Two Seattle’s women and their vision to launch The Riveter, co-working space where women don’t feel excluded from the business world because of their gender.
U.S. Congresswoman Suzan DelBene — who’s worked at Microsoft, drugstore.com, and Nimble Technology— visited Seattle’s Ada Developers Academy to discuss this persistent issue. Many of Ada’s women agree: there is no single program that can fix tech’s diversity problems. Ada students listed a multitude of things that have kept them from entering the work force: a lack of role models, the discomfort of being the only woman in a room, or simply being told women aren’t suited to tech work.
Dr. Telle Whitney, President and CEO of the Anita Borg Institute, describes the challenges and opportunities for increasing women in tech, from pipelines to org culture.
In a sector that prides itself on being full of the best and brightest problem-solvers, how do we tackle the persistent problem of the gender gap in tech? STEM scholarships, one solution among many, begin to address these issues directly by providing key monetary resources, offering a sense of community among the recipients and sidestepping closed networks that limit access to mentorship and support for young women.
The Washington Technology Industry Association decided to take a look at exactly which groups are working to change the bleak percentages of women and people of color in the tech industry.
Cindy Rose will soon take the helm of Microsoft’s efforts in the United Kingdom. The new CEO said, “I am thrilled to be joining Microsoft and to be asked to lead the UK business at such an opportune moment in the company’s history and such an unprecedented moment in the country’s history.”
The Seattle City Council and Mayor’s office have proposed a Joint Comprehensive Action Plan to promote greater workforce equity, including actions to improve equity in hiring and promotion and career development, as well as broadening existing parental leave policy and increasing current family care benefits for City employees.
On June 14, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC or Commission) participated in the White House United State of Women Summit. Coinciding with the Summit, the EEOC issued three resource documents that provide insight into the EEOC’s enforcement positions on topics such as wage equality and accommodations for pregnant employees.
At the current pace of progress, it will take more than three decades for women in the financial services industry to hold 30% of positions on executive committees globally, a report published Monday by Oliver Wyman shows. The report also finds that female executives in financial services are 20-30% more likely to quit their employer than their peers in other industries.