Understand that it will provide you with insights into a more successful career
Is there a formula for a successful career or does each and every one have the terms that lead them to the goal they seek to conquer? Given that even in 2022 the high-tech field is still largely dominated by men, Intel has launched a social campaign calling on thousands of women to share their professional insights in order to build an artificial intelligence-based database with a list of insights to help every early woman make the right career decisions
One of the important issues in the careerist discourse in Israel and around the world is the advancement of women and the reduction of gender gaps in the employment market and the integration of women in senior positions in various organizations. Intel Israel, which has set itself the goal of addressing this important issue, has decided to take it one step further and harness its technological capabilities in the field of artificial intelligence for all those who dream of a successful female career. Today, three years after Bella Abrahams, VP of Corporate Communications at Intel Israel, initiated the project and in light of its local success, Intel Global has decided to adopt it and distribute it in the most global and widespread way possible.
The wisdom of the masses
#AIforWomen is a social campaign that calls on thousands of successful Israeli women to share tips and insights they have gathered throughout their careers. The model, developed by Shira Goskin, an artificial intelligence engineer at Intel, uses AI to analyze all the same tips and insights, process them, refine them and create from them a unified database that represents the “wisdom of the masses” of all those women in order to make it accessible to every woman. At the beginning of her professional path and striving to fulfill herself.
The high-tech field is mostly run by men, and it’s really not just a slogan: a report by the Innovation Authority recently showed that only about a third (33%) of workers in the high-tech industry are women. In technological positions, the percentages are lower – only about 28% of technology positions are filled by women.
To understand how the industry copes with this data, and what insights women who have achieved in the field have, came to the Ynet studio Revital Bitan, corporate responsibility manager at Intel Israel, Shira Guskin, data scientist in the field of artificial intelligence, and Adi Moreh, human resources manager at Intel Kiryat Gat.
Panelists agree that the reason for the dismal data lies in gender paving. The system does not encourage girls and young women to choose study paths in the fields of technology and innovation in school and academia.
The change, the panel spokesmen say, should come not only from the education system but also from the high-tech companies themselves. “We need to create an infrastructure within the organization that allows each employee and manager to look at the situation through different glasses,” says Adi Moreh. “If I go through a resume and notice that there are almost no women’s resumes, I will ask the recruiter to see more women on my panel of interviewees. There are many cultural things that can be done. These are changes that need to happen at all levels to affect the employee’s life.”
The speakers talk about the industry’s efforts to integrate and promote women in high-tech. At Intel, for example, mentoring and vocational retraining courses have been developed for women. “We’ve noticed that a lot of women start retiring from high-tech around the age of 40. This is the age when they start screwing up for senior positions,” says a teacher. “We come and say that you can also find opportunities within the organization. You can lead management courses or volunteer in the social directors program. You can definitely change direction within the company as well.”