#HackAHairDryer. An experiment in reengineering what matters in science.
Girls don't like science? Women canâ€™t code? Only men wear lab coats? It's hair-raising misperceptions like these that keep bright minds out of research labs, scrum teams and engineering tracksâ€”leaving untold innovations on the shelf. It's time to blast away the barriers that women confront on a daily basis. Help us make a statement that it's not what people think of you that matters, it's how you think!
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Dismantling stigmas in tech
Go inside the minds of three distinguished women in tech as they discuss their hair dryer redesigns and why transforming the world through innovations is an equal opportunity endeavor.
Gallery of hair dryer hacks
Name: Kathryn McElroy
Known for: Designing Watson interfaces
Favorite tool: Soldering iron
Geeks out on: Inventing new wearable technologies.
Name: Kimberly Greene Starks
Known for: Tough weather seeds
Geeks out on: Vintage radios
Stigma worth blasting: Certain toys aren't for girls.
Santa's Turbo Train
Name: Marja Huhtala
Expertise: Solving client problems.
Geeks out on: Middleware
Tangle Free Cords
Name: Shubhi Asthana
Expertise: Software engineer
Advice: Find people who will inspire you to grow in your career.
Name: Kristin McNeil
Expertise: Cognitive Analytics Engineer
Advice: Your ideas are valuable. Voice them.
Name: Kavya Mantha
Advice: Believe in yourself
Stigma worth blasting: Women have less analytical skills when compared to men.