“Bias against mothers is one of the strongest forms of bias against women,” said Liz Morris, the deputy director of the Center for Worklife Law. Katherine Goldstein, author of “The Open Secret of Anti-Mom Bias at Work” is joining us for this week’s Lunch & Learn to talk about mother-empowerment in the workplace and to strategize ways we can combat this bias and unite working mothers everywhere.
Career pivots are becoming the norm thanks to bootcamps and a plethora of online resources. It's safe to say that pivoting into a career in engineering isn't as challenging as it once was - but still a pretty daunting task! Anjali Merchant and Hannah Barton are both career pivoters who've found a home at Polis, a company that's reinventing how people communicate. Ask Anjali and Hannah anything about becoming engineers in this live chat - and find out more about the company they call home! You asked, they're answering: What did you do before working at Polis? Which route did you take to become engineers? What advice do you have for other pivoters looking to start a career in Engineering? Is Polis hiring? & more! MEET THE SPEAKERS: Anjali Merchant Anjali graduated with a B.A. from Middlebury College and M.S. from Yale University. After working as a technology consultant, Anjali studied full-stack software engineering at the Grace Hopper Program, an all women programming school. She is currently a software engineer at Polis. Hannah Barton Hannah received her bachelor’s degree in Philosophy with a minor in Physics at Brandeis University. After working in sales at a large organic food company for several years, she attended Grace Hopper and switched careers into software development. She works as a software engineer at Polis.