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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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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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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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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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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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