Girl Geek X Elevate 2021 Celebrated International Women’s Day With Resilience

From leading with your strengths, to managing your manager – and your career for a life of resilience. The March 8 event featured luminary engineering and product leaders who came together to elevate the conversation around women – an important opportunity to empower the women globally in a pandemic with diverse set of talks from technical women leaders on the hard and soft skills needed to succeed.

Walgreens taps Starbucks COO Roz Brewer as new CEO

Walgreens has tapped Roz Brewer as its new CEO, which will make her the only Black woman currently leading a Fortune 500 company. Brewer will take over as Walgreens CEO on March 15, 2021 after a little more than three years as Starbucks’ chief operating officer.

Starbucks ties executive pay to 2025 diversity targets

Starbucks is mandating antibias training for executives and tie their compensation to increasing minority representation in its workforce. Goals: at least 30% of U.S. corporate employees (and 40% of U.S. retail and manufacturing employees) to be people of color by 2025.

Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded to Scientists for Work on Genome Editing

Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna developed the Crispr tool, which can change the DNA of animals, plants and microorganisms with high precision. “I’m over the moon, I’m in shock,” Dr. Doudna, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, said at a news conference on Wednesday.

Nobel Prize winner Andrea Ghez awarded for her pioneering research on the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole

I’m thrilled and incredibly honored to receive a Nobel Prize in physics,” said Andrea Ghez, director of the UCLA Galactic Center Group. “We have cutting-edge tools and a world-class research team, and that combination makes discovery tremendous fun.” She is the fourth woman to receive the physics prize, following Marie Curie in 1903, Maria Goeppert Mayer in 1963 and Donna Strickland in 2018.

 

Female-managed US funds outperform all-male rivals

All-women and mixed-gender US fund teams outperformed all-male portfolio management teams so far this year, according to a Goldman Sachs analysis that raises fresh questions about the investment industry’s progress in addressing its gender diversity problems. Women-led funds remain a rarity across the investment industry.

Kamala Harris: Biden’s Choice for Vice President

Kamala Harris, 55, is the first Black woman and the first person of Indian descent to be nominated for national office by a major party, and only the fourth woman in history to be chosen for one of their presidential tickets.

Twilio appoints Michelle Grover as its first CIO

New CIO Michelle Grover joins Twilio after previously serving as SVP of software development at SAP Concur. “As someone who is a big believer of working in service to others, I could not be more thrilled to be joining Twilio at a time when Covid-19 has given us such an enormous opportunity to make a difference as a company.”