Women in technology

Another century of gender inequality in computer science

Reproduced from Wang et al., 2019, "Gender Trends in Computer Science Authorship" ; Chart: Axios Visuals

Female researchers, for decades largely boxed out of computer science, have in recent years entered the field in record numbers, but new research suggests the current rate of change is not nearly rapid enough to bring parity to the field within a lifetime.

Why it matters: The direction of computer science research is determined by the people who make up the field.

Disney and LittleBits team up to get more girls into tech

In this image, a man hands out toy building and code kits to a line of children. The first child in line is a young blonde girl.
LittleBits droid inventor kits are handed out at the 2017 Droidathon in San Francisco. Photo: Kelly Sullivan/Getty Images for LittleBits

Education tech startup LittleBits is working with Disney and UC Davis to expand its efforts to teach more girls to code.

What's new: A new project, Snap the Gap, will offer LittleBits tech products along with training and mentorship for 15,000 California girls as part of a pilot program.