Joseana Correia, Vanessa Antenor and Angeline Velazquez met this summer on the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion program. From that program, they have learned a lot about themselves but also about others. They understood a lot of stuff going on in the technology world as there's a lot more men than women working on that field.
They also discovered there's so many discrimination such as, women getting paid less than men, women not being recognized for their work, and women being sexually harassed. As example, U.S. women working in science and high-tech fields are 45 percent more likely than their male peers to leave the industry within a year, often due to gender bias and feelings that they are being weighed against male counterparts. Also, between 2000 and 2014, the number of first-year undergraduate women interested in majoring in Computer Science declined by 7%.
As a result of what they learned, they decided to create F3M8OT$ which is a website spotlighting women in Tech, encouraging girls like us to learn more about their strenghts and also inviting people to have fun.
What's the purpose of this website?
We believe that the website could help increasing the percentage of girls interested in STEM Field by showing them women who had accomplished so much in this field.
But we also learned knowing your primary domain it's important because it helps you to figure out what can you do the best as being someone that can make things happen, someone that have influence on people, someone that has strategic thinking or you could just be someone that can work with anybody, a relationship builder. This is why we wanted to have a quiz page that allows people to know their primary domain.
Furthermore, we have a page for entertainment where you can play some of the games that we created Also, we have a contact page for you to contact us to ask us more questions or to ven add more wonderful womenion our Women in Tech page.
What's Your Primary Domain?
There's 4 different domains: Influencer, Doer, Strategist, and Relationship Builder. We created 4 different quizzes so you can see which one defines you the best. Some people might have more than one domain. And some might have all of them. This is why it's important to take all 4 quizzes.
How the quizzes work?
Here's the instruction:
- Go on the "Take The Quizzes" button.
- Then click on one of the quiz.
- Take your time to answer all the questions.
- When you are done, click on submit.
- After the window alert pop out with your result click on the "Go to intial page" button. And take another quiz.
Women in Tech Spotlight
Most of the time woman work her taken for granted.
So we decide to craete a special page to shoutout to some womens that are inpiring and very succesful in the Tech World.
Some of them you may not have heard about but we still belive that people should know more about woman that are revolutionizing our world.
- Alaina Percival was born in November 15,1994 in Tennessee.
- She went to Georgia State University.
- She worked in PUMA-Germany after being graduated.
- Alaina Percival is Chief Executive Officer of Women Who Code, a global nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers.
- Favorite coding language: Ruby
- She is an iOS engineer, speaker, and avid writer.
- She makes Beacon, an app that makes it easy to signal to friends when you're available to hang out.
- She is also the co-founder of Sound Off, a non-profit that works to increase access marginalized people in tech have to professional spaces.
- After Apple, Ashley joined a news startup named Circa to become their lead iOS developer.
- Most recently, Ashley was at Dropbox where she worked on problems at scale for the Dropbox iOS app and advocated for accessibility.
- She is a Senior Software Engineer making the web work at CodePen.
- She is worked for Amazon, L4 Digital, Clarifai, and Venmo, and graduated with a computer science degree from Iowa State University in 2014.
- She is had the honor of working with various organizations, including cKeys and Hacker Fund as their Director of Outreach. She is active in the developer community and one of Glamour Magazine's 35 Women Under 35 Changing the Tech Industry and LinkedIn's Top Professionals 35 & Under.
- As an avid speaker, Cassidy has participated in meetups and events including the Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing, SXSW, the National Center for Women & IT Summit, TEDxDesMoines, the United Nations, and the U.S.A. Science and Engineering Festival.
- She is Full Professor of Biorobotics at the BioRobotics Institute of the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna in Pisa, Italy, where she serves as Rector's delegate to Research.
- She graduated in Computer Science at the University of Pisa in 1993 and received the Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of Genoa in 1998.
- She is Chief Editor of the Specialty Section on Soft Robotics of Frontiers in Robotics and AI and of Frontiers in Bionics and Biomimetics and she is in the Editorial Board of Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, Robotics and Automation Letters, Frontiers in Bionics and Biomimetics, Applied Bionics and Biomechanics, Advanced Robotics.
- She has been the Guest Editor of a Special Issue on Human-Robot Interaction of the IEEE Transactions on Robotics.
- She is member of the IEEE, of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, and of the Robotics & Automation Society, where she served as elected AdCom member and currently is Co-Chair of the TC on Soft Robotics.
- She is the CEO of ROAR for Good, a certified B-corp aimed at reducing assaults against women using smart safety wearables and empathy education.
- Yasmine brought Girl Develop It to Philadelphia, a non-profit providing affordable opportunities for women interested in learning software development.
- BBC selected Yasmine as one of it is 100 Women of 2016 due to her work in empowering women.
- She was also recognized as Upstart 100's most dynamic people shaping business, Philadelphia Magazine Top 20 Best Philadelphians, Philadelphia Business Journal 2016 Tech Disruptors, Technologist of the Year by the Philly Geek Awards, and Innovator of the Year by Rad Girls.
- She is the recipient of the "Women of Courage" award from Lutheran Settlement House and "Visionary Leader" by the City of Philadelphia.
- Yasmine graduated from Temple University with an Business Management Degree.
- Catherine Ball is an author, founder, and ethics advocate working across global projects where robotics and new technology meet environmental protection.
- Ball is now working with the application of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) aka drone technology across remote communities, schools, industry, and citizen scientists.
- Ball is leading the call for discussions around the ethics of spatial data, and commercial drone operations
- Ball’s biggest passion is found working on projects that have a humanitarian aspect, ranging from the use of RPAS for emergency response, to recording cultural heritage, and agricultural assessments.
- Ball holds a BSc Honours (Environmental Protection) and a PhD (Spatial Ecology, Descriptive and Predictive Statistics) from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the United Kingdom.
- She was born in 1955.
- She is a former video game designer.
- She is notable for being one of the first female designers in the video game industry.
- While working at Atari, Inc.in 1978, Shaw designed the unreleased Polo game and designed 3-D Tic-Tac-Toe the same year, both for the Atari 2600.
- Shaw's official job title at Atari was Microprocessor Software Engineer.
- Later she joined Activision, where she programmed her best-known game, River Raid According to the River Raid manual, she is also a “scholar in the field of Computer Science.
- Raquel Romano is a software developer and advocate for members of underrepresented groups in math, science, and technology.
- She earned her BA from Harvard in mathematics, and her MS and PhD from MIT in computer science with a specialty in computer vision and machine learning.
- Throughout her career, she has made an ongoing commitment to finding opportunities to serve communities with needs not well-met by mainstream technology.