• Space diversity initiative builds steam with new leadership and K-12 focused National Space Day

    A growing effort to attract more women and people of color into the space industry has shared some of its first results and a new occasion to rally around: National Space Day, May 3, when thousands of students will learn that not only can they do space stuff, but they really should start now. Space Workforce 2030 is a joint effort by the Space Foundation and Aerospace Corporation, amounting to basically a promise that they — and all their 29 company partners as of now — will transparently report the demographics of their workplaces, hiring and recruitment, and work together to identify ways to bring a more diverse crowd to the notoriously homogeneous space industry. The effort also now has an executive director in Melanie Stricklan, formerly of Slingshot Space (and the Air Force), who is now leading the organization full time.

  • "Like many women, my ADHD went undiagnosed for 24 years: here's what I'd tell my 12-year-old self"

    For Mared, an ADHD diagnosis that came at the age of 24 made a lot of things click. Here are the signs of ADHD noticed most in women and girls, and her story.

  • Women in AI: Kristine Gloria tells women to enter the field and 'follow your curiosity'

    To give AI-focused women academics and others their well-deserved -- and overdue -- time in the spotlight, TechCrunch is launching a series of interviews focusing on remarkable women who’ve contributed to the AI revolution. Kristine Gloria formerly led the Aspen Institute's Emergent and Intelligent Technologies Initiative -- the Aspen Institute being the D.C.-headquartered think tank focused on values-based leadership and policy expertise. Gloria holds a PhD in cognitive science and a Master's in media studies, and her past work includes research at MIT’s Internet Policy Research Initiative, the San Francisco-based Startup Policy Lab and the Center for Society, Technology and Policy at UC Berkeley.

  • I Applied to Be a NASA Astronaut. You Can Too

    NASA is opening up the books to recruit what could be one of its most diverse classes ever.

  • Empowering Women in the Workplace in the Fight for Equal Pay

    Women worked 72 more days in 2024 to make the same amount men made last year. This phenomenon is known as the gender pay gap, the difference between men and women’s annual income. As of 2024, women make an average of 84 cents to a man’s dollar, for doing the same work. In STEM, male professionals make about $15,000 more than women. When comparing men in STEM to Black or Latina women, that gap increases by more than two-times, to $33,000.

  • Program to get more Indigenous women in physics

    Program to get more Indigenous women in physics