Tag: Technology

5 Ways to Help Employees Communicate

By Kimberly Gerber, president and CEO of Excelerate Virtual communication has changed the way employees communicate, presenting major advantages and some new challenges. Today’s mobile workforce have an amazing array of technologies available at their fingertips to connect themselves with other workers, customers, competitors, and resources available across the world. On the flip side, many… Read the full article

Tech Entrepreneurs Launch Groupon-type App for Hispanic Users

Hispanic mobile usage is growing four times faster than the general population. The demographic currently represents twenty-five percent of total U.S. iPhone ownership. Two tech entrepreneurs have attempted to capitalize on these demographic changes with a new “lifestyle” mobile application that caters to the Hispanic business and consumer market.

As Simple as a Name

One of the most fundamental steps towards diversity and awareness is simply knowing the proper pronunciation of co-workers, clients, and potential customers. A new technology, called ANTs, or audible name tags, was designed to aid in correct articulation.

Global Diversity: Software vs. Other Leading Industries

Phyllis Stewart Pires- Vice President, Global Head of Diversity at SAP, a leader in the business software industry, with offices in over 80 countries- reflects on industry-specific global diversity challenges.

Navigating the Social Networking Labyrinth

As an organization committed to attracting, engaging and developing a diverse workforce, we recognize the value of social networking.

Changing the Game of Diversity Through Technology

The number one emerging hot topic among chief executives is ‘social.’ ‘Social’ is shorthand for the social media boom that’s hit globally, and many companies are wondering how they can harness the power of the social network.

Improving Communities with Solar

Moving into a new home is an exciting day for any family but especially for habitat for humanity families in Silicon Valley, California, who are not only getting their first home but a cutting-edge solar-powered residence that will save them 75 percent or more on their electricity bills.

Targeted Mentoring Program Keeps Pipeline Full

In an industry still struggling to implement diversity and inclusion, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) is something of a rarity: women make up 32 percent of the workforce and a little over 20 percent of senior leaders.

The Finish Line

Americans love to compete, to keep score, to celebrate accomplishments, and most of all, to cross the finish line. This year has provided opportunities to celebrate many accomplishments: The first black President; the first Latina supreme Court Justice; the first black female CEO of a Fortune 500 company; and the list goes on.

Leveling the Playing Field

We’ve started a new year and as we said goodbye to 2010, we had an opportunity to review where we stood in terms of our personal goals as well as our organizational metrics.