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NCWIT Awards Pay Tribute to Technology
Women and female students winners demonstrate innovations in the IT field - Every area of life today involves technology demanding a skilled, educated population to work in the industry. The Las Vegas affiliate of NCWIT (National Center for Women & Information Technology) proudly presents the Techie, Aspirations, and Inspirations awards to honor these women and girls, which will be held at Zappos, 400 Stewart Ave., in downtown Las Vegas, on April 25. The Las Vegas Techie Awards honors influential professionals and organizations, combining diversity and action along with meaningful dialogue. The Aspiration Awards honors and acknowledges girls and young women in middle school and high school aspiring for careers in computing and technology. In addition to the Aspirations Awards, the Las Vegas affiliate of NCWIT is the first affiliate to offer the Inspirations Awards, which recognizes, encourages, and supports girls in middle schools to consider pursuing careers in STEM and technology careers. The number of women increasing in the tech industry continues to rise with programs such as NCWIT.
Posted on 16 Jan 2020
Vera Rubin Gets a Telescope of Her Own
Vera Rubin, legendary astronomer who was perennially overlooked for the Nobel prize, has become the first woman to have an American observatory named in her honor! ''Named after an astronomer who provided important evidence of the existence of dark matter,'' wrote France Córdova, National Science Foundation (NSF)'s outgoing director, ''the NSF Vera C. Rubin Observatory seems destined to make science history with its extraordinary capabilities that will come to bear in the next few years.''
Posted on 16 Jan 2020
10 Women Leaders In Finance Share What Is Required to Make the Industry More Gender-Balanced
In the past, Wall Street and finance used to be an all-white ''good ole boys club'' akin to Mad Men. This has changed in recent years and great progress has been made. Despite this progress, we still have a lot more work to do to achieve in terms of parity. According to a recent report, less than 17 percent of senior positions in investment banks are held by women. Authority Magazine recently ran a series called ''Meet The Female Leaders Of Finance.'' In the series we asked dozens of prominent women leaders in finance about the improvements in gender bias, so far, and what can be done to sustain this progress. Here are 10 highlights from the series.
Posted on 06 Jan 2020
L’Oréal USA For Women in ScienceCalling all women postdocs in STEM!
We can't think of a better way to start the year than by applying to the L'Oreal USA For Women in Science fellowship! Not only do fellows receive a $60,000 grant to advance their research, but they also benefit from: Media training, Mentoring, External recognition and Access to a network of outstanding alumni. Applications are due January 31.
Posted on 06 Jan 2020
Intel offers detailed look into employee pay disparities
Intel recently released a report showing that white and Asian men dominate the top pay tiers of the company's workforce. And while the results aren't surprising, since they're largely typical of large Silicon Valley companies, the level of detail the chipmaker goes to in chronicling the pay disparity is. The chip giant found that in 2018, 29 of its top 52 executives, who all earn more than $208,000 a year, were white men. Asian men accounted for 11 of the positions, while there were eight white women in the top ranks. One black man, one black woman, one Hispanic woman and one Asian woman rounded out the list. This is the first year that the EEOC is requiring the same kind of pay data from all companies with more than 100 employees, though companies aren't required to publicly disclose that data. Previously, the EEOC required race and gender data, but not pay data. The pay gap is one of many diversity issues confronting companies in the tech industry. Silicon Valley has faced tough questions about the treatment of women and minorities, and the industry continues to struggle with recruitment, retention and promotion.
Posted on 16 Dec 2019
Ljubljana seat of UNESCO-sponsored global AI research centre
Paris, 25 November - The first UNESCO-sponsored international centre for artificial intelligence (AI) will be seated in Ljubljana, the UNESCO conference general decided in Paris on Monday. The ministry in charge of education and science believes this puts Slovenia on the global map of the most high-profile and advanced countries AI-wise.
Posted on 27 Nov 2019
Nasa Women Who Inspired Hidden Figures To Receive Congressional Gold Medals
The women at Nasa who inspired the 2016 book Hidden Figures and subsequent biographical 1960s-set film of the same name are to be honoured with Congressional Gold Medals. US President Donald Trump recently signed the ''Hidden Figures Congressional Gold Medal Act'' into law. The act outlines that Congressional Gold Medals are to be awarded to mathematician Katherine Johnson and aeronautical engineer Dr Christine Darden and posthumously awarded to mathematician Dorothy Vaughan and aerospace engineer Mary Jackson in recognition of their work. A fifth medal is also to be awarded in honour of ''all of the women who contributed to the success of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration during the Space Race''. The statement announcing the passing of the act states that ''appropriate arrangements'' are being made to present the five medals.
Posted on 18 Nov 2019
Marie Curie’s legacy looms large 150 years after her birth
Curie's track record is well known. So far, the only woman twice awarded the Nobel Prize - her 1903 and 1911 distinctions in physics and in chemistry, respectively - ensure her a permanent seat on the Mount Olympus of science. Heralded as the personification of research excellence by the European Union in the coveted grants that bear her name, Curie is a heroine for two nation-states in particular: Poland, where she was born, and France, where she conducted her pioneering research on radioactivity. Thanks to her ongoing importance as a role model for women in science, substantial investments continue to go into the preservation of her legacy.
Posted on 18 Nov 2019
2020 NCWIT Summit on Women and IT; May 18, 2020 to May 20, 2020 - Where Conversations Lead to Change
The NCWIT Summit is the world’s largest annual convening of change leaders focused on significantly improving diversity and inclusion in computing. Educators, entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and social scientists (both men and women) from across industries and disciplines participate in this one-of-a-kind opportunity. NCWIT is the trusted source for research-based strategies that facilitate reform in computing classes and technical organizations; the Summit sets the stage for NCWIT member representatives, notable field experts, and renowned guests to present and learn about leading-edge practices, to network and form partnerships, and to provide encouragement and inspiration for one another.
Posted on 30 Oct 2019
5 Ways To Close The Gender Gap For Women In STEM
According to the new study, the 91 percent of women who work in STEM admitted that gender discrimination remains a career obstacle and a shocking 100 percent of respondents agreed that self-doubt and a lack of confidence stand in their way. Furthermore, some 88 percent of respondents shared that gender bias serves as an obstacle to women's career trajectories, specifically in the postdoctoral stage. The study shed light on factors that greatly contribute to women staying in STEM careers. This includes obtaining independent grant funding, having peer support, being able to draw on support from family and friends, mentorship and having access to professional connections.
Posted on 30 Oct 2019

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