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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6
Feb

Gender diversity is good for business

When Putman Media launched the Influential Women in Manufacturing recognition program last year, we editors were all keenly aware of much-talked-about statistics about the U.S. manufacturing industry’s projected workforce shortage. According to Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute’s 2018 Manufacturing Skills Gap study, U.S. manufacturers could face a shortfall of 2.4 million workers by 2028. It’s...
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17
Dec

AIChE honors its Rising Stars

More than fifty exceptional women from companies around the world participated at a Leadership Workshop for Rising Star Women in Engineering, December 11, 2018, in New York City. The workshop — sponsored by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and held in advance of AIChE’s 2018 fundraising gala devoted to inspiring women in engineering...
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