Why Data Science Needs Diversity
11 March 2016
| By Emily Sands
Emily Glassberg Sands, Data Science Manager — #WomenInTech Week at Coursera I’ve always liked math, more for the problems it could solve than for the theory itself. As a child, I loved word problems – shortest paths, miles to the...
“Yes You Can” - Empowering Women Through Education
11 March 2016
| By Priya Gupta
Priya Gupta, Software Engineer, Learning Experience — #WomenInTech Week at Coursera I was lucky to grow up in a family in India in which a girl’s education and success was as important as a boy’s. We were a middle class...
Finding My Community: From Math Olympiads to Coursera
11 March 2016
| By Colleen Lee
Colleen Lee, Software Engineer, Content Experience & Teaching — #WomenInTech Week at Coursera Growing up, I didn’t feel much of my identity was rooted in being female or pursuing particularly feminine pastimes. I was a child who loved math, played...
Overcoming Stereotypes in Tech
11 March 2016
| By Richa Khandelwal
Richa Khandelwal, Software Engineer, Growth — #WomenInTech Week at Coursera In school, I was lucky to have access to computer classes, and I really enjoyed programming. So when the time came for me to think about my career path, it...
Emerging Leaders in Engineering
05 November 2015
| By Archana Sankaranarayanan
Everyone who attended last month’s emerging leaders event at Coursera felt inspired to dream more, learn more, do more and become more. Coursera initiated this event because we wanted to create a space for engineers to connect with female engineering...
What about the women?
09 March 2014
| By Emma Pierson, Chuong (Tom) Do
“Education is one of the most important means of empowering women with the knowledge, skills and self-confidence necessary to participate fully in the development process.” (from International Conference on Population and Development) Today, in celebration of International Women’s Day, we...