Rosina Racioppi, CEO Women Unlimited

Rosina Racioppi is the president and CEO of WOMEN Unlimited, Inc. She leads the company to assist Fortune 1000 companies find and nurture the talent they need in order to be successful. After earning her doctorate in education from the University of Pennsylvania, Racioppi gained 25 years experience in many different fields including Quality Management, Organization Planning and Development, Training and Development, Compensation and Benefits, Staffing and Employee Relations and Safety. With several partners in a range of industries, WOMEN Unlimited aspires to build a network of high-potential, diverse, and talented women leaders. 

Frances Arnold: Wins the 2016 Millennium Technology prize!

Frances Arnold: Wins the 2016 Millennium Technology prize!

Do you aspire to one day be on the cover of Time magazine? Do you want to make a contribution to society and leave a lasting impact? We know you said yes! And we are going to tell you how to do it –through making an innovation in science and technology! And yes, you can do it! And, if you doubt that – Powers Education will make you believe it and is here to help you make this leap.  First, let us inspire you to by telling about Professor Frances Arnold, who is the first woman to win the 2016 Millennium Technology Prize, only awarded every two years.

7 Reasons To Study Math

7 Reasons To Study Math

It's a problem solved: 7 reasons to study Math? 

1. Everyday life: Mathematics is really vital in every day life.  

We use maths during our day without even noticing it.  

Counting money in shops, salaries, bills…quantities of items, 

food or drinks we want. Maths is necessary for life. Just  

imagine, you want to buy something, you wouldn't know how to  

count it and the seller would have to help you. How would you know  

he didn't take more then it costs?  

2. Building & infrastructure: Maybe you don't realize it, when you  

look at a building, bridge or another structure, but every single  

detail of it has been counted. Everything has been planned. And how? Thanks  

to mathematics of course. The project designers and civil  

engineers with the quantity surveyor think about every detail and on how that can influence the project: counting the cost! Resistance,  

Structure height and many others. All this requires strong skills in  

mathematics. Before building something you have to mathematically calculate it and figure it out. 

3. Design & Architecture: while designing you first have  

to visualize it in your head of course, have the idea in your head, see it when you close your yeas just in front of you. That's creativity. But how to put it on paper or on screen, how to make it real; that's a mathematical problem. This is when you will have to use your magic tool kit- mathematics.  

Everything has to be calculated so that it correctly fits together,  

the curves, geometrical form are all the products of  

mathematical functions. You can draw your ideas thanks to  

mathematics! Math helps you to put your crazy mind in order. 

4. Finances: okay so know, we were able to pay for our breakfast, calculate it and design it. What next? Finances! How to pay for 

it? How do I know I have the money for it, how to balance my money.  

Where to invest? These problems are solved through arithmetic which is the science and art of adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing...it's mathematics. You can calculate and optimize your best financial plan.  

5. Music: I know you might think, what have maths and arts in  

common, especially maths and music, but it does! First imagine a  

great opera or Orchestra and singers, performing in an beautiful hall.  Do you think the hall was this way just because someone wanted it like that? No, it has a real reason! Acoustics. You can be a great singer and of course the audience will enjoy your singing but  

acoustic plays a leading role in performing. Acoustics is all  

about maths and how the vibrations from sounds are reflected and  

how we can design the performing hall to get the best sound and vibration possible. It's vibrations that allows us to hear music. 

6. Statistics or probability: but how do I know all of my projects are going to be successful? Am I going to have success? Can I predict the future somehow? Yes! I can. Not completely, but thanks to  

mathematics, stochastic processes and calculus I am able to have an idea about how it could be. Probability theory applied on my project will help me to to predict and avoid mistakes and delays. Isn'tit great! I cansee the future thanks to mathematical statistics. So don't be afraid and use your tutors and online tutors to do everything to improve your mathematical skills.  

7. Logic: when ever you need to claim or prove something, the only  

reliable proof is a mathematical one! Numbers, numbers and  

numbers. At the end of the day, even if your project idea or your  

speech or what ever is really interesting, without a proof or a clear logic statement you'll never be able to win the debate. Everyone wants to see the numbers to have something tangible, proof and evidence which supports your idea, and you analyze the probability of its success in the future through calculus. Calculus is the mathematical study of change. Mathematics and logic are linked. We need both to solve a problem .  

 

 

 

 

Ellen J. Kullman: I believe in science....They [people] need to see it, understand it, [and we need to] arm them with facts, educate them, and let them make their choices.

Ellen J. Kullman: I believe in science....They [people] need to see it, understand it, [and we need to] arm them with facts, educate them, and let them make their choices.

It's the year 2016, and unfortunately, we still meet big inequalities between women and men, but I would say we're on a good path to “balance“. Of course, there will never be perfect equality, that is just impossible; it's like yin and yangyou need black in white and white in black. But concerning the Stem field, women in STEM need to consider studying, excelling and building up their career. Look at successful STEM companies, many of them are lead by women: Xerox, Google, General Motors, etc. But no one pays attention to that; doesn´t mean it can't be true. This cliché of women, stationed in the kitchen and taking care of children,  should be erased from the minds of ladies and gentlemen. I know you might say that this seems natural since this is how was for centuries, and it was, it shouldn't be anymore. The time is different, everything is going forward, everything is changing. Before men were seen as  the predator, but now there are many possible leaders. That is what we call evolution.  

Ursula Burns: CEO of Xerox Corporation, A Fortune 500 Company

Ursula Burns: CEO of Xerox Corporation, A Fortune 500 Company

Burns is the chairman and chief executive officer of Xerox Corporation, making her the first African-American woman CEO to run a Fortune 500 Company She obtained her bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from New York University and master degree in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University. 

Danah Boyd: “The way you can understand all of the social media is as the creation of a new kind of public space.“

Danah Boyd: “The way you can understand all of the social media is as the creation of a new kind of public space.“

 

Danah Boyd, who studied Computer Science at Brown University and earned a Mater’s degree in Social Media at MIT, is the founder of today's promoting start-up: Data & Society. Danah’s beginnings were not as famous as it could seemShe had a difficult time  in middle school and had some troubles with herself because of her parent's divorce. She found a rescue from her unhappy life on the Internet because it helped her to understand the world better and get some new contacts.  That’s when her “relation“ with the Internet and social media began. 

 

Zhou Qunfei : I Don’t Want To Die Regretting What I Didn’t Do

Zhou Qunfei : I Don’t Want To Die Regretting What I Didn’t Do

Zhou Qunfei is today’s world's richest female tech founder, originally from a poor family from a rural mainland China. Qunfei runs today's most successful company for glass phone and tablet covers that supply both Samsung and Apple. But how did her story begin? Back to China’s countryside in 1993, Qunfei left her hometown at the age of 23 to work in a glass factory in Shenzen. It didn’t take long until she got tired of the long hard work routine, so she left to start her own glass manufactory next-door. She promised to their clients an even higher quality of watch lenses. Qunfei self-developed a complex screen-printing process that allowed her to improve prints for current glasses.

Maria Guramare: Teenage Star

Maria Guramare: Teenage Star

A fifteen year-old French basketball player has been accepted to Harvard University. 

Sounds like a fairy tale, right? But it’s real. Maria Guramare is living this dream at Harvard University, one of the privileged who can compete athletically and academically. Guramare just graduated high school (with honors) from a scientific high school.

Zaha Hadid: A Genius Gone Too Soon

Zaha Hadid: A Genius Gone Too Soon

“You have to really believe not only in yourself, you have to believe that the world is actually worth your sacrifice“ 

In honor of a great architect, who sadly deceased: Zaha Hadid. 

Lucy Davis: A Renaissance Woman (Olympics Edition Special!)

Lucy Davis: A Renaissance Woman (Olympics Edition Special!)

Lucy Davis is one of the most inspiring women today.  

She’s insanely dedicated. Davis graduated with a degree in architecture from Stanford University, which demands a lot of commitment for long project nights. But Lucy Davis is not only an architect: this young woman is also a competitive horse jumper. She will be representing Team USA at the Olympic Games in equestrian this year. That means she went to class, studied, and after her scholarly responsibilities were fulfilled, she then went to the stables to practice a sport at a world-champion level. 

Inspiration: Meet the CEO of Xerox!

Inspiration: Meet the CEO of Xerox!

Ever use a Xerox copy machine? You are actually using a product of big science! Xerox is a huge technology company, and its CEO, Ursula Burns, is very inspirational to Powers Educaton. She has a background in mechanical engineering and was chosen in by Barak Obama to help guide the White House’s STEM program

Ruth Porat: The Leader of The Alphabet

Ruth Porat: The Leader of The Alphabet

Ruth Porat is representative of the future of Silicon Valley. Her move westward is indicative of Silicon Valley businesses moving towards a more gender balanced and investor conscious way of operating. This shows that even for a company as large and successful as Google is, the California tech industry is dynamic and ever-evolving. In making this move, Porat serves as a significant role model in the tech industry as a powerful woman at the forefront of a business who is driving internal changes to further the integrity of her organization and improve future products.

Amy Hood: Microsoft CFO and the Eternal Optimist

Amy Hood: Microsoft CFO and the Eternal Optimist

On the way to work, I say to myself everyday, today is a good day for a good day,she explained. You have to start every day feeling like that is the day youre going to continue to make progress. Some days I dont. But I wake up the next day deeply believing on my drive in that I will make a difference that day. It is super empowering, frankly, to have that world view. It doesn’t come overnight, but nothing really good does.

Why the Zika Virus Needs Scientists

Why the Zika Virus Needs Scientists

There are a rapidly growing number of opportunities in the STEM fields on a relatively old frontier: the spread of diseases.  

Conditions surrounding the developing world play a key role in creating this situation. One of these factors is that many countries that are generally accepted as “developing” exist in relatively warm and specifically tropical climates. Additionally, these countries often have high birth rates, which lead to growing populations and urbanization. These high birth rates are arguably an economic symptom of development. This confluence of factors in these hot climates produces cities with swelling populations and low standards of living.

Inspiration: Ginni Rometty, CEO of IBM

Inspiration: Ginni Rometty, CEO of IBM

Do you want to run a technology company? Do you wonder what it takes get there? Powers Education will help you reach your full potential in science and technology! One woman of great inspiration to us is Ginni Rometty who has made tremendous advances while at IBM. Under her leadership at IBM, the company has begun a transition process aimed at molding the 105 year old titan of a company, into a more dynamic, modern, and profitable enterprise.

"I am so lost."

“I am so lost.” This was the overwhelming feeling I had during the first few weeks of my NYU science class, Energy and The Environment, and..."