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While there are plenty of programs designed to encourage more women to join the tech industry, companies aren’t investing in retaining the women who are already in the workforce, says Alaina Percival, CEO of Women Who Code. Hence why the attrition rate for women is twice the rate for men. Women Who Code is a […]

In 2018, Amazon scrapped its in-house applicant tracking system because of one major flaw: it didn’t like resumes containing the word “women,” so if an applicant listed “mentoring women entrepreneurs” as one of their achievements, they were out of luck. The system had been trained to vet applicants by observing patterns in resumes submitted to […]

We’re very excited to announce that Springboard has partnered with Women Who Code, an international nonprofit dedicated to empowering women in technology, to launch the Springboard/Women Who Code scholarship program. Ten scholarships worth $1,000 each will be awarded to women who enroll in Springboard’s Software Engineering Career Track, the Data Science Career Track, or the Machine […]

What are the different paths toward a career in data science? What do you wish you had known earlier? How do you “own” your career? Data scientists from Uber, Facebook, and Reddit answered these and many other fascinating questions during a discussion we hosted last week with Uber’s Women in Statistics, Data, Optimization and Machine […]

What’s the day-to-day of a data scientist in 2019? What skills are needed to land a data science role? What trends should data scientists be aware of? We recently partnered with the GUILD, an AI-driven networking platform for women, to organize a panel talk featuring four fantastic women in data science. After the talk, we […]

Alan Turing is often put on a pedestal as the de facto father of computer science. But it was Ada Lovelace, a female mathematician and scientist, who first recognized the raw potential of a “computing machine.” The “enchantress of numbers” did this more than 100 years before Turing ever even conceptualized the Enigma-breaking machine that […]

If you wanted to sum up racial bias in AI algorithms in one iconic moment, just take a few seconds of footage from the Netflix documentary Coded Bias. Minutes into the film, MIT researcher Joy Buolamwini discovers that the facial recognition software she installed on her computer wouldn’t recognize her dark-skinned face until she put […]

The average age of a respondent to an career change survey was 39. Of those surveyed, nearly half have made a dramatic career change. Almost two-thirds said they were thinking about a career switch.  By the time most professionals reach 40, they’re ready for a change to make more money or find a more […]

Tom Cruise hasn’t posted on social media since last August, but the Mission Impossible star is now taking TikTok by storm. Clad in a Hawaiian shirt, he addresses the camera in the most recent of three uncharacteristically intimate videos that cumulatively attracted over 11 million views in a matter of days. “I’m gonna show you […]