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Seeking Pay Equity, Female Flutist Sues Boston Symphony Orchestra

Boston Symphony Orchestra principal flutist Elizabeth Rowe has filed a lawsuit against the orchestra, claiming that she is making substantially less each year than her closest peer — a man.<p>Rowe's suit was filed in Massachusetts' Suffolk County Superior Court on Monday morning, the day after a new, …

Symphony Orchestra

Qatar Air CEO Says a Woman Could Never Do His Job

Akbar Al Baker, the chief executive of Qatar Airways, has come under fire for telling a press conference in Sydney, Australia, that only a man could …

Rashida Jones calls out Pixar's poor track record with female directors

It's hardly news that Hollywood tends to favor white men, to the exclusion of everyone else. And Rashida Jones is done putting up with it.<p>Jones …

Microsoft women filed 238 discrimination and harassment complaints

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Women at Microsoft Corp working in U.S.-based technical jobs filed 238 internal complaints about gender discrimination or sexual harassment between 2010 and 2016, according to court filings made public on Monday.<p>The figure was cited by plaintiffs suing Microsoft for …

Companies with more female executives make more money, Bank of America says

Bank of America Merrill Lynch has a solution for any company looking to boost the bottom line: Appoint more women to executive positions.<p>Over the past seven years, S&P 500 companies where at least 25% of executives were female generated higher one-year returns on equity than the overall index, on a …

Picture of a Single Atom Wins Science Photo Contest

A remarkable photo of a single atom trapped by electric fields has just been awarded the top prize in a well-known science photography competition. …

Catt Sadler Leaves E! News After Learning Co-Host Jason Kennedy Earns 'Double' Her Salary

After almost 12 years at the network, longtime host Catt Sadler has said goodbye to her “dream job” at <i>E! News</i> — a decision that she says “required a …

Women Cracked Wartime Codes. They Can Fix Tech Today, Too.

Before she died in 2016 at age 94, Ann Caracristi, the first female deputy director of the National Security Agency, liked to reminisce about the absurd stereotypes that women had to contend with back when she entered public service during World War II. Chief among these — she found it somewhat …

Pearl Harbor

Gender gap worsens in the U.S. & globally

The U.S. has fallen four spots in the World Economic Forum's ranking of countries according to gender equality, landing in 49th of 144 countries. …

Inside Amazon, Diversity Concerns Flare Up After Harassment Accusations

SEATTLE — Amazon on Friday tried to quell concerns among employees about sexual harassment accusations against an executive, sending an email to its staff saying the company would review its policies to ensure that “they are doing their job to provide a harassment-free workplace.”<p>The email is the …

Report: At WH dinner, Pelosi asked, 'Do the women get to talk around here?'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi asked "Do the women get to talk around here?" during the White House dinner on Wednesday night over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, according to a report in The Washington Post.<p>The Post reported that during the dinner, …

Google rebuts ‘extremely flawed’ NYT report that reveals, quantifies gender pay gap

Over the past year, Google has been dealing with an accusation from the Department of Labor that its women employees are paid less than men. An investigation by the <i>New York Times</i> today, bolsters the U.S. Government’s claim with an analysis of pay data. Google has long denied the Labor Deparment …

A Google engineer wrote that women may be unsuited for tech jobs. Women wrote back.

In a screed that rocketed around Silicon Valley this weekend, a software engineer at Google blasted the company's efforts to increase the number of minorities and women in its ranks and leadership positions.<p>The essay, reported by Motherboard and posted by Gizmodo, was posted on an internal Google …

The Universal Phenomenon of Men Interrupting Women

For women in business and beyond, it was an I-told-you-so day.<p>The twin spectacles Tuesday — an Uber board member’s wisecrack about women talking too much, and Senator Kamala Harris, Democrat of California, being interrupted for the second time in a week by her male colleagues — triggered an …

School Administration

Women in tech: Why Bulgaria and Romania are leading in software engineering

Women developers may be scarce in the US and western Europe, but Bulgaria and Romania have no such issues.<p>In central Bulgaria, in the town of …

Computer Science

Furious mother rewrites her daughter's sexist homework

A New York mum decided to rewrite her daughter's homework sheet when she realised it included a sexist message.<p>Lynne Polvino was helping her six-year-old daugher Hazel with her homework when she read the passage criticising working mothers.<p>The first line read: "Lisa was not happy. Her mother was …

Parenting

Apple’s lack of daycare isn’t an oversight, it’s a feature

After <i>WIRED</i> offered us all a peek into Apple’s new headquarters, one notable fact emerged: there’s no daycare center. Whooooopsie.<p>Except this was no …

Startups

Take a peaceful moment to watch this baby hippo shower

Come enjoy a moment of secondhand joy.<p>Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden shared an adorable video of their baby hippo Fiona taking a shower, and it's …

Ornithology

These Species Can Recode Their Own Genetics

Gene Editing<p>A team of scientists led by Joshua Rosenthal at the Marine Biological Laboratory and Noa Liscovitch-Braur and Eli Eisenberg at Tel Aviv …

Tim Cook: Without more women, US will lose tech lead

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>In Silicon Valley, they think they'll be kings forever. Yes, kings.<p>The male-oriented atmosphere that's driven the tech industry to power and fame seems entrenched.<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook believes this has to …

A Visual Guide to Vantablack, the Darkest Substance Ever Made

Vantablack® is a super-black coating that holds the world record as the darkest man-made substance. It is the darkest material ever measured by the …

Nanotech

Only 4.2% of Fortune 500 companies are run by women

With so few women running large US companies, it would seem that the number of female CEOs in the Fortune 500 could only go up.<p>Nope.<p>In 2016, the number of women at the helm of Fortune 500 firms declined to 21—not 21%, but 21 total. That’s down from 24 the previous year. The lost ground means a mere …

Gender

Physicists Have Found a Metal That Conducts Electricity But Not Heat

Defying one of the most fundamental laws of conductors.<p>Researchers have identified a metal that conducts electricity without conducting heat - an …

Are you facing mom bias at work?

The owner of a Chicago-based consulting and research firm, Arin Reeves has a law degree, a doctorate in sociology and a client list that includes Fortune 500 companies.<p>But that wasn't what an interviewer decided to focus on when considering her firm for a big project.<p>"Are you nervous about your …

Intel launches new IoT retail platform, plans $100 million retail tech investment

The platform works to bring together retail hardware, software, APIs, and sensors in a standardized way.<p>Intel CEO Brian Krzanich spoke at the …

Internet of Things

Sources: Amazon quietly acquired AI security startup harvest.ai for around $20M

Amazon Web Services appears to be ramping up its security chops. TechCrunch has learned that the e-commerce giant’s cloud services group quietly acquired cyber security firm harvest.ai.<p>The San Diego-based startup, co-founded by a team that includes two former NSA employees, uses machine learning …

Artificial Intelligence

Mom's Breast Milk Bag 'Suit' Nails What's Wrong With How We Treat Working Moms

Working mom covers herself in breast milk bags to make a point about how our society doesn’t value mothers<p>Artist and mother Kasey Jones makes a …

Breast Feeding

The Clinton Foundation's gender pay gap worried campaign

Hillary Clinton says men and women should make equal pay. But the Clinton Foundation's leadership team had an average $81,000 average gender pay gap, according to the most recent figures available.<p>This pay gap was so wide that the Clinton campaign worried that the "huge discrepancies" would be …

Lawmaker Breastfeeds While Addressing Parliament Because Moms Get Sh*t Done

Lawmaker breastfeeds while addressing Parliament and no one bats an eye<p>An Icelandic lawmaker is gaining notice for doing something tons of moms do …

Mitsuku chatbot wins Loebner Prize for most humanlike A.I., yet again

With all the hustle and bustle going on in the world of chatbots at the moment, one crucial event that is very relevant to the future of A.I. has gone relatively unnoticed. If you are interested in chatbots and A.I., you may have heard about the Loebner Prize, which was created by Hugh Loebner and …