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Asia has more women in tech — and it’s better for it

asia has more women in tech — and it’s better for it

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Source: ShutterstockSEA tech sector has a strong start in terms of women’s representation compared with other countries.Given the critical shortage of technology talent—and the clear gains from more balanced workforces and leadership teams—women need to be part of the solution.The first-ever programmer, Ada Lovelace, was a woman, so was the leader of Apollo 11’s coding team. But even despite women playing key roles in the evolution of computing and engineering, the technology industry has struggled with a lack of female representation.Today, however, the tech industry has is starting to transition from a boys’ club to a diverse workforce, and when it comes to Southeast Asia, the region is one of the most progressive. According to a study by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), the number of women in tech in SEA beats the global average. Women account for 32% of the region’s tech sector workforce, compared to 28% on average around the globe.At 42%, it’s Thailand that tops the charts in SEA, followed by Singapore with 41% of women working in tech — the latter despite the city-state having one of the lowest shares of female tech majors …

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We Salute You: General Assembly to Host ‘Veteran Women in Tech’ Breakfast – Hypepotamus

we salute you: general assembly to host ‘veteran women in tech’ breakfast – hypepotamus

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For some veterans, the transition from the military into a civilian workforce can come as a challenge.  More so, breaking into the tech industry can be difficult. But it is, in fact, possible.
Join General Assembly, November 20, for a Women in Tech Breakfast series featuring successful veterans in the tech community.  The panel will share inspiring personal stories of transition, how they prepared for workforce re-entry, hurdles they faced along the way, and how they navigated career success.  Speakers will also share their hard-won insights regarding their specific experience in the tech industry.
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Tiana S. Clark is the Channel Sales Chief of Staff for Microsoft Corporation. Over her 9-year tenure at Microsoft, she’s also been the Marketing and Operations Enterprise Commercial M365 Marketing Director, leading product marketing for the $21B business; Services Sales Enablement Leader, where she built the first-ever Microsoft Sales University supporting $2B in quota; Services Sales Specialist, where she managed a territory of some of the largest and most strategic Enterprise Commercial accounts; and Strategic Account Manager, where she led the way for process improvement and role upskilling.
Known as the “Oprah for Tweens,” Tiana is also the Hollywood-award-winning creator of Soci Circle, a preteen …

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Decatur Public Schools leaders refuse to comment ahead of vote on proposed $30k bonus for asst. superintendent

decatur public schools leaders refuse to comment ahead of vote on proposed $30k bonus for asst. superintendent

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DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – Parents in the Decatur Public School District #61 are expressing concern over a proposal by the school board to give a $30,0000 bonus to a district leader.The School Board will discuss the bonus for Assistant Superintendent Jeffrey Dase its meeting on Tuesday. If approved, the $30,000 would equal roughly 20% of Dase’s current salary. The vote is being met with questions from the community.”He has not proven his qualifications yet,” Dr. Kevin Collins-Brown, a district parent said. “We have teachers leaving left and right, we have a lot of vacancies and this is all under his watch” The agenda says Dase should be given the $30,000 for his “efforts and accomplishments” during the 2020 fiscal year. What those accomplishments and efforts are remain unclear.Andrew Matthews with the Illinois Education Association, which works with local unions, says with the district expressing concerns about finances, and lack of confidence in Dase by the Decatur Education Association, now is not the time for a bonus, let along talk of one.”To even put that on the agenda seems to be a little bit tone deaf to what is happening around us when people are facing challenges,” Matthews said.One of the concerns for …

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South Carolina leaders react to Barrett’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court

south carolina leaders react to barrett’s confirmation to the u.s. supreme court

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Judge Barrett is exceptionally qualified, and I am confident she will interpret the Constitution as it is written, protect our individual freedoms, and uphold the rule of law on which our nation was founded.She belongs on the Supreme Court, and we are fortunate to have her.— Congressman Tom Rice (@RepTomRice) October 27, 2020

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Editorial Counterpoint: Minneapolis schools need new leadership

editorial counterpoint: minneapolis schools need new leadership

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If the Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) are to make the changes needed in the district, it is vital that voters elect Sharon El-Amin (Second District), Adriana Cerrillo (Fourth District) and Michael Dueñes (at-large seat) to the school board.

The impediments to imparting a knowledge-intensive, skill-replete education to MPS students are a knowledge-deficient curriculum, ill-trained teachers and principals, the absence of scholars among those making academic decisions at the Davis Center (MPS central offices), a central office bureaucracy incapable of addressing these dilemmas and a corrupting context created by the larger public education establishment that extends from college- and university-based teacher training programs through the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) — with many tentacles reaching into a community of enablers.

The Comprehensive District Design (CDD) that was passed amid much controversy in May of this year admirably induces attendance at community schools, rationally redesigns transportation routes and centrally locates reevaluated magnet programs. But the plan does nothing to address the academic issues that lie at the core of the mission of any locally centralized school district.

To address the vexing dilemmas that send forth graduates so unprepared that one-third must take remedial courses on college and university campuses (less than 70% of MPS …

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LL COOL J: ‘In times like this, this country needs leadership’

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TipRanks3 Big Dividend Stocks Yielding Over 7%; JMP Says ‘Buy’With markets showing volatile movements in recent sessions – down one day, up the next – some of Wall Street’s analysts are showing a renewed interest in high-yield dividends. Not that they have ever shied away from these steady income generators; rather, the market boom of this past summer led the Street to focus on share appreciation as the source of profits. Market fluctuations since early September have analysts and investors both taking a closer look at defensive plays.The research analysts at JMP Securities have been searching the markets for the ‘right’ buys, and their picks bear a closer look. They’ve been tapping reliable, high-yielding dividend payers as an investment play of choice. The TipRanks database sheds some additional light on three of JMP’s picks – stocks with dividends yielding 7% or better – and that the investment firm sees with 20% upside or better. Annaly Capital Management (NLY)The first name on the list from JMP is Annaly Capital Management. The company inhabits the mortgage-backed security niche, with $104 billion in total assets, primarily mortgage securities backed by Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. Annaly is one of the market’s largest REITs.The …

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Enlisted Leaders Defend Abrupt Tuition Assistance Cuts – Air Force Magazine

enlisted leaders defend abrupt tuition assistance cuts – air force magazine

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Top enlisted leaders defended the Air Force’s decision to reduce tuition assistance by $750, saying it was the best option available as the manpower directorate scrambled to find money over the summer or risk canceling classes.

In late September, the Air Force announced it was only going to pay $3,750 of college tuition for Airmen and space professionals each fiscal year, a reduction from the previous limit of $4,500. Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass and Chief Master Sgt. Roosevelt Jones, the senior enlisted leader for the deputy chief of manpower, personnel, and services, speaking during an Oct. 26 town hall, said the service in 2020 had about $163 million allocated for tuition assistance. That funding ran out in July, and the service had to look elsewhere inside the A1 to make up that shortfall so it could eventually pay out about $180 million for tuition assistance.

“We had to go back and … try to find $17 million or $20 million dollars that wasn’t already allocated to it, otherwise we would have stopped classes come summertime,” Bass said. “The previous leadership team that was there was like we have to find the money, but what [that] meant is … something else didn’ …

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Servant Leader Empowers Women Across the World | Bethel University

servant leader empowers women across the world | bethel university

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When she graduated with her master’s, Momanyi-Hiltsley and her husband, Bart, chased the sunshine by moving to San Diego. She became a data privacy corporate analyst for Dexcom, a company that creates continuous glucose monitoring technology for individuals with diabetes. And while Momanyi-Hiltsley loves her job, her true passion is empowering communities of color—especially the immigrant communities—to have access to knowledge and resources needed to thrive and be active members of their communities.
As her family prepared to move across the country, Momanyi-Hiltsley was also considering how she could give back to her community in Kenya. Prayerfully, she examined her heart, passions, and resources to see where God was leading her. She realized that empowering women and girls in Kenya was her calling. Her personal experience had led her to appreciate the opportunities America had to offer her as a woman of color. Momanyi-Hiltsley appreciated her privilege of being able got to school and make a better life for her and her family. She also recognized that many women in her home country did not have the same privileges and opportunities. “I come from a culture where, when you talk about women empowerment and when you talk …

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New York Tech Loop and UAlbany holding virtual women in tech panel talk

new york tech loop and ualbany holding virtual women in tech panel talk

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Larry RulisonOct. 26, 2020Updated: Oct. 26, 2020 3:19 p.m.

ALBANY – New York Tech Loop Partners, a local advocacy group for the software community, has partnered with the University at Albany to hold a virtual panel discussion on women in the technology industry Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 4 p.m.

The discussion will include various women in the tech field and will be moderated by Jennifer Goodall, vice dean at UAlbany’s College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity. The event will be held on Zoom. For details go to New York Tech Loop’s Eventbrite page.

Reach Larry onLarry Rulison has been a reporter for the Albany Times Union since 2005. Larry’s reporting for the Times Union has won several awards for business and investigative journalism from the New York State Associated Press Association and the New York News Publishers Association. Contact him at (518) 454-5504 or lrulison@timesunion.com.

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