Instragram breaks down stereotypes of the typical (woman) scientist

Women scientists and interesting initiatives are popping up on social media to inspire and empower women and girls, as well as to break down stereotypes of the typical (woman) scientist. DiscovHER takes a look at 4 Instagram accounts of women scientists and initiatives that are sharing their experiences and motivating the next generation!

Laura Johannet

Laura Johannet (@codergirl_) documents her life as a software engineer in a male dominated field. She uses humor and hashtags like #coding, #programming, #developer, as well as #redlips while challenging stereotypes of the typical software engineers (she highlights other interests like fashion and lipstick). She states, “I want to recognize that everyone is the anti-stereotype.”

Angie Chang

Angie Chang (thisgirlangie) is Vice President of Hackbright Academy, an Engineering School for Women that aims to increase female representation in tech through education, mentorship and community. She also founded the bay Area Girl Geek Dinners and Women2.0. Angie gives her followers a peek into her world, from Yelp’s Girl Geek Dinner to Hackbright Career Day, to some of her daily (non-science) activities.

Anita Borg Institute

The Anita Borg Institute is dedicated to increasing the impact of all aspects of technology. Their Instagram account hosts a wealth of inspiration and empowering content that is, of course, visually stimulating and enriching. They’ve recently been updating their account as they participate in the Women Entrepreneurs & Innovation Summit.

National Center for Women @ Information Techology

The NCWIT is “revolutionizing the face of technology by increasing the participation of girls and women” through various initiatives and outreach programs. And they document their activities on Instagram!

Do you have other Women scientists Instagram accounts you like to follow? Let us know @4womeninscience.

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