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Celebrating Women in STEM

Empowering women in science, technology, engineering, and math to challenge gender bias and stereotypes

Across all sectors, women have made key contributions in the workforce, but despite some progress over the last decade, many challenges remain as a result of systemic inequalities, biases, policy issues, and gender stereotypes. Conversely, early research shows that the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic could exacerbate the limited progress that has been made on gender equality and women’s rights.

At Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE), we believe progress is achievable, but will require a willingness to embrace the power of inclusion. We also believe the future of work is better equipped with women at every table where decisions are being made.

We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women's achievements. Collectively, we can all break the bias.

"I challenge us to shift from a mentality of scarcity to abundance. The easiest way for women to support one another is to speak positive, uplifting words to each other, mentor, and bring others alongside."
LaTrese Ferguson - WLPD
LaTrese Ferguson WLPD
"I challenge you to surround yourself with people who REALLY know you and who encourage your strengths. Be fearless in the pursuit of your dreams. Smile. "
Jacqueline Garner - OMS Analytics
Jacqueline Garner OMS Analytics
"I challenge us to believe that there is room for us to succeed. The real success isn't being the only woman at the table, it's ensuring there's succession when you leave that precious seat."
Yakut Gazi - GTPE
Yakut Gazi GTPE
"Growing up, I often thought, "I cannot do that.” But when I tried, I learned that I could do it. I challenge you to not be afraid of trying. We can do so much."
Sasha Boldyreva - OMS Cybersecurity
Sasha Boldyreva OMS Cybersecurity

The Power of Diversity in the Future of Work

As the global arm of the Institute, Georgia Tech Professional Education has long recognized the power of diverse perspectives to drive creativity. Especially during times of transition, you want to make sure you are taking full advantage of all of the brain-power at the table. Here are effectvive strategies to influence your organization and be better prepared for the future of work.

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Inclusive Leadership in a Digital-First Environment

For leaders, 2021 was the year of building new habits and social connections, while allowing space for a more cohesive and inclusive work culture better equipped for an equitable society and the future of work. Here are three ways you can continue to embrace accelerating change and lead your remote team with inclusivity.

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Advice from Women in STEM

We're celebrating some of Georgia Tech’s remarkable women as they share their advice for future generations of female STEM professionals. An equal world is an enabled world. Together, we can champion diversity and commit to closing the STEM gender gap.

Developers. Data Scientists. Systems Engineers.

These are just some of the words that can be used to describe the GTPE women shaking up the STEM industry. From building a community to being your own advocate, they shared their career highlights, advice, and stories.
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Keeping Workplaces Healthy and Safe
Cara Eck is a picture of lifelong learning. Having discovered her passion for safety and health, her career and lear...
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Women in Construction: The Value of Mentorship
The Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) field, like many STEM-based fields, is an energy-intensive industry that re...
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FinTech Academic Program Director selected as Diversity and Inclusion Fellow
The business case for cultivating a gender-diverse workforce is clear – it can lead to notable increases in...
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Navigating Cancer, Covid-19, and Online Degree Program
Medical advancements, like genetic testing, allow for the detection of developing serious illnesses earlier than ever...
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FinTech South: The Power of Human Capital
Cultivating diversity in business is not just a moral responsibility, it’s a strategic imperative. Studies have shown...
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Software Engineer Turned Security Expert
She started college at 16.  Moved to another country at 19. And worked full-time throughout her years of higher...
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The Intersection of Science and Problem-Solving
The field of occupational safety and health has undergone a major shift over the last year as all industries – no ma...
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The Role of Diversity and Inclusion in Finance
We know from research that workplace ethnic, cultural, and gender diversity not only drives resourcefulness but also...
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International Women's Day: Inspirational Women in STEM
Across all sectors, women have made key contributions in the workforce and at the beginning of 2020, the...
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International Women's Day: Insights from a Woman in FinTech
Since the 2008 financial crisis, growth in the financial technology, or fintech, sector has been unprecedented,...
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Women in Construction: The OSHA Impact
As the founder and CEO of a construction management firm in Atlanta and the director of marketing for a safety...
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Military Officer to Organization Services Coordinator
Having served in the U.S. Army and Army National Guard for 20 years, Shawanda "Wanda" Perry knows the value of good...

Continued Success for a Lifetime

GTPE is a lifelong learning community built on mutual inspiration and inclusivity for our women learners. Subscribe to our monthly newsletter to receive the latest insights and resources to support your STEM career journey.