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Bobbi Wilson experienced her first encounter with law enforcement at nine years old after her neighbor reported her to the police for playing outside with lanternflies. When Dr. Ijeoma Opara, a tenure track assistant professor at Yale, came across the story, she decided to reach out to Bobbi’s family. Bobbi Wilson’s Story On Oct 22, Wilson wandered outside her house with an anti-bug spray she had made after learning about invasive species on TikTok. Bobbi used the non-toxic solution to do her part in saving her local trees and the

Debbie Dickinson and her daughter Markea Dickinson are the dynamic duo behind the new AI-driven wristband and app, Thermaband, which uses technology to help menopausal women manage hot flashes.  What is Thermaband Zone?  Founded in 2019 by Debbie Dickinson and her daughter Markea Dickinson-Frasier in Miami, Florida, Thermaband aims to revolutionize women’s health, especially for those undergoing the menopause.  After facing her challenges with menopause, Debbie Dickinson grew frustrated by the lack of cooling relief solutions for hot flashes. Refusing to accept thermal discomfort as a new way of life,

Intuit is hiring on pocitjobs.com As VP, Chief of AI & Data Operations, Sharon Hutchins leads business operations and program management for Intuit’s AI+Data organization. The company, which specializes in financial software, was recently in the spotlight after announcing an important goal: to increase female representation in the company’s technology roles from 30% to 37% by 2024. It’s a mission that Sharon 100% backs as she believes there’s room for everyone at the top. Before landing her senior leadership position, Sharon’s journey has been one of taking risks and not allowing

Black Girls In Tech are all about making big moves, and the launch of their brand-new cyber academy further proves that. What Are Black Girls In Tech? Black Girls In Tech is a UK-based company that aims to increase women’s representation within the tech industry. According to reports, women comprise approximately 26% of the tech workforce. Unfortunately, they are more prone to leave the industry due to gendered biases and a lack of work-life balance, which is why communities like Black Girls in Tech are essential. Black Girls In Tech,

In a decisive move to fight against the recent overturning of Roe V. Wade, more than one hundred VC firms have come together to create VCs for Repro, a coalition of venture capital firms united in support of abortion rights. Roe v. Wade’s Impact on Black women  Since the Supreme Court voted to overturn Roe. V Wade law, abortion is no longer a federal right in the US. As a result, across more than half the US, many women must carry their pregnancies to term. As Black women in the

The training development company, CyberVista, has announced its new partnership with the not-for-profit organization BlackGirlsHack (BGH Foundation).  What is BlackGirlsHack?  The BGH Foundation, founded by Tennisha Martin, aims to provide Black women and girls with the resources, mentorship, and resources needed to succeed within the cyber sector. The non-profit organization’s mission is to empower Black women to break into an industry that lacks diverse representation by supplying them with the essential training resources they need.  BlackGirlsHack does not only advocate for diversity within the cyber security space, but they also use

Women of color are skilled, ambitious, and talented yet they continue to be underrepresented in senior positions in the workplace. In a recent study involving more than 300 companies and 40,000 employees, LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Company have shed light on some of the experiences of women in the ‘post’-pandemic workplace. Here’s what we learned about the experiences of women of color in the workplace; the challenges they face and how they are taking their careers into their own hands. The Pipeline Problem  Women of color are still hugely underrepresented in

Over the last 48 hours, dozens of Twitter employees took to the platform to announce that they had lost their jobs following Elon Musk’s recent acquisition.  Employees have flooded the app using the hashtag #LoveWhereYouWorked with an emoji to signify that their time at the social media giant has ended.  After ousting CEO Parag Agrawal, CFO Ned Segal, general counsel Sean Edgett and chief legal officer Vijaya Gadde last week, Elon Musk has made it clear that things at Twitter will never be the same again.   Impact on Black & Latinx

Black founders Kim Knight and Shanelle McKenzie are the women behind the wellness platform, The Villij, which provides Black women with a safe space for healing and wellness. Why is it important to have wellness spaces for Black people?  The wellness industry has struggled to welcome Black and brown women. Instead, for many years, the wellness industry has reconstructed a narrative that has seen self-care become synonymous with wealth and class.  Despite holistic practices being hugely beneficial for the Black community, especially when it comes to healing from racial trauma,

According to a new report by Coding Black Females, the proportion of Black women working in tech is disproportionately smaller than in the rest of the UK workforce.  Why are “thousands” of Black women missing from the tech industry?  The Office of National Statistics data found that Black women make up 1.8% of the UK workforce but less than 0.6% of the technology sector. Furthermore, although women’s representation in tech has increased marginally over the past five years, Black women are still lagging.   Not only do Black women have to undergo biased

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