Women In Tech

Curiosity, Exploration and Community – How I Paved My Own Path to a Cybersecurity Career

by Jennie Kam, Security Researcher, Security and Trust Organization
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I like to say that I didn’t really choose a career in cybersecurity – it chose me. The field naturally suits my personality, which has always been safety conscious. My cybersecurity journey began at Georgia Tech Research Institute, where my work exposed me to the challenges of using electronic systems to secure physical spaces. Intrigued, I wanted to build on that insight, so after graduation I looked for a job in the embedded systems space that would keep me on my toes. It didn’t occur to me that the expansive field of cybersecurity largely intersects with embedded systems.

Viacom Women On Tech Leadership at Any Level

by Stephany Abreu
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With hackathons, futuristic workspaces and mentorship programs, Viacom is a veritable technology trailblazer in the media industry. One of the reasons why the company is excelling? Female leadership.

PODCAST | SHE Innovates Interview with Nate Hurst, HP Chief Sustainability and Social Impact Officer

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SHE Innovates is a podcast that shares the stories, challenges and triumphs of women across innovation, technology and entrepreneurship.

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SHE Innovates is a podcast that shares the stories, challenges and triumphs of women across innovation, technology and entrepreneurship.

Brave the Ask: Courage, Diversity and Equal Representation in Tech

Two of Benevity's resident, self-aware tech talents reconvene to discuss their experience in the industry
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At Benevity, we encourage our team to be bold, and the bravery required to do so doesn't escape us. Rosemary Sanchez, a People Leader for the Web Software Development team and Bailey Copithorne, a User Experience Designer, share their individual (and sometimes surprisingly similar) experiences as women in the technology sector.

The following is the continuation of a question-fueled repartee between two of Benevity’s best and brightest. They continue to prove bold enough to "brave the ask"; and what’s more? To share their answers.

Viacom’s Third Annual Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program Opens Doors and Unlocks Keys to Diversity

by Lisa Di Venuta
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Since 2015, Viacom has welcomed 60 high school girls to its Times Square Headquarters as part of the nationally-renowned Girls Who Code summer immersion program. Girls Who Code is a nonprofit organization driven to close the gender gap in tech by giving young girls a foundation in coding.

Cracking the Code: The Next Generation of Women in STEM

The Power Every One of Us Have to Make a Difference in the Lives of Young Women
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by Beth Phalen, ‎President & GM, Data Protection

VIDEO | Hackster.io Launches Project to Promote Gender Diversity in Hardware

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In a 2016 survey of people from 104 countries, Hackster.io discovered that fewer than six percent of hardware developers are women. In an effort to encourage more women of all ages to pursue careers in hardware, Adafruit and Hackster.io have collaborated to create the Women in Hardware (WiH): Interview Series.

IT Paves a Pathway Out of Poverty in South Africa

A Cisco Networking Academy Success Story
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When a young girl in South Africa discovered her passion for technology, she found a way out of poverty for herself and her family. Ntombozuko (Soso) Luningo guides a new generation of students toward economic empowerment and self-reliance with the Cisco-sponsored Learnership program using the Cisco Networking Academy curriculum.

IT Training Center Awakens a Passion for Technology

Taking Steps Toward 1 Billion at Cisco Live US 2017

by Austin Belisle
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Cisco Corporate Social Responsibility’s (CSR) goal is to positively impact 1 billion people by 2025 and at last week’s Cisco Live US 2017, we took significant steps (literally) to get there! As part of the social impact efforts, we joined more than 28,000 attendees for “Network to Light,” harnessing two million steps worth of energy for students in Nepal.

Girls Power Tech: Inspiring Young Women Around the Globe

by Megan DePorter Zeishner, Community Relations Program Manager
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Girls Power Tech (GPT) was an amazing experience this year. Through our sites around the world and unwavering support of our global executive sponsors, Kelly Kramer & Ruba Borno, a global team worked together to inspire the next generation of innovators, taking science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to the next level.

This year’s Girls Power Tech featured 90 Cisco offices in 50 countries across the world hosting nearly 6,000 students, 1,689 volunteers, and more than 15,000 mentoring hours! The impact continues to grow.

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