Women in Tech: Our Impact on Technology

While much progress has been made, there’s still a long way to go to achieve gender parity in the technology sector. Today, women hold between 17-30% of tech-focused roles at eight of the world’s largest tech companies. Here’s a snapshot of the history of women in tech, a global view of women in the tech workforce, a breakdown of roles and much more.

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From Steel City to Smart City: How Pittsburgh is Implementing a Bold Transit Plan

As Pittsburgh works toward smart city status, its bold technology plans aim to improve transportation, increase residential safety, enhance mobility, address climate change and more.

6 ‘Stepping Stones’ for Women in Tech—and Assessing the Path Forward

Despite progress, women are still underrepresented in the technology sector. We spoke to three female leaders in tech who provided insights into their career success and advice for future generations of girls, including reframing challenges as opportunities, taking steps to avoid burnout, and embracing self-advocacy.

Can Studying Social Sciences and the Arts Help Technologists Close the ‘Soft Skills Gap’?

Technologists developing cutting-edge AI products may be making incredible breakthroughs—but they may also need to communicate the value of their innovations in a business-savvy manner and possess other soft skills like communication and critical thinking. A blend of AI and emotional intelligence may be the IT skill set of the future workforce.

Why Digital Equity Depends on Democratized Data

How can data scientists and “virtual government” leaders use data to improve services, make policy changes, and plan for the future when data is missing from the digitally absent?

After-School Programs and STEM: The Key to an Inclusive Tech Future

After-school STEM programming engages students like Colby Holmes of Hope, Alabama in hands-on, real-world projects and gives them the opportunity to learn new skills and discover potential career paths. For technology companies, encouraging young talent is essential for filling future jobs.