Research shows that young girls like STEM subjects, but as they get older, something changes. They start feeling like STEM isn’t for them based on outdated stereotypes about the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.
We sat down with business leaders driving the global corporate response to COVID-19 to learn more about their efforts, how they are navigating this uncharted territory, and what advice they have for others. Next up in our COVID-19 Business in Action interview series are Dr. Jay J. Schnitzer, chief medical and technology officer, MITRE, and Dr. John Halamka, president of Mayo Clinic Platform.
Millions of children are stuck at home because of the coronavirus pandemic, relying on their parents to function as part-time teachers in support of virtual classroom instruction.
The economy and the labor market that powers it has undergone unprecedented transformation in recent months. Collaboration between the business and education communities is more important than ever. As labor markets adapt, communication between employers and educators—and the agility to adjust when needed—is critically important.
As businesses look to persevere through the economic downturn caused by COVID-19 and rebuild for the future, there is an even greater need to hold workforce education accountable for career growth and business impact.
As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is engaging with corporate leaders across the country regarding the impacts of this health and economic crisis on businesses and communities.
In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s International Women’s Day Forum on March 5, we’re highlighting 10 inspiring leaders who have made their mark in advancing opportunities for women and girls. Dr. Tashni-Ann Dubroy is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Howard University.
Alexandra S. Levine is a reporter covering the intersection of technology, government and public policy — as well as the broader crosscurrents between Silicon Valley and Washington D.C. She currently reports on these topics for POLITICO, where she also writes POLITICO’s popular daily newsletter, Morning Tech. This year, she is focused in particular on how tech is shaping the 2020 U.S. presidential election. I sat down with ask her about her role as a journalist covering the tech world and to learn how she has seen topics surrounding women evolve within the areas she covers. — Alexa Miller, Director, Digital Empowers National Campaign
Building on the work of other states, we partnered with the business communities in Idaho, Iowa, Mississippi, and Pennsylvania and their early education partners to understand just how much breakdowns in childcare cost each state. In this study we looked at the causes of childcare challenges as well as motivations behind why parents select various childcare providers. Knowing many employers want to facilitate more access to childcare but do not know where to begin, we sought to learn what types of childcare benefits working parents desire most from employers.