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Popular Culture Can Inspire and Entice Girls in Technology –

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Reverse the stereotypes that have kept girls out of science and technology. By Reshma Saujani.

Danielle M. Villegas‘s insight:

This is a really excellent article that came to me via NJIT Continuing Education’s Facebook account. . I do relate to it–30+ years ago, there was very little out there for girls, let alone much computer curriculum in schools at all. I was lucky to get some of what I did. I had a knack for it, but it was never encouraged for me. My interests in social sciences were encouraged instead, and I don’t regret having my BA in History. But, I just wonder what would’ve happened if I had gone in a different direction instead… at least girls these days have more options and more opportunities for STEM careers and coursework, and we should definitely encourage it. 


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Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who currently employed at Cox Automotive, Inc., and freelances as her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, BASF North America, Merck, and Deloitte, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog,, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, TCUK (ISTC) and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. She is very active in the STC, as a former chapter president for the STC-Philadelphia Metro Chapter, and is currently serving on three STC Board committees. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog. All content is the owner's opinions, and does not reflect those of her employers past or present.

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