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The Artist Behind The 'Sexist' Newsweek Cover Speaks: 'I Wanted to Depict the Harassment That Women Suffer'

On Friday I interviewed Edel Rodriguez, the artist behind the Newsweek cover that has people tweeting in shock and exclaiming their outrage on the nation's morning shows. As the cofounder of PowerToFly, the first platform that places women in tech positions they can do in offices or from home, I'm …

Intel president calls on Silicon Valley to improve gender diversity

Silicon Valley firms must step up and tackle the gender imbalance within their companies, even if it "smells like feminism", says Intel president Renée James<p>The gender imbalance within the technology industry is an issue that Silicon Valley companies need to tackle together, in a way that takes …

5 ways to attract more women to tech careers

As co-founders who are building the first platform that matches women in tech with jobs, we’re tired of hearing that there aren’t enough female …

The Workplace

Now's The Time To Be A Woman In Tech, Says Leading Digital Expert

Jessica Federer, chief digital officer at pharmaceutical and chemical giant Bayer, says there has “never been a better time” to be a woman working in the technology field.<p>Federer, one of the most high profile women in digital in her industry, tells <i>Forbes</i> that adult women and younger girls wanting …

15 Powerful Women on How to Be Confident

A few months ago, I found myself losing confidence at work. I still haven't gotten it back, and I'm not quite sure how I will. But I've never been one to shy away from asking for help. I reached out to a few female power players and scrubbed the Internet, looking for some insight from my favorite …

Leadership Advice From Four Top Female Executives

Recent studies have revealed something that many savvy women have known all along: women are good for business. With so many women-run startups cropping up and more companies looking to create diverse boardrooms, women are proving to deliver tangible and intangible advantages. A recent analysis by …

Women in technology: no progress on inequality for 10 years

The number of women in key roles in the technology industry has remained roughly unchanged for 10 years, a study has shown.<p>A report by the research firm Gartner on chief information officers (CIOs) and the challenges they face in the industry has shown that the percentage of women taking the role …

Facebook Chief Says Women Must Drive Their Own Success... Here's The Reaction

Facebook’s chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, this week issued a call for women to shape their own success in business, and to push even harder to create an “equal world”.<p>The comments have prompted extensive reaction from many women in the technology industry.<p>Sandberg, talking to the <i>BBC</i>, …

America's new CTO: What will open doors for women in tech?

<b>Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from Innovating Women: The Changing Face of Technology by Vivek Wadhwa and Farai Chideya.</b><p>All of us have …

5 Women In Tech Share The Best And Worst Advice They’ve Ever Received

They aren’t waiting around or keeping their heads down, no matter what anyone says.<p>Young, hopeful entrepreneurs are never at a loss for free advice from those who have “been there, done that.”<p>The best companies have millennials and women in charge, so it’s no surprise there are countless …

6 Women In Tech Share Their Defining Career Moments

The moments in the careers of women at Airbnb, Pinterest, Facebook, and more that changed everything.<p>What we see of others’ lives are highlight reels.<p>From a distance, the road to working for a headline-making tech company looks smooth and simple: Start at the bottom, work hard, make the right …

4 Steps Toward A More Successful Women-In-Tech Initiative

If you’re considering starting a group for fellow tech-focused women at work, you’ll want to read this first.<p>As an advocate for technical women, I meet many people who run the women-in-tech (WIT) group at their company. I’m always curious about what metrics they use to measure the impact of their …

How Women In Tech Are Changing The Game

Proof that female tech leaders are empowering the next generation and supporting each other in their careers and goals.<p>There’s a trend of women reaching out to build new networks, organizations, and systems for women to assist each other.<p>Women in the fields of STEM have used both formal and …

Universities Get Serious About Women In Computer Science

When it comes to improving diversity in computer science programs at the university level, private liberal arts college Harvey Mudd College is leading the charge.<p>After successful initiatives boosted the number of women in its undergraduate computer science programs, the college is joining with the …

Lots of Talk About Girls in Tech: Where Are the Results?

2014 is shaping up to be the Year of Code -- everyone is talking about the importance of computer science education.<p>We've recently seen lots of coverage about the lack of women in tech, from Google's Made with Code initiative that spurred industry giants to share their diversity data, to the recent …

Secrets of Silicon Valley (That Only Women Know)

<b>The pay! The perks! The jaw-dropping sexism! Technology is an amazing—and amazingly challenging—field for women, but when Genevieve Field went behind the scenes to talk to women, she got the ultimate crash course in career confidence.</b><p>At some point today, did you get decorating ideas on Houzz? Tweet …

GoDaddy CEO: Why women are so turned off by the tech industry

This week, the Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing will come to Arizona, for the 20th anniversary of the conference designed to connect, …

Facebook, Box, and Pinterest Create A “Girls’ Club” for Women in Tech

There’s been a lot of talk lately about the abysmal numbers of women in tech. The chatter started late last year when Pinterest engineer Tracey Chou …

What It's Like Being A Woman In Silicon Valley

Is it harder for you to raise money than it is for a man? That’s what I asked women in the startup world as I conducted interviews for my Forbes eBook, <i>Their Roaring Thirties: Brutally Honest Career Talk From Women Who Beat The Youth Trap.</i> Sadly, this answer from one woman echoes much of what I …

Gallup Blog

Explore Gallup's research.<p>May 10, 2018<p>The key is balancing employees' vital sense of identity with shared goals and cultural principles, says Sanofi …

Apple and Facebook offer to freeze eggs for female employees

Apple and Facebook are offering to freeze eggs for female employees in an effort to attract more women on to their staff.<p>Apple, the world’s most valuable brand, said it would offer the perk to US-based staff from January.<p>“Apple cares deeply about our employees and their families, and we are always …

White Male "Allies" Have Surprisingly Little To Say About Fixing Sexist Tech Culture

I didn’t have high hopes for the “Male Allies Plenary Panel” at the Grace Hopper Celebration on Wednesday night. But at least I figured the assembled male tech leaders would at least know better than to repeat the same tired “encouragement” that women have heard over and over. Especially …

6 Women In Tech Share Their Defining Career Moments

The moments in the careers of women at Airbnb, Pinterest, Facebook, and more that changed everything.<p>What we see of others’ lives are highlight reels.<p>From a distance, the road to working for a headline-making tech company looks smooth and simple: Start at the bottom, work hard, make the right …