The reasons why women and people of color are not pursuing computer science jobs are complicated. Robin Hauser Reynolds, director of a documentary looking at the gender gap, shares four reasons women don’t seem to flourish in the tech world — and proposes some solutions.

Dame Steve Shirley |

Dame Stephanie Shirley founded a women-only computing company in 1962, determined to do her work on her terms, and to hell with the glass ceiling. In this video, introduced by US CTO Megan Smith, admire the feisty spirit who upended tech world sexism by refusing to accept it.

Photographer Laura Boushnak celebrates success stories in women’s education across the Arab World.


15-year old Julia Bluhm is a ballet dancer and body image activist. You might see a disconnect, but Julia sees an opportunity; having seen her ballet friends struggle with body issues, she decided to do something about it.