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Three Simple Steps to Becoming a Better Leader

Managers promoted for their technical knowledge sometimes lack the soft skills vital for them to be effective leaders who inspire and foster commitment among their teams. With the right training, these managers can grow to become strong, well rounded leaders. How Can You Become A Better Leader? The difference between an effective leader and one […]

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Why Women in Tech Favor Companies With Strong Diversity Goals

This month, for the first time in history, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry has gone exclusively to two women. French scientist Emmanuelle Charpentier and American scientist Jennifer Doudna were jointly awarded the prize for their work on Crispr-Cas9, a revolutionary DNA editing technique.  “This technology has utterly transformed the way we do research in basic […]

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Five Tips For Getting The Most Out of Professional Development

The technological workforce is constantly evolving. To keep pace, today’s technical professionals need to regularly upskill through continuing professional education. “As we enter a future where skills are changing at an accelerated pace, upskilling becomes crucial to staying job-relevant,” Raghav Gupta, managing director of India and APAC for Coursera, told Vogue India.  A survey from […]

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How to Retain What You Learn After Professional Development Ends

Technical professionals are among the world’s highest-paid workers, earning an average starting salary of $91,010 USD. However, technical professionals who want to stay relevant in a rapidly evolving technological workforce often need to maintain their professional licenses and revamp their skills through continuing professional education. While professional development and continuing education are vital to self-improvement, […]

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How STEM Organizations Can Help Women Advance During the Pandemic

Science and engineering organizations were in the process of expanding their hiring efforts to include more women. However, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of female hires dropped across industries from 46.94% to 44.86%, with significant backslide in the technology industry, according to a recent LinkedIn study. “The engine of hiring bias […]

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Showcasing Female STEM Leaders Can Attract More Women to Engineering

The artificial intelligence (AI) industry needs more women. Currently, under a quarter of AI professionals are female, and only 13.8% of AI research papers have been authored by women. Studies have shown that when women and minorities are involved in the development of AI, these systems are less biased. However, studies have also shown that […]

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Making the Workplace Culture More Welcoming to Women in STEM

If the global engineering industry is going to fill the growing talent shortage for STEM positions, it’s going to need to attract more female professionals. However, many experts say entrenched cultural attitudes are creating barriers for women in cyber security and other STEM areas. The shortage of cyber security professionals is particularly pronounced. According to […]

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Want Great Mentors? Be a Good Mentee

Written by Jacquelyn Adams This article originally appeared in IEEE-USA InSight. It is reprinted here with permission from IEEE-USA. Copyright 2019 IEEE In business, lots of people are encouraged to find their mentors. And there are many advice columns about how to be a good mentor. But what about the mentee? What’s their ownership in […]

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Why You Need a Bio Now

Written by Jacquelyn Adams This article originally appeared in IEEE-USA InSight. It is reprinted here with permission from IEEE-USA. Copyright 2019 IEEE When Girl Scouts called to announce I was being honored with the “Women of Distinction” award, I was thrilled. When they requested my bio to include in their awards ceremony brochure, I panicked. […]

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