Recognizing Women in IT: a paradoxical co-existence of celebration and discomfort

Last Thursday I had the privilege to attend the 2013 CDN's Women in the IT Channel Recognition  lunch.  This was the third annual event for women in the industry - indeed a lovely celebration,

Published on: August 29th, 2013 Cheryl Sylvester

Are you the only woman in your meetings? Then you need to attend ‘Women in the IT Channel’

Why attend Women in the IT Channel? Because typically in IT and technology-based organizations, there aren't three or more women at the table in business meetings.  And in fields where women are still

Published on: August 15th, 2013 Cheryl Sylvester

BlackBerry takes leadership role in supporting Women in STEM

BlackBerry's new approach to staying relevant and important in the world of technology just received a new boost with the unveiling of their new BlackBerry Scholars Program. Announced earlier today at BlackBerry Live in

Published on: May 14th, 2013 Karim Kanji

Interview at least one woman for IT job: advocacy group

A not-for-profit group advocating there be more women working in information technology has just published a report that says recruiters for high-tech jobs should make sure there is at least one woman candidate

Published on: March 8th, 2012 Ellen Messmer

Why aren’t there more women in the tech startup scene?

by Christine Wong I’ve asked myself the exact same question while departing various startup events here in Toronto over the past few months.   Where are all the women?   At one such

Published on: January 12th, 2012 Christine Wong

7 strategies to recruit a multicultural IT staff

Diversity (or lack thereof) in IT has been a hot topic in the news and among our clients in recent months. And it's true: IT departments are notorious for their lack of diversity,

Published on: November 30th, 2009 Rachel Dines

Many women in IT pushed to brink of burnout

Though IT remains largely a male-dominated realm in the United States, women are now believed to constitute 15 per cent to 25 per cent of technical professionals -- though women's ranks in management

Published on: August 24th, 2009 Ellen Messmer

Moms get thanks from women in IT

Not just professional athletes and actors thank their mothers for helping them succeed. Women in IT also credit their moms for making them realize they could conquer any career -- even the male-dominated

Published on: May 12th, 2008 Denise Dubie

How to attract more women to IT jobs

Also see:Six simple ways to give the "fair sex" a fairer deal"Generally, women aren't very interested in programming computers," wrote Malcolm McLean, a gaming programmer, in comp.programming on Usenet. He was responding to

Published on: April 3rd, 2008 Esther Schindler

Six simple ways to give the “fair sex” a fairer deal

Also see: How to attract more women to IT jobs Although men and women may have the same motivations, women are, perhaps, more outspoken about their desire for flexible work schedules, work/life balance,

Published on: April 3rd, 2008 Esther Schindler

Telling her story – recognizing contributions of women to technology

Women's contributions to technology are often taken for granted, merely rolled up as part of the great tidal wave of innovation surrounding the Computer Age. Women's Herstory (also spelled "her story"), celebrated each

Published on: March 20th, 2008 Keith Hanks