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Building the Cyber Workforce One Woman at a Time

In recent years, we have seen a revolution in the cybersphere. An increasingly hyperconnected world has opened the doors to more malicious threats from hackers, inside and out. In response, companies of all sizes have begun taking their cyber defenses more seriously. Cybersecurity has advanced by leaps and bounds, with growing interest in the field […]

What Hiring Managers Need to Know About Recruiting Engineers

It is a good time to be a software engineer. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that between now and 2029, employment of engineers will grow at a rate five times that of other positions. With that much demand, it’s not surprising that hiring engineers is hard and likely to only get harder. However, […]

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‘Hands-On’ Leadership: When the Boss Is the Problem

As of this writing, and with six female accusers, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is forcefully denying all allegations that he wrongly touched women or was ever placed on notice that his words and conduct were offensive. With a sexual harassment investigation by the state attorney general under way and highly placed politicos from the […]

Bringing Women Back on Board: 2021’s Recruiting Goal

Did you know that four out of five people who quit their jobs because of COVID were women? From caregiving responsibilities to school closures to a lack of childcare options, there are many reasons women have been leaving the workforce in far higher numbers than men over the last year. Unfortunately, this means that decades […]

Advice to HR: How to Keep Women on the Job Through COVID-19 and Beyond

A record number of women have left the workforce since the pandemic began. More than 860,000 women dropped out of the workforce as of September 2020 compared with just over 200,000 men. The current unemployment rate for women has more than doubled the pre-pandemic rates, and economists predict the workforce exodus could set women back […]

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How the Tech Industry Must Respond to COVID-19’s Effect on Women in the Workforce

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on people, organizations, and regions in different ways. But when it comes to the workforce, women have been disproportionately affected. According to a study by McKinsey, women’s jobs have been 180% more vulnerable than men’s due to the weight of unpaid care. Many women are even leaving their […]

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78% of Jobseekers Say They Want to Work for Diverse Companies

Just because there’s a global pandemic taking place doesn’t mean your diversity efforts should take a back seat. New survey findings released by SurveyMonkey reveal jobseeker sentiments on the candidate experience in the hiring process, and one thing is clear: Having a diverse process will be vital in the years ahead.

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COVID-19 Has Compromised Gender Inequality—Now, Organizations Must Stem the Tide

There is no question that COVID-19 will go down in history as a preeminent event that completely disrupted corporate culture. The moment the “shelter in place” ordinances took hold in spring 2020, the workplace as we knew it disappeared, and our homes became the bedrock of, well, everything, including office and classroom space.