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MIL-OSI Economics: Being a mom is hard work. Becoming one is, too.

By   /  April 23, 2019  /  AM-NC, Business, Computer Technologies, CTF, Diversity and Inclusion, DJF, Economics, English, Global Economy, Google, KB, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Economics, Open Source Intel  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Economics: Being a mom is hard work. Becoming one is, too.

Source: Google For seven years, Mother’s Day was the worst day of the year for me. It was an observance that felt completely out of reach, yet commercially and socially it was a reminder that I couldn’t escape. I wanted to be a mom, but I was having trouble becoming one. For my husband and […]

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MIL-OSI Economics: A library’s next chapter: digital skills with help from Google

By   /  April 6, 2019  /  AM-NC, Business, Computer Technologies, CTF, Diversity and Inclusion, DJF, Economics, Education, English, Global Economy, Google, Grow with Google, KB, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Economics, Open Source Intel  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Economics: A library’s next chapter: digital skills with help from Google

Source: Google Editor’s note: It’s National Library Week, and to recognize the impact of libraries of local communities, we’ll hear from Robyn Jonston of the Memphis Public Libraries. To share how libraries have affected your life, use the #MyLibraryStory hashtag. Local libraries are essential community hubs and one of the few places that are free and […]

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MIL-OSI Economics: Free digital skills programs make learning a lifelong journey

By   /  April 3, 2019  /  AM-NC, Business, Computer Technologies, CTF, Diversity and Inclusion, DJF, Economics, Education, English, Global Economy, Google, Grow with Google, KB, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Economics, Nonprofits, Open Source Intel  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Economics: Free digital skills programs make learning a lifelong journey

Source: Google Janitor, seamstress, housekeeper, gardener: These were some of the jobs my parents held after we immigrated to the United States. Growing up in a lower-income neighborhood, I never knew anyone who worked with computers professionally. That changed when my brother signed up for a computer course, providing him the digital skills that would […]

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MIL-OSI Economics: Supporting people with disabilities: Be My Eyes and phone support now available

By   /  March 14, 2019  /  Accessibility, AM-NC, Business, Computer Technologies, CTF, Diversity and Inclusion, DJF, Economics, English, Global Economy, Google, KB, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Economics, Open Source Intel  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Economics: Supporting people with disabilities: Be My Eyes and phone support now available

Source: Google 15 percent of the world’s population has some form of disability—that’s over 1 billion people. Last January, we introduced a dedicated Disability Support team available to help answer questions about assistive features and functionalities within Google products. Access to a Disability Support team—and specifically, video and phone support—was a popular request we heard […]

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MIL-OSI Economics: With Lookout, discover your surroundings with the help of AI

By   /  March 13, 2019  /  Accessibility, AM-NC, Business, Computer Technologies, CTF, Diversity and Inclusion, DJF, Economics, English, Global Economy, Google, KB, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Economics, Open Source Intel  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Economics: With Lookout, discover your surroundings with the help of AI

Source: Google Whether it’s helping to detect cancer cells or drive our cars, artificial intelligence is playing an increasingly larger role in our lives. With Lookout, our goal is to use AI to provide more independence to the nearly 253 million people in the world who are blind or visually impaired. Now available to people […]

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MIL-OSI Economics: A VR series about women with the “courage to question”

By   /  March 9, 2019  /  AM-NC, Business, Computer Technologies, CTF, Diversity and Inclusion, DJF, Economics, English, Global Economy, Google, Google AR and VR, KB, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Economics, Open Source Intel  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Economics: A VR series about women with the “courage to question”

Source: Google Many of us who fight for women’s rights have the privilege of knowing mighty women and girls. They are the courageous ones–those who insist on and fight for a future where women and girls are free from violence and can live out their full potential. Most of these women’s rights defenders are not […]

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MIL-OSI Economics: Inspiring girls and women to pursue their career ambitions

By   /  March 8, 2019  /  AM-NC, Business, Computer Technologies, CTF, Diversity and Inclusion, DJF, Economics, Education, English, Global Economy, Google, Grow with Google, KB, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Economics, Open Source Intel  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Economics: Inspiring girls and women to pursue their career ambitions

Source: Google Today is International Women’s Day, and this year’s theme, #BalanceforBetter, is all about achieving a gender-balanced world. If we’re going to achieve that, it’s important to know that boys and girls begin making pivotal decisions about their future at a very young age. But education options, career interests and gender stereotypes quickly begin […]

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MIL-OSI Economics: A look into one woman’s job at Google: opening doors for other women

By   /  March 8, 2019  /  AM-NC, Business, Computer Technologies, CTF, Diversity and Inclusion, DJF, Economics, English, Global Economy, Google, KB, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Economics, Open Source Intel, The She Word  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Economics: A look into one woman’s job at Google: opening doors for other women

Source: Google When I first talked to Elise Birkhofer, it was 5pm, the last phone call of the day. My energy was low and my feet were dragging—but that changed the moment I met Elise, whose enthusiasm is palpable (she described herself as “equally exhausted and inspired,” but I could only sense the inspired part). […]

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MIL-OSI Economics: How retention helps make Google more representative

By   /  March 1, 2019  /  AM-NC, Business, Computer Technologies, CTF, Diversity and Inclusion, DJF, Economics, English, Global Economy, Google, KB, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Economics, Open Source Intel  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Economics: How retention helps make Google more representative

Source: Google My mother was the first African American bank teller in my hometown in North Carolina in the 1960s. As you can imagine, this came with a lot of challenges. Team lunches and office holiday parties were sometimes hosted at racially segregated restaurants where they wouldn’t serve my mother, and customers refused to work […]

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MIL-OSI Economics: Daraiha Greene wants everyone to see themselves in tech

By   /  February 28, 2019  /  AM-NC, Business, Computer Technologies, CTF, Diversity and Inclusion, DJF, Economics, English, Global Economy, Google, Googlers, KB, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Economics, Open Source Intel, The She Word, Working at Google  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Economics: Daraiha Greene wants everyone to see themselves in tech

Source: Google When you think of someone who works in tech, what kind of person comes to mind? For many people, that standard image is a man, likely a cisgender heterosexual white man, who lives in a big coastal city and wears hoodies to work. But that image can be discouraging, especially for people who […]

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