Stephanie, not Steve Jobs? Women in Tech

Posted in Pop Culture, Celebrities, Fashion & Lifestyle, Tech News & Gadget Gossip on October 24th, 2011 by admin

Women in Technology

We absolutely agree with Glamour Magazine: more women in technology, please! The next Steve Jobs could be a Stephanie, just as the next Mark Zuckerberg could be a Marcia.

“While women make up 48 percent of our workforce, they hold just 24 percent of the jobs in science, tech, engineering and math.”

In Glamour’s article advocating for more women in the technology field, they profile 6 awesome women who are already making waves in the tech field.

These women include Jess Lee of Polyvore, Hilary Mason of Bitly, Caterina Fake of Flickr, and Kati London of Zynga.

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Study: Women Feel More Guilty When Smartphone Goes Off

Posted in Pop Culture, Celebrities, Fashion & Lifestyle, Tech News & Gadget Gossip on March 11th, 2011 by admin

distressed woman on cell phone

BlackBerries, iPhones, iPads  and other devices are to blame for making women feel more guilty and distressed, a new study of mostly married men and women with children suggests [via CNN.com].

According to University of Toronto Sociology PhD candidate and lead author Paul Glavin, women surveyed felt 40% more distressed than men when family life is frequently interrupted by these electronic devices and other forms of communication. This is so despite having the same amount of work pressure.

The study of over 1000 respondents also showed that when co-workers contacted women at home, they felt guilty twice as often as men when contacted at home. Researchers were surprised by the differences between the emotional response between men and women even when all factors including ability to manage work and home life were held equal.

“We examined the extent that work actually interfered, and our results were focused on controlling for all those factors,” says Glavin. “At the end of the day, the only thing left was guilt, and that’s where the distress came in. We can only speculate about why.”

So why this difference in guilt? There is no definite answer, but Glavin says one theory is that society still holds, perhaps sub-consciously, the belief that women’s priority should still be the home with their children.¬† In other words, mothers at home who get that work-related call may feel more guilty about handling it because it takes time away from their duties at home.

What do you think?

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