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Test tubes and makeup rules

A Modern Feminist?

We have been taught to think, from a very young age, that an intelligent person, a scientist, looks a certain way, which often isn’t very feminine.
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Illustration of two young Black girls reaching up for equipment representing a STEM education, kept out of their reach

STEMulate her mind

We need more from other Silicon Valley firms and organizations in the Bay Area to address inequalities in STEM education for girls of color.
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A girl with a laptop with an EECS sticker daydreaming of an adult version of herself writing script

UC Berkeley must uplift women in tech

Where are the female professors? Extensive research has been done regarding the effects of female role models on female students. In both high school and college, we see increased retention of women in male-dominated fields of study when they have female role models.
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A female network

Cracking the Code Ceiling

Laughing with friends in seminar as we talked about the importance of self-care, cheering as Ruth Bader Ginsburg came on screen as we all watched “On the Basis of Sex” and planting flowers in our community garden were always the highlights of my week. They reminded me of everything good when it felt like things were going wrong, assuring me of my place in STEM when the intensity of Berkeley CS made me doubt my competence.
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Check your code

Cracking the Code Ceiling

Over the years, I’ve learned to fully embrace myself as a coder regardless of the sexist stereotypes forcing me into a box I can never fill. I refuse to be silenced by those who distrust my coding abilities as a woman in STEM.
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