Advertisement

Doing it Anyway: empowering women to consider a career in tech

doing it anyway: empowering women to consider a career in tech

BEGIN ARTICLE PREVIEW:

Tech Talent Charter’s high-profile creative campaign ‘Doing it Anyway’ directs working-age women to tech vacancies and retraining programmes Tech Talent Charter’s first-ever creative campaign is designed to tackle gender inequality in the UK tech sector.
Women now have a visual catalogue of females role models to aspire to, following the launch of Tech Talent Charter’s new campaign, Doing It Anyway.
Doing It Anyway’ is a series of outdoor, social and digital adverts, featuring the striking images of a selection of women and the stories of how they achieved their tech roles.
The campaign aims to highlight the need for more women in technology and encourage working-age women to consider a tech career by following a link that directs them to a directory of more than 300 vacancies, courses and retraining programmes run by Tech Talent Charter signatories and the wider tech industry.
“Women’s careers have been disproportionately affected by the Coronavirus outbreak, explained Co-founder and author of the Tech Talent Charter, Sinead Bunting.
“Despite this, we know that many companies are actively recruiting women and people from minority backgrounds into tech roles within their organisations. At the Tech Talent Charter, we aim to connect the dots and highlight …

END ARTICLE PREVIEW

READ MORE FROM SOURCE ARTICLE Continue reading “Doing it Anyway: empowering women to consider a career in tech”

Tech Talent Charter Launches ‘Doing It Anyway’ Campaign To Drive More Diversity To The UK Tech Sector

tech talent charter launches ‘doing it anyway’ campaign to drive more diversity to the uk tech sector

BEGIN ARTICLE PREVIEW:

‘Doing It Anyway’ campaign aims to inspire women to consider a career in tech

Tech Talent Charter

It’s not a secret that women are underrepresented in the UK tech sector, and the pace of change is slow. In 2017 the UK Government’s Digital Strategy estimated that just 17% of people who work in the tech sector and only 9.5% of students taking computer science A level courses are female. Yet women make up almost half of the workforce. A 2019 report from WISE put the number at 16%. The Covid-19 crisis has highlighted even more differences between genders: 65.1% of BAME women reported anxiety as a result of having to go out to work during the pandemic, while 41.0% of them reported working more than they did before the pandemic.
The Tech Talent Charter (TTC), a non-profit organization with the mission of addressing the inequality in the UK tech sector, in collaboration with Global, PwC, HP, and the Institute of Coding, launched a ‘Doing It Anyway’ campaign today featuring real women from a variety of backgrounds who have found careers in technology through non-traditional paths, with the aim of encouraging working-age women to consider a career in tech.
“The tech industry needs diverse skills to succeed …

END ARTICLE PREVIEW

READ MORE FROM SOURCE ARTICLE Continue reading “Tech Talent Charter Launches ‘Doing It Anyway’ Campaign To Drive More Diversity To The UK Tech Sector”

Ex-women’s hoops coach files suit vs. Texas Tech

ex-women’s hoops coach files suit vs. texas tech

BEGIN ARTICLE PREVIEW:

7:36 PM ETAssociated Press Former Texas Tech women’s basketball coach Marlene Stollings, who was fired after USA Today published a report detailing players’ claims of physical and emotional abuse, filed a lawsuit against the school and athletic director Kirby Hocutt on Tuesday.The lawsuit claims breach of contract, fraud, fraudulent inducement, defamation and sex discrimination. Stollings was fired on Aug. 6, a day after the scathing report was published.”This termination could not properly have been for cause,” the lawsuit said. “Texas Tech’s own internal reviews had found — accurately — that Coach Stollings had not taken any actions which were in violation of her employment contract.”The lawsuit says the school’s decision to fire Stollings was based on discriminatory biases against female coaches.”Texas Tech and Mr. Hocutt regularly, and in this instance in particular, penalized female coaches for employing the same demanding and effective coaching techniques that male coaches utilize and utilized without consequence,” the lawsuit said.The school declined to comment on the lawsuit.”I’ve spent the past 20 years dedicated to developing, advancing, supporting, and helping student-athletes reach their greatest potential. That’s exactly what I did at Texas Tech, and in return the university and Kirby Hocutt have treated …

END ARTICLE PREVIEW

READ MORE FROM SOURCE ARTICLE Continue reading “Ex-women’s hoops coach files suit vs. Texas Tech”

Former Texas Tech women’s coach disputes firing in lawsuit

former texas tech women’s coach disputes firing in lawsuit

BEGIN ARTICLE PREVIEW:

Former Texas Tech women’s basketball coach Marlene Stollings, who was fired after USA Today published a report detailing players’ claims of physical and emotional abuse, filed a lawsuit against the school and athletic director Kirby Hocutt on Tuesday.

The lawsuit claims breach of contract, fraud, fraudulent inducement, defamation and sex discrimination. Stollings was fired on Aug. 6, a day after the scathing report was published.

“This termination could not properly have been for cause,” the lawsuit said. “Texas Tech’s own internal reviews had found — accurately — that Coach Stollings had not taken any actions which were in violation of her employment contract.”

The lawsuit says the school’s decision to fire Stollings was based on discriminatory biases against female coaches.

“Texas Tech and Mr. Hocutt regularly, and in this instance in particular, penalized female coaches for employing the same demanding and effective coaching techniques that male coaches utilize and utilized without consequence,” the lawsuit said.

The school declined to comment on the lawsuit.

“I’ve spent the past 20 years dedicated to developing, advancing, supporting, and helping student-athletes reach their greatest potential. That’s exactly what I did at Texas Tech, and in return the university and Kirby Hocutt have treated me …

END ARTICLE PREVIEW

READ MORE FROM SOURCE ARTICLE Continue reading “Former Texas Tech women’s coach disputes firing in lawsuit”

Tech Talent Charter ‘Doing It Anyway’ campaign aims to inspire women to consider a career in tech

tech talent charter ‘doing it anyway’ campaign aims to inspire women to consider a career in tech

BEGIN ARTICLE PREVIEW:

High-profile creative campaign, in partnership with the Rankin creative agency (@The_FullService), @Global, @PwC, @HP and the Institute of Coding (@IoCoding) directs working age women to tech vacancies and retraining programmes 
21 October 2020, London: The Tech Talent Charter is today launching its first ever creative campaign designed to tackle gender inequality in the UK tech sector. 
The campaign, entitled ‘Doing It Anyway’ aims to encourage working-age women to consider a career in tech, and features images of women from a variety of backgrounds who have found careers in technology through inspiring, non-traditional paths. The women were selected from more than 300 candidates nominated by Tech Talent Charter signatories, and invited to take part in an exclusive photoshoot with Tatjana Galic at theRankin creative agency.  
The outdoor, social and digital adverts, featuring the striking images of the women and the stories of their personal journeys into their tech roles, highlight the need for more women in technology roles. The link directs people to a directory housed atwww.techtalentcharter.co.uk of more than 300 vacancies, courses and retraining programmes run by Tech Talent Charter signatories and the wider tech industry. 
“Women’s careers have been disproportionately affected by the Coronavirus outbreak, explained Co-founder and …

END ARTICLE PREVIEW

READ MORE FROM SOURCE ARTICLE Continue reading “Tech Talent Charter ‘Doing It Anyway’ campaign aims to inspire women to consider a career in tech”

Socially aware startups sought for Halcyon, AWS-sponsored Bahrain Women’s Intensive

socially aware startups sought for halcyon, aws-sponsored bahrain women’s intensive

BEGIN ARTICLE PREVIEW:

Across the world, socially aware entrepreneurs are working on revolutionary business concepts that will help create a more sustainable, equal world. Supporting them as they incubate their ideas is Halcyon House, a U.S.-based non-profit known for its intensive residency programs. Today, Halcyon and Amazon Web Services are opening applications for a program aimed at helping female tech entrepreneurs in the Middle East.
“This new intensive partnership is designed specifically to support tech-oriented social enterprise startups that are founded by women and based in Bahrain,” said Kate Goodall (pictured), co-founder and chief executive officer of Halcyon House.
“It sits really nicely at this intersection of Halcyon’s goal of supporting entrepreneurs who are often underserved or underrepresented and AWS’ very clearly stated goal of diversifying leadership in tech,” she said.
Goodall spoke with  John Furrier, host of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s livestreaming studio, during the AWS Public Sector Summit Online event. They discussed Halcyon’s mission and the 2021 Bahrain Women’s Intensive. (* Disclosure below.)
Double bottom-line model brings profit and social impact
The program guidelines state that applicants need to be women-founded, Bahrain-based, tech-oriented social enterprise start-ups. The ideal candidates would be women who have a strong purpose behind …

END ARTICLE PREVIEW

READ MORE FROM SOURCE ARTICLE Continue reading “Socially aware startups sought for Halcyon, AWS-sponsored Bahrain Women’s Intensive”

Where do you stand? 10 women debate tech topics like AI, innovation and ethics in healthcare

where do you stand? 10 women debate tech topics like ai, innovation and ethics in healthcare

BEGIN ARTICLE PREVIEW:

Smack dab in the middle of presidential election debate season, coworking community 1776 hosted a back-and-forth event of its own — although political partisanship was left at the virtual door to instead discuss current topics in the tech community.Ten women in the tech world came together last week for a debate series hosted by 1776 and CVS to battle it out on topics like AI, biases, innovation and data sharing. The debaters were paired with topics that fit their expertise, but were randomly assigned to a view point and asked to defend the extreme side of that argument.“In the real world, it’s not black and white — it’s very, very gray,” moderator Vanessa Chan told attendees, “especially with a lot of the controversial topics we’re discussing here today. But it gives us all the opportunity to take a fresh look at these topics.”Attendees were encouraged to vote before each debate on where they currently stand on a topic, like innovation. At the end of the 10-minute debate, they were asked where they then stood.“Do corporations or startups approach innovation better?” attendees were asked before Aramark Director of Innovation and Strategic Initiatives Diane Mussio and Engage Mentoring Founder  …

END ARTICLE PREVIEW

READ MORE FROM SOURCE ARTICLE Continue reading “Where do you stand? 10 women debate tech topics like AI, innovation and ethics in healthcare”

Halcyon and AWS Launch Program to Advance Women Social Entrepreneurs in Bahrain

halcyon and aws launch program to advance women social entrepreneurs in bahrain

BEGIN ARTICLE PREVIEW:

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Halcyon today announced the launch of an intensive incubator program for early-stage women-founded social enterprise tech startups based in Bahrain, in collaboration with Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS). The 2021 Bahrain Women’s Intensive program builds on Halcyon’s years of experience in helping social entrepreneurs scale their ventures and leverages AWS’s cloud technology to help startups innovate and grow.
The 2021 Bahrain Women’s Intensive taps into Bahrain’s unique position in the region as a country that has diversified its economy and has become a hub of entrepreneurship. Around the world, women continue to be underrepresented in startup ecosystems, and Halcyon, AWS, and local partner, Startup Bahrain, share a commitment to supporting women entrepreneurs and diversifying startup ecosystems.
All three organizations will participate in the selection committee, which will consider criteria including innovation, strength of the business model, and potential for impact at scale, in addition to the pre-requisite of being a woman founder of a tech-based impact-driven business based in Bahrain.
Fellows selected for the program will receive mentorship and training from Halcyon’s network, as well as an introduction to the U.S. market and potential investors.  They will also receive AWS cloud computing credits and technical support, training, …

END ARTICLE PREVIEW

READ MORE FROM SOURCE ARTICLE Continue reading “Halcyon and AWS Launch Program to Advance Women Social Entrepreneurs in Bahrain”

MCWT ‘Embraces the Moment’ through Transformed Programs and a Virtual Gala in 2020

mcwt ‘embraces the moment’ through transformed programs and a virtual gala in 2020

BEGIN ARTICLE PREVIEW:

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Oct. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Michigan Council of Women in Technology Foundation’s 14th annual Signature Gala went virtual – one more pivot this year for the nonprofit working to make Michigan the No. 1 state for women in technology. The Oct. 17 digital fundraiser, with a theme of “Embrace the Moment,” raised  $352,000 in gross revenue for programs that help inspire and grow girls and women in technology. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles served as host sponsor and over 500 individuals tuned in for the evening.
“Despite the pandemic, we’ve actually had a significant year here at MCWT,” said MCWT Executive Director Chris Rydzewski. “We are a technology group, and thanks to our partners, we’ve been able to build on our strengths, adapt to an ever-changing environment, and reach even more people. The move to virtual was an opportunity to maintain our community connections and make an even bigger impact among the girls and women who need to hear our message the most.”
The event provided a behind-the-scenes look at how the nonprofit found the upside in the year’s challenges, detailing five impactful pivots:  

Sparking curiosity through virtual summer technology programs. Instead of 10 in-person camps for middle and high school girls across the state, MCWT launched …

END ARTICLE PREVIEW

READ MORE FROM SOURCE ARTICLE Continue reading “MCWT ‘Embraces the Moment’ through Transformed Programs and a Virtual Gala in 2020”