Author: National Diversity Council

5 Innovative Camps Introducing Girls To Tech Careers

This article was previously published on Fairygodboss   Girls are less likely than boys to be told by parents and teachers that they would be good at computer science. Girls are also less likely to participate in extracurricular tech programs and less aware of how to learn computer science via the internet. Yet, tech sector jobs are among the highest-paying occupations for women. Just as important, technology provides a powerful medium for girls and women to create meaningful solutions to global problems and to tell stories that shape how we view the world. Here are five summer programs to help you encourage a girl to create,...

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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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StudySoup Announces Women in Tech Scholarship

In an effort to empower students eager to immerse themselves in STEM, StudySoup has announced an offering of a $1000 Women in Technology Scholarship to an outstanding female student who is planning a career in the field of computer science and/or computer programming. StudySoup launched in 2014 as a peer-to-peer learning marketplace. When we were in school, we found that success in the classroom can be a pretty ambiguous thing. Every class has hours of lectures and dozens of readings. Come midterm time, most students are overwhelmed and have no idea how they should study. Without fail, however, there...

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NDC Announces 2017 Distinguished CIOs

The Texas Diversity Council is pleased to announce the 2017 Distinguished Chief Information Officer award winners. This award will be formally presented to the esteemed honorees on February 21, 2017 at the Omni Hotel in Downtown Austin, Texas. “The 2017 Distinguished Chief Information Officer award honors a diverse range of executive leaders of the highest caliber,” said Dennis Kennedy, Founder and Chairman of the National Diversity Council. “Our team takes great pride in honoring this group of accomplished men and women that continue to push innovation in business and beyond.” Selection for this distinction was based on each individual’s...

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Tech Diversity Week

Under the leadership of Dennis Kennedy, National Diversity Council is launching the first annual Tech Diversity Week, a five-day space for events – including fairs, concerts, panels, workshops and award ceremonies – where tech professionals, STEM educators, students and entrepreneurs will gather to celebrate and advance the cause of diversity & inclusion in the technology industry. The occasion promises to serve as an opportunity to bring the brightest minds and let them bounce ideas off one another concerning tech, diversity, inclusion, and the cross-sections in between. “Almost a decade ago, I founded the National Diversity Council to promote diversity...

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