Author: Paula Bernier

5 Ways to Craft a Workplace Culture with Purpose

By David Shanklin, Head of Culture Strategy, CultureIQ   Purpose in the workplace matters today more than ever. Millennials, who now comprise the largest sector of the workforce, identify a sense of purpose as one of the primary reasons for accepting employment. It turns out, other generations want similar things as those often attributed to […]

Promote Your Company’s Social Responsibility Efforts

By Paula Bernier Big companies get a lot of kudos for their corporate giving and volunteerism. But small and medium businesses also play a big role in reaching out to their communities and doing good works where help is needed. And given that there are some 28.8 million small and medium businesses with 56.8 million […]

Reports Offer Conflicting Views on Uber Diversity

By Paula Bernier Is Uber an innovator that has also been a pioneer within the tech industry in its hiring people of color? Or is the ride-sharing company one that discriminates against women and minorities, and that generally has such a high-pressure (and possibly racist) culture that at least one employee has resorted to suicide? […]

FCC to Form Committee on Diversity & Digital Empowerment

By Paula Bernier The Federal Communications Commission says it plans to create a committee aimed at improving diversity in the communications industry and eliminating inequality in the online arena. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced plans for the Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment yesterday. “Every American should have the opportunity to participate in the […]

Employees Make Their Voices Known Through Petitions

By Paula Bernier When footage came to light of Donald Trump talking about grabbing women’s private parts and kissing them without their consent, people flocked to the streets to march in protest. When President Trump signed the executive order on immigration, demonstrators likewise turned out in force to condemn the move. Turns out our new […]

Google, Howard University Open New Chapter

By Paula Bernier While many Silicon Valley companies over the years have come out with diversity reports and talked about their interest and efforts in providing more workplace opportunities and support for minorities, a recent Venture Beat article by Paul Sawers says there’s been little actual advancement in diversity on this front. Recognizing this, Google […]

Why There’s a Tech Talent Gap

By Paula Bernier There’s a whole lot of talk lately about the so-called tech talent gap. The problem is that there’s a major shortage of people with the right technical skillsets. This talent gap has developed due to at least four factors: Digital transformation, which is touching virtually every business and business vertical, means most […]

What Women Want From Employers, Coworkers

By Paula Bernier How can we attract more women to cyber security careers? How can women get started in tech? Did you hear about the new statue of the defiant girl in front of the Wall Street bull? These are all headlines and story topics I’ve recently run across, or that have been emailed to […]

We Want to Hear Your Inspiring Stories

By Paula Bernier What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World. That’s the title of a terrific album (I think anyway) by The Decemberists. And it pretty much sums up both the world in general and the workplace in particular. We hear a lot (but apparently not enough) about sexism and racism in the workplace, […]

Female Engineer Blogs About Sexual Harassment at Uber

By Paula Bernier Other than the extreme hours, when I image working in Silicon Valley I picture a hospitable environment in which energetic young people frolic around brightly-colored campuses while enjoying free granola bars. While aspects of this romanticized version of that work world may hit close to home, the fact is that Silicon Valley […]

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