A true Fan. tp
Originally posted on Sotto Voce:
I “heart” Emily. She is one smart woman and I love her approach to finding more women in STEM. What’s that? Oh. Women in STEM need to step up and be a role model. I’m now an Emily fan and plan to watch all her shows, found at http://www.youtube.com/user/thebrainscoop. What I love about Emily is not just her calling out women to get public about their nerdiness, but her push to deliver quality educational content about science making science accessible to everyone. What’s not to love about that???
The last 20 years of my career I’ve worked in high tech. I have been fortunate enough to work beside amazing women – and not just in marketing or HR. I’ve worked with amazing women technologists, coders, data junkies, and QA mavens. These women rocked it.
I have always loved Emily Graslie and her “The Brain Scoop.”
Originally posted on The Agenda:
Following a viral video aimed at exposing sexism and the extra barriers for women in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) field, Emily Graslie, host of “The Brain Scoop” on YouTube, joined Ari Rabin-Havt on The Agenda on SiriusXM Progress to reflect on the outpouring of support since Upworthy catapulted her video into the lime light.
What prompted the video? She was asked what the least favorite part of her job was. Emily, who is also The Field Museum’s Chief Curiosity Correspondent, said that reading the sexist, mean-spirited comments and emails that only mention her body, the way she dresses, or her attractiveness were disheartening, especially since most had nothing to do with the content on which she works hard to educate her audience.
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