Month: October 2017

Meet Morgan Wijay: The Woman Behind LA’s Volleyball Club Melting Pot

Volleyball runs in Morgan Wijay’s blood. Her roots stem from her father who coached volleyball at inner-city schools and was eventually inducted into the Indiana Coaching Hall of Fame in 2012, and the apple doesn’t fall far – Morgan is following in her father’s footsteps. After playing throughout her childhood, all four years of her tenure at the University of Houston and now with 20 years of coaching under her belt, she is club director of the Supernova All-Stars, a premier Los Angeles volleyball club that is socio-economically diverse and gives girls of all racial, religious and economic backgrounds...

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Four Organizations That Encourage The Presence of Women in Tech

The lack of gender diversity in the tech sector is one of the most discussed topics in Silicon Valley and other tech hubs. The reasoning behind the low percentage of female tech professionals is attributed to a number of reasons. But one reason we want to stray away from is women and girls not having the proper tools or environments to learn tech, or the proper support system from professionals in the industry who share the same genetic makeup. Below are some of the most popular and successful organizations for both women in tech and girls who aspire to...

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This Company Is Doing Amazing Things To Help Caregivers Return To STEM Careers

Given the rapid rate at which technology sheds its skin to reveal new, yet-more innovative layers, it’s understandable that caregivers may feel intimidated to re-enter this field after taking a career break. Here to make that transition easier is United Technologies Corporation (UTC). The global Fortune 50 Company, in partnership with iRelaunch and the Society of Women Engineers, is rolling out a new initiative called the UTCRe-Empower Program. The program is designed to help experienced professionals who have been out of the workforce for two or more years return to their career. Offering coaching, mentorship, and relevant work experience, participants in...

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California Diversity Council Honors Top 50 Most Powerful and Influential Women in Technology

Annually, the California Diversity Council (a subsidiary of the National Diversity Council) hosts the Top 50 Women in Tech Awards Dinner. Each year, 50 women in C-suite level positions from top companies such as Adobe, Google, Yelp and Wells Fargo, to name a few, gather as we celebrate their hard work and progressive initiatives that are instrumental to closing the gender gap in the tech sector. Here’s a re-cap below.   On October 17, 2017, the California Diversity Council had the pleasure of honoring the Top 50 Most Powerful and Influential Women in Technology at the Hyatt Regency Hotel...

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How to Achieve Work-life Balance as a Translator

There are many positives to working as a translator. You can take on a variety of assignments. The demand for translators is certainly on the rise.  Freelance translation gives you flexibility in terms of your family and schedule, and saves you from the misery of a daily commute. Translators are able to learn about other cultures, and may even have the opportunity to travel. Then there’s the downside. There’s the late night hours working with clients in different time zones. The urgent deadlines that are always looming are also a major source of stress. Let’s not forget about the...

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