Reddit and YouTube star and feminist author Amanda Hess recently spoke out about sexism in STEM and its impacts on women and girls.
The Reddit founder and actress shared a video on her YouTube channel in which she spoke about how she feels about the current state of women in the tech industry.
“I feel like this is a conversation that needs to be had,” she said in the video.
“The reason that I started this is because I want women to be empowered, and I want us to feel empowered.
I think there’s a lot of stuff out there that is affecting women in STEM in a way that I don’t think anybody else does.” “
Because I think this is something that needs addressing, and hopefully I can start this conversation.
I think there’s a lot of stuff out there that is affecting women in STEM in a way that I don’t think anybody else does.”
It’s important to note that, despite the YouTube star’s vocal support of the Women in Tech Initiative (WEIT), it’s not just the US that Hess is speaking out about.
Hess recently won the National Women’s History Award for her work on a documentary on female leaders.
“If you look at what’s happening in tech and science, there’s really nothing that can be done about it,” she told ABC News.
“Women aren’t getting equal pay or equal representation in science and technology.
We’re also losing jobs, we’re losing our jobs to robots, and the number of women who are leaving STEM is very high.”
In the US, more than 3.2 million women are employed in STEM, according to a 2014 report from the National Science Foundation.
While the US is one of the top-earning countries for women in science for many years, the STEM workforce has been in decline for decades.
The reason behind this is the fact that women make up only a tiny proportion of the workforce in many industries, and that women are often not represented in senior positions in the industry, according the WEIT report.
It is also estimated that just under 50 percent of STEM jobs in the US are held by women, and only 12 percent of science, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) jobs are held only by men.
“It’s very clear that we have to be changing how we approach the problems of women and people of colour in STEM,” Hess said.
Hess, who has also received support from President Donald Trump, said she is currently researching a book on women in tech, which will focus on the experiences of Asian-American and African-American women. “
In particular, because the tech world is so white, I think we can all use that.”
Hess, who has also received support from President Donald Trump, said she is currently researching a book on women in tech, which will focus on the experiences of Asian-American and African-American women.
“That’s something that’s very interesting to me because it brings into question the idea that women can’t have careers and be in STEM because of their race, gender, or sexuality,” she added.
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But when you think about a STEM field like engineering, I mean that in terms of how that fields can actually benefit people, that’s really a huge benefit for women and all of us who are interested in this industry.”
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