Earlier this week, Power of Zero, a new global campaign calling for zero violence, zero hate and zero bullying from age zero launched in New York City. Microsoft was on hand to support the lead organization NoBully and to promote civility and positive online behaviors among children, young people and all digital citizens.
Just ahead of National Women’s Month, six of our Adobe leaders served as delegates to The MAKERS Conference, joining 600 other leaders in critical conversations about gender at work. This year’s conference theme was #AllOfUs, the message being that it takes every individual, both men and women, to drive positive change for women in society.
We talked to Nan Guo, Adobe’s senior director of engineering in Ad Systems, about her takeaways from the event, why diversity is critical to our success, and how we can all work together to make a difference.
This International Women’s Day, discover the work of 16 global artists who embody the spirit of the holiday by uplifting and empowering women. Representing diverse backgrounds from all over the world, these women share one thing in common: their dedication to supporting women and sharing their stories through art. We are thrilled to share their work. And this day is about them, so without further ado, let’s meet the artists.
With only a quarter of U.S. technology jobs currently filled by women, there is far more we must do as an industry to close the gender gap. And let’s be clear, closing the gender quality gap benefits society as a whole; there is a strong correlation between business performance and a gender diverse workforce; companies with more women on their executive teams are more likely to experience above-average profitability. And while many companies are committed to closing the gap, fully understanding the value in doing so, the reality is that women, and particularly women of color, are still vastly underrepresented in today’s modern corporations. So why are we still challenged?
In honor of International Women’s’ Day on March 8th, we have picked out five women that remind us that no idea is too big and impossible to be real today. They show their passions come alive through their actions as successful entrepreneurs.