I did a TEDX talk for NYIT (NY Institute of Technology) about a month ago.  The filming is absolutely dreadful and unfortunate but the speech is something I am passionate about… persistence, ambition and confidence.  If you can get past the visual, have a listen.

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  1. awaldstein

    Cued up for gym listening tomorrow. Looking forward to this.

    1. Gotham Gal

      Listening like a podcast is totally the way to go

  2. falicon

    Great talk!The ‘only 30 years ago’ fact is what gets me every time…INSANE (and a little depressing on how little has *really* changed since then). Keep up the great work on being an important voice for this!

    1. Gotham Gal


  3. Sierra Choi

    Aside from the talk, I love what you are wearing!

  4. Twain Twain

    “If no one else is going to invent a dishwasher, I will do it myself.” — Josephine Cochrane,1866.It’s been almost a year since MIT Technology Review wrote that Google Word2Vec is “blatantly sexist”:* https://www.technologyrevie…When I speak with male engineers at AI events, they’re either not aware of the bias problems and how it affects recommendations, including whether highly paid jobs are shown to women:* https://www.digitaltrends.c…Or they don’t have the knowhow and/or appetite to make better systems.So … I’ve organized this June 20 workshop in SF to band female talent together to invent much more representative and smarter AI:* https://www.eventbrite.com/…One of the speakers has kindly agreed to fly in all the way from Sydney and will be sponsoring the networking drinks.

    1. Susan Rubinsky

      BTW, I started reading those articles you posted a week or so ago. Really incredible. Thank you so much for sharing and spreading the word. I have been posting some to some other online groups I am part of.

      1. Twain Twain

        :*), always a pleasure to share, Susan.@gothamgal:disqus — There can’t be gender equality when the philosophical, science, legal and business frameworks that inform the code of social systems, at scale, have all been thought up by men (from Aristotle to Nash’s game theory for economics to Satoshi’s blockchain to Hinton’s Deep Learning).My hope is for amazing female economists, scientists, engineers, philosophers etc to publish and implement THE paradigms and systems that will shape our future alongside their male colleagues.We’re due for this generation’s Ada Lovelaces, Hedy Lamarrs and Admiral Hoppers …

        1. Gotham Gal

          we are very much due for this generation’s ada lovelaces.

          1. Twain Twain

            Fab because I’ve worked out that Turing’s models for machine intelligence are less right than Ada’s.So … male engineers can’t solve the Natural Language Understanding problem because they don’t know how to get out of this bind they created: https://uploads.disquscdn.c…Meanwhile, I’ve already invented a better system AND it passed the prior art test in the patent process recently. I’ve been a product inventor since I was 17, starting in the chemical industry.

  5. Robin Bobbe

    My husband and I have a commercial/fine art photography business. For the past 20 years I’ve been producing his vision. Now, he’s shooting my vision.

  6. Susan Rubinsky

    This is fantastic!It’s interesting you spoke about Pepperidge Farms. Here in CT, it is currently illegal to create any food-based business from your home unless you are classified as a farm. NY state, on the other hand, has really open legislation, allowing people to create foods in their home to sell (one tiny slice of why CT is now in financial crisis). Because many women are choosing to be in the home — at least for part of their prime working years, often for raising a family — this type of legislation makes home-grown entrepreneurialism far more difficult.I know she’s not American, but I think of Veuve Clicquot as the first modern business woman. Her story is fascinating. She inherited her vineyard from her husband and had it only been a few decades later she would not have been able to lead a vineyard and be recognized for her innovation in both methods and marketing.

  7. Olivia

    i love this.

  8. TamiMForman

    Great job! So proud to have you on the Path Forward Board as we tackle gender equality …

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    1. Gotham Gal

      thank you!