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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)

T Rowe Price Group Inc

Preparing for the Unexpected: ​How Maria Fava Found Her Confidence as a Bicultural, Bilingual Woman at T. Rowe Price

Born in Mexico City and raised in Guadalajara, Maria Fava never would have predicted that she'd have a career in financial services. And certainly not in Maryland.

Over two decades ago, when Maria moved to the U.S. to study psychology at the University of Texas at Arlington, she'd planned on moving back to Mexico to study law after graduation. Instead, she fell in love with an unassuming Italian-American her senior year. She married him and moved to Maryland, his home state.

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8 Questions to Ask Yourself to Determine If You’re Burning Out—And What to Do If You Are

I thought about writing this blog piece like one of those quizzes that used to be on the back pages of Seventeen and Cosmo where each question would offer several answers of varying point levels and you'd pick one answer per question, tally up your points at the end, and match your score to one of several possible results.

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For Employers

How Leaders Can Support Their Black Employees

A five-step framework for addressing systematic racism at work

The world has changed in the past few weeks.

We're watching corporations and organizations across the world come out in support of Black lives in droves. Many of those organizations are doing so for the first time in their history.

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Surescripts LLC

Applying & Interviewing at Surescripts — Technical Recruiter Michelle Baker Shares Her Tips

Meet Michelle Baker, a technical recruiter at Surescripts. She shared her top tips for applying to Surescripts.

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the company's interview process, culture, and values, and learn how you can best prepare for interviews!

To learn more about Surescripts and their open roles, click here.

Career Advice

How Viasat’s Jasmine Harvey Architects Her Own Career

Jasmine Harvey is pursuing her MBA while working full-time as a buyer for Viasat, a global communications and satellite internet company. Balancing home, work, and school while maintaining a 3.9 grade point average has been quite a challenge. Jasmine had a perfect 4.0 until she took one of the hardest classes in her program, Managerial Economics and Global, during this COVID pandemic. She finished a full 15 percentage points above the class average, but was still 0.6 points away from an "A".

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