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Category Archives: Women in Technology

5-Minute Lightning Talk on Career Failure
Category: ARA Mentors, Career Advice, Uncategorized, Women in Tech, Women in Technology Tags: , , , , Comments: 0
ARA Co-Founder and McCann Partners’ CEO Megan McCann presented a five-minute lightning talk to a crowd of 200+ during a recent Women in Tech breakfast hosted by General Assembly. Each of five speakers were asked to answer a specific question. Megan was asked about career failure. ...
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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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#4TechDiversity Spotlight: Part Two with Ce Cole Dillon, Founder Student Loan 411, Socialpreneur and Tech Leader
Category: #4TechDiversity, Career Advice, Women in Tech, Women in Technology Comments: 0
Our diversity in IT blog series continues with Part Two of our discussion with Ce Cole Dillon, co-founder and COO of Student Loan 411. In our first conversation, Ce shared with us many of the demographic insights she has studied and gathered in her work with the League of Black Women. We learned that as the workforce has grown more diverse, the IT ...
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#4TechDiversity Spotlight: Ce Cole Dillon — Founder Student Loan 411, Socialpreneur and Tech Leader
Category: #4TechDiversity, Women in Tech, Women in Technology Comments: 0
I am thrilled to welcome Ce Cole Dillon, co-founder and COO of Student Loan 411, and the incredible experience she brings to this ongoing and challenging discussion on diversity in IT. From her tech industry work and leadership to her entrepreneurialism here in Chicago, Ce is a seemingly inexhaustible business executive as well as an authoritative ...
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An Inspiring Hour of Diversity Talk & Diversity Results
Category: #4TechDiversity, Company Culture, Diversity, i.c.stars, Panel Discussions, Women in Tech, Women in Technology Tags: , , , , , , , Comments: 0
The IT industry is beginning to own the challenge and broaden the dialogue. One outstanding example was the February 18 “Diversity in Technology” panel which featured an audience and panel of people who are highly committed to increasing diversity and inclusion in the tech industry. ...
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#4TechDiversity Spotlight: Shradha Agarwal, President & Co-Founder, ContextMedia
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#4TechDiversity blog series spotlights tech entrepreneur Shradha Agarwal. Named a Champion of Change by the White House and the 2015 Prominent Woman in Tech by the Illinois Technology Association, Shradha is the co-founder of ContextMedia, a health information services company. ...
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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
Category: ARA, ARA Mentors, Women in Male Dominated Fields, Women in Tech, Women in Technology Tags: , , , , , , Comments: 0
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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