Happy Summer! Here’s what caught our attention this week. Join in on the discussion and tell us what you have been reading.
By Jordan Hunter (Editorial Intern, Women 2.0)
- In “How To Be A Coder at 35,” a self-proclaimed “hard-core English major” wants to learn coding to use in her career as a Stanford University Libraries archivist. She enrolls in a coding boot camp and eventually lands an entry-level job as a coder at the age of 35.
- The technology industry has a serious diversity problem, according to “The Emerging Picture of the Tech Industry’s Diversity is Pretty Ugly.” Data was released on three top tech companies (Google, Yahoo and LinkedIn) and the gender and ethnic gaps were bigger than we thought.
- In 2012, women received 85 percent of undergraduate degrees in fields like nursing, education and psychology, but what about male-dominated fields like computer science and engineering? Women have climbed the ladder in career gains over the years, but still have gaps to fill. Check out the data chart in “Women Have Made Big Gains in Attaining Degrees In Almost All Fields Except This One.”
- Pantene’s newest commercial is creating quite the buzz. Since being released on June 18th, it has received over half a million views. The video, shown in “Sorry, Not Sorry–Why Women Need To Stop Apologizing For Everything,” addressed that women apologize too often in everyday situations, which makes others view them as subservient and inferior. The video is part of Pantene’s #shinestrong campaign, encouraging women to shine and feel empowered.
- In case you missed it: Last week, the New York Times reported on Equilar’s list of the 200 highest paid CEOs. Tech Cocktail dissected the list and found that only 5.5 percent of those 200 are women.
- One of our favorite Women 2.0 posts this week: Business ideas can pop up at any time. For Holly Bartman, founder and CEO of SuperflyKids, her idea came from her son’s superhero-themed birthday party. In “From Zero to Superhero: How One Mom Turned Her Hobby into a Successful Startup,” Bartman talks about how her business became a success and how she dodged the doubts of others.