In honor of Valentine's Day today -- and to take a break from all the negative and disconcerting goings-on dominating headlines -- Women in Comms is taking a step back to reflect on a few things we think are great this month.
It's easy to get caught up in all the bad news for women dominating headlines lately, whether it's politics or the wage gap, but that shouldn't take away from the fact that women have a lot going for them in the world of work, yes, even in the tech/comms/STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) industries. Diversity and inclusion is becoming a bigger focus for all progressive companies; new technology evolutions are providing promise for women; and a lot is being done to ensure that young girls have the exposure, confidence and education to enter the tech industry and change the dynamics for good. (See 'Women Who Code' CEO Paints Better Tech Pic.)
Here are just five things that caught are our eye this month that we think represent positive momentum for women. We hope you'll add your own additions to the comments section below, and be sure to check out The 8 Best Moments for WiC in 2016 for more of the good from 2016 and The 8 Biggest Turkeys of WiC in 2016 for some of the not-so good.
— Sarah Thomas, , Director, Women in Comms