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Better Jobs With Companies That Care - March 2, 2017

This week, we urge you to take a lesson from the golden rule guide and work on building up and not tearing down. Yes, we all love a good gossip sesh here and there, but let’s put our slam books to the side for a sec and recognize the heft of female tech power. And if you’re a woman who hasn’t made it there yet -- check out better opportunities with companies that care that’ll right your ship’s course.


AdTech alert! If data-driven performance marketing is your thing, then AdRoll is the place for you. With nearly 15,000 customers in 100 countries, AdRoll is not only well-established, but also well respected. Bt-dubs, they’ll work just as hard for you as you do for them, offering generous PTO, beer and snacks in the office, financial advisors and healthcare options that match your lifestyle needs - and your spirit animal.

American Express

Everyone knows what American Express does, but did you know they offer 20 weeks of maternity leave? How about tons o’ PTO, healthcare and a 401k FTW? Ranked one of the top 50 companies for female execs by Working Mother Magazine, Amex leaves no room for doubt that they care about the wellbeing of their lady squad.


If working in the bustling hub of some of the top publications on Earth isn’t enough to hook you, Hearst offers a wide range of perks like on-site fitness classes and extensive healthcare coverage for you and your loved ones. The stunning office views of Manhattan don’t hurt either, not to mention the spectacular modern interior designed by renowned architect Norman Foster.

Future Center California for Audi, Porsche & VW

Volkswagen is an iconic brand that offers iconic benefits. In addition to maternity AND paternity leave, they also offer adoption assistance. Hefty discounts through their employee auto-leasing program are a sweet deal, too -- and especially helpful for expanding families!


How These Companies Are Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

According to a recent study, anti-Asian hate crimes have risen 150% since the pandemic started. But these acts of violence are not new — they are part of a much larger history of anti-Asian racism and violence in the U.S.

That makes celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (which was named a month-long celebration in May by Congress in 1992 "to coincide with two important milestones in Asian/Pacific American history: the arrival in the United States of the first Japanese immigrants on May 7, 1843 and contributions of Chinese workers to the building of the transcontinental railroad, completed May 10, 1869") this year all the more important.


5 Things All Product Managers Should Do for Their Engineers (And Vice Versa)

Tips from SeatGeek's Anuja Chavan

When Anuja Chaven turns on a fan in her house in Jersey City, she can't help but think about how every piece of it works.

"There are an extensive amount of things that have to go perfectly at the same time," says the former engineer (and current product manager at live event ticketing platform SeatGeek).

It was that interest in understanding how things actually worked that drove Anuja to study engineering—first electrical, during her undergrad in India, and then computer science, during her master's program in the U.S.


The Secrets to Balancing Work and Family Life

3 Pieces of Advice from Working Moms at Pluralsight

Being fully committed to work and family is a challenge that many working parents have to take on. It can be exhausting and thankless pursuing a fulfilling full-time career, while taking an active role as a parent. Achieving a healthy balance can help keep you motivated and productive at work, while allowing you to be fully present when you're home.

We recently chatted with working moms at technology skills platform, Pluralsight, about their best advice for striking that elusive work-life balance. Here were their key points:


How to Make the Most of Being on a Growing Team: 3 Tips from Plex’s Adriana Bosinceanu

When the startup Adriana Bosinceanu was working for got acquired, things changed fast.

She went from being one of eight engineers on a small team building a streaming service to joining a company that was five times larger and had a much bigger scope.

That company was Plex, where Adriana has been working remotely as a software engineer for the last four and a half years.

As her team grew from two people to ten, Adriana decided to lean into the opportunity to grow; along the way, she found herself deepening her technical skills, her self-confidence, and her relationships. We sat down with Adriana to learn exactly how she did that, and to hear the tips she has for other engineers experiencing growth opportunities on their team.


What These Companies Are Doing to Celebrate Juneteenth 2021

*Updated on June 17th, 2021 to reflect Juneteenth officially being named a Federal Holiday in the U.S.*

Juneteenth has been celebrated by African-Americans since the late 1800s, but in recent years (particularly in response to global protests over police brutality and the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and other Black Americans), there has been a surge in interest in the day that celebrates freedom.

Before it became an official federal holiday, many businesses shifted toward marking June 19th as an annual company holiday, creating different initiatives around the holiday and offering employees opportunities to learn, reflect, and take action toward racial equality.

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