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Women at Work

Dreams (and Jobs) for the Future

The White House released the Advancing Equity for Women and Girls of Color: 2016 Updated Report today and it has some good news packed around how little gender parity there still is in STEM.


Ok, so the good news is this: according to the White House, the U.S. has made positive strides, resulting in “unprecedented levels of public-private collaboration in support of next-generation STEM education, all with a focus on expanding participation of girls and other underrepresented groups.” That means government, businesses and private-citizens alike have all been banding together to create positive change.

The report delves into various areas of interest, including school discipline, teen pregnancy, the needs of vulnerable children and economic prosperity.

PowerToFly’s mission is to help women in tech — who are ready today — find fulfilling careers with companies that will value them and their diversity. We know the current statistics on minority women in STEM-related professions are alarming: only 1 out of 10 employed engineers and scientists in the U.S. is a woman of color. And with growth of STEM jobs anticipated to outpace the growth of non-STEM jobs over the next ten years, we need to work together to ensure equal opportunity for all.

So yes, more work needs to be done, but as the White House says, the right collaborations are happening at least when it comes to education. But if you want to see what’s out there for women in STEM now, then join us at PowerToFly.com. You can start by heading over to our website to fill out a profile and become part of our community of 100,000+ strong women. Aside from access to content you care about, you’ll also be able to apply to positions in STEM-related fields at companies who put diversity and inclusion above all.

Check out some of the open positions we’ve got available now:

Software Engineer (Backend) — Casper (NYC)

Automation QA Engineer — Hearst (NYC)

Software Engineer — Hearst (NYC)

DevOps Engineer — Hearst (NYC)

Security Engineer — GitLab (Remote)

Build Engineer — GitLab (Remote)

Quip

9 Tips for Hosting a Successful, Collaborative Hackathon, from Quip

A company that is built around offering modern collaboration software needs to believe in the power of bringing people together.

Luckily, that's just what Quip is all about.

Their annual three-day hackathon Quiprupt is an example of what collaboration looks like not just as a product offering but also as a core tenet of company culture. We asked participants from Quiprupt 2021 to tell us about their experience coming together to ship cool stuff—and how Quip's culture sets them up to be able to find meaningful work while building better products.

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Career Advice

Fostering Collaboration and Innovation in a Fast-Paced Environment

Insight from YouGov's Victoria Ganusceac

Victoria Ganusceac knew she wanted to be a product manager, but the HR manager at the company where she was working at the time wasn't on board.

Not immediately, anyways.

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How I Took Action Against Anti-Asian Racism– At Work and In My Personal Life

If you've been paying attention to the news recently, you likely have noticed a sharp rise in Anti-Asian racism. Members of the Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities have been vocal in bringing awareness to the heightened racial discrimination they have faced since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, which, in some cases, have had tragic consequences.

If you are not a member of the Asian-American community, you might feel powerless– as if you have no say in the matter. It's easy to believe that your actions aren't effective and cannot lend support to your colleagues and friends from the Asian-American community. But that is not the case– in reality, there are a number of actions you can take against Asian hate that can have real impact, in both your professional and personal life.

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popular

20 Lessons from 66 Working Moms Balancing Family and Career

Experience is the greatest teacher, and the experience of being a mom is particularly chock-full of learning opportunities.

We know from the examples set by our coworkers and friends just how good moms are at juggling competing responsibilities and priorities. ("If you want to make sure something gets done, give it to a busy person" would be even more accurate if it was changed to "give it to a working mom.")

So this Mother's Day, we decided to ask working moms at our partner companies about the secret sauce that connects parenting experience to being better and happier at work.

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