Conference theme, “We Rise,” will focus on how women rise individually and collectively
PALO ALTO, Calif., January 13, 2020 / 3BL Media/ -- VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) today announced that registration is open for the fifth annual Women Transforming Technology (WT2) Conference. Taking place on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, this exceptional event is designed to continue the important conversation on championing and advancing women across the tech industry. It will host attendees spanning high-school and college students to executives from the tech industry, academia and nonprofit organizations.
Bursa, Turkey, Ermetal Technological Education Foundation (ERTEV) and HP launched their joint Maker Bus initiative in Bursa, Turkey, on 29 November 2019. The Maker Bus will introduce STEM training to remote rural and disadvantaged schools for more than a thousand children aged 10-13 with also mobilizing volunteers from HP and beyond.
Long-term partners of UNDP and IICPSD, ERTEV Foundation and HP came together to synergize their complementary strengths in making STEM trainings available to disadvantaged groups.
Among adults 25 and older employed in STEM jobs, only 9 percent are black and 7 percent Hispanic, according to Pew Research Center. The percentages in engineering are 5 percent black and 8 percent Hispanic.
In 2019, Booz Allen strengthened its commitment to changing those figures and cultivating the next generation of STEM professionals.
Around the world, Booz Allen’s engineers and applied scientists are doing great things: using telematics to make cars safer, modernizing networks and satellites for America’s defense, modernizing healthcare, helping organizations operate more efficiently and sustainably, and protecting infrastructure against natural and manmade threats, to name just a few examples.
For over a century, the Girl Scouts have helped girls develop the skills they need to explore new opportunities, keep themselves safe, and thrive. In today’s world of hacking, data breaches, and cyberbullying, Booz Allen’s San Diego office partnered with synED/Cyber-Guild to engage 55 Girl Scouts in cyber safety activities, helping them earn their badges in cybersecurity.
Encouraging diversity isn’t just the right thing to do; it’s a competitive imperative in markets like San Diego, where some suggest a 3% unemployment rate is “virtually zero” for tech talent.
As tech companies compete within the same pool of job candidates, it’s imperative to expand the number of qualified individuals. And bringing more diverse people into the talent pool often requires going above and beyond.
To accelerate the interviewing and hiring of veterans and military spouses across the United States, veteran-founded Booz Allen has joined the Salesforce Military Alliance.
Through the program, military service members and their spouses get free, self-paced technical training via Trailhead, Salesforce’s online learning platform, and Salesforce partners and customers commit to conducting job interviews for all participants who complete the training program.
17 academic and nonprofit organizations receive FCA Foundation grants focused on education and helping Detroit youth grow and thrive
November 14, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Today, the FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, announced the recipients of its 2019 educational grants (totaling $1,650,000). The grantees, all of whom are focused on improving educational outcomes for Detroit-area students, provide a wide array of in-classroom, after school, summer and weekend programming.