Qualcomm’s Fairygodboss Podcasts

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On this episode of Fairygodboss Radio, Qualcomm’s VP of Global HR Solutions, Anne Elkin discusses her career journey and the lessons she’s learned along the way. Listen to the Listen to the full episode here..

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Bias in Artificial Intelligence Webinar

As companies and agencies increase their use of artificial intelligence in hiring and procurement, the results of bias in algorithms have the potential for significant harmful impacts on diversity at all levels. One of the world’s leading researchers on this topic, Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee, will help us understand the importance of identifying and correcting bias in the algorithms that drive these systems, and in avoiding this problem at the start.

The webinar will be on September 23rd at 10am PST. Click here to register.

AWIS Presents: Unearthing Untold Stories of Women in Science and Other Fields

Join us on September 29th for an intimate interview and Q&A with New York Times Bestselling Author Marie Benedict.

Through a combination of research and storytelling, Marie Benedict is on a mission to uncover the stories of influential women and their significant contributions.

Join us for an hour of inspiration and advice around the themes in her books including gender and racial discrimination, self-efficacy, career pivots, and work-life integration – challenges that women in science and STEM fields still face today.

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Picture a Scientist: Official Selection of the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival

Join us on October 13th for an exclusive event for AWIS Member and prospective members! Be among the first to view this independent film that chronicles the journey of three women scientists and their experiences with overt harassment and implicit bias.

The film also includes data and insights from twenty other science luminaries on how to make science more diverse, equitable, and open to all. Register to receive a virtual screening link and attend an engaging Q&A with the directors and cast.

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The Role of Diverse Suppliers in Usual Emergencies and Unusual Emergencies

How are we ensuring that diverse suppliers are fully integrated into utility emergency and disaster preparedness supply chains? At times like this, there are huge spikes in spending in critical areas and if DBEs are not already integrated into those value chains, it is unlikely that they will suddenly get an opportunity in an emergency. On top of that we may be prepared for the “usual” emergencies within our supply chain, but what happens with “unusual” emergencies?

During this webinar, set for we will hear from The Honorable Maida Coleman, Commissioner of the Missouri Public Service Commission and Joan Kerr, Director of Supplier Chain Responsibility from Pacific Gas & Electric Company. They will share their perspectives of the commission and utilities by looking at best practices to get diverse suppliers in the emergency procurement chain.

Join us on Wednesday, October 14, at 10am PST.

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Diverse Suppliers in the Emergency Chain

On November 17th at 10:00am PST, the National Utilities Diversity Council (NUDC) will be holding a follow-up to their October 14th event, “Diverse Suppliers in the Emergency Chain”

For this second part in looking at diverse suppliers in the emergency supply chain, we’ll hear from suppliers themselves.  What kinds of products and services can we add to the emergency chain from diverse suppliers?  How should we best identify suppliers and manage the relationship?  In a session led by supplier diversity veteran Erica Patterson of Philadelphia Gas Works, we’ll hear from three women whose companies are key components of emergency spend.

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