8
May

Influential Women in Manufacturing launches first of its kind Career Development and Gender Diversity Survey

These numbers speak loudly for those of us working in the many facets of manufacturing: Women make up 47% of the U.S. labor force Women make up 29% of the manufacturing workforce As the U.S. manufacturing industry faces significant skilled-labor shortages, manufacturing plants and facilities are simultaneously contending with critical leadership transitions at all levels. Knowing...
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10
Apr

Meet Corlis Murray, Senior Vice President, Quality Assurance, Regulatory and Engineering Services at Abbott

In a recent article for Forbes, author Nicole Fisher interviews Corlis Murray, Senior Vice President, Quality Assurance, Regulatory and Engineering Services at Abbott. As the top engineer at Abbott, a $31 billion heath care company, Corlis Murray knows a thing or two about being a successful woman in the STEM world. But it’s not her...
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8
Apr

New bill could help reduce sexual harassment in STEM

In a recent article for The Hill, author Emily Birnbaum examines a new bill to combat sexual harassment in STEM. A group of Democratic senators, including 2020 contender Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), on Thursday introduced a bill aimed at combating sexism within the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. The bill, called the Combating...
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15
Mar

ExxonMobil to provide $5 million in grants to help empower women

In association with International Women’s Day and the company’s Women’s Economic Opportunity Initiative, ExxonMobil announced on March 8 that it will provide $5 million in grants to support local and global organizations dedicated to empowering women economically. The company spends about $500 million each year with women-owned businesses. “Research shows that when women manage their...
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13
Mar

Meet Annette Rippert, an executive for Accenture

The WashingtonExec recently profiled Sonam Motwani, an executive for Accenture. Last year, Accenture executive Annette Rippert was recognized as the National Association of Female Executives’ STEM Champion in Technology, honoring her work in helping women and girls succeed in science, technology, engineering and math. Rippert, who leads Accenture Technology in North America, sits on the...
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28
Feb

5 strides made by women in STEM in 2018

In a recent article for Bustle, author JR Thorpe examines the achievements of women in STEM in 2018. In many ways, 2018 was a groundbreaking year. For women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and girls who hope one day to be changing the world through STEM, it’s been a showcase of the power of...
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26
Feb

Overcoming biases in the engineering workplace

In a recent article for Control, author Greg McMillan interviews Diane Doise, Outreach Chair for the Society of Woman Engineers, Baton Rouge. Over my 50-year career in the automation profession, the best performers in terms of communication skill complementing technical capability were mainly women. However, many of them moved on to other professions where they...
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26
Feb

11 women in STEM you need to know

In a recent article for TNW, author Cara Curtis lists TNW’s editorial picks for the top 11 women in STEM in 2018. You’ve heard it a million times before — in the science, technology, engineering, and math industries, women are still grossly underrepresented. Currently, women are only nine percent of IT leaders around the world....
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