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TGIF! This week we’re celebrating International Women’s Day (Thursday, March 8) and Women’s History Month (with a couple extra tech tidbits). Here’s to all the accomplishments women have achieved so far, and to all the progress to come!

Check back at the end of each week for our Friday finds.

Here’s what we’re reading – March 9

  • Read: 7 Reasons To Be Optimistic This International Women’s Day by Moira Forbes for Forbes. This uplifting roundup celebrates the accomplishments that have blossomed out of the challenges and adversity women still face today. From more elected female officials to the body positivity movement, this piece reminds readers to celebrate the wins.
  • Watch: Women’s History Month: 11 female-empowering movies on Netflix 👭 by Rebecca Fleenor for CNet. Feeling like a Netflix marathon this weekend? Give your viewing a female-focus with these movies featuring powerful or inspirational women and girls. From indies to blockbusters, this list has something for everyone.
  • Read: The Decentralized Internet Is Here, With Some Glitches by Tom Simonite for Wired. Eager for the freedom of the early Internet? This piece explores the evolution of the decentralized internet and the privacy and socially conscious apps and services its producing.
  • Read: Women’s History Month: The Role Of Active Learning In Inspiring More Young Women To Pursue STEM by Anna Powers for Forbes. A great interview with two young women who are thriving in the realm of STEM. Learn what motivates them and how they were encouraged to pursue their love of tech.
  • Read: Raising awareness through diversity hackathons by Nick Ismail for Information Age. Hackathons have proven to be a great way to introduce new audiences to programming – and more than that, they’re helping cities and communities raise awareness of opportunities in tech. Learn how hackathons can help foster new talent from diverse backgrounds.
  • Read: The New Vanguard by Dwight Garner, Parul Sehgal, and Jennifer Szalai for The New York Times. To cap off our roundup, another roundup! In honor of Women’s History Month, The NYT critics chose 15 remarkable books by women that are shaping the way we read and write fiction in the 21st century.

What are you reading, watching, and listening to? Share your thoughts in the comments below.


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