Despite equal aptitudes, women remain vastly underrepresented in technology and defense leadership roles. At the 2019 Atlantic Festival, Booz Allen’s Karen Dahut—an executive vice president and the firm’s global defense lead—shared tips and highlights from her own career journey and her thoughts on how to bring more women into these important positions.
For the second consecutive year, Blackbaud has been recognized by AnitaB.org as a Top Company for Women Technologists. Blackbaud joins a list of high-profile organizations including Bank of America, IBM, and Accenture. Blackbaud was included as a “Leader” in the Technical Workforce of 1,000-10,000 category. AnitaB.org’s annual Top Companies for Women Technologists program is the only industry benchmark based on statistical analysis of employer data that measures technical employees using a standardized definition of the technical workforce.
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The tech industry has a diversity problem. Women, specifically women of color, are greatly underrepresented. But some Silicon Valley leaders are working hard to make a change. Adobe, for example, has demonstrated its belief in the power of investing in women for years. Symantec likewise has a track record of supporting women and girls of color over time.
Melissa Charlery shares her journey from her beginnings at Gildan three years ago as an intern, to securing a full-time position in the company’s IT department. Here is the story of this young’s woman’s personal and professional growth after university:
Marie-Chantal shares her story from losing her job during her maternity leave to finding her fit at Gildan. Here is her story:
Q: Tell us about a challenge you overcame during your career?
Shortly after I began my maternity leave with my second child, the company I was working for at the time restructured and I lost my job. It was hard for me to process the information when I got the phone call as I was in full-time mommy mode - taking care of a new born and completely absorbed by his wellbeing.
December 13, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Booz Allen Hamilton, SEED SPOT, the Association for Women in Science (AWIS), the Vinetta Project, and BEACON DC co-hosted an action-packed Pitch Night on Friday, December 7th. The event showcased the innovative ventures of women entrepreneurs who are creating tech-enabled solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.
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.
During Cybersecurity Awareness Month October 2018, Booz Allen is spotlighting women in cybersecurity. This piece profiles Booz Allen’s chief information security officer (CISO), Rebecca McHale. She oversees Booz Allen’s strategy for protecting information and technology assets. Prior to joining Booz Allen, Rebecca was the CISO for Blackboard Inc., a global educational technology and services company. She also held senior cybersecurity leadership roles at Novetta and CSRA. Read more about her career reflections and advice for women joining the field, below.
This week, we hosted our 9th annual Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network Summit (DWEN) in Toronto, Canada, bringing together more than 100 women entrepreneurs from 16 countries and 25 industries, the investment community and the next generation of innovators and trailblazers through our Girls Track!
Despite the incredible diversity of region and industry represented, one theme remained consistent: these women’s businesses are changing the world.