Whose Wife Are You?

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Whose Wife Are You?

  1. 1. Whose Wife Are You? Renée De Voursney @gigglegirl4e [email_address] Photo Credit: http://jewelrydiamondringscenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/antique-wedding-ring.png
  2. 2. Agenda Why Am I Talking? What is the Problem? Why Should We Care? What Can We Do?
  3. 3. Well, Whose Wife Am I? <ul><li>CTO
  4. 4. Startup Founder
  5. 5. Entrepreneur
  6. 6. Developer
  7. 7. Engineer </li></ul>I'm not here because I am anyone's wife.
  8. 8. No Really, Whose Wife Are You? <ul><li>Mountaineer
  9. 9. Skier
  10. 10. Rock Climber
  11. 11. Cliff Jumper
  12. 12. Sky Diver </li></ul>I'm not here because I am anyone's wife.
  13. 13. Interruption #1 Let's Play A Game!
  14. 14. STAND UP!! <ul><li>No Glasses </li></ul><ul><li>Glasses </li></ul>Photo Credit: http://ih0.redbubble.net/work.4232891.1.flat,550x550,075,f.funky-glasses.jpg
  15. 15. How Blind Are You? Photo Credit: http://www.opticalexpress.co.uk/img/eyeExpert/large-image-371.jpg
  16. 16. Point #1 Commonality
  17. 17. What is the Problem? The End of Men? http://www.ncwit.org/pdf/BytheNumbers09.pdf
  18. 18. What is the Problem? http://www.ncwit.org/pdf/BytheNumbers09.pdf
  19. 19. What is the Problem? http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20110807/SMALLBIZ/308079990
  20. 20. What is the Problem? Photo Credit: http://corpcommotion.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/whack.jpg
  21. 21. Anecdote #1
  22. 22. Anecdote #1
  23. 23. Wear Professional Attire to Work Photo Credit: http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0062/9392/products/minaswan-front.jpg?100051
  24. 24. Anecdote #1
  25. 25. Wear Pornographic Attire to Work
  26. 26. Anecdote #2
  27. 27. Compliment the developer on her great code Photo Credit: http://nostarch.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/product_full/greatcode_big.jpg
  28. 28. Anecdote #2
  29. 29. Compliment the developer on her great diet Photo Credit: http://www.anti-aging-skin-care-guide.com/images/bigstock_Diet_And_Exercise_1520671.jpg
  30. 30. Anecdote #3
  31. 31. Give your developer the third degree about her last code push Photo Credit: http://thesituationist.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/interrogation.jpg
  32. 32. Anecdote #3
  33. 33. Give your developer the third degree about her boyfriend Photo Credit: http://s1.moviefanfare.com/uploads/2011/04/bond-daniel-craig-casino-royale-torture.jpg
  34. 34. Anecdote #4
  35. 35. Use professional language Photo Credit: http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/0071486682.01._SX220_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg
  36. 36. Anecdote #4
  37. 37. Use innuendo
  38. 38. Anecdote #5
  39. 39. Use realistic test data
  40. 40. Anecdote #5
  41. 41. Use offensive test data
  42. 42. There is a Problem but we CAN fix it.
  43. 43. Why Should You Care? Photo Credit: http://media.photobucket.com/image/care%20bears/ladyprincess101/CareBears.jpg
  44. 44. Want a Smarter Team?
  45. 45. Diversify!! Photo Credit: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/140/323461344_6a075fbe14.jpg
  46. 46. OSS Community <ul><li>Inclusive
  47. 47. Collaborative
  48. 48. Innovative </li></ul>Vulnerable
  49. 49. What Can YOU Do? Photo Credit: http://nikonrumors.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/uncle_sam_nr.jpg
  50. 50. Java is from Mars Ruby is from Venus Paolo Perrotta @nusco
  51. 51. Stop Apologizing Keep Moving Forward => Learn
  52. 52. Break Down Barriers Mentor Encourage Teach
  53. 53. Be Aware <ul><li>Commonality
  54. 54. Vulnerability </li></ul>Photo Credit: http://www.skillsconverged.com/Portals/5/DownloadImages/gender.jpg
  55. 55. Be Aware Photo Credit: http://www.punch.co.uk/images/Cartoons/business/03.gif
  56. 56. Be Aware http://xkcd.com/385/
  57. 57. Get Uncomfortable <ul><li>Be Less Blind and Talk about it
  58. 58. When in doubt Ask
  59. 59. Listen
  60. 60. Try
  61. 61. Do Something Different
  62. 62. Read GeekFeminism Wiki
  63. 63. Learn about Feminism and what it really means </li></ul>
  64. 64. Thanks! <ul><li>Resources: </li><ul><li>helpful hint for the colorblind: BE LESS BLIND </li><ul><li>http://hth-the-first.livejournal.com/53171.html?format=light </li></ul><li>G </li><ul><li>http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Resources_for_allies </li></ul><li>The Elephant in the Computer Lab </li><ul><li>http://rarlindseysmash.com/index.php?n=1313531468 </li></ul><li>NSF: Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering </li><ul><li>http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/wmpd/digest/ </li></ul></ul></ul>

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