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What Men Can Do to Help Women Advance Their Careers

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Shaking off the past means changing how we act.

Danielle M. Villegas‘s insight:

This was brought to my attention via Guy Kawasaki on LinkedIn. I don’t think it matter what field you are in–this is important. Certain fields have made some decent strides, but it’s not enough. The items outlines in this article are simple enough. They just have to be implemented. The majority of my IT career has been male-dominated, and that’s not a bad thing. However, STEM positions are still fairly uncommon for women, so any little bit to help get more women involved–and it can be as easy as the steps outlined in this article–that can make the difference. 


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Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who currently employed at Cox Automotive, Inc., and freelances as her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, BASF North America, Merck, and Deloitte, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog,, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, TCUK (ISTC) and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. She is very active in the STC, as a former chapter president for the STC-Philadelphia Metro Chapter, and is currently serving on three STC Board committees. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog. All content is the owner's opinions, and does not reflect those of her employers past or present.

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