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Beverly A. Kahn attends Persian Women in Tech "Meet & Greet Tech Recruiters" Event!

Posted on January 26, 2018

Beverly A. Kahn, Founder/President (http://www.linkedin.com/in/beverlykahn) of New Dimensions in Technology (NDT) (www.ndt.com) joined Persian Women In Tech Boston on Thursday, 1-25-18 for their "Meet & Greet Tech Recruiters" event.

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from left to right:
Parisa Taheri, Beverly A. Kahn, Sadaf Atarod, Roya Edalatpour

Beverly A. Kahn joins Persian Women In Tech Boston for their special event!

Posted on January 23, 2018

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Beverly A. Kahn, Founder/President of New Dimensions in Technology (NDT) (LinkedIn Profile) joins Persian Women In Tech Boston for their special event!

New Dimensions in Technology is a leading New England Recruiting firm globally recognized as a provider of search and placement services in the High Tech community. NDT specializes in placing professionals at all levels in Software/Hardware Engineering, IOT, Machine Learning/Data Science, Technical Operations, Product Management, Marketing, Sales, and Professional Services. NDT has helped and partnered with hundreds of companies from Fortune 500 to growing mid-size companies to early-stage cutting-edge start-ups.

Persian Women in Tech is an organization dedicated to celebrating and supporting Iranian women in Tech/STEM from all across the Globe's landscape: engineers, founders, intrapreneurs, entrepreneurs, investors, and technologists.

Thursday, January 25, 2018
6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
SapientRazorfish
131 Dartmouth Street
3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02116


This event is open to all Women and Men in Tech/STEM.

Agenda:
6:30pm - 7:30pm Check-in and networking
7:30pm - 7:35pm Welcome note
7:35pm - 8:20pm Meet & Greet: Tech Recruiters
8:20pm - 8:30pm Q&A
8:30pm - 9:30pm Networking

NDT returns to MIT School of Engineering and Computer Science

Posted on January 12, 2018

New Dimensions in Technology (NDT) returns to MIT School of Engineering and Computer Science for our 10th annual interactive discussion with students.

NDT has successfully partnered with generations of MIT students and alums to build and grow their careers!

Date: Wednesday - January 24, 2018
Event time: 5pm - 7pm
Building/Room: 56-154 / Access via 21 Ames Street

All are welcome - MIT students and anyone else who may benefit from this discussion.
No advance sign-up required, however, if you know that you will be attending please RSVP to Risa Kahn at rk@ndt.com.

If the Fall Recruiting Season hasn't resulted in the perfect job offer for you, NDT can help.
Our presentation will share with you what transpires in the hiring process that is beneath the radar screen. We will help guide you on how to avoid pitfalls; present yourself; successfully navigate the interviewing process; negotiate salary; and land a great job with much promise.

Join recruiting industry veterans in an interactive discussion led by Beverly A. Kahn, Founder/President,(LinkedIn Profile) and Risa Kahn, Recruiting Manager (LinkedIn Profile) of NDT.

NDT (www.ndt.com) is a boutique Boston-area recruiting company that has partnered successfully for over 35 plus years to place many MIT students and alumni.

How tech job listing language discourages women applicants

Posted on December 27, 2017

bizwomen / The Business Journals

Gina Hall, Contributor - Silicon Valley Business Journal
Dec 18, 2017

How tech job listing language discourages women applicants

Phrases such as “whatever it takes” or “tackle” in job postings may act as dog whistles that keep women and underrepresented minorities from applying for jobs.

Seattle-based software startup Textio Inc. analyzed the language in nearly 25,000 job listings from 10 tech companies, including Apple, Alphabet’s Google, Facebook and Netflix, according to the Wall Street Journal. The job ads were posted between January and November on the companies’ job boards and on sites like Indeed.com.

Textio found that certain language within a posting correlated to a disproportionate number of male job applicants for the position. Words like “disciplined” and “tackle,” frequently used by Silicon Valley employers like Netflix and Google, attracted more male applicants.

Textio CEO Kieran Snyder told the Journal that language in a job posting can be indicative of company culture. For instance, Salesforce.com often uses the phrase “work hard, play hard,” which some potential applicants may take to mean that people with children need not apply. Salesforces’ workforce is currently about 30 percent female.

“The subtext there is if I’m a parent with children, maybe this isn’t the right place for me,” Snyder said, per The Journal.

Uber Technologies used the phrase “whatever it takes” 30 times more frequently than the next closest company, per the report. The phrase appeared in 13 percent of Uber’s job postings analyzed in the study. The San Francisco-based ride-sharing company, which has been plagued by allegations of rampant workplace sexism, also employed the phrase “high-performance culture” more than other tech companies.

But inclusive language will likely only go so far without the will to hire more diversely. Facebook and Apple job postings tended to use phrases like “our family” and “empathetic,” which Textio found drew more female applicants.

However, Facebook and Apple are similar to their Silicon Valley peers when it comes to hiring and retaining female talent. Apple, for example, says 32 percent of its global workforce is female, but among technical roles, that figure drops to 23 percent. The numbers are similar at Facebook, where 32 percent of the workforce is female and 19 percent are in technical roles.

Textio conducted a similar study earlier this year across industries and found that gender-neutral language fills jobs 14 days faster than posts with a masculine or feminine bias. Gender-neutral job postings also attract a more diverse range of applicants.

Fortunately there are some simple language substitutions businesses can make when posting a job listing. Textio saw better results for a software development manager posting when a few words were changed from masculine to gender neutral — “extraordinary” instead of “rock star” and “handle a fast-paced schedule” instead of “manage” it.

http://bit.ly/2lgrGRQ

The First Women in Tech Didn’t Leave - Men Pushed Them Out

Posted on December 12, 2017

The Wall Street Journal
By Christopher Mims
Dec. 10, 2017

Sexism in the tech industry is as old as the tech industry itself.

Memos from the U.K.’s government archives reveal that, in 1959, an unnamed British female computer programmer was given an assignment to train two men. The memos said the woman had “a good brain and a special flair” for working with computers. Nevertheless, a year later the men became her managers. Since she was a different class of government worker, she had no chance of ever rising to their pay grade.

Today, in the U.S., about a quarter of computing and mathematics jobs are held by women, and that proportion has been declining over the past 20 years. The situation is generally worse at the biggest tech companies: Only one in five engineers at Google or Facebook is a woman, according to the companies’ recent diversity reports. A string of recent events—from women coming forward about sexism, harassment and discrimination in the industry, to the controversy over a memo written by a Google employee arguing that women overall are biologically less suited to programming—suggest the steps currently being taken by tech firms to address these issues are inadequate.

A growing army of women and members of other underrepresented minorities are working on solutions to these issues. The history of computing, in the U.K. in particular, backs up one of their central conclusions—that simply educating more women and other minorities to be engineers won’t solve the problem.

http://on.wsj.com/2BXJZ61

Sowing the Seeds of Diversity in Engineering

Posted on December 11, 2017

Scientific American
December 8, 2017
by Jennifer Sinclair Curtis

Increasing the number of women in engineering is a problem without clear boundary conditions. Although we know that no single solution can help address the challenges women face in navigating their studies and careers, the understanding we’ve gained in recent years can point the way to seeing real change.

Right now, the bar is low. Despite ongoing efforts across academia, government and industry to increase participation, only 14 percent of all engineers and 25 percent of all IT professionals in the United States today are women. This gender imbalance continues, or often worsens, when women complete their education and enter the workforce. A 2011 survey of 5,500 women with engineering degrees in the United States found that 40 percent did not pursue an engineering career after graduation.

http://bit.ly/2BCk5b6

NDT returns to MIT School of Engineering and Computer Science in January

Posted on December 5, 2017

New Dimensions in Technology (NDT) returns to MIT School of Engineering and Computer Science in January for our 10th annual interactive discussion with students.

NDT has successfully partnered with generations of MIT students and alums to build and grow their careers!

Date: January 24, 2018
Event time: 5pm - 7pm
Building/Room: 56-154 / Access Via 21 Ames Street


All are welcome - MIT students and anyone else who may benefit from this discussion.
No advance sign-up required

If the Fall recruiting season hasn't resulted in the perfect job offer, NDT can help you!
Our presentation will share with you what transpires in the hiring process that is beneath the radar screen, and help you figure out how to avoid pitfalls, present yourself well, get through interviews, and land a great job.

Join recruiting industry veterans in an interactive discussion led by Beverly A. Kahn, Founder/President, and Risa Kahn, Recruiting Manager of NDT.

NDT (www.ndt.com) is a boutique Boston-area recruiting company that has partnered successfully for over 35 plus years to place many MIT students and alumni.

NDT's Tech-Recruiting Experts setting up at MIT, speaking on how to find "the best opportunity" in a robust job market

Posted on January 19, 2017

mit

The discussions was led by Beverly A. Kahn, Founder/President of NDT, a Boston-area recruiting firm that has worked successfully to place many MIT students and alums over the past 37+ years; Risa Kahn, Recruiting Manager at NDT, who offers 16+ years of coaching "early career" tech professionals. NDT has successfully partnered with generations of MIT students and alums to build and grow their successful and promising careers! Alan Wagner, MIT 2014 alum and former NDT candidate will joined NDT’s interactive discussion this year!

Sponsor(s): MIT-Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department

New Dimensions in Technology (NDT) invited back to MIT for our 11th year!

Posted on January 4, 2017

New Dimensions in Technology (NDT) invited back to MIT for our 11th year!

NDT's Tech-Recruiting Experts will share Valuable Employment Nuggets of information from Tech companies that interviewees seldom hear and how to find "the best opportunity" in a robust job market with multiple opportunities to consider!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 5:00PM to 7:30PM
34-401A MIT, Cambridge, MA


Enrollment: Unlimited - No advance sign-up - ALL ARE WELCOME!

Discussions to be led by Beverly A. Kahn, Founder/President of NDT, a Boston-area recruiting firm that has worked successfully to place many MIT students and alums over the past 37+ years; Risa Kahn, Recruiting Manager at NDT, who offers 16+ years of coaching "early career" tech professionals. NDT has successfully partnered with generations of MIT students and alums to build and grow their successful and promising careers! Alan Wagner, MIT 2014 alum and former NDT candidate will join NDT’s interactive discussion this year!

Sponsor(s): MIT-Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department

MIT Class this evening cancelled!

Posted on January 26, 2015

The City of Cambridge has declared a Snow Emergency Parking Ban that goes in effect Monday, Jan. 26 at 4 p.m. Our discussion of "How to Navigate Multiple Job Offers and gain experience in the Hottest growth industries for 2015!” scheduled for this evening at MIT has been postponed!