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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)

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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.

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[VIDEO ▶️ ] Are You the Right Candidate for the Job? Tips From a Helm Recruiter

💎 Wondering how you can show up as the right candidate for the job?

📼 Press PLAY to hear some insight from a recruiter at Helm into what the right candidate for the job looks like in an interview. Alayna Sye, Helm's Senior Technical Recruiter, knows an applicant is going to be the right for the job usually after the first conversation. Find out exactly what will make you stand out, as well as the steps for the application process at Helm.

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30+ Ways Companies Are Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month 2021

Founded in 1989, Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15 and ends October 15. The four-week span over two calendar months may seem a bit odd, but it comes with good reason, as it covers independence anniversaries of several Latin American countries, as well as key celebrations in Hispanic and Latin communities. Apart from commemorating major holidays and historic milestones, this month honors the cultures and contributions of Hispanic and Latinx Americans.

We asked some of our partner companies what they're doing to honor and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at work this year, and we were inspired by the wide range of responses, from highlighting the impact that employees have in local communities to hosting fireside conversations on allyship to sharing performances and instruction of famous cultural dances.ot only are these companies honoring Hispanic Heritage Month, they're finding ways to spread positive change throughout the year. Here's what they're doing, in their own words:

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Webinars

The Workplace of the Future: How Companies Can Plan for The Ever-Changing

As vaccination numbers climb and some—though not all—of our collective paranoia begins to dissipate, businesses are starting to reopen. Employers face a key decision: how will they respond? Will they go back to the ways of life before COVID? Or will they adopt more permanently the flexibility and remote-first work necessitated by the pandemic?

As part of our Corporate Circles: Inclusive Conversation Series, join PowerToFly's Global Director of DEI Sienna Brown and Global DEI Strategist & Trainer Zara Chaudary on Friday, October 1st from 12pm to 1:30pm Eastern for an interactive roundtable as we discuss and share the tools and mindset needed to create the office of the future in a post-pandemic world.

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Introducing Our Newest Partner: The Conferences for Women

We are pleased to announce our partnership with The Conference for Women, whose mission is to promote, communicate, and amplify the influence of women in the workplace and beyond.

"At our annual non-partisan, non-profit conferences, we bring together thousands of active professionals to connect, renew, and find inspiration in community. We are committed to helping close the pay gap, eliminate gender discrimination, and achieve parity in company leadership and on corporate boards. We inspire the next generation through our Young Women's program and we support local non-profit organizations. The Conferences for Women harness the collective wisdom, experience, and energy of inspirational women and men of all ages and backgrounds in service of our values: supporting and giving back to our growing nationwide community."

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