"We took a close look at the Board membership of seven of the world’s most influential tech companies," writes My Tech Letter. "We also looked at Fortune 500 companies and Silicon Valley companies. Women are either not represented or under represented in a profound way." These findings are represented in an infographic (after the jump), which targets Facebook, Zynga, Twitter, Angie's List Pandora, Foursquare, and -- perhaps surprisingly -- Pinterest.
From an early age, girls have higher average IQs than boys, take more math and science classes, and get better grades. And yet, only 3 out of every 25 engineers are women, and similar statistics are found in other professions in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields. What happens between childhood and adulthood for women that makes them less likely to have STEM careers? A new infographic from EngineeringDegree.net (after the jump) explores just that issue.
The winner of the White House Apps Against Abuse Technology Challenge, the Circle of Six iPhone app helps women fight back against dating violence and sexual assault by allowing users to send quick, easy messages to six trusted friends or family members. Users can ask members of their circle to give them a ride if they feel unsafe, call to interrupt them if they need help getting out of a situation, or report abuse to an emergency hotline. The following video (after the jump) shows you how it works.
by Deanna Zandt
The following network map created by start-up accelerator Women Innovate Mobile illustrates the impressive reach of several women who have started tech businesses: Deborah Jackson, Kelly Hoey, and Veronika Sonsev. From those three women, the map branches out, showing all the investors, tech companies, networks and mentors who are "connected" to these entrepreneurs.