Understandably, people take breaks from the workforce whether by choice or by design - continuing education, taking a sabbatical, dealing with burnout, or starting a family are all common reasons one might find themselves stepping away from employment for a period of time. That being said, the circumstances and consequences of returning are often more painful for women than men due to gender inequality and prejudices, so when a woman begins the job searching process again, applying frequently means her resume going on the bottom of the pile. Additionally, a break can mean feeling behind the times when it comes
This article was written and published in Spanish and has been translated into English via Google Translate. Click here to read the original article. A judge has given the green light to advance the class action lawsuit against the technology giant for alleged salary discrimination by gender. The class-action lawsuit in which Google is accused of wage discrimination by gender by paying less to women than men has taken a step forward in the U.S., as ordered by Judge Mary E. Wiss of the Superior Court of San Francisco, in the state of California. The amended lawsuit filed in January
More and more technology companies, such as Apple and Intuit, have been adopting a program aimed at facilitating their re-employment. It is intended especially for women, although everyone can benefit from it. It is not uncommon to see workers with a void in their work file, especially in the case of women who have decided to leave their employment after pregnancy to dedicate themselves to their children. In fact, it is more common than we can imagine: a recent study revealed that in the US, 56% of women in the technology sector leave their posts 10 or 20 years into
Bumeran, the leading search and publication platform for jobs in Latin America, and Adecco, a firm specializing in human management solutions, reported that Peruvian women have been making their way more quickly to leadership positions in companies thanks to the fact that, in general, are those who have a greater development of soft skills in the labor market. In the framework of International Women's Day, the executive of Bumeran, Freddy Kamt, explains that this trend has been seen this past year and, among the listed skills, emotional intelligence, empathy, communication and relationship skills predominate; all essential in management positions.
Cafify and Google are two of five tech companies who are playing a part in empowering Mexican women through training programs, business promotion and self-employment, and helping them join the labor market. In Mexico, only 9 percent of young students have the expectation of studying a career in science or engineering, while 28 percent of men seek to specialize in them, according to PISA 2015 data. As a result, technology companies take action to include more and more women in their operations and decision making. One of those companies is Google. Through its Google My Business platform, enabled the feature
During this week the World Economic Forum holds its annual meeting in Davos (Switzerland). And from the first conclusions in the previous work sessions, a study has been published in which it is revealed that around 57% of the jobs in the United States that will have been affected in a negative way due to technology by 2026 are jobs belonging to women, according to Bloomberg data. In this way, the female collective faces the worst scenario: the most disadvantaged jobs would be those that have a lower salary, generally made by women or by people with lower qualifications.
Saudi Arabia's new laws allowing women to drive have already changed the job market, as the Saudi Arabian side of Uber and their competitor Careem have already begun recruiting female drivers. Right now, both companies only employ men across the nation, but with the Saudi royalty loosening their decrees on women's actions, Uber and Careem are already preparing to secure their first paid women drivers. As many women in the Kingdom have received driver's licenses in other countries, Uber and Careem have begun the hiring process for many of them, prepping ahead of time before the ban is lifted. The
With security in decline, transportation options such as Laudrive are becoming increasingly popular. It's an app similar to Uber and Cabify, which offers a taxi service with the difference of being that it's only for women and has women at the wheel. This is an innovative transportation option for women who have stopped trusting services such as Uber or Cabify. In the words of Luis Fernando Montes de Oca, general director of Laudrive, their offer is: "security and confidence... that confidence that is created in a car when two women go together." Jorge de la Hoz, Laudrive's director of operations,
Investors are pushing technology companies to accelerate diversity measures and link executive pay more directly to their progress. A perfect example is LinkedIn, and how it influenced the Microsoft. The purchase of LinkedIn by Microsoft raised the percentage of women in the software company, slowing a decline of two years, despite the fact that the increase in minority employees slowed. Women in the merged company represented 27% of the workforce at the end of September, compared to 26% last year alone at Microsoft Corp., the company said in an article posted on its website. Without the addition of LinkedIn staff,