Karla Bracamonte, a Mexican immigrant, worked as a custodian at Arizona State University. One day, she walked past a whiteboard with unfinished algebraic equations written on it.
“I turned to my coworker at the time and I told them, ‘I can do this,’” Bracamonte said.
Realizing her talent, a professor and her coworkers encouraged her to apply for classes at ASU, where university staff could get discounts on tuition. However, as a first-generation college student with very little understanding of English, she had barriers to overcome.
Viacom’s multi-year tech internship program helps young women launch careers.
By Stuart Winchester
Lauren Clark and Emily Lo have a lot in common. Both entered Viacom’s Girls Who Code summer immersion program in 2015, its inaugural year. Both just wrapped up their third year of the company’s long-term internship program. And both major in computer science-related fields at upstate New York colleges.
And in multiple years of college-level technology instruction at two separate institutions, each has had exactly one female professor.
PR Daily honors Arrow for employee/stakeholder engagement
Centennial, Colo., September 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Arrow Electronics received a 2019 Corporate Social Responsibility Award from Ragan’s PR Daily for its employee engagement platform, Arrow Charitable. The awards honor campaigns, programs and initiatives that are changing the world for the better.
Download the 2019 EHS & Sustainability Salary Report
September 12, 2019 — Are you seeking to advance your own career or add additional environmental, health, safety and sustainability (EHS&S) staff to your team? If the answer is yes, then a competitive salary report of EHS&S professionals will be a key resource for you.
The 2019 report is based on 6,030 EHS&S professionals from a wide variety of private and public companies. Survey participants were full-time employees with varying scopes of responsibilities.
Small business owners in Austin can now apply to join eBay’s Retail Revival program.
This fall, eBay is expanding its Retail Revival program to the Texas capital. Applications are now open for Austin small businesses to join Retail Revival, an innovative program designed to equip local retailers with the skills and training needed to thrive in our global marketplace.
Duke Energy is proud to be named by Forbes’ as one of America’s Best Employers for Women. We serve increasingly diverse communities in an increasingly complex world. That is why diversity and inclusion are central to both our work today and our vision for the future.
TechSoup equips communities with the innovative technology they need to build a more equitable planet.
From One to Many In the minds of nonprofits and corporate tech leaders alike — from San Francisco to Sicily, and Sri Lanka to Senegal — TechSoup nourishes social causes through innovation.
In 1987, Daniel Ben-Horin came up with the idea to create a technology mentoring system to help nonprofits and schools. Today, TechSoup enables the social sector with the technology essential for improving lives worldwide.
“Expertise in information technology (IT) and computer systems works like a Swiss Army knife, for it’s a skill set that meets and beats all challenges,” Katie McKy wrote in the Summer/Fall 2019 issue of African-American Career World. “Tech-savvy professionals know their skills are in demand and can be parlayed into all sorts of heavily recruited tech roles.”