2012 • Involved in Women in Tech communities: PyLadies, RailsGirls etc. • Dutch Ambassador for European Codeweek • CodePancake • Likes to talk about unconscious bias • Work in Tech: Kabisa, VHTO and currently GitHub
• Self-image: Girls think they perform worse than they actually do in STEM related subjects • Unfamiliarity: lack of understanding about what IT means, partly due to lack of role models • Environment: girls less stimulated by teachers and parents. There are persistent stereotyped views that the sector is better suited to men.
all alike, we share an human experience • However, we’re uniquely different • We’re surrounding ourselves with people who are ‘like us’ • Despite of the fact that we’re all well-intentioned, we’re not very inclusive of others, especially when they’re not like us source: Helen Turnbull