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Four Ways Organizations Can Foster Career Growth for Women in STEM

It’s no secret that women who work in science, engineering, technology, and mathematics (STEM) on average face greater obstacles than their male peers. Not only are women underrepresented in these fields, they are also frequently paid less, sidelined to junior positions, and are more likely than their male partners to sacrifice their careers after having […]

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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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Improve Your English With Fun Board Games

It’s becoming paramount for engineering professionals to be fluent in English. According to the Harvard Business Review, a significant number of global organizations have embraced English as their workplace language. Not only is English often a requirement, the ability to speak it clearly can be important in order to operate as part of an international […]

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How To Counter Harmful Gender Stereotypes in Engineering

The COVID-19 pandemic is continuing to take a disproportionate toll on women in the workforce. According to a recent report from Rapid Research Information Forum, women, compared to men, are likely spending more time taking care of family members, causing them to experience more disruptions to their work. The report’s findings are based on gender […]

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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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IEEE Rising Stars 2020

For the sixth year in a row, over 370 students and young professionals hailing from ten IEEE Regions kicked off their new year at the IEEE Rising Stars Conference. IEEE Region 6 hosts this annual conference with the primary goal of inspiring and empowering IEEE’s future leaders. This year, the conference was held at the […]

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Four Soft Skills Everyone Needs at Work

This is a sponsored post from Digi-Key. Written by Nancy Ordman. What technical skills do you need for 2020? How different is the 2020 list from previous years? Skills that are in high demand and short in supply will change at the pace of technological innovation as well as based on changes in the economy. […]

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