December 8, 2017 – There are thousands of websites and apps that aim to help people manage their weight or work on improving their health. But few of those resources are targeted for Native Americans.
In the latest installment of our series “Re-connecting with a Healthy Lifestyle” we look at how technology and online tools can help Native Americans take charge of their health and wellness. Producer Sarah Gustavus and correspondent Antonia Gonzales traveled to Arizona to meet with the creators of the Unity Wellness Warriors app and the Healthy Active Natives Facebook group. They also spoke with Dr. John Molina with Native Health in Phoenix about how technology and online tools can complement Indigenous values on health and wellness.
September 29, 2017 – The technology industry continues to have a severe gender imbalance, with fewer women in the industry overall, and often those who are in tech fields face harassment and discrimination, as well as lower pay. Women were at the forefront of computing when it first emerged, and yet today they make up just about one quarter of the computing workforce. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates by 2020, there will be 1.4 million computer-related job openings. But our country will not have enough people with bachelor's degrees in those fields to fill those jobs, so it's crucial to get more women on those technology tracks.
In this segment we talk with women working in computing and technology about challenges they faced, and what it will take to create more equity in the industry.