#include Summit Application Now Open

Jan. 19, 2015, 10:44 p.m. | #include

We are excited to announce that the #include Summit application is open! Check out our handy application checklist to find out what the application entails.

One portion of the application is a recommendation form that someone, like a teacher or community organization leader, needs to fill out for you. Once you've decided who you want to fill out your recommendation form, please enter their information in this form. Your recommender will then receive a link to the recommendation form via email.

Both your #include Summit application and the recommendation form are due by February 27th at 11:59 PST. Good luck and we look forward to reading your application!

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A Year In Review: 2014 at a glance

Jan. 2, 2015, 11:19 a.m.

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Today, we bid goodbye to 2014: a formative year of growth for she++ and a captivating time to actively promote women in the field of technology. We watched the Anita Borg Institute’s Grace Hopper Conference double in size. We contributed to the conversation about the homogeneity of tech, prompted by more tech companies releasing their diversity statistics. We cheered on Megan Smith as she assumed her role as White House CTO and NASA’s Niki Werkheiser as she put the first 3D printed object in space. Despite the year’s positive strides for women in tech, however, we have also faced negative depictions of “technical” women and read sobering accounts of persistent sexism in the field. she++ is doing all that we can to tackle such stereotypes by shifting the idea of what it means to be a technologist.

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More Than Just Pink: A Discussion of Stereotypes in the Tech World

Dec. 22, 2014, 3:10 p.m.

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by Niharika Bedekar
For the first eight years of my life, Barbies were near the top of my wish list. My dolls, ranging from princesses to astronauts, were some of my most precious possessions, and I spent hours of my childhood crafting imaginary worlds for them.
Now, however, after reading the “Barbie I Can Be A Computer Engineer” book, I am saddened that I was ever devoted to a brand that perpetuates such sexist stereotypes.

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How has Computer Science changed the way you think?

Dec. 4, 2014, 11:29 p.m. | video library

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2014 #include Fellow Avanika Narayan Speaks about Expanding Her Initiative

Nov. 13, 2014, 11:04 a.m.

I was one of the fortunate people to attend the 2014 she++ #include Summit. Since then I have further worked and expanded on my #include initiative. My initiative was to spread computer science instruction amongst underprivileged kids. I noticed that there was a big gap in opportunities between myself and kids from East Palo Alto who did not have exposure to computer science. To bridge this gap I introduced Tynker, a software that introduces, teaches and enhances interest in programming to an after school program for children in East Palo Alto. My experiences of bringing computer science instruction to the children from East Palo Alto inspired me to do more.

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