I watched a fascinating talk from Iris Bohnet to an audience at Google on various topics around gender equity and implicit bias, from marketing to talent management, from leadership to test taking. Nuggets I'm still thinking about: We all have an "evaluator" in our head that compares experiences to whatever our internal reference point is. Bohnet … Continue reading Checking the Evaluator in Your Head
I caught a re-run of one of my favorite sitcoms, The Middle, and it reminded me of a post I wrote for Techbridge several years ago, when this particular episode aired for the first time. The older son in this comedic family, Axl, says "Engineers are the guys who build bridges." Not only is this … Continue reading (Gendered) Words Matter
Experience a training Megan led for Techbridge Girls' Role Models Matter project, made possible by the National Science Foundation.
As a STEM educator, I know how important it is for students to "see it in order to be it." Role Models that look like my kids make a lasting impression, and contribute to self-efficacy, the belief that if you can do it, I can too. So, while I'm out beating the bushes (not really … Continue reading I Spy… Images of Women in STEM
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