Author: National Diversity Council

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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3 Ways This Tech Company Fosters Great Leadership

Being a leader in the workplace is not easy. In addition to overseeing a variety of projects, managers are tasked with overseeing people. Whether you’re a manager or you report to one, you’ve probably come to the realization that when things at work get busy, leaders tend to prioritize their more concrete responsibilities, and it can be hard for them to devote as much time to developing and training other employees. Krista North, who’s worked in various leadership positions throughout her career, knows that feeling all too well. “I have always loved the coaching aspect of leadership—but in most management roles I’ve had in...

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Starting Your Career In Tech? Advice From A Salesforce Security Whiz

What’s even more fun than building insanely innovative new tech products? Breaking them. Just ask Astha Singhal. Originally from India, Singhal got her Masters in Information Security at Carnegie Mellon before joining Salesforce four years ago through our FutureForce university recruiting program. On the Product Security Team, Singhal was key to ensuring that the products and features we create are secure. Today, she runs the Salesforce AppExchange security review team, testing the security of all new apps before they go on the market. As if that’s not enough to fill her days, Singhal also heads up university recruiting for our security team....

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The Impact of Education on Women in Tech

As far back as I can remember, computers and technology were a part of my life. Whether it was playing Pitfall or using my Tandy 1000 to learn how to type, my family utilized technology. Early on, I was always good at math and enjoyed science. My wonderful high school math teacher/mentor encouraged me to think about how software technology could be used to support math and science. After obtaining my degree in mechanical engineering, I looked for a job where I could leverage my analytical skills in technology. This led me to global professional services company, Accenture, and...

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What’s It Like To Be A Woman Working In Tech? Meet The Women Of Asana

Occasionally we feature employers and women at companies that support gender diversity and inclusion. This week we’d like to introduce you to some great women at Asana. If you would like to feature your company here, please contact us at info@fairygodboss.com. Wondering what female employees are like at one of the hottest tech startups in the Bay Area? Meet the women of Asana, a web and mobile application designed to help teams track their work. Recently, the company convened several lady Asana’s —from Product and Design to Marketing and Recruiting—to talk about what it means to be a woman in the workplace...

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