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.
Sponsorship proceeds will benefit Houston-based The Rose and Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support in Dallas
DALLAS, September 9, 2019 /3BL Media/— The Comerica Bank Women’s Business Symposium returns to Houston and Dallas this fall, featuring Girls Who Code founder and CEO and international best-selling author Reshma Saujani as the keynote speaker. The Houston event is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 4 from 10:15 a.m. – 3 p.m. at The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston. In Dallas, women business owners, executives and professional from across North Texas will gather to “Learn, Connect and Grow” from 10:15 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18 at the Westin Galleria.
Through personalized books, this creative director is rewriting the narrative and inspiring girls of all backgrounds to see themselves as the heroes of their own tech adventures.
Creative director Mara Lecocq knows what it’s like to excel in a traditionally male-dominated profession. She’s spearheaded digital campaigns for Nike, Starbucks, Verizon and other Fortune 500 companies, making a name for herself in an industry where, according to AdWeek, only 11 percent of creative directors are female.
What’s it’s like to be one of the 20 women chosen for the four-year internship program.
In the summer of 2016, Sabrina Bergsten was a recent high school graduate preparing for her freshman year at Marist College. Rather than hang out at the beach, Bergsten spent her weekdays trekking in and out of Times Square for a highly selective tech internship at Viacom’s headquarters.
Dell works with nonprofits worldwide to give underserved youth better access to technology, creating a culture of inclusion and lifelong interest in STEM learning.
Technology is transforming every industry, from agriculture to automotive, fashion to finance. The future belongs to those who can use technology to solve problems and drive human progress. That’s why Dell views access to technology not as a luxury but as a necessity.
Investing in Society, CECP’s recently launched compendium of data, research, and case studies illustrates innovations in corporate efforts to solve the world’s most pressing problems. Divided into five sections – Priorities, Performance, People, Planet, and Policies – the collection of insights offers a far-reaching assessment of what leading companies are doing in each of the five focus areas.
Learnings from CECP's Accelerate Community: Systemic Investments in Equity, Talent, and Tech
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The challenge of diversifying the tech workforce is confronting companies across sectors as more jobs are requiring computational thinking and digital fluency. Simultaneously, the demographics of the United States are changing rapidly, and companies are challenged with ensuring that the talent pipeline reflects those dynamic shifts. Developing a robust and diverse technical workforce in the United States is becoming a national priority as a result of the emerging technologies and their impact on industries.
In line with its commitments to reflect the diversity of its audiences and to support the next generation of creatives and technologists, 21st Century Fox has made a multi-year commitment to back the groundbreaking organization, Girls Who Code (GWC), with financial and in-kind resources.