Sharon Florentine

Senior Writer

Sharon Florentine is a senior writer for CIO.com, covering IT careers, women in technology and diversity and inclusion. Before she joined CIO in 2013, Sharon worked as a freelance writer and project manager for technology vendors and media companies such as UBM, Microsoft, Fujitsu and Juniper Networks. She has also written for ChannelPro SMB magazine, CRN and TheLadders.com, among others. Previously, Sharon worked as a staff writer for eWEEK and Channel Insider.

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Not much has changed since #MeToo

Not much has changed since #MeToo

A new Fairygodboss survey reveals that for women at work, not much has changed since #MeToo. Sexual harassment in the workplace is still a big problem.

Agile KPIs: How to measure agile success

Agile KPIs: How to measure agile success

Measuring success of agile efforts can be complex. The key is to emphasize value once you’ve established organizational trust.

Anxiety an undercurrent at Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Technology

Anxiety an undercurrent at Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Technology

There was a lot to celebrate at the 2018 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Technology – but it wasn’t easy to ignore how much we have to lose.

10 top-ranked tech MBA programs for 2018

10 top-ranked tech MBA programs for 2018

Here are 2018’s top 10 technology-focused MBA programs in the U.S., as ranked by US News & World Report.

More tech companies drop college degree requirement

More tech companies drop college degree requirement

Apple, Google and others join IBM in dropping the requirement that candidates have a college degree -- and that’s great for diversity.

Diversity helps fuel Capital One’s digital journey

Diversity helps fuel Capital One’s digital journey

For Capital One, accelerating digital transformation starts with programs aimed at fostering greater diversity and inclusion.

Society, not women, needs fixing

Society, not women, needs fixing

Obstacles that women face when working in a sexist culture are beyond their control. A DIY approach to on-the-job equality will not work. Society must change.

What is a data artist? A role for drawing IT and business together

What is a data artist? A role for drawing IT and business together

Data artists bridge the gap between business and IT by creating data visualizations that can be quickly understood by business leaders to help accelerate decision-making.

Where in the world are the women software developers?

Where in the world are the women software developers?

India, the UAE, Romania, China, Sri Lanka, and Italy have the highest percentage of women software developers, while in the EU, Bulgaria has the most women in tech.

NDAs stifling tech workers’ voices

NDAs stifling tech workers’ voices

Anonymous polling conducted by TeamBlind shows tech workers are being silenced by non-disclosure agreements (NDAs).

Women still underrepresented in Fortune 500 leadership roles

Women still underrepresented in Fortune 500 leadership roles

The glass ceiling persists at Fortune 500 companies, especially for women of color.

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