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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.