Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Release: Raytheon Honored by Women in Engineering Programs & Advocates Network

Release: Raytheon Honored by Women in Engineering Programs & Advocates Network

A June 12, 2007 release reports that the Waltham, Massachusetts-based Raytheon Company has received the Breakthrough Award at the 2007 Women in Engineering Programs & Advocates Network (WEPAN) annual conference in Orlando, June 10-13.

The Breakthrough Award "honors an employer for creating a work environment that enhances the career success of women engineers of all ethnicities. Raytheon was selected for its institutional structures and programs that help foster diversity, especially for its women employees."

Raytheon has been a long-time supporter of IMDiversity and THE BLACK COLLEGIAN Magazine. Jobs with Raytheon appear routinely on the IMDiversity.com Career Center, including but not limited to a wide array of engineering opportunities at all levels, and in the U.S. and abroad. Raytheon was also named among the TOP 100 DIVERSITY EMPLOYERS 2006 in the Universum IDEAL Employer Survey — Diversity Edition for 2006, published in THE BLACK COLLEGIAN Magazine. We congratulate them on this recognition by WEPAN.

Women in Engineering Programs & Advocates Network (WEPAN.org) is a national not-for-profit organization with over 600 members from nearly 200 engineering schools, small businesses to Fortune 500 corporations, and non-profit organizations.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

The Perils of "Women on War"

In my Women's Professional Village article of a while back, Women on War, on female conflict correspondents, I alluded to these courageous women's very real fears of sexual assault, quoting former war reporter Judith Matloff.
I merely touched the surface of the issue's harrowing realities, with little of the depth and intensity it merits. But Matloff, a contributing editor to the Columbia Journalism Review, has since more than ably taken up the slack, with her slant focusing on the cynical aspects of coverups.
Alternet's posted a reprint from the May/June's CJR that I dutifully offer you.

Female War Reporters Hide Sexual Abuse To Continue Getting Assignments