Media Center: ABI in the News
On the Strategic Use of the F-word: Is Swearing a Currency in High Tech?
The Huffington Post, June 27, 2010
In this Huffington Post blog post, Caroline Simard, VP of Research and Executive Programs, discusses assertive communication styles in the high-tech world. She also brings up the perspective of swearing from men and women of different background and cultures.
Where Will Job Growth Come From? (Or How to Ensure Your Kids Don’t Move Back in After College…)
The Huffington Post, June 18, 2010
Caroline Simard, VP of Research and Executive Programs at ABI, suggests the next generation should think about getting a computer science degree. Caroline says two of the fasting jobs in the US will be in computing.
“Daring to Discuss Women in Science:” A Response to John Tierney
The Huffington Post, June 9, 2010
Caroline Simard, VP of Research and Executive Programs at ABI, writes this response to an article by John Tierney in which he suggests that biology explains why women aren’t reaching high level positions in science. She argues that stereotypes against girls not belonging in science and technology are to blame.
Top Characteristics of Senior-Ranking Women in IT: Attributes that Help Women Progress in their Technical Careers
Adapted from Senior Technical Women: A Profile of Success, published originally by ABI, this piece summarizes key skills and attributes women should possess in order to be successful in the technical field.
Oil Spill Day 43. Where Are the Women in Green Technology?
The Huffington Post, June 3, 2010
In this blog post Caroline Simard, VP of Research and Executive Programs at ABI, brings up how diversity might lead to better decision making and innovation regarding the BP oil disaster. After analyzing data from 70 renewable energy companies around the world, her findings of women executives in that field are highlighted.
Anita Borg Institute’s Women of Vision Award Honors Kristina Johnson, Lila Ibrahim, Kathleen McKeown
The Huffington Post, May 18, 2010
Bios of award winners and photos from the event are featured in this piece.
Palo Alto Online, May 21, 2010
This piece provides a short recap of the Women of Vision Awards and Arianna Huffington’s keynote address.
Fixing Societal Problems: It Starts With Mom and Dad
TechCrunch, May 15, 2010
The author of this article examines the societal issues facing women in technology and suggests why it needs to be acknowledged. Also, story’s Women of Vision Award winners are shared from the event.
Pizarro: Bowled Over by Police Fundraiser
San Jose Mercury News, May 14, 2010
This piece by the Mercury News mentions the Women of Vision Awards and its recipients. Arianna Huffington is also mentioned as the keynote speaker.
Arianna Huffington: Women Leaders Need To Do Things Differently
Silicon Valley Watcher, May 13, 2010
Women of Vision Award winners are highlighted in this article by the Silicon Valley Watcher along with Arianna Huffington’s speech from the event. Jerri Barrett, VP of Marketing at ABI, is also interviewed and comments on the growth of ABI.
Under Secretary of Energy Kristina Johnson Receives Women of Vision Award
Council on Women and Girls, May 12, 2010
Under Secretary Johnson is honored with the Women of Leadership Award for her dedication to women and minorities in under-represented fields of science and engineering.
Network Your Way to a Nonprofit
NJ.com, May 02, 2010
This piece by nj.com discusses the opportunities executives can have in the not for profit sector. Jerri Barrett, VP of Marketing, is quoted regarding the importance of negotiating salaries when accepting a job in a nonprofit.
Computer Engineering Barbie
San Francisco Business Times, April 23, 2010
ABI is mentioned as an integral player in the mission to create and vote for a new computer engineering Barbie. One such doll does now exist. Dr. Caroline Simard, VP of Research and Executive Programs at ABI, is quoted about the lack of encouragement for girls interested in high tech fields.
Few Women Lead in Cleantech, Social Media
San Francisco Business Times, April 23, 2010
Dr. Caroline Simard, VP of Research and Executive Programs, is quoted here regarding how to get more women in growing industries such as social media and clean technology and where she thinks the problems lie. Research by ABI is used to show why these problems exist and how they might be solved.
The NYT Just Now Discovers the Gender Gap in Tech
SiliconANGLE, April 19, 2010
This piece provides comments on the New York Times article regarding women in Silicon Valley. Also provides links to a previous interview with Telle Whitney, President and CEO of ABI, and to articles featuring ABI in the Silicon Valley Watcher.
Out of the Loop in Silicon Valley
The New York Times, April 16, 2010
This article by the New York Times examines the state of women in the high tech industry. ABI’s recent study is mentioned and Dr. Caroline Simard, director of the institute’s research initiatives and co-author of the report is quoted as saying, “There really needs to be more effort from companies and from educational institutions to engage women in the innovation process from very early on”. The piece looks closely at where the problems lie for women in Silicon Valley.
Cassidy: Intel’s Lila Ibrahim Turns Passion into Profession
Mercury News, April 12, 2010
This piece by the Mercury News includes a profile of Lila Ibrahim, winner of the Women of Vision Social Impact Award and more information behind why she was nominated. Jerri Barrett, VP of Marketing, is quoted regarding her thoughts on Ibrahim and the work she is doing.
Senior Technical Women: A Profile for Success
Clayman Institute for Gender Research, April 02, 2010
The Clayman Institute highlights the Anita Borg Institute’s report, “Senior Technical Women: A Profile of Success”. VP of Research and Executive Programs, Caroline Simard, shares questions that were used to gather data along with interesting findings.
Top Six Attributes of High-Ranking Women in Technology
Diversity Executive, March 24, 2010
This article from Diversity Executive mentions the 6 top attributes of successful senior technical women. Dr. Caroline Simard, VP of Research and Executive Programs, is quoted about her study, “Senior Technical Women: A Profile in Success”.
Sally Fincher and Women in Computing Education Research for Ada Lovelace Day
Computing Education Blog, March 24, 2010
In honor of Ada Lovelace Day this blog post discusses women in computing who the author admires. One of these women is Dr. Caroline Simard. Her research is mentioned along with the newest study by ABI (“Senior Technical Women: A Profile in Success”).
Women in Tech Make Sacrifices to Succeed
Forbes.com, March 24, 2010
This article on Forbes.com describes the personal sacrifices working women in technology make in order to succeed, including juggling family responsibilities with their career. Caroline Simard, VP of Research and Executive Programs, is quoted about her opinions on the need for companies to be more flexible in the future.
Group Honors Three Women for Contributions to Tech
EE Times Careers
Women of Vision Award winners are mentioned. Tell Whitney, President and CEO of ABI, is also quoted regarding the 2010 winners and their contributions to technology.
New Study Explores Gender Discrimination in High Tech Firms
Inside Counsel, March 23, 2010
The report released by ABI, “”The Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement of Technical Women: Breaking Barriers to Cultural Change in Corporations”, is discussed. Also, a link for the complete story in Business Week is provided.
Women at the Top of Tech: Two New Reports Releases by the Anita Borg Institute
The Glass Hammer, March 23, 2010
This in depth piece by the Glass Hammer looks at two reports released by ABI – “Senior Technical Women: A Profile of Success” and “Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement of Technical Women: Barriers to Cultural Change in Corporation”. Dr. Caroline Simard, VP of Research and Executive Programs, is interviewed at length and discusses the challenges technical women face and what can be done in the future.
Anita Borg Institute: The 6 Attributes of High Ranking Women in Tech
Local Biz Kit, March 23, 2010
The six attributes of successful technical women are highlighted in order to shines more light on why there are so few technical women in the workplace.
Top Six Attributes of High-Ranking Women in Technology Identified in New Research Report from…
All Business, March 22, 2010
This piece discusses the 6 attributes of successful technical women from ABI’s report “Senior Technical Women: A Profile of Success”. Caroline Simard, VP of Research and Executive Programs, is also quoted regarding the goal of the study and what she hopes will come as a result of the findings.
Are Poor Project Management and Recruiting Practices Contributing to Gender Discrimination?
Statistical Analysis in Employment Law, March 22, 2010
This critique on Network World’s article “Gender Discrimination Linked to Poor Project Management” comments on the recommendations provided by ABI to eliminate gender biases at high-tech firms.
Gender Bias in Tech: Companies with ‘Hero Mindset’ Don’t Want Heroines
IT Business Edge, March 22, 2010
This commentary regarding ABI’s most recent reports discusses discrimination against working mothers and the “hero mindset” that has become the culture in the technology industry. The author also provides her own opinions regarding recommendations from ABI’s reports about what can be changed in the future.
Survey probes traits of ‘senior technical women’ — They’re more assertive than male peers, but where are the ‘tech goddesses?’
Palo Alto Weekly, March 22, 2010
Dr. Caroline Simard, VP of Research and Executive Programs, is interviewed in depth for this piece in the Palo Alto Weekly. She discusses why technical women are more likely to be found in management positions and also work life balance, among other things.
Six Things Women Need to Advance: Why they have to overcome more to reach the top
NBC Bay Area, March 22, 2010
This piece by NBC Bay Area asks why there are such few women CEO’s. Information is taken from ABI’s report “Senior Technical Women: A Profile of Success”. The editorial also recognizes ABI for recognizing that change needs to be made on an individual level as well a corporate one.
New Research Report from Anita Borg Institute Highlights the Characteristics That Lead to Advancement of Technical Women
TMCnet, March, 22, 2010
ABI’s report “Senior Technical Women: A Profile of Success” is discussed in this article. Recommendations that the report provides are also analyzed. Dr. Caroline Simard, VP of Research and Executive Programs, is quoted about the fact that more research needs to be done but “hope[s] to have shed some light on those particular characteristics of women who’ve persisted in breaking down the barriers to reaching higher executive levels”.
Top Six Attributes of High-ranking Women in Tech
eChannelLine, March 22, 2010
From the ABI report “Senior Technical Women: A Profile of Success”, the author of this article describes the 6 top attributes of successful technical women and describes the importance of each.
Gender Discrimination Linked to Poor Project Management
Computer World UK, March 22, 2010
The writer of this piece suggests Silicon Valley’s culture is linked to a sense of isolation for women in technology. Two of ABI’s reports, “Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement of Technical Women: Barriers to Cultural Change in Corporation” and “Senior Technical Women: A Profile of Success” are discussed in this article. Dr. Caroline Simard, VP of Research and Executive Programs, is also quoted about the rarity of women in technology.
Anita Borg Institute Announces Women of Vision Award Winners
CIO, March 2, 2010
This piece highlights the winners of the Women of Vision Awards and provides brief bios about each.
Why Women are Leaving IT
IT World Canada, August 1, 2008
Transitioning to a Rewarding Non-Profit Career
YourOnRamp ezine, May 15, 2008
Six (More) Ways to Recruit Women
CIO Magazine, March 31, 2008
Women both help and hinder each other
San Jose Business Journal, February 29, 2008
To win in IT, women have to get in the game
Computer Canada, March 3, 2008
MentorNet Launches Latinas in Computing Web Portal with Texas Instruments Grant
By MentorNet, February 20, 2008
Foster City company infuses shopping with cyber philanthropy
Inside Bay Area, December 18, 2007
Not Just Another Nerdy White Guy
Salon.com, September 10, 2003
Designing With Women in Mind: Anita Borg’s institute urges products with female perspective
San Francisco Chronicle, June 7, 1999