Leading by example to close the gender pay gap

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Unequal pay between men and women is a persistent problem in the United States. Salesforce, a tech company with 30,000 employees, is doing its part to change that 60 Minutes April 15, 2018 By Lesley Stahl The “Me Too” movement has shaken the workplace to its core. It has such power that it has come to mean more than sexual …

AI programs exhibit racial and gender biases, research reveals

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The Guardian April 13, 2017 Hannah Devlin An artificial intelligence tool that has revolutionised the ability of computers to interpret everyday language has been shown to exhibit striking gender and racial biases. The findings raise the spectre of existing social inequalities and prejudices being reinforced in new and unpredictable ways as an increasing number of decisions affecting our everyday lives …

This could close the gender pay gap in 27 years

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CNN Money March 7, 2017 By Kathryn Vasel The gender pay gap has persisted for generations, but the end could be in sight for young women. Pay equity could be achieved in developed markets by 2044, according to new research released by Accenture on Tuesday. That’s 36 years earlier than previous estimates of 2080, and means women who graduate in …

Female Alumni of Top Colleges Still Make Less Money Than Men From Non-Selective Schools

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Slate February 16, 2017 By Christina Cauterucci Male alumni of elite universities can expect a substantial salary advantage over peers from less selective institutions. But the gender wage gap is wide enough to put women who graduated from even the country’s best colleges behind men who graduated from the least selective ones. In a recent study published in Social Science …

EMPOWERING EQUAL OPPORTUNITY FOR WOMEN AT DIALOGTECH: Goals for 2016 January 2016

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A presentation by DialogTech’s employee resource group, Women in the Workplace, to leadership. Action plan for gender equity.
A group formed by the staff of DialogTech: to empower the organization to create an equal environment that is forward thinking, industry leading and desirable to top female talent.

Our Goal
Achieve dedicated support and resourcing from Executive team to improve areas of concern:
Imbalance of female to male staff
Attracting top female talent
Living up to our values and vision

Think there aren’t qualified women in tech? Here are 1,000 names. No more excuses.

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Mic May 2, 2017 By Melanie Ehrenkranz Next time you find yourself watching a panel of experts discussing the latest in technology, finance, engineering, math or science, ask yourself: Am I looking at a sea of men? Most likely, the answer is yes. Spotting a woman on a tech panel often feels like a game of Where’s Waldo?. Majority-male panels …

Local girls get exposed to STEM possibilities during Tech Trek

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Pomerado News August 12, 2017 By Elizabeth Marie Himchak Five incoming eighth-grade girls recently gained new insights into the possibilities available through STEM fields during a special camp geared for them. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math, the focus of a weeklong camp at UC San Diego sponsored by the American Association of University Women. The San Diego …

Adriana Gascoigne: founder and CEO of Girls in Tech

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Mercury News August 21, 2017 By Ethan Baron SAN FRANCISCO — The way Girls in Tech founder Adriana Gascoigne sees it, revelations about sexual harassment in Silicon Valley technology firms are a double-edged sword: they shine a light on a serious problem, but depict an environment that can deter women from careers in tech. Gascoigne, who says she has suffered …