Do women like technology?

Of course they do!  Why don't more women work in technology?  It's complicated. As a women engineer (electrical), I ponder this question quite often. I just finished reading an article "Women Engineers Trace Tech Gender Gap to Childhood" that has some good points.  Being the oldest sister of three brothers and the mother of two daughters (one is an engineer), I have a theory based on my many hours of observation. First, engineering and technical studies are designed for concentration not discussion. As a child, learning the laws of physics requires trial and error and lots of concentration. Especially with girls, it is important to discuss what is happening and why.  My girls never spent much time throwing a ball. In contrast, my brothers spent hours pitching a baseball to each other.  They pitched just about every day, whatever the weather.  They did this mostly without … [Read more...]

LAN Systems CEO Named Girls Inc. Strong, Smart and Bold Awards Honoree

August 24, 2012 – LAN Systems, a leading Atlanta IT Support Company, announced that its CEO Mary Hester is a Girls Inc. Strong, Smart and Bold Awards Honoree. "It was an honor to be nominated with sixty of the strongest, smartest, boldest women our community has to offer," said CEO Mary Hester.  "Girls need strong role models in women that are tough and successful while maintaining their beauty and grace." On Friday, August 24, 2012 at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North, Girls Inc. of Greater Atlanta hosted its 10th Strong, Smart & Bold Awards luncheon.  This event recognized the achievements of Atlanta’s women and girls who embody the Girls Inc. mission of inspiring girls to be strong (healthy), smart (educated) and bold (independent). Nominees are women who are role models for girls today as they work toward becoming the leaders of tomorrow. The Strong, Smart & Bold … [Read more...]