a learning opportunity to all of our young men and women who have an interest in...

#technology #human-resources #workforce-development #women-in-tech

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Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:09

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Posted by Jaleel Mackey’s Avatar Jaleel M.
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Gary Stephen Petito | Career Guru Hi, That is a good question, I am in the high ...

What holds women back the most in a workplace? Preferably women majoring in STEM.

Recently received my Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. I will be attending graduate school in the fall to receive my Master's of Science degree. In the near future I plan on teaching at a university level. #women-in-stem #women...

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JW Wang’s Avatar Kushalappa Kaveriappa’s Avatar Sarah Chapman’s Avatar Wael Al-Rihawi’s Avatar +1
Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:33

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Posted by Ameera V.’s Avatar Ameera V.
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JW Wang | Neuroscientist and healthcare Investor Be confident and fearless. I've worked in male-dominated fields all my ...

Due to the under-representation of women in engineering fields (and STEM fields in general), are there any double standards or certain "standards" that are expected and directed towards women?

Despite many women being encouraged to go into STEM fields, it is still a heavily male-dominated field which is a little intimidating. Since there isn't complete equal pay between the genders as well as double standards for both, I'm a little worried that my work as an engineer will be judged...

#engineering #women-in-engineering #women-in-stem #women-in-tech

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Active Mar 22 at 20:29

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Posted by Anna W.’s Avatar Anna W.
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Neha Ranaware | Software Development Senior Analyst at Dell Hi Anna, Ken is right! professionals are evaluated based on their ...

What type of Companies hire Someone with a Computer Science Degree?

I know companies like google or yahoo hires software engineers and the like. But what else would I be able to do with my comp science degree? #computer-science #computer-software...

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Doug Bernhardt’s Avatar Dayton Williams’s Avatar Hagen Finley’s Avatar Daniel Moy’s Avatar
Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:44

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Posted by Jiali C.’s Avatar Jiali C.
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Doug Bernhardt | Senior Principal Engineer - SQL Server Storage Integration ... Most medium almost all large companies do some custom software development ...

How do I make sure I'm making a difference in the world

I want to dedicate my career to helping others. I have to be part of the change in medicine #women-in-tech . #tech #startups #technology...

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Ken Simmons’s Avatar
Active Aug 18 at 20:04

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Posted by Autumn H.’s Avatar Autumn H.
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Ken Simmons | Assist with Recognizing and Developing Potential The best way that you can make a difference is to ...

What are some possible job position with CS degree?

Hello, I am going to CS major. I wonder what are some job positions with a CS degree. What is annual salary for those jobs? Is it easy to find those job? How should I apply for a job? Does the company I worked for matter? What are some great quality of a company I should look for?...

#computer-science #women-in-stem #programmer #women-in-tech #software-engineering

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Ken Simmons’s Avatar Daniel Moy’s Avatar Ekaterina F’s Avatar
Active Jun 05 at 23:00

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Posted by Yingyi Z.’s Avatar Yingyi Z.
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Ken Simmons | Assist with Recognizing and Developing Potential You asked an interesting question. This career area is very broad ...

How do I get more information about becoming a Private Investigator/Detective?

I am a Cyber Security Student with Corporate experience in Information Security. I was wondering if the CIA or NSA are the places to look into? #criminal-justice #information-security #cyber-security #citi...

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Active Sep 02 '17 at 18:09

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Posted by Gwendolyn F.’s Avatar Gwendolyn F.
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Steve Lewis | Assistant Vice President, Information Security I would also include the FBI. You can also check https://www.usajobs.gov/ ...

What does a biotechnologist do on a daily basis?

I'm interested in pursuing a career in biotechnology, but I'm not sure what their day-to-day tasks look like. #biology #tech #biotechnology...

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Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:55

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Posted by Katia D.’s Avatar Katia D.
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Angela Alexander MT(ASCP) | Life Scientist focusing on quality patient care There are a variety of jobs for a biotechnologist. Some would ...

What are some good ways to study Computer Science?

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Eric Willisson’s Avatar Rachel Chace’s Avatar Allen Hillery’s Avatar
Active Apr 03 at 15:13

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Posted by Kayla L.’s Avatar Kayla L.
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Eric Willisson | Software Engineer at Google Hi, Kayla!I don't know what your background is, so I'll start ...

I would like to know how many African American females hold degrees in Mathematics.

It is often said that minorities are not "good" at mathematics. I am just curious to know how many others have taken the journey I am embarking on successfully. #statistics #women-in-tech #women-in-stem #stem...

#mathematics

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Victoria German’s Avatar Keith W’s Avatar Shelley Notarnicola’s Avatar
Active Mar 05 at 01:56

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Posted by Brandy J.’s Avatar Brandy J.
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Victoria German | Sr. Mgr. Ntwrk Security & HSO Member Hi Brandy,I saw your question about a week ago and I ...

How challenging is a career in electrical engineering?

I want to be an electrical engineer but I know little about what I will actually be doing in class and in the field. Do the jobs get harder? How big of a degree would be good for a long term career? As a female should I even consider a career here? #engineering #higher-education...

#women-in-tech #women-in-engineering #women-in-stem #electrical-engineering

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Seth Daniel Bernstein’s Avatar bridget navoda’s Avatar Ana Ossa’s Avatar
Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:20

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Posted by Eunice S.’s Avatar Eunice S.
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Seth Daniel Bernstein | Coach, Counselor, Personal Branding Expert, Marketer, Educator I have provided career counseling to a number of engineering students. ...

Are there equal engineering opportunities for girls?

Are there equal engineering opportunities for girls? #engineering #engineer #women #women-in-tech #equality...

#sexism

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Greg Roelofs’s Avatar Jennifer Glendy Clausing’s Avatar Claire Shields’s Avatar Simon Robson’s Avatar
Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:15

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Posted by Caitlin B.’s Avatar Caitlin B.
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Greg Roelofs | Software engineer, data infrastructure at LinkedIn It's difficult to answer that question definitively without a lot of ...

How do you think we can encourage more women to pursue a career in STEM fields?

As a young lady myself, I am saddened by the lack of interest in STEM that I see in my female peers. As children, an equal amount of men and women are interested in STEM fields, but as we grow up, girls seem to view STEM as a more masculine field and begin to distance themselves from it. I...

#young-adults #stem #women-in-stem #women-in-tech #women

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Carol Walker’s Avatar bridget navoda’s Avatar Amber Steeves’s Avatar
Active Aug 14 at 14:07

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Posted by Hannah W.’s Avatar Hannah W.
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Carol Walker | System Admin | Tech Support | Keeping technology ... Bridget is correct, the only way to get more women into ...

Are biodemical engineers highly needed in the STEM field?

I was looking at a few statistics online, and came across a few websites that listed stem careers in demand. Most of the are software developers , computer programmers and mechanical engineers. I'm a woman going into the biomedical engineering field and was concerned about all the hard work and...

#women-in-stem #science #engineering #women-in-tech #math #biomedical-engineering

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Kalyan C. Mutyala’s Avatar Nick Cobane’s Avatar
Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:47

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Posted by Jessica B.’s Avatar Jessica B.
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Kalyan C. Mutyala | Scientist | Mechanical Engineer | Tribologist | Mentor ... Hi Jessica, Biomedical engineering is a cross discipline that deals with ...

Where can I find organizations that support women in STEM-related careers?

As a woman hoping to get a STEM-related career after college, I recognize the fact that there are few of us. Are there any organizations or places where I may be able to find like-minded women?I believe it is important for women to support one another, especially in a male-dominated field of...

#mechanical-engineering #engineering #women-in-stem #women-in-tech #organization

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Mary Beth Biddle’s Avatar Claire Shields’s Avatar Rich Woynicz’s Avatar Roland Burney’s Avatar +1
Active Aug 16 at 23:43

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Posted by Bronwyn G.’s Avatar Bronwyn G.
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Mary Beth Biddle | Mechanical Engineer The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a great resource for ...

What other branches of studies should Information Security students look into?

I've interned with Citibank for the past few years and I had an opportunity to work with the cyber security team. With the majors I have been advised to pursue they all lead to computer science. As a college freshmen I don't have to make the final decision but I was wondering if anyone in the...

#women-in-stem #choosing-a-major #robotics #citi #women-in-tech #technology

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Active Sep 06 '17 at 11:36

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Posted by Gwendolyn F.’s Avatar Gwendolyn F.
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Joanne Mammarelli | Systems Engineer Definitely computer science. Some schools may have minors or concentrations geared ...

How can I get job experience related to STEM in high school?

I want to be more secure in what field to pursue. #engineering #science #technology #mathematics #environmental-science...

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Ken Simmons’s Avatar Michelle Murray-Carter’s Avatar Chelsea MacCormack’s Avatar Kushalappa Kaveriappa’s Avatar
Active Jun 20 at 07:49

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Posted by Lydia H.’s Avatar Lydia H.
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Ken Simmons | Assist with Recognizing and Developing Potential Hi Lydia! You asked a very important question. The answer is ...

For female professionals: Have you even encountered any obstacles obtaining leadership positions because of your gender, and if so, how did you handle those challenges?

I've always had slight concerns about being a woman pursuing a historically male-dominated field (in my case, psychology research/professorship), and I was curious what have been the experiences of women in leadership positions. Was it difficult getting where you are because of your gender? Are...

#women-in-stem #women-in-leadership #women-in-higher-ed #leadership #women-in-engineering #women-in-tech #sexism #women

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Meg Layton’s Avatar Ayanna Jackson, SPHR, SHRM-SCP’s Avatar Jordan Kryshak’s Avatar Ashok Dhanunjaya’s Avatar +3
Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:43

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Posted by Alexandra C.’s Avatar Alexandra C.
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Meg Layton | Director of Security Intelligence and Critical Response Engineering, ... These challenges still exist, although not as much as twenty years ...

I'm planning on getting an engineering degree and then going into the medical field to become a doctor. Is biomedical engineering the best course of action for me, or is there another engineering field that would both interest and be beneficial for me?

I've been involved with the Math, Engineering, and Science Academy at my high school for the past four years and absolutely loved it. I love physics and I love the engineering classes offered at my school; however I've always been entranced with the prospect of being a doctor. I'd like to go to...

#women-in-stem #chemical-engineering #doctor #civil-engineering #engineering #women-in-tech #computer-software #biomedical-engineering

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Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:44

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Posted by Anna W.’s Avatar Anna W.
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Hagen Finley | Technical Sales DELL Alliances Hello Anna, Within the medical field there are lots of engineering ...

Will a degree in biomedical engineering help me get a career in the STEM field?

I recently spoke to a friend that is in the program. She told me she can't find a lot of jobs with this degree since it covers a broad range of topics and not just a certain one like mechanical, civil engineering does. I've been doing research for osseointegrated prosthetic limbs, and wanted to...

#women-in-stem #women-in-leadership #stem #engineering #women-in-tech #science #math #biomedical-engineering

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Active Aug 21 at 19:34

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Posted by Jessica B.’s Avatar Jessica B.
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Cody Jones | Software Application Engineer at Workday Hi Jessica, I was an electrical engineer so I can't speak ...

What does a computer engineer do?

What does a computer engineer do? What are the career options for a computer engineer? What does a day in the life of a computer engineer entail? #engineering #women-in-tech #women-in-stem #computer-engineering #stem #girls-in-stem #girls-who-code #computer-software #computer-hardware...

#computer-science #computer-programming

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Ken Simmons’s Avatar
Active Mar 28 at 17:15

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Posted by Gillian C.’s Avatar Gillian C.
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Ken Simmons | Assist with Recognizing and Developing Potential You are asking about a very interesting and diverse area. Based ...

As a woman in a STEM field or a woman going into a STEM field, have you ever felt that you were in any discriminated against due to your gender?

As an 18 year old female chem major (soon to be chemical engineering), I'm curious about others experiences in typically male dominated classes/majors/jobs. #engineering #science #chemistry #stem #chemical-engineering #women-in-stem #women-in-tech...

#women-in-engineering

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Joan Liu’s Avatar Carol Walker’s Avatar Anne Harvey’s Avatar Padma Lakshmi Kunde’s Avatar
Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:55

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Posted by Maria T.’s Avatar Maria T.
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Joan Liu | Product Manager I unfortunately have not been as lucky as Padma. The answer ...
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