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The ISG Digital Dish podcast explores the latest news, issues and debates involving the role of women to create a space for women’s voices and experiences in technology today. It brings together thinkers, industry leaders and pace setters who are ushering in – and sometimes questioning – the future of digital. What do women bring to the field? How can we think differently about how women together with men create competitive advantage and drive innovation? What does the field have to offer women seeking challenging and rewarding careers? How do relationships drive creativity and success? What can women share and learn from each other to collectively make a difference for ourselves? Join us for an ongoing discussion that examines these and other topics. We promise it will be a fresh and interesting journey.

The ISG Digital Dish podcast explores the latest news, issues and debates involving the role of women to create a space for women’s voices and experiences in technology today. It brings together thinkers, industry leaders and pace setters who are ushering in – and sometimes questioning – the future of digital. What do women bring to the field? How can we think differently about how women together with men create competitive advantage and drive innovation? What does the field have to offer women seeking challenging and rewarding careers? How do relationships drive creativity and success? What can women share and learn from each other to collectively make a difference for ourselves? Join us for an ongoing discussion that examines these and other topics. We promise it will be a fresh and interesting journey.

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United States

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The ISG Digital Dish podcast explores the latest news, issues and debates involving the role of women to create a space for women’s voices and experiences in technology today. It brings together thinkers, industry leaders and pace setters who are ushering in – and sometimes questioning – the future of digital. What do women bring to the field? How can we think differently about how women together with men create competitive advantage and drive innovation? What does the field have to offer women seeking challenging and rewarding careers? How do relationships drive creativity and success? What can women share and learn from each other to collectively make a difference for ourselves? Join us for an ongoing discussion that examines these and other topics. We promise it will be a fresh and interesting journey.

Language:

English


Episodes

ISG Digital Dish 15: Finding Entrepreneurial Passion and Purpose

9/23/2021
For many thousands of people across the globe, the COVID-19 pandemic was a catalyst for starting their own business. Despite the huge risks associated with launching a new venture during a global crisis, the number of newly created businesses has increased significantly in recent months. Data from the United States Census Bureau show that in January 2021 new business creation applications increased 73% year over year. Women have been key contributors to the entrepreneurship boom. Many who...

Duration:00:31:46

Digital Dish 14: Trust Your Inner Wisdom. It’s Usually Right!

7/8/2021
Over the past year, many working women have faced intense challenges brought on by the pandemic. This has been especially true for women who have been trying to balance their careers with the needs of young children. Working from home has certainly provided the flexibility to facilitate that balance, but it also has thrown its own challenges into the mix. As the lines between work life and personal life get blurrier, it is no wonder many women have been feeling overwhelmed and frustrated....

Duration:00:34:24

Digital Dish Episode 13: Leaning In and Leading Remotely

6/14/2021
The pandemic not only accelerated the trend to remote work but forever changed the way we think about working remotely. With more employees than ever before now regularly working from home, employers and business leaders are having to adapt their management styles to ensure they stay engaged with their teams, wherever they are based. How can managers successfully lead their teams into the post-pandemic future? And how can they overcome some of the challenges arising from the new hybrid work...

Duration:00:35:25

Digital Dish Episode 12: Teaching Girls STEM

5/4/2021
In an age shaped by technological advancement, it is alarming to see that girls are still vastly underrepresented in STEM subjects. U.S. data shows that 74 percent of middle school girls show an interest in STEM subjects and careers, yet only 0.4 percent choose to pursue these options in college. What is creating this disconnect between girls and STEM? One key element is the scarcity of relatable female role models in STEM fields, meaning that most girls likely lack inspiration and...

Duration:00:38:49

11. Making Work Work

4/8/2021
There has been much debate in the media about the challenges women encounter on re-entering the workplace after a career break – often after caring for older family members or having children. Over the past year, these challenges have been further highlighted for women. It’s been shown that women more than men have borne the brunt of childcare responsibilities during lockdowns and school closures – and many have partially or completely left the workforce. The good news for women who are...

Duration:00:34:58

10. “Couch Time” with Leadership Coach, Mary Patry

3/8/2021
U.S. statistics show that around 50 percent of computer science graduates are women. Yet, when you look at the middle management layer in most IT organizations, women fill less than 20 percent of these positions. Leadership coach Mary Patry believes several factors are at play here. Aside from the unequal impact the global pandemic has had on women’s careers – they more often than men are the ones to put family first and sacrifice their own careers – Patry believes that women frequently...

Duration:00:33:55

9. Getting Remote Recruitment Right

2/3/2021
The global pandemic transformed the world of work almost overnight. Face-to-face interaction has become a thing of the past in many industries – particularly service industries – for now at least. Recruitment has been especially turned upside down. Recruiters have had to find new ways to remotely assess candidates and make sure new hires are onboarded, settled and supported without the age-old reliance on in-person interaction. And as economies around the world pick up and companies begin to...

Duration:00:30:45

8. What has the pandemic ever done for us?

12/16/2020
When Kayla Harrington, then student now Legal Research Assistant at Thomson Reuters, wrote a blog about inherent gender bias in society, she was clearly hoping to raise the profile of the issue. But she didn’t anticipate that her blog would gain the attention of her father Jeff Harrington, whose eyes were opened to the issues she raised, or that it would eventually lead to a discussion on the ISG Women in Digital podcast. At college, Kayla took a very academic approach to the issue of...

Duration:00:33:40

7. Cyber Hygiene and Security Sleuths

11/30/2020
With any corporate investment, there is always a careful balance between the cost to the organization and the benefit it brings. Right now, budgets are under huge pressure because of the unprecedented challenges of the global COVID pandemic, forcing companies to make difficult decisions about where to make cuts. At the same time, we’ve seen a huge jump in the volume and frequency of cyber attacks due to the increased numbers of employees working from home and accessing corporate systems over...

Duration:00:29:43

Digital Dish Episode 6 - Testing Times

10/16/2020
The concept of agile in the technology product development field is not new. It originates back in the 1990s and, by the mid-2000s, had started to replace the more linear waterfall methodology of software development, particularly in newer tech firms where large software development practices simply weren’t available or affordable. This has, of course, impacted quality assurance (QA) and testing functions, which are integral to the product development lifecycle. In this episode, ISG’s...

Duration:00:24:50

5. The Rise of the Gig Economy

9/19/2020
Over the coming years, the gig economy is predicted to grow at an unprecedented rate. This year, due to the global COVID pandemic and the subsequent economic disruption, we’ve seen a dramatic shift in the numbers of people seeking new, more flexible working models. In particular, 21 to 38-year-olds are turning to the gig economy as a way to take back control of their working lives, with flexibility being their new watchword. For many people, the traditional model of permanent employment with...

Duration:00:33:04

ISG Digital Dish Episode 4 - Getting Down With the Data

8/18/2020
Data is big and getting bigger, yet in some business areas it’s less well understood and used than in others. This seems to be the case for HR, where data is often viewed simply as a by-product of business activity rather than a valuable resource in its own right. Data can help us make sense of the world and drive business decisions, especially in times like now when our ability to understand the changing landscape of a pandemic is critical to survival. Getting a handle on data and what...

Duration:00:25:06

ISG Digital Dish Episode 3 - Know Thyself

6/26/2020
Despite what many people think, personality type is a more accurate indicator of how we handle change than age. Understanding our character and how we instinctively react to change, including the way it affects our confidence, our stress levels and our tolerance is especially important right now. The need for self-awareness has never been greater as we each grapple with a “new normal” and what it means for us. Being self-aware – and leading with that awareness of self – increases our ability...

Duration:00:30:24

ISG Digital Dish Episode 2 - Paycheck or Passion? A conversation with Maria Pardee of DXC Technology

5/13/2020
Should you follow your heart or your head when it comes to career decisions? That’s one of the themes of the latest episode of the ISG Digital Dish podcast. Co-hosts Jeanne Cuff, Julie Fernandez and Lois Coatney discuss valuable guidance they’ve gathered along the way that can be applied in both professional and personal ways. Their guest this week, Maria Pardee, Vice President and General Manager at DXC Technology, shares her ideas about where women should focus at the start of their...

Duration:00:25:30

ISG Digital Dish COVID-19 Special Edition: Mindfulness, Motivation and Mohawks

4/30/2020
In this special edition of the ISG Digital Dish, co-hosts Lois Coatney, Jeanne Cuff and Julie Fernandez, together with ISG colleague Catrin Podmore, discuss the challenges of working from home under lockdown. Problems with technology and equipment, home-schooling needs, ever-present family and bandwidth issues combine to create a unique and often difficult environment in which to work. All are finding different ways to cope with unique situations at home and discovering that the worlds of...

Duration:00:23:04

ISG Digital Dish Podcast Episode 1 - Plan Now for the Future You

4/17/2020
Welcome to the first episode of the ISG Smartalks™ podcast series "The Digital Dish". Join co-hosts Lois Coatney, Julie Fernandez and Jeanne Cuff as they explore what it means to be a woman in the world of digital business. In this episode, they discuss the power of leveraging digital technology within our roles, regardless of our business function. Jeanne also interviews Bridgit McMullen from Upfront Work, who offers valuable tips on how to plan your career by acting now to avoid future...

Duration:00:23:31