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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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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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What Online Dating and Finding a Mentor Have in Common
Category: ARA, Women in Tech, Women in Technology Tags: , , , , , , , Comments: 0
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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Celebrating Three Years
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As we approach McCann Partners’ third anniversary this week, I reflect not only upon our company’s successes, but also upon the many people who have helped us along in this journey. I feel so incredibly blessed to have a wonderful support network of friends, clients, colleagues, and partners – all of whom have helped me along over the past th ...
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What Equal Pay Legislation Means for You
Category: Compensation, Pay Equity, Women in Tech, Women in Technology Tags: , , , , Comments: 0
Last week, President Obama signed into law an executive order which is an attempt to level the playing field in relation to the gender gap in compensation. Citing Census Bureau figures (pdf) showing that women who work full-time earn 77% of what men earned in 2012, the directive, titled Expanding Opportunity for All, prohibits retaliation against f ...
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Is Being a Jerk Acceptable in the Tech World? It Shouldn’t Be.
Category: Women in Tech, Women in Technology Tags: , , , Comments: 0
I recently read the New York Times’ Business Section article by Claire Cain Miller titled “Technology’s Man Problem” – then I read it again. At first, I was expecting another write-up about women who try to “have it all” and wanted to dismiss the whole thing. But something made me come back and read the article again and that is wh ...
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