[caption id="attachment_6836" align="alignleft" width="216"] Businesspeople in elevator[/caption] It used to be that you only needed an elevator pitch if you were actually pitching something—a project, a start-up, yourself as a job candidate. But these days, as every workplace gets more entrepreneurial and networking becomes more important,...

by Katherine Griffin Nancy Di Dia has been a diversity leader for more than two decades. Since she became chief diversity officer at pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim 10 years ago, the company has won awards for its initiatives for LGBT employees, working parents, and others. Di...

Jacoby, one of the highest-ranking women at Cisco, is charged with fostering an inclusive environment By Katrina Brown Hunt Rebecca Jacoby didn’t enter the tech world out of a long-time love for STEM. According to the Cisco executive, her early interests were far from technology. “My absolute...

Her roots in Nova Scotia’s harsh Cape Breton Island have shaped Deborah Gillis into the ideal leader for one of the world’s chief nonprofits focused on equality for women in the workplace. by Jackie Krentzman ‘‘Sorry, do you hear the lawn mower in the background?” Deborah Gillis, the...

Coding bootcamps are one way to address the industry’s poor record By Ellen Lee Two years ago, in one of the worst downpours that season, Kim Merino was lifting a treadmill out of a UPS truck and delivering it to a customer. It wasn’t what she wanted to...

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