Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Be proud; be loud!

My post about Carleton computer science research winning accolades reminds me about a tradition from Linuxchix that I'd like to see adopted by WISE.

A lot of women's accomplishments go un-noticed. There's various reasons for this, but one of them is that women tend to shy away from bragging. But you know what? I want to hear about the amazing things my female colleagues are doing. And often, if you don't mention it, no one else will, and no one will know! This is especially true within CU-WISE where we come from different departments and won't always hear the gossip about neat things going on elsewhere in the school. So enlighten us!

In Linuxchix, we have a tradition of "horn tootin'" posts, where it's perfectly acceptable (and expected!) that women brag about their achievements, whether it's setting up their own firewall, learning how to turn a heel, getting an article published... There's a lot of great things to celebrate, and it's incredibly inspiring to hear about all the neat things other women do.

So I'd like to encourage our WISE women to do the same. Got something neat you've done that you'd like to share? Or maybe you know someone who's too shy to mention the great scholarship they won or the amazing research they've been doing? Email me (terri (at) zone12.com) with a tale I can put on the blog!


Rikki said...

You read my mind! ;-)

I just wrote about Horn Tootin':