Canned Food Drives, Women, and Tech

“Many groups have popped up that support women in technology, like Girls in Tech, She’s Geeky, and many others (enumerated in Digiphile’s thoughtful post Why Including women matters for the future of technology and society). More often than not, these groups are the canned food drives of the women in technology movement. They make you feel better, they might do a little good, but they offer no fundamental change to the system that created the problem in the first place.

The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing does this well. GHC invites women to come to one place, be together, and do science together.”

via Hilary Mason