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  • Know Your Worth: How Udemy Dublin Celebrated International Women’s Day

    Meet the trailblazers who #EmbraceEquity Written by Niamh Madden and Ciara Courtney   On Wednesday, 8th March, we were delighted to celebrate International Women's Day (IWD) at Udemy in Dublin, Ireland We welcomed employees, guests, and speakers to our event, Embracing Equity: Stories from the...

  • Who We Are At Udemy

      At Udemy, we’re working toward an important goal to provide flexible, effective skill development that empowers organizations and individuals We care a lot about executing on this and how we achieve this Our values guide how we do business and interact with each other, our instructors, our students, and our...

  • The History of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)

    “HU… You Know” is a rallying cry that denotes those of us who attend or attended the Howard University As an alumna, I love my alma mater Attending a school that strived to drive Black excellence was one of the best decisions and best experiences of my life Yet many people do not know the history of this and...

  • Udemy and the Changing World of Remote Working, Teaching, and Learning

    If we don’t change, then we don’t grow Unfortunately, change has been thrust upon us as a global pandemic makes its way from country to country, from one community to another In our own small way, our global team is adapting to this change by working to meet the needs of students, experts, and businesses who...

  • Celebrating International Women’s Day 2020

    “I like to learn That's an art and a science” Katherine Johnson Equal rights for women has come a long way since the first International Women’s Day on March 8, 1908 First-wave feminism in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries tackled discrimination on the basis of sex in many locations, on many...

  • TV Meets IRL: What Workplace Shows Most Resemble YOUR Workplace?

    Sometimes work feels like a drama, sometimes more like a comedy Our new “Udemy Snapshot: 2019 Workplace Happiness Report” found that our workplaces can often resemble our favorite TV shows Turns out, the way you perceive your office culture says a lot about your IRL character So, are you a Cersei Lannister or a...

  • 4 Ways We Can Avoid Workplace Burnout

    By Cara Brennan Allamano, SVP of People & Places, Udemy Let’s face it: we all hit the wall sometimes Our inboxes are overflowing, our calendars are packed, and the chat messages won’t stop But burnout is not a sustainable state of being Learning and teaching are both awesome ways to recharge because they...

  • Learning Is Worth The Investment, And The Numbers Back It Up

    As a society, we spend hundreds of billions of dollars measuring the return on our financial assets Yet, at the same time, we still haven’t found convincing ways of measuring the return on our investments in developing people And I get it: If my bank account pays me 1% a year, I can measure it to the penny...

  • April 12, 2019: Friday News Roundup

    It’s going to be a beautiful weekend We can already feel it Kick things off with the roundup! Chinese Scientists Have Put Human Brain Genes In Monkeys—and Yes, They May Be Smarter As if we weren’t worried enough about artificial intelligence outsmarting us humans, now we’ve gotta watch our backs for...

  • April 5, 2019: Friday News Roundup

    Happy Friday to all! We hope this week’s stories will help put you in a positive mindset, so you can let go of perfectionism and use criticism to your advantage Of course, we’ve also got stuff about how technology is reshaping our world, from “algoraves” to unfunny robots DJs Of The Future Don't Spin...

  • March 29, 2019: Friday News Roundup

    Well, would ya look at that—we’ve hit Friday again Ease into your weekend with some reflection on weighing job opportunities, surviving crunch-time at work, and using drawing to improve your memory And more! Should You Always Strive to Work at the Most ‘Prestigious’ Places Well… There’s a tricky...

  • March 22, 2019: Friday News Roundup

    Today’s roundup looks to the past and the future, including a nearly obsolete office staple of yesteryear and one provocative example of a human-computer mindmeld The World’s First Genderless AI Voice is Here Listen Now Voice assistants developed by tech giants like Google and Apple default to a female...