tech at work
October 12, 2018
Thursday was International Day of the Girl, and this year's theme was "A Skilled Girl Force." To mark the day, TechNet President and CEO Linda Moore published a blog post on the importance of making the STEM talent pipeline more diverse and inclusive, and why education and workforce development are top policy priorities for our industry. In addition, companies throughout the tech industry showcased the many ways they are supporting girls in STEM.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, tech companies stepped up once again to assist with recovery and relief efforts.
This week, task management network company TaskRabbit celebrated its ten-year anniversary, a period that has seen them help more than 140,000 Taskers earn $140 million as part of the growing on-demand economy. All these and other stories about Tech At Work this week are below.
What we're saying
A "Skilled Girl Force" Is Key to a Strong Economy | Blog post by TechNet President and CEO Linda Moore | TECHtalk Blog
What we're reading
U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement Enables the Digital Economy | Cisco High Tech Policy Blog
Girls Power Tech | Cisco
Airbnb Hosts Offer Free Housing for Hurricane Michael Evacuees | ABC News Tampa Bay
Cheers to Ten Years | TaskRabbit
What we're listening to
Why Tech Companies Need to Reinvent Themselves Every Three to Four Years | Interview with TechNet Co-founder and Executive Council member John Chambers | Recode Decode
TechNet in the news
Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise to Absorb Trump Tariff Costs Until 2019 | DataCenterDynamics