I’m in Glamour Magazine!

This is probably the least likely thing you would expect to appear on this site, but it’s true! I appear in the November 2011 issue of Glamour alongside Jess Lee, Caterina Fake, and Stacy Brown-Philpot, in a story by Kara Swisher. There will also be a panel event tomorrow morning to talk about the article.

I don’t usually speak publicly about the women in tech issue, for a variety of reasons, primarily: if I’m speaking about women in technology I am not speaking about technology, it’s not a topic that I have much insight on, it ignores the other dimensions of the problem, and I would really rather work hard and be known as a great technologist than a great woman technologist.

The opportunity to reach out to Glamour’s audience of millions of teenage girls to make math and technology look cool was just too good to pass up!

That’s why I’m proud to appear among such pieces as “Guys talk sex!”, “The Real Kristen Stewart: A Twilight Exclusive”, and “12 Ways to Get Your Sh*t Together”. It’s exciting to think that people who never would have picked up an article about a bunch of nerds will be reading and thinking and being inspired.

If you found your way to my site via this article, please let me know what you think, either by commenting here or sending me an e-mail.

PS. I don’t know why I’m blonde in the photo, but it’s not entirely unnatural.


  • http://twitter.com/ponderings Dean Goodmanson

    They photoshopped your hair?!

  • http://www.HubSpot.com Dharmesh Shah

    It’s awesome that you were able to connect to this audience.  I can understand your wanting to focus on technology rather than “women in technology”, but that’s precisely why it’s important to spread your story.

  • http://www.HubSpot.com Dharmesh Shah

    It’s awesome that you were able to connect to this audience.  I can understand your wanting to focus on technology rather than “women in technology”, but that’s precisely why it’s important to spread your story.

  • http://juandg.blogspot.com Juan Gomez

    hehe my wife mentioned this article to me last week and we talked about this whole “women in tech” issue for a little bit but I didn’t even bothered to read it. I guess I should have ;) 

    I’ll go check it out!

  • Darren Gilroy

    Good for you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/spanice Sammy Panice

    Badass…How cool…Congrats!

  • http://twitter.com/ajlovesya Allison Jones

    Congrats!  I was inspired by the article and am happy to have found your website.  You are doing amazing work!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1576879662 Henry Perez

    So cool…Congrats

  • http://www.facebook.com/nicole.e.miner Nicole Miner

    Congratulations Hillary!  Awesome!

  • http://www.facebook.com/DirtyBirdNJ Mat Gilbert

    I don’t remember you being that blonde in Providence, so cool Hillary! 

  • http://twitter.com/philipthrasher philipthrasher

    You have a super awesome pragmatic attitude. That’s a very endearing quality of yours. Congratulations… That’s super awesome!

  • http://twitter.com/MaddyVeenstra Madeline Veenstra

    I’m not sure how I came across the article (I’m from Australia). I think Rachel Sklar tweeted a link, however I was really inspired by it and have gone back to my unfinished codeacademy account to give it another crack!

    I run Wikifashion, however look after the pr/community side of it and don’t venture far passed wiki syntax, but would really love to learn how to program more.

  • Clevershadow

    “I would really rather work hard and be known as a great technologist than a great woman technologist.”
    Agreed!!

  • Gula Nurmatova

    Ok, I’ll be very honest and say that I don’t like that picture, you look much better in many other natural pictures and it seems as if you were made look nerdier than you are. Apart from that – the event itself is something to be proud of, and a good way to show brain and pretty face can coexist! (btw, I did not come across this through a magazine, wonder how many did? I saw your name in upcoming Search conference event)