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rachelrichards

I struggled with who to write about ever since I signed up for this pledge.  Knowing how noteworthy and valuable this series would be, I had to get it right.  Thanks to my addiction to political news and Rachel Maddow, I found Adria Richards.  She is now known for exposing lax or non-existent security on Norm Coleman’s website (R: Minnesota senate candidate) leaving over 50,000 donor credit cards vulnerable to fraud and theft.  Ms. Richards is an independent woman in technology, young, with vision and a political bent…for this post, she is perfect!  Check out more about Adria on her site: But You’re a Girl.Com (I love that site name.)

Quoting directly from her About Me page: “Women often get the short end of the stick when it comes to technology. People’s perceptions of what she’s capable of and interested in affect her opportunities and earnings. I know I’m not the only female in technology who is sick of pink laptops and rhinestone cell phones. I’m going to blog about things I enjoy in the technology world and gripe about the frustrating things in a constructive way.”

And:

I could not be more proud to be a working woman in this time and place right now.  People like Adria Richards with her focus, determination, courage and brilliance inspire me to do more, be more, reach for more.  I love that she has a running list of goals on her web site.  And she’s crossing them off one by one.  Her sharp and gentle savvy are a breath of fresh air.  It is my honor to share with you this Woman in Technology: Ms. Adria Richards.

Photo & Video courtesy of Ms. Adria Richards website.

AND:

* http://findingada.com
* http://www.pledgebank.com/AdaLovelaceDay
* http://twitter.com/FindingAda
* http://groups.yahoo.com/group/findingada
* http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=47550446005

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