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Survey Finds Challenges For Women Of Color In STEM Careers
By: CareerCast.com
Being a woman in STEM research is tough, but it's significantly worse for women of color. According to a recent report conducted by the University of California's Hastings College of the Law, a whopping 100% of women of color interviewed in the study said they've experienced gender bias, compared to 93% of white women. Conducted by Professor Joan C. Williams, 557 women overall were surveyed (white women and women of color), and 60 women of color participated in more in-depth interviews. Aside from common sexist issues, women of color were clearly subject to unwarranted stereotypes. For example: Black and Latina ... more
Leaning In On Diversity Hiring
By: CareerCast.com
The time has come for men to “lean in” and become full partners for increasing diversity in leadership in our corporations. This requires moving beyond creating initiatives that become window dressing to proactive leadership actions that drive real culture change. While we would probably all agree we’ve made progress relative to diversity and inclusion in the workplace, the facts stand as a reminder that we still have a long way to go. Today women earn more college degrees than men, and within the next decade, Caucasians will become a minority in the United States. White men are promoted at significantly ... more
Finding the Right Employment for You
By: CareerCast.com
Unfortunately, most people do not put forth enough thought into their employment until they are already on the job. When the economy is less than perfect, job seekers feel an additional stressor that makes them believe they need to quickly accept any position offered to them, as they are afraid they will not receive another offer. Some people take a job because they need it while others will seek out a position until they have it and then discover they do not like it. These reasons are common in our society. Many people feel trapped within a job they do ... more
Diversity Hiring Fueling Tech Innovation
By: CareerCast.com
Around the world, women and people of color rely on tech gadgets that have sprung primarily from the minds of white men—but that’s about to change. As the Cherokee Nation works to preserve its vibrant culture, one of its goals is to save its language. Like most Native American tongues, the Cherokee language is at risk of extinction as fluent speakers enter old age and the younger generation learns mainly English. A unique partnership with Microsoft may very well turn the tide. “Our Native American Employee Network Group here at Microsoft and a Cherokee Nation team worked for over two ... more
Tips For Women Working In Tech
By: CareerCast.com
The tech industry has a gender problem. Let’s consider this: Women comprise only about a quarter of all employees at tech behemoths Apple, Google, Facebook, Oracle and Microsoft. When it comes to launching tech ventures, the situation only gets worse: Just 10% of high-growth tech company founders are women. Women make up a significant portion of the tech-consumer market — so it makes little sense that there is such disconnect in the professional spectrum. The benefits of a diversified workforce are numerous, especially considering that many American women are highly active on the Internet and social networking sites. Looking at ... more
Leaders Addressing Diversity Gaps
By: CareerCast.com
For all its cutting edge innovation and talk of egalitarianism, Silicon Valley remains an industry rife with issues. Just ask Cathryn Posey, a senior manager at software management maker Electric Cloud. On Thursday, Posey held the first annual Tech Superwomen Summit in San Francisco, California, a conference highlighting issues faced by women in STEM (science, mathematics, engineering and math). She cites a Harvard Business Review study last May reporting that 56% of all women in STEM leave their jobs mid-career for something entirely different. One likely culprit: issues caused by a lack of gender diversity in their workplace. "At the ... more
Women Climbing The Corporate Ladder
By: CareerCast.com
It's a tough climb to the c-suite — especially for women. Women make up only 4.6% of CEOs in S&P 500 companies, according to 2015 numbers from advocacy group Catalyst. Women accounted for only 3.3% of CEOs in the top 100 companies in Silicon Valley in 2014, according to numbers from Fenwick. It's not as though these companies have a small pool of women to choose from. In fact, women make up 45% of the labor force in S&P 500 companies. But that percentage dwindles on each step of the corporate ladder, meaning that there are fewer female candidates in ... more
Study: Women Still Not Getting to the Top Levels
By: CareerCast.com
Even though women make up more than half the workforce, they are still significantly underrepresented on corporate boards and in C-level executive positions, according to a new study released by Calvert Investments. The study, “Examining the Cracks in the Ceiling: A Survey of Corporate Diversity Practices of the S&P 100,” shows that 92 of 100 CEOs represented in the survey are white men...more
Economic Equality Has Yet To Catch Up To Education
By: CareerCast.com
African-Americans have achieved tremendous gains in education over the past 50 years, but that has yet to translate into major progress toward economic equality, the National Urban League says in its latest State of Black America report. This year's report, "Redeem the Dream: Jobs Rebuild America," identifies unemployment as the biggest barrier to that progress. It also marks milestones in black history since 1963, the height of the civil rights movement. According to the report, released Wednesday during the league's annual legislative conference, 75 percent of black adults had not completed high school 50 years ago, compared with 15 percent ... more
Cleveland Program Becoming An Example Of Entrepreneurial Opportunity
By: CareerCast.com
A new investment program designed to grow business in Northeast Ohio is helping minority-owned business enterprises (MBEs) and women-owned business enterprises (WBEs) take advantage of the region’s economic growth. Strategic investments and a booming manufacturing industry have combined to help Northeastern Ohio become one of the top six industrial markets in North America. In 2012, the region saw the creation of 36,383 jobs, $1.7 billion in payroll and $1.8 billion in capital investment, according to a report by local economic development organization Cleveland Plus. But in many ways, the investment boom is an unfinished story. Who ultimately benefits from this ... more