It’s not often that I pull the angry auntie, or tia card (depends who you are talking to.)
This all started a long time ago, when women weren’t allowed to do certain things.
Fast forward to today.
At the recent #140edu conference in New York City, Lynn Langit (@llangit) – co-founder of Teaching Kids Programming was told as a young woman,
“Oh honey, girls don’t do math.”
The kettle was getting warm.
Then later in the week, Webgrrls posted about how one of the reasons girls and young women don’t go into technology is that it can limit their dating potential.
The kettle was boiling.
Finally, JCPenny was selling these “I’m too pretty to do Homework T-shirt and “My Best Subjects” to little girls.
These definitely caused the kettle to blow!
The power of the Internet did save the day and the retailer, decided to stop selling the Homework T-shirt.
With September being Women of Achievement Month, we should look to examples of women how have paved the way like Ada Lovelace , Sophia Germain and countless others. I hope that we can point to more pioneering women who are continuing to lead the way.