Women in STEM! We chat with Jenn Halweil, producer of the Go Beyond series about "the women scientists and engineers who are redefining our understanding of the universe."
Do we have to wait for a woman to be dead or dying until she is honored for her achievements?! Co-hosts David Ryan Polgar (tech ethicist) and Joe Leonardo (comedian) dive headfirst into a freewheeling conversation with Jenn Halweil about women not getting credit for their innovations, implicit bias, Elon Musk and our expectations to have geniuses "white, pale & male," and ways to champion women's stories in science & tech.
Jenn Halweil's fascination with technology and storytelling may be a genetic predisposition -- her grandfather was part of the team that built the first major computer (ENIAC) led by Grace Hopper. Her father was a social worker who loved bringing home stories of his travels. From a young age, Jenn was instilled with a love of storytelling and problem solving. A nocturnal insomniac, her bed became a late night sanctuary stocked with a flashlight, an expansive Nancy Drew collection, and re-enactments of her favorite strong female protagonists. After devouring her elementary school's library, Jenn moved onto films and a pretty extensive Scientific American collection. In college, Jenn combined these interests, studying media communication and electrical engineering.
Funny as Tech tackles the thorniest issues in tech with the help of experts. Each week, tech ethicist David Ryan Polgar and comedian Joe Leonardo invite a guest to take a deep dive into a complex tech issue that is tripping up society. The show has dealt with AR, VR, AI, IoT, diversity in tech, tech addiction, media literacy, future of work, and much more. Previous guests have included CNN's Laurie Segall, Baratunde Thurston, Nir Eyal, Manoush Zomorodi, Douglas Rushkoff, Joe Lubin, Tracy Chou, Bridget Carey, and Chuck Nice. Funny as Tech also performs on the road with conferences and special events. Have a question? Info@FunnyAsTech.com
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