Month: June 2017

Ericsson’s Out To Shrink STEM Gender Gap With Girls’ ICT Global Competition

Women tend to be more satisfied in their jobs when they can get behind their company’s mission and values. At Fairygodboss, we speak to a lot of wonderful companies that are taking exceptional steps to improve the workplace for women, particularly within fields traditionally dominated by men, and we also hear from employers that prioritize social responsibility. One company, though, is taking this work a step further. Ericsson has organized an incredible initiative, dubbed the Ericsson Innovation Awards (EIA): Girls Who Innovate competition, that aims to get young girls motivated to study science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects, where there tends to be...

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#VanguardSTEM empowers Women of Color

Vanguard STEM is a platform advocating diversity in STEM, founded by astrophysicist Dr. Jedidah Isler. As the first African American female to earn a PhD in astrophysics from Yale, she is a strong advocate for women in STEM. Dr. Jedidah Isler shared her knowledge through two compelling Ted Talks: one on her research in blazars and the other on the untapped genius of diverse people in STEM careers. Currently, Vanguard STEM is expanding its reach in social media through Twitter and Instagram, where profiles of up-and-coming women in STEM are shared. Twitter chats and Google Hangouts are also used...

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Greene Scholars is building a pipeline of young African American students who are excited to learn more about STEM

The issue of diversity and inclusion is very prevalent in Silicon Valley. Recently, a group of more than 150 CEOs from some of the world’s leading companies have signed on to the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, in an effort to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace, an issue is often debated or discussed. However, there is not a lot of discussion about the myriad of unsung heroes in organizations that work with minority students, especially to build their capabilities in STEM. One of those organizations is the Dr. Frank S. Greene Scholars Program (GSP). The Greene Scholars...

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