On April 14, concerned citizens worldwide will participate in the 2018 March for Science. This event celebrates the impact science has on our everyday lives, and serves as a source of inspiration for the next generation of scientists and engineers. Regardless of politics, it is important for everyone to unite in support of scientific research, STEM education, and equal access to science. Can't attend the march? Not to worry! Here are some other ways you can support science.
Raising kids is hard work, and many women technologists pause their careers so they can focus on supporting their families. Unfortunately, this gap in their careers can make it difficult for them to return to the workforce. Read how one engineer was able to successfully relaunch her career, and why returnship programs are key to fixing the leaky pipeline.
The winner of the 2017 Change Agent Abie Award discusses how attending GHC changed her life. Nominate someone for an Abie Award!
Although tech leaders have condemned recent events like the white supremacists protests in Charlottesville, few are actively standing up against racism and bigotry. "An executive's actions against racism shouldn't begin and end with mild condemnations," writes Brenda Darden Wilkerson, President and CEO of AnitaB.org. "It's time for industry leaders to step out from behind the safety of open letters and move into the realm of true social justice."
Read the Mashable article by Elizabeth Ames in which she discusses the upcoming Women's March and the need to stand up against gender inequality.