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Please join Digital Undivided to chat about growing Black Techies

Are you a Black Techie, know some, or are you looking to become one? Please join Digital Undivided @DigUnDiv and me @DawnMGibson for a twitter chat, tonight at 7PM, EST. We’re gathering under #DIDTechTalk.

Digital Undivided will lead us as we examine various aspects of Black Women working in technology. From your perspective, what things do you think will help improve the prospects for Black Women to succeed in tech fields? What structural barriers might Black women be facing in terms of success in tech organizations and other avenues to achievement? What a might help to get more black women to consider working in tech? If you’re working in tech, what helped you get in and stay in the field? Have any groups inspired your work? Where do you see tech headed in the future?

I can’t wait to hear your thoughts!

Important Voices About Women in STEM

If you’re participating in #Blerd Chat or #DIDTechTalk you know that an inspired, creative, and of course adequate technology workforce is essential to a vital future of our economy and society. It might not be as clear that we have a serious gender gap in the all important STEM fields. Some sources estimate that only 25% of these jobs are filled by women.

I’ve gathered some articles with various perspectives on how to handle this situation. Taken together, a consensus emerges around several critical factors. Preparation, mentoring, and networking.

Young women must receive adequate preparation to achieve advanced study in these fields.

Students must be mentored at all stages of education, so they fully understand what’s required to succeed. Good grades and a degree just aren’t enough. Every student needs a plan.

Networking is an essential aspect of success. Students must make themselves aware of their fields outside of the classroom and connect themselves to opportunities. This process must be constantly repeated.

I hope you lookover each of these articles and take a few moments to offer your own thoughts. What do you wish you would have known? What helped you to get that first break? What has kept you in the hunt?

Marie Curie’s career can inspire us to close the female STEM gap.

Black women share their own travels on the STEM path.

Many factors keep women out of STEM fields. They all need fixing.

The number of women CIOs is dropping.

Essential tips for women in tech.

An assortment of stories on women in STEM.

Is Your Child An ISIS or Extremist Target

Is Your Child An ISIS or Extremist Target

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Is Your Child An ISIS or Extremist Target
by William Jackson

The use of Social Media has grown from a communications tool used
in text format with the ability to interact with anyone through email,
growing to a digitally and interactive platform to an entertainment
platform that has no limits on multimedia interaction, music and movies
can be viewed with ease from a multitude of software’s that…

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