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Why Women From Apple, Facebook, And Tesla Are Joining This Silicon Valley Incubator
A new program aims to boost women's careers so they can get to the executive level of companies and boards. One group of women aims to break that glass ceiling by helping each other become leaders. Founded in 2013, The CLUB (an acronym for Connect, Lead, Unite, Build) is a diverse community of professional women with over 200 members. Membership is by application and the CLUB also offers networking and member-led skills development and other programming relevant to career advancement. To help solve the pipeline problem, the CLUB's organizers hope to ''build a critical mass of women leaders in Silicon Valley, so that when a company needs to fill a leadership position, whether for a CEO, CIO, CTO, general counsel, director, or a project leader, it need not look any further than the CLUB.''
Posted on 20 Jun 2016
2017 L'OREAL-UNESCO FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE AWARDS: CALL FOR NOMINATION
The Call for Nomination for the 19th edition of the L'Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards is now open. Since 1998, the L'Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science programme has aimed to ensure that research in every field takes full advantage of the intelligence, creativity and passion of one-half of the population of the planet. Over the past 18 years, the program has honoured 92 distinguished Laureates, including two who went on to win the Nobel Prize, and supported 2,438 greatly talented women for their outstanding accomplishments that contribute to making the world a better place. The 2017 edition of the Awards will celebrate five outstanding scientific researchers in the Physical Sciences (chemistry, physics, astronomy...), working in one of the following regions: Africa & the Arab States, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America. Each of the five Laureates will receive an award of 100,000 EUR to further their impactful research. The Call for Nomination is open until June 20th, 2016.
Posted on 07 Jun 2016
Mentoring-in-a-Box: Women Faculty in Computing
Women in scientific disciplines face challenges that range from institutionalized bias to differences in communication styles and a lack of female role models. Mentoring-in-a-Box: Women Faculty in Computing can help you start and sustain a successful mentoring relationship. This Box is designed to help pre-tenure faculty women prepare for the next stage of their careers, and to help them look ahead to positions of accomplishment and influence. Mentoring-in-a-Box: Women Faculty in Computing addresses the challenges of the computer science faculty experience by providing practical activities, resources, and templates that a mentor and mentee can use right away.
Posted on 07 Jun 2016
Navigating Motherhood Challenges in Tech
Join DiverseUp and Girls In Tech for an event in which some of the best and brightest female leaders in technology will share their unique stories about thriving in tech while raising children and discuss their efforts in helping the industry retain the female talent. The event will feature a moderated panel discussion and Q&A followed by a networking session.
Posted on 07 Jun 2016
Hey, Startups! Gain Access Top Female Software Talent
See how you can widen your talent pool and make a positive impact on diversity at the same time. Girls in Tech are seeking quality software startups who are interested in rock star software dev interns.
Posted on 07 Jun 2016
Women in Technology: Skilled in Engineering, Development & Design
The BBC is taking part in London Technology Week by hosting an exciting Women in Technology event on Tuesday, June 21. This free recruitment evening is inviting women to visit the BBC at its iconic central London headquarters to take a behind the scenes look at the various software applications used by the BBC for its audiences in the UK and across the world. The event is open to women who are experienced software engineers and developers as well as women who have recently graduated with a Computer Science or Software Engineering degree.
Posted on 07 Jun 2016
CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap
On June 1, Hightail hosted an exclusive screening of CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap, a documentary that explores the lack of female and minority software engineers in Silicon Valley and shows how this gap can be closed.
Posted on 07 Jun 2016
History of Pioneering Women Engineers Survey
Calling ''womenengineers'' - who graduated from college in the 1970s! Please tell us about your experiences by completing this short survey. Dr. Laura Ettinger, Associate Professor of History at Clarkson University, will be using this information for her BOOK on your generation of pioneering women engineers. The survey is for women who earned undergraduate degrees between 1970 and 1979, with majors in engineering, or with other majors but who worked as engineers at some point in their lives. Women who did not remain in engineering, or in the workforce, are strongly encouraged to participate
Posted on 01 Jun 2016
Getting Smart on Global Education and Equity
For students to participate effectively and become successful in this changing world, they must first understand it. Equipping students with specific skills to compete in a global job market is important, but cultivating their abilities to effectively share ideas and communicate across cultures in appropriate and respectful ways is critical. Regardless of location, socioeconomic status or cultural background, all students are equally deserving of educational experiences that prepare them to be globally competent by receiving instructional practices that consistently engage global content, multicultural perspectives and problem solving across subjects. Today's students need global education. VIF International Education and Getting Smart partnered to create Getting Smart on Global Education and Equity in order to examine the characteristics of globally competent students closely, and address how K-12 institutions can utilize global education practices to equitably prepare all students for success.
Posted on 01 Jun 2016
A Third of GitHub Employees Are Female - But Just 2% Are Black
The Silicon Valley company is the latest to release its employee demographics. Yet another Silicon Valley company has chosen to release its diversity numbers to the public: GitHub. The company joins a long list of other tech players, from Apple to Airbnb, who have disclosed the demographic breakdown of their employee base. And though Github's report shows its male/female ratio is pretty much in line with the dismal industry average, the data also reveals that they've made significant improvements over just 18 months. That progress has been a deliberate initiative on the part of the company's chief executive officer, following a scandal that left the GitHub's name tainted, especially with women in Silicon Valley.
Posted on 01 Jun 2016

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