By: Laquita Hall, Vice President of Business Operations, AT&T Technology and Network Operations
I have spent over twenty years using my background in physics and electrical engineering working at AT&T. I spend a lot of my free time thinking about how we can get more women in this field, and it starts with a focus on young girls. We stand to benefit substantially by getting more girls to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
It can be lonely for a woman in the technology field.
At the college level, men earn 82 percent of engineering and computer science degrees. And while women make up 47 percent of the overall workforce, they constitute only 27 percent of the science and engineering workforce. Isolation and lack of mentors often prevent women from pursuing and advancing in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.
Feigin has been part of ACE Mentor Program for the past 12 years
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 31, 2013 /3BL Media/ - AECOM Technology Corporation, a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for public and private clients in more than 140 countries around the world, announced today that Michael Feigin, corporate vice president, procurement, has been tapped as the newest member of the ACE Mentor Program of America’s Executive Committee.
Boston MA, October 16, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, today announced a strategic partnership with Boston’s most influential edtech ecosystem players: Exponential TechSpace, an edtech entrepreneurship campus; LearnLaunch, provider of educational programs and events to the region’s edtech community; and LearnLaunchX, Boston’s edtech accelerator.
SAP announced that it has been listed in Triple Pundit’s Top 10 Employee Engagement Strategies for its Social Sabbatical programme, whereby SAP’s most promising employees from across the globe support underserved communities in South Africa, Brazil and India, with the aim of providing mentorship and helping solve those communities’ most pressing challenges.
4th Annual Program Hosted By Verizon With Street Law To Educate Students About A Career in the Legal Field
May 10, 2013 /3BL Media/ - As part of its award-winning pro bono program, Verizon’s legal department recently hosted its fourth annual Street Law event at its Basking Ridge headquarters on April 29. Students from Franklin High School and New Brunswick High School spent the day learning about a career in the legal field from some of Verizon’s top legal professionals.
Fourteen startups presented their ideas on how to transform and improve healthcare in the U.S. at a recent event sponsored by Rock Health. Rock Health is a startup accelerator focused on the intersection of healthcare and technology. Rock Health, founded in 2010 as the first accelerator program for health startups, provides digital health entrepreneurs with mentorship, funding, and other resources to get them up and running. It currently has 49 portfolio companies, which have collectively raised over $43 million in funding from a list of prestigious investors.