There are ten ways male advocates say they support technical women and promote diversity efforts in their organizations. These practices are derived from 45 in-depth interviews conducted by NCWIT researchers with male corporate employees in technology organizations or departments.
On current trends, it will take 118 years before women’s salaries equal those of men; women currently earn what men took home a decade ago.
So here’s a modest proposal to accelerate progress. Talk to any executive at any large organization about gender equality and at some point they’ll give the same reason/make the same excuse (take your pick) for the disparities between how men and women are treated in the workplace: pregnancy. So maybe it’s time to impose mandatory male parental leave to destigmatize pregnancy breaks to help crack the glass ceiling. Is it a viable solution?
MomWorkforce joined local leaders and gathered together at Dev Bootcamp with The Expat Woman to discuss what organizers described as,”Join us for Women in Tech Talks, an inspiring evening of networking and a panel discussion with international women working in the tech field or who run tech startups….”
Have you been to your local toy store lately? There now are more toys being made for promoting STEM careers for women. See this article for three top sellers and their different approaches to fixing the gender gap in STEM. Please comment to share any other tips and tricks with our moms.
Register at: http://womensmallbusiness.eventbrite.com Momworkforce will be presenting next week at ”Ready, Set, Succeed: A Women’s Small Business Seminar.” This free event is hosted by Jackie Speier. We will be participating in the Motherhood and Entrepreneurship Panel. Come join in on the conversation! Date: Friday, June 13, 2014 Time: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Location: Eventbrite headquarters, 155 5th Street, 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA *See attached flier for more details* Women’s Small Biz Flyer
Mothercoders shares Momworkforce’s mission Have you heard about Mothercoders? Mothercoders is a startup non-profit company that holds technology orientation courses for moms at sites with adjunct childcare facilities. Momworkforce recently attended their post pilot program celebration. Here’s what their program entailed: Their pilot program in San Francisco included training 6 moms from backgrounds ranging from civil engineering to political consulting The group met on 6 weekends to learn about web development, product design, and product marketing techniques All sessions were […]
Last weekend an inspiring outreach event was hosted at Facebook’s campus in Menlo Park. The event, “Young Women CAN!” was sponsored by Congresswoman Jackie Speier as part of her ongoing efforts to highlight career opportunities in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to young women. The audience included 200 high school girls accompanied by their parents. The program began with presentations from Menlo Park City Council Member Kristen Kieth, Congresswoman Jackie Speier, and NASA Astronomer Dr. Natalie Batalha. Below are […]
Finding a job can be an intimidating, arduous process. Momworkforce is here to lend you a helping hand. Each of us has only a few seconds of the job holder’s attention to make a great first impression and qualify for that much wanted interview. Let’s discuss a few tips on how to make your resume work wonders for you, namely: Find the best format for your situation Include a career profile Explain transferrable skills and experiences you have had outside[…]