by Janice Zdankus, Vice President, Quality, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
In a turbulent economy with an uncertain job market, a career in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) remains one of the most reliable paths to a rich, rewarding career. In fact, computer and IT jobs in the US are projected to grow 12 percent by 2024, faster than the average for all other occupations1. But, as hard as it may be to believe, the U.S. Department of Labor projects that there won’t be enough qualified students to meet the demand – with more than 1 million computing job openings alone projected by 20242.
It's International Women’s Day and we are being called on to #BeBoldForChange. Why, you might ask, is a middle-aged, white male CEO writing about International Women’s Day? The truth is that I believe I am part of the problem, and I’m determined to do something about it.
by Tae Yoo, Senior Vice President Corporate Affairs
Be bold for change.
These words are the call to action for this year’s International Women’s Day (Wednesday, March 8). They call attention to women’s issues around the world – top of mind for so many of us. They also focus on our ability to address these issues and recreate the world according to a more inclusive and equitable vision.
CEO Chuck Robbins signed The Multiplier Effect pledge. Learn how Cisco is creating change this Women's History Month.
by Stephanie Chan
As we collectively step into the Spring season, many are taking the time to celebrate diversity and inclusion with Women's History Month.
Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins signed The Multiplier Effect pledge on Feb 28th—symbolizing a promise to support diversity in the tech industry by sponsoring one diverse person for advancement. Robbins joined the Women Executive Roundtable at this year's Mobile World Congress to engage in the conversation of positive change.
by Clane Hayward, Lead Writer for HP Employee Communications
What happens when three bright and motivated women put their heads together to brainstorm new approaches to challenging problems? Major creativity and production.
For Veronique Baudon, Sharon Dawson, and Kimi Jensen, all part of the HP Chief Technology Officer’s (CTO) Wearables & Smart Platform, collaborating led them to immediately invent new solutions, and 15 invention disclosures in nine months.
By Anne Wintroub, Director of Social Innovation, AT&T
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At AT&T, more than 84,200 women work to transform the way we connect with our world. These women are executives, engineers, marketers, sales people, financial professionals, installation technician and attorneys. They are innovators. They are mentors. And they’re leaders.
In this contributed post, Christine Flounders, regional manager for engineering at Bloomberg L.P. London explains the importance of diversity in open source.
Tech’s gender gap is no secret. It has been widely discussed for a decade, yet little progress has been made. In the five years between 2010 and 2015, the percentage of women in tech jobs in the UK increased from 17% to just 18%. This figure is underwhelming to say the least, but there is one critical area of technology where the gender gap is even wider.
by Sandy Walsh, Director, Social Innovation Group – Asia Pacific and Japan Cisco
Digitization is changing the world. More than ever, there’s a tremendous opportunity to be a global problem solver who can innovate as a technologist, think like an entrepreneur and act as a social change agent.