At the second annual Young Sustainable Impact conference in Oslo, Norway, 25 innovators–all under 25, from all around the world–are coming together to develop solutions for global issues. Continue reading These Young Entrepreneurs Are Focusing Their Efforts On The Sustainable Development Goals
Women’s Equality Day, which will be celebrated Saturday, commemorates the day the 19th Amendment was certified to the Constitution in 1920.
The amendment granted women the right to vote, but the observance of Women’s Equality Day is not just about celebrating how far we’ve come. It’s about recognizing continuing efforts toward full equality of the genders.
American women are still underrepresented in many professions, including the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Over the past several decades, women have made strides in some STEM careers, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Female participation in the medical field, for instance, is about equal to that of men, according to the data.
But in other fields, the numbers are shockingly low. For example, women comprise just one-fourth of the workforce in computer and mathematical jobs and hold only 14 percent of jobs in architecture and engineering fields.
NACAC’s STEM College and Career Fairs — open to students of all genders and backgrounds — are hoping to help close that gap. In 2016, female students accounted for 49 percent of fair attendees.
This year’s STEM College and Career Fairs will be held in Silicon Valley, New York City, and Houston during October and November. In addition to featuring colleges with STEM majors, representatives from STEM-related industries will also be in attendance to speak to students about internship opportunities, their future careers and how best to achieve their dreams.
At the Silicon Valley fair, NACAC will host a panel on the STEM gender gap. Titled, “The Need for Diversity in STEM Fields: How Females and Minority Students Can Find Opportunities,” a panel of STEM professionals will discuss their varied professional journeys and offer tips for students to start their own career paths.
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“We’ll be going wild,” Bill Nye says of his plan for experiencing Monday’s total solar eclipse from a prime viewing spot at Homestead National Monument in Beatrice, Neb. Continue reading Bill Nye Q&A: Solar Eclipse Offers Chance to ‘Appreciate the Cosmos’
SVAcademy looks for applicants whose future potential isn’t fully realized by their CV and trains them for jobs in sales and business development at major tech companies. Continue reading This Job Training Program Wants To Add Diversity To Silicon Valley–On The Business Side
It’s been quite a week in tech, with now-former Google engineer James Damore’s controversial post about gender going viral and his subsequent firing. So, right on cue, workplace culture and company review platform Comparably has come out with a ranking of the top 10 tech companies for people of color, as well as the top 10 for women. Continue reading These 10 tech companies are doing the best at diversity, according to Comparably
The Oscar-nominated movie is out of theaters but now at the center of an effort to promote education and careers for girls and women in science, technology, engineering and math. Continue reading ‘Hidden Figures’ Inspires Historic State Department Education Exchange
Reverend Jesse Jackson will discuss Diversity, Technology & Their Impact on Society as the closing speaker at the Wonder Women Tech Diversity & Inclusion in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) Conference in Long Beach, CA. The conference, which runs from August 18-20, is organized and produced by Wonder Women Tech (WWT) Foundation, a nonprofit organization that educates and celebrates women and diversity in STEAM. Continue reading Wonder Women Tech Conference– Rev. Jesse Jackson Announced as Closing Speaker
Facebook uses suppliers small and large and across industries to help make the world more open and connected. While we’ve always worked with diverse-owned companies, we were excited to formally launch our Supplier Diversity program last year.
The American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA), a personal membership group of the American Hospital Association (AHA), is pleased to announce the keynote speakers for the ASHHRA 53rd Annual Conference & Exposition – Partnering Across the Continuum of Care, the Changing Role of Healthcare Human Resources, in Seattle, Washington. Continue reading ASHHRA Presents 2017 Keynote Speakers