Women in Tech Initiative at the University of California (WITI@UC) Holiday Gift Guide

Women in Tech Holiday Gift Guide

Too soon? In the holiday spirit of optimism and hope, and because we anticipate more online shopping and longer shipping times, and we really can’t wait to say good bye to 2020 — here’s the Women in Tech Holiday Gift Guide early to boost the pipeline and support the persistence of women in STEM! From youngsters and to established leaders — there is something for every Tech Girl and Tech Woman on your holiday list!

All photos are courtesy of the linked sites selling the items, mostly Amazon.com.

Book covers for Ada Twist, Scientist; Rosie Revere, Engineer; Sofia Valdez, Future Prez; The Most Magnificent Thing; 3 More

For the younger set — give a book or gift a set to your local school:

Ada Twist, Scientist

Rosie Revere, Engineer

Sofia Valdez, Future Prez

The Most Magnificent Thing

More than a Princess

You Matter

Ada Lovelace

and check out the new series — The Magnificent Makers.

Book covers for bios on Grace Hopper, Eugenie Clark, Sophie Germain, Patricia Bath, Raye Montague, Zaha Hadid

Role models that inspire!

Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code

Swimming with Sharks: The Daring Discoveries of Eugenie Clark

Nothing Stopped Sophie: The Story of Unshakable Mathematician Sophie Germain

The Doctor with an Eye for Eyes: The Story of Dr. Patricia Bath

The Girl With a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague

The World Is Not a Rectangle: A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid

Toys: Ruby Rails Figure, GoldieBlox Dunk Tank, Osmo Starter Kit, Sphero SPRK KAmiGami LINA ROBOT, littleBits Rover, LEGO

Toys to engineer and create for fun.

Ruby Rails Skydive Action Figure Ages 4+

GoldieBlox and the Dunk Tank Ages 4–9

Osmo — Genius Starter Kit for iPad Ages 6–10

Sphero SPRK Ages 8+

KAmiGami LINA ROBOT Ages 8+

littleBits Space Rover Inventor Kit Ages 8+

LEGO Mindstorm Ages 10+

Gifts: Hacker Cybersecurity Game, Raspberry Pi, Lilypad MP3, Adafruit Gemma Wearable, Mindset & Milestones, Brave not Perfect

Gifts to build your own career and startup ideas:

Hacker Cybersecurity Logic Game

Raspberry Pi starter kits

Wearable tech gadgets: Lilypad MP3

Adafruit Gemma v2- Miniature Wearable

Mindset and Milestones: A Girl’s Guide to Thinking Like an Entrepreneur

Brave not Perfect

For tech leaders (present and future), read (or listen to) them all!

Weapons of Math Destruction

Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism

Invisible Women

The Memo: What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Table

Dare to Lead

Gifts with a social good halo:

Chocolate Fudge Brownies & Snickerdoodle Blondies by Greyston which developed Open Hiring, without interviews, resumes, background checks or applications

beelove® spa collection produced by men and women returning from incarceration

Conscious Step Socks that help Stop Violence Against Women

Salvaged hemp masks and for every purchase, United by Blue removes one pound of trash from oceans and waterways

For when we can travel again and until then, quarantine comforts.

1Password for cybersecurity peace of mind

Fast, touchless entry with a Clear Pass

Bose Noise Cancelling Wireless Bluetooth Headphones 700, with Alexa Voice Control

AeroGarden Black Harvest Indoor Hydroponic Garden

Bright Endeavors Candles — 100% of proceeds support the young moms who create this candle

Homesick Candles — since you can’t travel, your home can smell like you are there…

Relaxing botanicals, cocktails, coffee

Mouth Cocktail Mixers (mixers, bitters, cherries, bourbon brown sugar…)

Curious Elixers (delicious alcohol-free mocktails)

Drnxmyth (fresh, refrigerated cocktails, ship to CA, AZ, NV, WA, OR, ID, NM)

Generous Coffee invests 100 percent of its profits into charity organizations to help create jobs for women in the countries that make the company’s coffee

( c )3 Wine donates 100% of profits in support of nonprofits like SheLift

Organizations that support the participation of women in politics & governance through training & more. Donate or volunteer.

Gifts that last — 10 Democracy boosts to bring more women into governance. Donate, volunteer, run, and vote!

Emily’s List

Get Her Elected

Higher Heights for America


National Women’s Political Caucus


She Should Run

Victory Institute


Women’s Campaign Fund

Happy Holidays (early) and all the best for a better new year!

Download a pdf of the Women in Tech Gift Guide with embedded links.



Expanding Diversity and Gender Equity in Tech (EDGE in Tech) Initiative @ UC | CITRIS & the Banatao Institute + Berkeley Engineering http://edge.berkeley.edu

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