The RP’s Weekly Web Gems: The Politics of Tech

The Politics of Tech

IBM recently named Virginia Rometty as its new CEO, making her the first female CEO in the company’s history. [NY Times]

Check out this incredibly touching video that shows science and technology allowing a 29-year-old woman who was born deaf to hear for the first time in her life. [YouTube]

Do you remember the Women’s World Cup this past Summer? The U.S. women’s team had a thrilling run making it to the finals before losing to Japan. Did you know that the finals game broke the record on Twitter for most tweets per second? It generated more than the announcement of the death of Osama bin Laden. [Huffington Post]

While women have made strides in Silicon Valley and the tech world, there is still progress to be made. [Washington Post]

“Scholarship Sponsorships for Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Announced by the Anita Borg Institute” [The Wall Street Journal]

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