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Let’s hear it for the girls: inspiring female CEOs, scientists, entrepreneurs and more

Let’s hear it for the girls: inspiring female CEOs, scientists, entrepreneurs and more

27 Dec 2016

As a certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE) and a group of people who care about our daughters, sisters, mothers and female friends, we like to keep tabs on advancements for and by women. Here’s a roundup of news for ladies and lady-fans alike.

Top executives commit to combatting gender equality at work

Recently CEOs of top companies like Bank of America and LinkedIn committed themselves to accelerating women up the corporate ladder by 2030. As detailed in The Wall Street Journal, their pledge was part of a program called Paradigm for Parity, which combats gender inequality in the workplace using these five steps:

  1. Minimize or eliminate unconscious bias
  2. Significantly increase the number of women in senior operating roles to at least 30%
  3. Measure targets at every level and communicate progress regularly
  4. Base promotions on performance, not on presence at the office
  5. Provide sponsors, not just mentors, for high-potential women

 

Microsoft scientists predict the next big thing

As part of Computer Science Education Week, 17 of Microsoft’s female global research employees predicted upcoming advancements in 2017 and 2027. The women forecasted everything from AI communicating with humans effortlessly to computing systems that anticipate our needs to virtual reality so real it could cause hallucinations. Whoa! Read more about it here >

 

“The Most Impressive Women Entrepreneurs of 2016”

From Inc., “It's difficult to narrow down all the badass women of 2016 to just 15, but this impressive group is worthy of the effort. Meet the women changing everything about how people generate energy, invest, and care for their health.” We’re tipping our fashionable hats to each and every one of them.

 

More headlines for and about women

  • From TIME: “Meet the Women Who Pioneered Modern Astronomy”
  • From Billboard: “Women In Music 2016: The 100 Most Powerful Executives”
  • From Harvard Business Review: “Men Can Improve How They Mentor Women. Here’s How.”
  • From BBC: “Largest all-women expedition heads to Antarctica”
  • From The New Yorker: “A Delivery Company in India That Hires Only Women”

We don’t know about you, but we’re hoping A League of Their Own is on Netflix.


 

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