In 2015, Teresa White became the first woman, and the first African-American, to hold the title of president at Aflac in its nearly 60-year history. She credits her success with her ability to write computer code, not only because it’s an unusual skill for an African-American woman but because, she says, it gave her confidence.
7 externs. 25 mentors. 12 business and technical disciplines.
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We have to brag on our Weatherford IPAA/PESA summer externs from Westside High School and Young Women's College Preparatory Academy. Over the course of their two-week externship they met with more than 25 mentors from 12 business and technical disciplines. Each day, the young ladies learned something new and grew more confident in their abilities. And each day, they left a lasting impression on our team. #WeatherfordWISE
Providing Career and Education Advice to High School Youth
We are incredibly committed to STEM education at Weatherford, especially when it comes to supporting women and underprivileged youth. In 2016, we provided approximately 2,220 students with STEM mentorship through our Weatherford Worldwide Initiative Supporting Education (WISE) program. In June, the Weatherford WISE program hosted seven high school girls from the Houston area for their IPAA/PESA summer externship. This is our first year participating in this program, though Weatherford has been engaged in a variety of other educational activities with IPAA/PESA.
Whether we've had experience caring for an aging parent or rearing children, women have a unique perspective and a nurturing nature to bring to their jobs. To be successful, leaders in manufacturing must have strong analytical skills, the ability to ask the right questions and be driven to learn as well as improve from the answers. If you couple these traits with compassion, you have a unique skill set that fits well with manufacturing for the long-term care industry.
Caterpillar has set ambitious targets in several key areas to increase the mix of qualified, capable females across our enterprise to industry benchmark levels by 2022. These goals include increasing our total female workforce to 29 percent, a 9 percent increase over our current population, and the number of female leaders to 25 percent, a 6 percent increase over the current composition of our leadership.
Click here to learn more about how Caterpillar promotes the Women in Leadership initiative.
The sold-out conference in Las Vegas will feature local and national leaders offering wisdom and insight on career development and work/life balance
LAS VEGAS, July 6, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Television host, renowned chef and author Pati Jinich will talk about cooking, parenting and pursuing dreams at MGM Resorts Foundation’s Women’s Leadership Conference (WLC) Aug. 7.
Jinich will participate in the conference’s popular executive leadership panel, which will feature dynamic women leaders at the top of their careers. Registration for the conference is sold out for the fourth year in a row. In its 11th year, WLC will be held Aug. 7 & 8 at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV.