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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)

Automattic

27 Companies with Impressive Mentorship Opportunities

January is National Mentorship Month— the perfect time to focus on growing and building important relationships with mentors that will positively affect your professional career.

Research shows that mentorship greatly improves career outcomes by providing professional guidance, skill development, and support through major work and life transitions.

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PagerDuty

Remote Work Tips: Connect and Engage in a Distributed Environment

Remote Work Tips: Fostering Belonging in a Distributed Environment

💎 We’re living in times when remote work is becoming more and more typical for employees. And many companies have organized hybrid workplaces, with some people coming to the office and some working from home. How can teams foster belonging in this kind of distributed environment?

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Elastic

Elastic's Diane Tetrault on What Parenting, Scuba Diving, and Product Marketing Have in Common

As an instructor of other scuba diving instructors, Diane Tetrault knows how to convey life-saving lessons in a way that encourages and supports her students. And as it turns out, that skill is highly transferable to two other key roles in her life: manager and mother.

Diane is the Senior Director of Product Marketing at Elastic and is also a mom of two sons. In the water, at work, and with her family, she’s gotten plenty of practice creating the right environment for other people to learn and enjoy.

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Relativity

How Mentors Can Unlock Your Career: Insight from Relativity’s Karen Klein

Karen Klein wrote her first contract when she was 11.

It laid out how much allowance she would earn for completing certain chores each week. When she got her parents to sign it, she told them that she was going to be a lawyer when she grew up.

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Capco

Why Capco’s Maleni Palacios Believes in Building Communities at Work

As a kid, Maleni Palacios had a long list of questions that no one could answer for her.

“I started asking myself, ‘Why are some countries rich? Why are some of them “poor”? What is this notion of a country and a nation-state? Why do people have different lines of work? Who chooses that for them?’” remembers the associate consultant.

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