Game rooms, onsite massage, unlimited vacation, endless snacks to name a few. Companies have tried all sorts of ways to keep employees happy and productive. But it turns out there’s a more impactful way to reduce stress in the workplace: mindfulness. By observing and accepting thoughts, sensations and feelings, employees are able to be more aware of the situation at hand and have higher levels of emotional intelligence.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.