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26 Women Of Color Diversifying Entrepreneurship In Silicon Valley, Media, And Beyond
The business world has long been a boys' club. Women C.E.O.s and founders of color make up a small portion of entrepreneurs who have reached the top. Each one of the women in this group tableau has raised $1 million or more in outside capital, breaking barriers and shattering glass ceilings along the way.
Posted on 16 Apr 2018
In Celebration of Female Engineers and Innovators
Technology innovation is the bedrock of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and NCWIT employees are the engine that fuels it. Over the past three years, they have been on a journey to rapidly transform the company to better align with changing technology trends and evolving customer needs. A critical element of this transformation has been the re-ignition of our innovation engine. Every HPE innovation comes from a team of individuals, each contributing their unique perspective, knowledge and experience to advance the way the world works and lives. The full power of our people is driving HPE's success. A focus on Inclusion and Diversity helps to drive new business, fuel innovation, attract and attain the best employees. Their culture supports and inspires women in technical roles through the stages of their careers and lives as we continuously push the boundaries of technology to deliver life-enriching innovations that impact our customers, partners and the world. HPE has provided leadership and financial support, as an NCWIT investment partner, for the NCWIT Collegiate Award, an honor that annually recognizes undergraduate and graduate women's technical contributions to projects that demonstrate a high level of innovation and potential impact.
Posted on 16 Apr 2018
As women in tech gain experience, their pay gap with men gets worse
The pay disparity between women and men is often framed as a difference in experience. But women actually miss out on pay as they gain experience, according to new data from tech job platform Hired. Within the first two years of working in a tech job, women in the U.S. ask for and receive 98 percent of what their male counterparts make in the same job at the same company, according to the report. Over time, that disparity grows. On average, women with seven to 10 years of experience, for example, ask for about 90 cents on the dollar and are offered slightly more - 93 cents for every dollar a man is offered. Women with 13 to 14 years of experience ask for 94 cents for every dollar and receive just 92 cents.
Posted on 16 Apr 2018
Google Works To Promote Diversity In On-Screen Depictions Of STEM
When most of us think of Google, our immediate thought is of the search engine that answers our every question, the massive tech giant with the enviable work environment, or the creeping Big Brother collecting our data. But the company is also making a name for itself as the go-to resource for promoting diversity in on-screen depictions of STEM fields.
Posted on 16 Apr 2018
Computer Science Degrees and Technology's Boom-and-Bust Cycle
Many economists call the current era of technology growth a boom era, not unlike previous gold rushes such as the Dot-com bubble. But the thing about bubbles is, they usually pop. And that has some people concerned. Is another bust on the horizon? It's not only tech employees who are paying attention to these patterns. In higher education, the number of computer science bachelor's degrees follows market trends in finance and technology in particular-growing when times are good and plummeting when economies crash. Since 2010, computer science majors have again been increasing, going from about 39,000 to more than 64,000 in 2016. And the Computer Science Research Center claims that the current enrollment surge has in fact exceeded previous CS booms. But what have we learned from these patterns? And what can it tell us about the future?
Posted on 16 Apr 2018
TechWomen to honor three women at April 4th luncheon
Tech Women/ Tech Girls Committee has anaunced three recipients of it's 2018 awards that will be honored at a special event on April 4. Three distinguished women with the designations of TechStudent, TechProfessional and TechTeacher of the Year will be honored at the annual TechWomen|TechGirls Awards Luncheon at the Bedford Village Inn on Wednesday, April 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The annual event honors women who work in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) who have advanced the role of women and girls in New Hampshire's technology sector. The event also features a keynote address by Jessica Gelman, CEO of Kraft Analytics Group.
Posted on 02 Apr 2018
Forgotten women in science: The Harvard Computers
The era of human computers didn't begin with the West Computers or the Bletchleyettes. Toward the end of the 19th century, Harvard College Observatory drafted in dozens of women to take on one of the most unique mathematical computing jobs in its 178-year history: to unravel the mysteries of the heavens by calculating the positions of the stars.
Posted on 02 Apr 2018
Lyft pledges equal pay for women, men, people of color
The ride-hailing company commits to a third-party audit of employees to ensure it doesn't have pay discrepancies based on race or gender. Uber has also promised pay equity. Lyft is following the lead of some other tech giants in promising equal pay for equal work. The ride-hailing service said Tuesday it's committing to an annual third-party audit to make sure everyone at the company earns the same amount as their peers and there aren't any discrepancies based on gender or race.
Posted on 02 Apr 2018
Google promotes diversity in portrayals of computer scientists in Hollywood
A tech giant with a campus in Silicon Beach is also doing their part to bring more diversity to the tech and media industries. Through relationships with Hollywood and other content creators, Google finds creative ways to introduce fresh perspectives on technology inspiring diverse stories and characters in TV shows and digital platforms. They have worked with shows like Silicon Valley, Miles from Tomorrowland and the Powerpuff Girls.
Posted on 02 Apr 2018
Women Lose Out to Men Even Before They Graduate From College
For almost 40 years, women have outnumbered men on U.S. college campuses. They're accepted to the same schools as men, study in the same degree programs and graduate at higher rates than men. So when female graduates enter the labor force, you'd expect that they would at least find the same opportunities as their male peers, if not better ones. That hasn't necessarily happened, though. Male and female graduates of the same college majors tend to veer toward different types of jobs, according to a Bloomberg analysis of American Community Survey data of educational attainment, occupation and income. Women are less likely than men to have careers aligned to their field of study. The jobs many women take typically have lower career earning potential. The data capture occupations and pay for people at different stages of their career, whether someone graduated from college last year or 30 years ago. But the trends are clear. Even in traditionally pre-professional fields, such as business, science and economics, equal educational attainment doesn't always correspond to similar career choices by men and women.
Posted on 02 Apr 2018

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