Top Five: Lessons I Learned Studying Abroad
Being in a country where I didn’t speak the language felt like a pop quiz everyday but everyday living experiences in foreign countries were the best teachers I could ever have. I was educated on global perspectives and the challenges of being a foreigner taught me so much about myself. The lessons that I learned while abroad are more valuable and will last longer than any souvenir I could have brought home.
STEM Careers Are Combatting a Lack of Diversity Problem
Black women make up only a small minority of students across STEM disciplines. A 2021 report by Pew Research Center shows that “The gender dynamics in STEM degree attainment mirror many of those seen across STEM job clusters.” The disparities of those who identify as Black and woman in comparison to others working in STEM are vast and have a connection to attaining long-term career goals.
Interviewing: How to Nail Your First Post-Grad Opportunity
You've just landed your first interview after graduation, now you need to concentrate on what that resume looks like. Reviewing your resume and digital portfolio is always advisable when applying for a position. Your resume should contain your experience, skills, achievements, course projects, internships, and certifications. Adding a cover letter will enhance your application by emphasizing your qualifications for the role.
Top Five: Jobs in Activism
Five jobs that may interest someone who is passionate about a career in activism.
Trends to Watch in DEI
Diversity and Inclusion trends have become a hot subject of conversation in workplaces all across the world. These trends affect culture from the CEO all the way to a new employee straight out of college.
Without a woman, WiFi might not exist
Everyone knows Snow White, the fair-toned beauty with rosy red cheeks whose 7 dwarf friends aided her in her love story with her Prince. Did you know it’s speculated the character was inspired by Hedy Lamarr known as“the most beautiful woman in the world.” A lesser known fact about Lamarr she reportedly helped create the first prototype for WiFi in 1942. This contribution to the STEM community allows 4.9 billion people worldwide to be connected to each other daily. From the start of her life to after her passing, Lamarr’s work is extremely important in the way society functions today.
How Women and Non-Binary People in Tech are really doing
Promoting gender equality in the technology field is important even though the career is genderless. In STEM careers, there should be a greater representation of women, non-binary individuals, and transgender individuals. It is important to note that a diverse team comes with a variety of advantages, such as having a fair representation of gender identities, a variety of viewpoints, as well as insights that will enhance your business or product.
Top Five: How to Celebrate Women In STEM
“Women's Day” was first celebrated on February 28, 1909, when the Socialist Party of America in New York City organized it. The American commemorations inspired Germany in 1910 and Europe the following year to have a Women’s Day celebration. Even though International Women's Day (IWD) was declared a national holiday after women gained suffrage in 1917, it was associated with far-left movements and governments until the feminist movement embraced it in the late 1960s. When the United Nations declared IWD a global holiday in 1977, IWD became a mainstream holiday.
Financial Education Hold Keys to Financial Wellness
Almost everyday, Phil Schuman, executive director of the Office of Financial Wellness and Education at Indiana University, speaks to students with varying levels of financial literacy and wellness, terms he describes interconnectedly. Financial literacy, he says, deals with understanding financial terminology; financial wellness, on the other hand, is essentially how those terminologies and understanding them apply to behavioral perspectives into your own life. But this knowledge also plays a role in your financial decisions.
Hershey says it stands by its International Women's Day campaign featuring a trans woman even after calls to boycott the company
Canadian trans-rights activist Fae Johnstone tweeted she hopes the campaign "shows trans girls they can dream big and change the world too."
Student loans: Biden takes steps to hold private college leaders personally liable for unpaid debt
The Biden administration announced plans to hold owners of private colleges personally liable for student loan debts left unpaid to the federal government.
Screen to Speed: Meet Racer, Engineer Emily Howe
Screen to Speed Racer and Engineer Emily Howe on the explosion of Sim Racing and over coming barriers to race.
Beatriz Lozano redesigns Yahoo logo for Women's History Month
Get to know Award winning designer and typographer Beatriz Lozano who reimagined the Yahoo logo for Women's History Month.
Top Five: Negotiating Salary
Are you one of those many people who are trying to find a better job in 2023? If you are lucky enough to be one of those people to score an interview or better yet an offer in the first month of the new year, here are a few things to think about when negotiating.
Bella Hadid says she has to remind herself 'not everyone hates you' as she battles morning anxiety
The model previously spoke about suffering from debilitating depression.
Top Five: Organizations to Join for STEAM Careers
Five organizations to join if you're interested in STEAM careers.
Meet the woman helping preserve the legacy of Black cowboys and cowgirls
While Black cowboys and cowgirls were essential to the Western frontier, they’ve rarely been depicted in classic Western films.
Trans people face 'horrifying' rhetoric at statehouses
It was pharmacist Gwendolyn Herzig's first time testifying before a legislative committee when she spoke to several Arkansas lawmakers in a packed hearing room this month about a bill restricting gender-affirming care for minors. Herzig, who is transgender, spoke out against the legislation and told the panel that one of the biggest obstacles trans people face is a lack of empathy. Only a few minutes later, a Republican lawmaker asked her an inappropriate question about her genitalia.
Do you really need to wash lettuce before eating it? Experts weigh in.
Is it safe to eat lettuce that hasn't been washed? Experts say it's important to give lettuce a rinse before eating it.
How creators of 'Sesame Street' designed the show to celebrate Black communities
For Black History Month, we look back on the beginnings of "Sesame Street" and its goal to give young Black viewers positive on-screen representation.
Gen Z is driving force among adults identifying as LGBTQ, poll shows. Here's a breakdown.
A total of 7.2% of U.S. adults identify as LGBTQ, and younger generations are leading the way, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday.
Screen to Speed: Meet Racer, Talent Manager Yvonne Houffelaar
Screen to Speed racer and talent manger Yvonne Houffelaar has followed her dream of becoming a race car driver despite being diagnosed with scoliosis at birth.
Top Five: Ways to Spark Change
Built By Girls with some insight on the Top Five Ways to Spark Change
Resume Do’s and Don’ts
A well-written resume can significantly affect your chances of landing a job. Conversely, you could miss out on an opportunity if your resume is filled with errors at first glance. We compiled a list of things to avoid and essential resume characteristics you’ll want to include when submitting for your next opportunity.
Tips to to Stay Motivated This Week
Tips to to Stay Motivated This Week
What is 'gender-affirming care' for trans youth?
“We rarely do surgery for minors. That is just all such a made-up drama,” one pediatrician says.