Burnt out? Consider a workation

The idea of the workation long predates Covid-19. As the pandemic has made remote working normal, the workation has become more popular. But whats a workation?

The Case of Timnit Gebru

“I would give a talk at the UN, and then the next day they would wonder if I could even be a manager.” Timnit Gebru to Vice You may have heard of Timnit Gebru. If you are interested in Ethics and AI, you may know her as a high-profile researcher who is an outspoken advocate […]

Big Tech Hiring Freeze – An opportunity for Jobseekers

Big Tech Hiring Freeze – An opportunity for Jobseekers In the last few months, we have seen hiring freezes coming from tech giants (such as Microsoft, Tesla and Google) as well as layoffs from a number of start-ups (think Robinhood, Coinbase and Getir). Some think it’s the sign of an oncoming recession and the bursting […]

Continuing Layoffs in Tech Companies

Continuing Layoffs in Tech Companies The internet is rife with reports of continuing layoffs, primarily in tech companies, which have been on the rise since April of this year. In fact, according to the website layoffs.fyi, this is the largest wave of layoffs since the beginning of the pandemic in April and May of 2020. […]

Hiring Women in STEM

“Women are hired and promoted based on proof, while men are hired and promoted based on potential.” Jessica Nordell, Author of The End of Bias Women are significantly underrepresented in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathmatics). As I mentioned last week, only about 32,5% of people studying STEM subjects in Germany are women, and only […]

We need more Women in STEM

“The future engineer is a woman” In its report last autumn, the German Economic Institute reported that only 32.5% of the people currently studying STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects in Germany, were women. Further, women only make up 15,5% of people employed in STEM related jobs. Both these figures are slightly higher than […]

The Four-Day Work Week

“It would give us time to be whole human beings. We need care, connection and other good things – we aren’t just economic instruments” – Anne-Marie Slaughter (New America CEO) The four-day work week is not a new phenomenon. In the last years, an increasing number of surveys and studies have been published, most of […]