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When Championing Diversity, Actions Speak Louder Than Words
Category: ARA, ARA Mentors, Diversity, Women in Tech, Women in Technology Tags: , , , , , , , Comments: 0
In all likelihood, you’ve heard the saying “actions speak louder than words.” My parents raised me on this motto, and it’s a gift that has shaped both the person and the professional I am today. One of the best examples of its life-shaping influence on me is my response to the challenge of increasing gender diversity across the tech sector. ...
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Summer Job Searches: Wasteful or Worthwhile?
Category: ARA, ARA Mentors, Career Advice, Hiring Advice, Job Search, Summer Vacation Tags: , , , , , , , , Comments: 0
August is here and an eerie quiet across Chicago, in your neighborhood or workplace, will confirm it. It may be serious vacation season, but is it time to take a vacation from job searching? Many professionals ask me this question as they enjoy the lighter workloads and shorter work hours that mid and late summer sometimes offers. ...
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Tech Networking in Chicago
Category: ARA, ARA Mentors, Career Advice, Chicago Events, Hiring Advice, Job Search Tags: , , , , , Comments: 0
Growth in online networking and high demand for tech talent beyond the borders of IT mean that incorporating both digital and in-person engagement into your professional outreach is the best way to build a career network that will take you places. ...
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The IT Diversity Challenge
Category: ARA, ARA Mentors, Diversity, Hiring Managers, Hiring Talent, Women in Male Dominated Fields, Women in Tech, Women in Technology Tags: , , Comments: 0
The Washington Post recently published an article by Joann Weiner titled, “Diversity is good. Why doesn’t everyone agree?” In the piece, Weiner sites multiple studies showing that companies who engage women in leadership positions are, on average, more successful and profitable than companies who do not. ...
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The WOW Factor: Insights from Women of Orbitz Worldwide’s Panel on Mentoring
Category: ARA, ARA Mentors, Career Advice, Chicago Events, Panel Discussions, Women in Tech, Women in Technology Tags: , , , , , , , , , Comments: 0
Last month, I had the privilege of joining Women of Orbitz Worldwide, known as WOW—and, wow, is right! The group focuses on supporting and promoting women, coupled with a commitment to create opportunities for Orbitz employees to share their career journeys with fellow colleagues. With that in mind, WOW organized an engaging panel presentation ti ...
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Pushy Women Pave the Way
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As an Army Reserve Captain, I was assigned to Operation Cobra Gold, a three-week exercise held in Thailand. Cobra Gold—the largest Asia-Pacific exercise—was as much an exercise in diplomatic relationship-building and peacekeeping as it was about training for combat readiness. ...
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What Online Dating and Finding a Mentor Have in Common
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Searching for the right fit in both business and personal relationships can be a challenge. Nowadays, many singles look to online dating as a preferred first step towards a romantic partnership. Photos and profiles of potential matches can be reviewed prior to a first date, allowing users to pre-determine who could be their Mr. or Miss Right. ...
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