I work in the IT Dept. of my University. My direct supervisor and her direct supervisor are both women. There are many other women in leadership positions in our IT Dept. as well. The President of the University that was recently selected is also a woman.
I really think we are beginning to get over that hurdle in society that is keeping less women in positions of science, technology and executive power. Moreover, the impact that their leadership has had in terms of both technology and academic direction, has
been broad (NPI) and positive (for the most part). My generation was raised in the "Women as equals" mentality and I'm glad to actually see change and growth in these areas.
I hope the videos are helping with that as well.
Lauren Antonoff is one the best Microsoft personalities ever presented on Channel9. She is right up there with the mighty Don Box. Her greatest strength seen by me is her confident lack of concern for "technical skills" and her authentic sense of superiority
when viewing computers in a problem-solving context instead of worshipping them in a Platonic cave.
All of the gender-specific questions were as lame and impotent as so-called "multi-cultural" questions. I do not wish them away any more than I wish Laurence Welk can pop lock.