Written by Alex CruzEdited by Hannah ManuelGraphics by Gwen Valimento Love is one of the few things that seem impossible to code into a computer. We, ourselves, often have a hard time understanding what exactly love is. The thing is, we can’t teach computers to be discriminatory either — to them, everything is made up of mere 1s and 0s. That being said, we’ve looked up and talked to two women in… Read More
Written by Talia Araña and Fran FabricanteEdited by Christiana ReyesGraphics by Trasy Ipapo “Ang education makakapaghintay ‘yan. Pero hindi ko pa [kayang] i-risk ang safety ng mga anak ko kapag lumabas na lang sila. Natatakot ako na baka mamaya pag-uwi nito galing sa school eh may COVID-19 na pala.” (“Education can wait. I’m not risking the safety of my children when they go out. I fear if they attend school, they will… Read More
“Who is the first person that comes into your mind when you hear the words ‘tech industry’?”
Ask anyone that question, and you’ll probably hear the repetitive answers: Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and, never forget, Mark Zuckerberg. Nowadays, most of the world relates the tech industry with male domination, thanks to the media’s focus on “male tech genius” tropes with those three men first on the list and with stories of their lives on screens and on the headlines.
Why are there fewer women in the tech industry? What is the best place for a woman in tech? Here’s to all the “female tech geniuses” out there.
Written by Kelly Punzalan Edited by Victoria Albitos Many of our favorite brands and companies began as small startups that went on to become highly successful ventures‒ Amazon, Canva, Grab, Lazada, Angkas, just to name a few. In the past few years, local entrepreneurs of all ages have jumped on the startup train and have made waves across different industries. Filipina women make up a significant percentage of these entrepreneurs, empowering women… Read More
Written by Anna Divinagracia Edited by Jeri Francine Tavera “The whole of life is just like watching a film,” writer Terry Pratchett once said. Romance, comedy, tragedy; a movie for the bored, for the tired, for the inspired, and for all — a film for every moment, a show for every time. We love to binge-watch our favorite movie trilogies, and we groan at the moment the screen blacks out after the… Read More
Written by Victoria Albitos Edited by Lauren Fajardo More than 150 years ago, a star was born; or rather, a girl who would grow up to watch the stars. On December 11, 1863, Annie Jump Cannon was born in Dover, Delaware to Wilson Cannon, a shipbuilder and statesman, and his second wife Mary Jump. As a child, her mother taught her constellations and home economics. She also encouraged her to pursue studying… Read More
Written by Charmaine Espinueva Wi-Teach is one of the community development initiatives of WiTech that aims to TIE: to Teach, Inspire and Engage with students through sustainable outreach, education and empowerment. The first leg of the WiTeach initiative was launched last August 2-4, 2018 at Marawi City. Students and teachers of the Mindanao State University – University Training Center were taught how to code after computer modules and laptops were donated by… Read More
Chiara Ledesma is a prime example of a woman who found her passion in CS, and continues to overcome all obstacles to pursue her dreams. And with the support of family, friends, and peers, she ultimately knew that a career in tech was truly her calling even though it was not the expected path for women like her.
Written by Kelly Punzalan Edited by Lauren Fajardo and Cebo Cruz Interviewed by Bea Rondon Despite rising numbers of women in animation, the industry is still heavily male-dominated, with only 23.2% of jobs in the field held by women according to Animation Career Review. Marla Rausch thankfully did not have to endure the less-than-ideal treatment that many women in the technology industry are used to. Throughout her career, people naturally had formed biases and… Read More