#GoodRead Roundup: Diversity in STEM, Real Princesses & More

“But I don’t fit the typical stereotype of someone passionate about science, technology and space exploration. I’m young, female, and feminine. I’m not like any of the characters on the Big Bang Theory, and neither are any of my close friends. We never had anyone who looked like us on a popular show talking about science, and that likely affected our perception of the type of person who could excel in those fields.”

“Just 12% of engineers are women, and the number of women in computing has fallen from 35% in 1990 to just 26%.” — Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing, a new report from AAUW, answers the question “Why are there still so few women in engineering and computing?” 

A 12 Year Old Girl Takes on the Entire Video Game Industry: Video game lover Maddie Messer researched mobile games and found that it costs an average of $7.53 extra to play games like Temple Run as a female character.

Tallying it Up: This Week at GenderAvenger

Here’s what we’ve been tallying this week. Have you used the GA Tally yet? Use it to break down gender on panels, lists, and more. You can even share your results with us anonymously with our new “Anonymous” button.

Hall of Shame: 

This week’s Amazon Web Services Summit featured ZERO female speakers. Instead of including women in the speaker lineup, all female speakers were relegated to a “Women in Tech” brunch. #AWSSummit has events all summer. 

Tell Amazon Web Services Summit they can do better when they set up their lineups:

In their new “50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders” list, Modern Health lists just 9 women.

Tweet to Modern Health:

Hall of Fame:

Kudos to #AWP15 and Oyster Books! Click here to check out their GA Tallies.



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