10 Profiles Match "math"

Ursula Burns
Former CEO, Xerox Corporation

"I'm a black lady from the Lower East Side of New York," Ursula Burns told Fast Company in 2011. "Not a lot intimidates me." It’s a stance that has served Burns—and her Xerox Corporation colleagues and shareholders—well. Armed with engineering degrees from Columbia and NYU, she has rolled up her sleeves to reinvent the famed copier corporation for a post-copier age. Burns’s 2009 ascension, as ...

Ursula Burns
Shelly Lazarus
CEO, Ogilvy & Mather

In her 40-plus years at Ogilvy & Mather, Shelly Lazarus went from frequently being the only woman in the room, to being the woman running the show at the global advertising giant.  Lazarus graduated from Smith College in 1968 and earned an MBA from Columbia University, where she was one of only four women in her class.  After a short stint as a product manager at Clairol, her passion for marketing...

Shelly Lazarus
Anna Maria Chávez
CEO, Girl Scouts of the USA

Anna Maria Chávez is the Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of the USA, and a lifetime member of the group dedicated to building up girls as strong, confident leaders. Chávez is the first Latina to head the historic organization.   Prior to her work with Girls Scouts, Chávez was deputy of chief of staff for Urban Relations and Community Development under former Governor of Arizona and current ...

Anna Maria Chávez
Katherine G. Johnson
Mathematician, NASA

Katherine G. Johnson is a pioneer in American space history. A NASA mathematician, Johnson's computations have influenced every major space program from Mercury through the Shuttle. She even calculated the flight path for the first American mission space.   Born in 1918 in West Virginia, Johnson was a talented student who entered college at only 15 years old. At West Virginia State Universit...

Katherine G. Johnson
Maria Klawe
President, Harvey Mudd College

Maria Klawe the fifth president of Harvey Mudd College.  A renowned mathematician, computer scientist and scholar, Klawe is the first woman to lead the College since its 1955 founding. Prior to joining Harvey Mudd College, she served as dean of engineering and professor of computer science at Princeton University. Klawe is passionate about making science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) ac...

Maria Klawe
Indra Nooyi
Chairman & CEO, PepsiCo

Indra Nooyi has led PepsiCo’s global strategy for over a decade. In 2013, she was named the third most powerful woman in business by Fortune. Seven years running, she’s been on Forbes’ list of 100 Most Powerful Women. Nooyi was born in India and received a BA in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics from Madras Christian College and an MBA from Indian Institute of Management Calcutta before moving ...

Indra Nooyi
Elizabeth Warren
Senator (D-Massachusetts)

As a young mother, Elizabeth Warren went to class at Rutgers Law School while her husband worked at IBM. In 1978, the family relocated to Houston, where Warren started teaching at the law school. She would go on to teach at University of Pennsylvania Law School and Harvard, specializing in bankruptcy law. With books including “The Fragile Middle Class: Americans in Debt” and “The Two-Income Trap: ...

Elizabeth Warren
Eileen Collins
First Woman Commander, NASA

Eileen Collins was born in Elmira, New York in a lower-middle class family.   Eileen’s love of science came early, in the halls of her hometown library. After receiving her bachelors in mathematics and economics from Syracuse University, she joined an Air Force pilot training program, and out of a class of 320, she was one of only four women chosen.   After climbing the ranks within the US Air...

Eileen Collins
Anne-Marie Imafidon
STEM Advocate

Anne-Marie Imafidon is a British computing, mathematics, and language prodigy. She has been amicably named the "Eldest Child in Britain's Brainiest Family," passing two GCSE examinations in Mathematics and Information Technology at the age of 11. By age 20, she had already graduated from Oxford University with a masters’ degree in Computer Science, making national and international...

Anne-Marie Imafidon
Gwynne Shotwell
President & COO, SpaceX

Gwynne Shotwell is the President and Chief Operating Officer of SpaceX, a United States corporation providing space transport services to both government and commercial customers.   Born in Libertyville, Illinois, Shotwell received a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mathematics from Northwestern University. Early in her career, she decided to work...

Gwynne Shotwell

18 Video Moments Match "math"

The First Hackers
Margaret Hamilton

Margaret Hamilton shares the story of when, while working on a math project in college, her computer stopped working and how many believe she may have caught the first computer hackers.

A Math Student
Melinda Gates

Melinda Gates had a great female math teacher in high school who gave Gates her first opportunity to learn computer programming.  

Math or French
Katherine G. Johnson

NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson was a student in both math and French, but a teacher with a strong opinion pushed her more toward math.

My Mother the Teacher
Katherine G. Johnson

NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson talks about how her mother was a natural-born teacher and how she herself was a natural-born student.

Langley's Black Mathematicians
Katherine G. Johnson

Katherine Johnson talks about Langley's quota for black female mathematicians and how she waited for a job opening.

Computations to the Moon
Katherine G. Johnson

NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson shares the DIY method she and her team used to help visualize the flight computation to the moon.

John Glenn
Katherine G. Johnson

NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson talks about working with astronaut John Glenn and how he completely trusted the flight computations they made for him.

To the Moon and Back
Katherine G. Johnson

NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson talks about how worried while she was watching the mission to the moon and hoping her computations worked out.

Constellations
Katherine G. Johnson

NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson talks about how the stars and constellations we're familiar with on Earth look much different when you're in orbit.

Bad Math
Martina Navratilova

In her first year of high school, tennis champion Martina Navratilova's math teacher suggested Navratilova study harder since she likely would not have a career in tennis.

Girls and STEM
Maria Klawe

Maria Klawe, the first female president of Harvey Mudd College, talks about how computer science and mathematics are the STEM fields that need more woman.

The Big Mistakes
Monica Crowley

Crowley on how dealing with the aftermath of making a big mistake means you have to fully accept it and move forward.

Gift of Competitiveness
Mia Hamm

Hamm explains that while maybe she wasn't the best in choir or math growing up, she understood her own talent, which was her competitiveness on the field.

Retired U.S. Army Brigadier General
Pat Foote

Foote remembers the way she was discouraged from math and forced into home ec as a girl.

Subtle Discouragement
Lydia Villa-Komaroff

Villa-Komaroff addresses Larry Summers' comment about women's capacity in math and science and the insidious signals it sends.

Working with a Legend
Shelly Lazarus

Lazarus describes legendary Ogilvy & Mathers founder, David Ogilvy, and her unique relationship with him.

Women Engineers
Meg Whitman

Whitman on the needed progress in bringing more women into math, science, and technology.

Vehicles for Good
Kirsten Gillibrand

Kirsten Gillibrand comments on the gender gap that persists in the areas of math, science, and technology.

47 Articles Match "math"

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Nineteen-year-old Claire Wineland isn't your average girl. She breathes life into a room and has carried the weight of the world around her. The YouTube sensation, who has 111K subscribers under her "The Clairity Project," prides herself on being deep, and we do too. Wineland was born with cystic ...

Inclusion Experts Exclusive: 19-Year-Old Claire Wineland Is Living With Cystic Fibrosis and Might Have Just Uncovered the Meaning of Life
"Hidden Figures" Is Inspiring Hundreds of Girls to Pursue STEM

After a four-hour event that featured a special presentation of "Hidden Figures," followed by speeches from successful women in science-based fields, 180 female students ranging from fifth to 12th grade walked out of a theater in Seattle excited to pursue future careers in science, technology, engin...

Daily Five: Celebrating Lauren Bacall, Feminist Icon

1. Lauren Bacall, Feminist Icon. Celebrating the late movie star.  2. Maryam Mirzakhani is the first woman to win the Fields Prize. It's like the Nobel in the math world. 3. Tallying females isn't enough to make tech more diverse. So now what? 4. How the Orange is the New Black cast came to be. V...

Daily Five: Celebrating Lauren Bacall, Feminist Icon
Will the Next Einstein Be a Woman from Cameroon?

This year's Pi Day is particularly special because not only is it 3.14, but it's 3.1415. This only happens once every century! We say that's all the more reason to celebrate brilliant female mathematicians that are contributing solutions to global challenges. Around the world, women only represent...

Will the Next Einstein Be a Woman from Cameroon?
Tech Appeal: The Women Helping Girls Get Into STEM

When it comes to women in STEM, sadly, the statistics are still depressing: according to WISE (a campaign to encourage Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) figures from 2014, just 13 percent of UK women work in the fields of science, technology, engineering or math. When you ...

Tech Appeal: The Women Helping Girls Get Into STEM
MAKERS' Exclusive Q&A With Children's Book Author, Cofounder and CEO of Sally Ride Science, Tam O'Shaughnessy

Tam O'Shaughnessy is an American children's science writer with an upcoming book, a photo biography about Sally Ride, set to release soon. Before the astronaut's death in 2012, they were life partners for over two decades. She played professional tennis and was coached by iconic athlete Billie Jean ...

MAKERS' Exclusive Q&A With Children's Book Author, Cofounder and CEO of Sally Ride Science, Tam O'Shaughnessy
Female Scientists Receive Half as Much Funding as Male Scientists

Young women and girls are being encouraged to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) more than ever before. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, women hold less than 25 percent of jobs in STEM. However, while getting women interested in STEM careers is relativ...

Female Scientists Receive Half as Much Funding as Male Scientists
Meet Melissa McCracken Who Paints Sound Because of Her Neurological Condition

Melissa McCracken paints music. Because of a neurological condition called synesthesia, which affects 4 percent of people, McCracken sees color in music, numbers, and days of the week "as if they had a set point in space," she writes. I like what I do A post shared by Melissa McCracken (@meli...

Meet Melissa McCracken Who Paints Sound Because of Her Neurological Condition
The 2014 MAKERS Conference: Importance of STEM

Megan Smith, CTO of the United States, explains why we need more women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Learn more about Smith in her exclusive MAKERS story. NEXT: Make a Difference and Do Good » Related Stories: • Celebrating Megan Smith's WIRED Magazine Cov...

The 2014 MAKERS Conference: Importance of STEM
Megan Smith: Why we need women in STE[A]M

"Kids need to understand how to not just be consumers of this technology, but to be MAKERS." Megan Smith told The MAKERS Conferene that she's on a mission to tell the lost history of women (and the current stories) in technology. She wants to encourage women innovators, not just in STEM (science, t...

Megan Smith: Why we need women in STE[A]M
10 Famous Women on Facing—and Overcoming—Failure

Society pretty much hardwires us to fear failure—practically every piece of content we consume (from movies to TV shows and even some news stories) depicts failure as some kind of all-consuming tragedy that you must consciously avoid. This explains why your heart sank in high school when you f...

10 Famous Women on Facing—and Overcoming—Failure
The 5 Female Mapmakers That History Forgot

This Women's History Month we are celebrating the many forgotten women who helped shaped history across a variety of fields.  You might not be familiar with the names or even the maps created by these women, but they blazed a trail in the nuanced field of cartography. Their stories are often oversh...

The 5 Female Mapmakers That History Forgot
Study Finds Men are Less Attracted to Intelligent Women

It turns out there's a downside to having both beauty and brains. A new study finds that men "showed less attraction toward women who outsmarted them," the Independent reports. Researchers at the University of Buffalo, California Lutheran University, and the University of Texas, Austin, conducted ...

Study Finds Men are Less Attracted to Intelligent Women
Having a Soda With the 14-Year-Old Indian Girl Who Conquered Everest

By Julia Felsenthal Meeting up with Poorna Malavath, the youngest girl ever to summit Mt. Everest, is not easy. Malavath, who became a minor celebrity in India after the successful climb, in May 2014, just a month or so shy of her 14th birthday, is in town for some meetings related to the United Na...

Having a Soda With the 14-Year-Old Indian Girl Who Conquered Everest
With the Help From "Hidden Figures," More Girls Want to Be Like Katherine Johnson

With $22.8 million in ticket sales, the women of "Hidden Figures" were far from being overlooked in box office rankings. The film — which tells the story about NASA's female African-American mathematicians — even beat "Rogue One," and is now spreading awareness about the need for more young, motiva...

Verizon Launches Campaign to Support Girls in STEM

Verizon is working with MAKERS and the Verizon Foundation to #InspireHerMind and encourage more girls to get involved in the high-tech STEM fields. The provocative multi-platform campaign will focus on STEM's female leaders, changing the conversation, and ways to involve more young women in the STE...

Verizon Launches Campaign to Support Girls in STEM
5 Last-Minute Tax Tips

Tax day always seems to roll around before you know it. If you've already filed, congrats! If you're not even close to being done, don't despair — you still have some time. Here are my top tips to make sure you make all the right tax moves over the next week: 1. Consider an Extension. ...

5 Last-Minute Tax Tips
13-Year-Old Alyssa Carson Is Training to Be the First Human on Mars

Alyssa Carson, a 13-year-old from Baton Rouge, has other-worldly ambitions, and shooting for the moon is not enough. She wants to be on the first human mission to Mars, predicted to be in 2030. Her far reaching goal took hold when she was about 5 years old: "I walked in on her in her bedroom and s...

13-Year-Old Alyssa Carson Is Training to Be the First Human on Mars
Katherine G. Johnson Honored by National Women's History Museum

On November 17th, MAKER Katherine Johnson will be honored with a Living Legacy Award alongside Goldieblox Founder Debbie Sterling, and The Honorable Sally Jewel, U.S. Secretary of Interior, at the National Women's History Museum's de Pizan Honors. Previous honorees include MAKER Marissa Mayer and Dr...

Katherine G. Johnson Honored by National Women's History Museum
Maryam Mirzakhani is the First Woman to Win the 'Nobel of Math'

In 1936, the Fields Medal was instituted to recognize outstanding discoveries in mathematics. Winners had to be younger than 40, and, until this year, they were all men. 37-year-old Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani is one of this year's recipients for her "outstanding contributions to the dyn...

Maryam Mirzakhani is the First Woman to Win the 'Nobel of Math'
Debra Sterling Writes on the Next Generation of Innovators

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Debra Sterling Writes on the Next Generation of Innovators
Cards Against Humanity Offers Full-Ride Scholarships to Women Pursuing STEM

Popular card game Cards Against Humanity is setting the deck high for giving back. The card game announced that its new science-focused 30-card expansion pack released earlier this year will raise money for the Science Ambassador Scholarship Fund — a scholarship program that funds women pursuing un...

Cards Against Humanity Offers Full-Ride Scholarships to Women Pursuing STEM
Study Finds That "Gendered" Toys Can Keep Girls From Careers in STEM

A recent study by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has revealed that "toys with a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) focus were three times as likely to be targeted at boys than girls." According to The Guardian, the IET's current focus is on significantly increasin...

Study Finds That
Lab Candy Allows Girls to Imagine Themselves as Scientists

Lab Candy, founded by 22-year-old scientist, Olivia Pavco-Giacci, aims to enable young girls aged from kindergarten to third grade to imagine themselves as scientists. Pavco-Giacci shares that girls lose interest in science and math as early as 6 years old and she's eager to change that by empoweri...

Lab Candy Allows Girls to Imagine Themselves as Scientists
NYC Is the First to Hire an Equity Coordinator; Here's Why Your City Needs One

New York City hired a gender equity coordinator to ensure that the public school programs and curriculums are equal. New York City will be the first city to do this with their pick for hire: Kimberly Shannon. "The greatest need for my role is focusing on the most marginalized populations. That's s...

NYC Is the First to Hire an Equity Coordinator; Here's Why Your City Needs One
5 Inspiring Women Who Have Succeeded in Male-Dominated Industries

Last week, Apple released a diversity report that was refreshingly transparent — but disappointing for women. Globally, only 31 percent of its employees are female, and that number drops to 28 percent when it comes to leadership roles, then to 22 percent for “tech” positions. It’s not the only compa...

5 Inspiring Women Who Have Succeeded in Male-Dominated Industries
11 Successful Women in Tech

By Isabelle Chapman Last month, a hashtag spread across social media about women in tech: #thisiswhatanengineerlookslike. Female engineers posted their photos accompanied by the hashtag in order to counter the assumption that all engineers are men and look like Mark Zuckerberg. The truth is that m...

11 Successful Women in Tech
5 Kickstarter Success Stories Featuring Amazing Women (and 5 More You Can Help Fund Today)

By: Jennifer Memmolo  What better way to celebrate the spirit of Independence Day than with stories of successful women entrepreneurs? Meet five women who successfully turned their Kickstarter goals into kick-ass media and technology, and meet five women who could use your support today! 1. The Ve...

5 Kickstarter Success Stories Featuring Amazing Women (and 5 More You Can Help Fund Today)
How Did Malala Yousafzai Do On Her GCSE Exams?

Malala Yousafzai earned top grades in math, physics, biology, chemistry, and religious studies on the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE). The GCSE examinations are taken my most students at the end of the school year in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. They are taken in all subj...

How Did Malala Yousafzai Do On Her GCSE Exams?
Complete the History Books: Women in STEM

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Complete the History Books: Women in STEM
Going Off Script with Michael Epstein, Director of MAKERS: Women in Space

Michael Epstein produced and directed MAKERS: Women in Space along with producer Sarah Wolitzky. He says he learned "everything" in the making of this documentary, tracing the history of women who define America's aeronautical legacy. He interviewed groundbreakers including Eileen Collins, the first...

Going Off Script with Michael Epstein, Director of MAKERS: Women in Space
Gwynne Shotwell: The importance of science, tech, engineering and math

Gwynne Shotwell described herself as having been a "clueless" teen who didn't realize the importance of STEM (science, tech, engineering and math) right away. She remembers having an interest in cars but otherwise lacked direction. After meeting a female mechanical engineer with a "fabulous suit," h...

Gwynne Shotwell: The importance of science, tech, engineering and math
Katherine Johnson Went to College at 15--Then She Calculated the Path to the Moon

When Katherine Johnson started college (at age 15), she never dreamed she'd be involved in space. At the time, she remembers that as a woman, "You could be a nurse or a teacher." But numbers had always come naturally to Johnson, and her professors encouraged her to study mathematics. She eventually ...

Katherine Johnson Went to College at 15--Then She Calculated the Path to the Moon
5 Views On Women in Tech

Sheryl Sandberg was one of the few women standing among Facebook's ranks during its public debut last Friday. With only a handful of women at the top of U.S. technology companies, and with those numbers decreasing each year, both women and men are working to right the gender imbalance in this indust...

5 Views On Women in Tech
Exclusive: The White House’s New Initiative Writes STEM Women Back Into History

The world has always benefitted from the scientific accomplishments and technological ingenuity of women--their stories just haven't always been told. A White House audio initiative launched Thursday aims to shake up that silence. In "The Untold History of Women in Science and Technology," women fro...

Exclusive: The White House’s New Initiative Writes STEM Women Back Into History
Girls Just Outperformed Boys On This National Test Given for the First Time

Eighth-grade girls beat their male peers in the first national test measuring technology and engineering abilities, according to results made public Tuesday. The test was administered under the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) also known as the "Nation's Report Card," which provid...

Girls Just Outperformed Boys On This National Test Given for the First Time
Megan Smith Delivers Smith College Commencement Speech Highlighting 'Creative Confidence'

Megan Smith, the United States Chief Technology Officer in the Office of Science and Technology Policy at the White House — the first woman to hold that post — delivered the address at Smith College's 138th Commencement ceremony, held Sunday, May 15, 2016. "I just have to mention that it's great to...

Megan Smith Delivers Smith College Commencement Speech Highlighting 'Creative Confidence'
Melinda Gates Is On a Mission to Bring More Women Into the Tech Industry

After decades in the technology industry, MAKER Melinda Gates, Co-Chair and Trustee of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has decided to go after an individual goal, sans husband (and Warren Buffett). This mission, one she thought about while working with women and girls in developing countries, ...

Melinda Gates Is On a Mission to Bring More Women Into the Tech Industry
Verizon's Inspire Her Mind Ad Goes Viral

Verizon's recent advertising campaign InspireHerMind, focused on encouraging girls to pursue science and math, has recently gone viral and received over 1.3 million views since its launch in early June. The video is narrated by MAKER Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code, and tells the story of...

Verizon's Inspire Her Mind Ad Goes Viral
These Girl Scouts Play Dress Up In the Best Way for Women's History Month

From MAKERS Hillary Clinton and Mae Jemison, to NASA human computers Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson, a group of Girl Scouts from the New York area were chosen from a pool of more than 300 applicants to be "physically and mentally transformed" into iconic female history makers. ...

These Girl Scouts Play Dress Up In the Best Way for Women's History Month
A 22-Year-Old Engineer Reveals How to Break Into a Fashion Start-Up

In college, Alexandra Johnson was just like most of her peers—she had a love of learning and an even stronger love of fashion. So when it came time to nail down a career path, she simply married her two loves. The Carnegie Mellon computer science major rejected the dumb idea that all engineers had t...

A 22-Year-Old Engineer Reveals How to Break Into a Fashion Start-Up
Want to Run a Top Company? Study Science

More than 30 percent of the women on Fortune's Most Powerful Women in Business list studied science for their undergraduate degree, including number one Ginni Rometty, Chairman and CEO of IBM. Click through above to meet the other powerful women who spend their young years conducting experiments and...

Want to Run a Top Company? Study Science
Remembering "The First Lady of Wall Street," Muriel Siebert

Muriel Siebert certainly made her mark on American history. In 1967, after having her application rejected nine times, she succeeded in becoming the first woman to buy a seat on the New York Stock Exchange. I was fortunate enough to interview Muriel Siebert in 2011 for MAKERS, and it was like takin...

Remembering
Claire Dunphy and the Serious, High-Strung, Sexless Moms on TV

By Caitlin Moscatello Ever since ABC's Modern Family first aired back in 2009, I've had a soft spot for Claire Dunphy, the high-strung wife and mother of three who seems to constantly be looking around, thinking, Is this really happening? Is this my life? I'm not a wife or a mom, but I get Claire. ...

Claire Dunphy and the Serious, High-Strung, Sexless Moms on TV
How Ursula Burns Worked Her Way Up to CEO of a Fortune 500 Company

Ursula Burns was born in New York City, to a single mother. When she was about 8, the Burns family moved from tenement housing to the projects. Her mother prioritized her children, making sure they got a good education. Burns excelled at math, and graduated from Columbia University in 1981 with a ma...

How Ursula Burns Worked Her Way Up to CEO of a Fortune 500 Company
This Is Your Brain "On Princess"

GoldieBlox, a toy company whose mission is to "get girls building," has produced a witty video,"This is Your Brain on Engineering." In this video, we see that the traditional toys young girls are given are damaging their self-confidence in the long run. The video illustrates a brain on "princess," ...

This Is Your Brain
Watch Girls Who Code Teach Buzzfeed's Try Guys About Coding

If you've ever browsed around Buzzfeed long enough, then you might be familiar with the Try Guys. Eugene, Keith, Ned, and Zach have embarked on many adventures, like discovering what childbirth feels like and surviving alone in the wilderness — all for the sake of educating themselves and th...

Watch Girls Who Code Teach Buzzfeed's Try Guys About Coding