March 2017 Newsletter

Free Teleclass | How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time

Laura VanderkamHow Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
10:00-10:30 am

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5 Lessons Along the Path to a More Diverse and Inclusive Workplace

By Theresa Kushner, Vice President, Information Innovation Center, VMware

When we started our women’s initiative at VMware, we knew that we wanted to do it differently from other Silicon Valley high-tech companies. No one was having a lot of success in the area of recruiting, promoting and retaining women. We wanted to increase our diversity and provide an inclusive environment for our people. Our culture demanded it. After all, we are the company that does the impossible by virtualizing computing, networking and storage—either on premise or via software as a service. We could do anything. Read More

How Women Can Get Ahead in Technology

What’s really holding women back in technology? You may have read about the “pipeline problem”—girls don’t study science, technology, engineering or math in equal numbers to boys—but that’s a red herring, says Gina Helfrich, founder and organizer of Feminist Hack ATX.

“The biggest obstacle, in my opinion, is poor retention numbers,” Helfrich says. “Research shows that more than half of women in technology leave the field by mid-career.” Read More

Yes, You Can Become a Natural at Public Speaking

Seeing Patty Chang Anker speak at the Conference for Women, you would never guess that she still occasionally gets performance anxiety. “There have been times when I was in the bathroom before going on stage and felt like I didn’t want to come out,” says Anker, laughing. “Woolly mouth? Pounding heart? Dizziness? I’ve had them all.” Read More

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