International Women's day is upon us! In 1909, 15,000 women marched through the streets of New York demanding improved pay, shorter hours and voting rights. At PowerToFly we're all marching together by pushing for inclusive workplaces that lead to gender equality. It's our mission to work only with companies who understand that workplace equality is achievable- look at OpenTable whose female CEO has pledged to fill her company with 50% women by 2020, and Dow Jones who hired a woman at nine months pregnant to lead their tech team. Check out a more expansive list of companies we think are making the working world a better place for women- better yet, follow them on PowerToFly and make your voice heard by following companies that care.
Crises can bring out the best in us. It can be hard to believe that when headlines are crowded with toilet paper hoarders or raucous spring breakers under the impression that they're invincible, but it's true. A paper by the University of Delaware's Disaster Research Center found that assumptions about people acting in their own best interest during a crisis are "fundamentally incorrect" and that "human beings…typically rise to the daunting challenges that disasters pose."
How to stay productive and positive while working remotely
With the outbreak of COVID-19, scores of people are finding themselves working remotely for the first time. Trying to stay productive while at home with so many distractions can be overwhelming, so we asked women tech leaders what they were doing to work from home successfully. Along with getting a great pair of noise canceling headphones (game changer!), they have 10 excellent tips to help you thrive in a work-from-home environment.