Women in STEM Step Out To Draw Attention To The Gender Gap And Historical Erasure

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It’s no secret that women have had their contributions to science and tech erased from the annals of history (just look at poor Rosalind Franklin), and that – though things are slowly improving – ladies still have a difficult time in the tech world. This week, quite a few rad women in STEM are speaking out about these injustices.

First, Megan Smith stopped by Charlie Rose to discuss women’s erasure from STEM history, using the Jobs biopic as an example. As Chief Technology Officer of the United States, she would know that all four of the women who worked on the Macintosh team with Steven Jobs in the ’80s were left out of the film.

Then, Elizabeth Case and Rachel Woods-Robinson, two ladies who met in a UCLA physics program overwhelmingly dominated by guys, have undertaken a cross-country bike ride to raise awareness of the gender gap in tech. What bosses.

(via Boing Boing and NBC News)

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