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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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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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Closing the Engineering Talent Shortage Through Mentorship and Volunteering

From the U.S. to Indonesia, employers are struggling to fill a growing dearth in qualified engineers and other technical professionals. To combat the shortage, tech companies such as Bosch and IBM are spearheading apprenticeship programs to train applicants, who do not have college degrees, for entry-level positions. Cyber Security Talent Shortage One field currently suffering […]

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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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Breaking Down Barriers for Women in STEM

Even in 2019, women are still underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Statistics from the National Girls Collaborative Project show that although half of the U.S. workforce is women, only 28% work in science and engineering. According to a 2017 UNESCO report, global rates are similar: 28% of the world’s […]

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