Let's put the spotlight on how STEM is a career for all. As an innovation-driven company, STEM graduates and employees form an essential part of our workforce. As part of our commitment to gender diversity in recruitment, we continue to break stereotypes and provide support and mentorship to encourage the next generation of STEM talent. After all, a more diverse talent pool leads to better ideas and innovation, which in turn is better for business.
Melissa Charlery shares her journey from her beginnings at Gildan three years ago as an intern, to securing a full-time position in the company’s IT department. Here is the story of this young’s woman’s personal and professional growth after university:
As a women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), I love the way you can work in a lab or sit in a small pilot plant but work on something that has a ripple effect so big it goes out to affect a lot of people. A scientific or technical breakthrough can create a better future for people… how’s that for a nice sense of purpose?
With over 13 years of experience at Gildan and over 7 positions later, Ilca is a fighter who has always been up for the next challenge. Here is the story of a woman who has always said “yes” to the unknown and never been afraid to speak her mind.
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In 2017, 21st Century Fox partnered with the U.S Department of State to launch #HiddenNoMore, an all-female STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) leadership development program inspired by the Fox 2000 film Hidden Figures. The initiative marked the first time in history that a Hollywood movie led to the creation of a publicly-funded educational exchange program.
This piece profiles Holly Rollins, a principal senior director leading Booz Allen’s aerospace cyber business and Denver office. Prior to joining Booz Allen, she received an MBA in finance, and for the past 24 years she has brought this expertise to cyber business development and capability generation across the aerospace sector. Read more about Holly’s cyber journey and her advice for inspiring young women toward STEM careers, below.
Over half (52 percent) of highly qualified women working for STEM companies leave their jobs, according to research by the Center for Talent Innovation (CTI). Yet one fifth of women currently employed in STEM are in senior-level positions, respected for their expertise, and satisfied with their jobs.
What’s it’s like to be one of the 20 women chosen for the four-year internship program.
In the summer of 2016, Sabrina Bergsten was a recent high school graduate preparing for her freshman year at Marist College. Rather than hang out at the beach, Bergsten spent her weekdays trekking in and out of Times Square for a highly selective tech internship at Viacom’s headquarters.
Maggie, Carys and about two dozen other Girl Scouts were participating in a workshop at Northern Trust’s Loop office on a Saturday morning earlier this month to earn their cybersecurity badges. Girl Scouts earn badges or other awards once they’ve explored a topic or learned a new skill. The cybersecurity badges, introduced for girls in kindergarten through fifth grade earlier this year, are part of an effort from the Girl Scouts of the United States of America to increase participation in STEM fields, which have long been dominated by men.