Women Who Tech

By Amy Vernon | Why aren't more women in tech? There are lots of women in tech.

Do You Know The Women On The Block? Here Are Six

As reports of exclusive parties and celebrity sightings are being told and shared with pride and envy after blockchain week in New York City, the Women on the Block (WOTB) conference is still garnering press and conversations as many found some of the most inspiring talks at this event. (See these …

Blockchain

Blockchain Week Heralds An End To Blockchain Brotopia

If ever there was a question as to whether New York City is the capital of fintech or blockchain, it was answered this week. Through a series of events from May 11 – 17, “Blockchain Week New York City,” surprised everyone in attendance with diverse panels. Conference organizers were particularly …

Bitcoin Bros, Meet The Women On The Block

Sunday May 13th, is a day to honor a special woman in our life. Many of us from all over the world, including myself and my mother, will be headed to the Williamsburg Hotel in Brooklyn, New York to spend Mother’s Day showing up for ourselves and for future generations at the first Women on the …

Blockchain

Chicago women in tech make gains in overcoming 'bro fest,' and aim for leadership positions

When Betsy Ziegler was named the first female CEO of technology and entrepreneurship center 1871 in February, it didn’t immediately sink in for her what that designation would mean.<p>The more she spoke with female entrepreneurs, however, the better she understood.<p>“All of them were like, ‘The fact …

Silicon Valley's pay gap between women and men in tech is so wide it increases the national average

All over the country, women across various industries are fighting for equal pay, and the tech industry is no exception.<p>According to data from Statista, the average pay gap in the tech industry for cities across the US is about 16%, meaning that on average, women in tech get paid about 16% less …

Meet Three Latina Tech Founders Challenging Diversity Statistics

In 2017, only 16 percent of startups had a female co-founder or founder.<p>Although there are no hard statistics out there (that we know of), it’s …

Cryptocurrency Is Not Just a Boys' Club

When dinner conversations turn to cryptocurrency, as they often do these days, I brace for a grilling, because I’ve been a reporter covering the topic for six years. “Do you own any?” “Is it too late to get rich?” “What’s the next big coin?” The answer is always the same: I’m neither an investor …

How One Woman Found Opportunity in Blockchain

Catheryne Nicholson, CEO of BlockCypher, talks with <i>Fortune</i> about her place in a volatile industry.<p><b>FORTUNE:</b> <b>A blockchain is a distributed public ledger</b> …

Lightning Labs CEO is giving scholarships to female blockchain developers

Lightning Labs co-founder and CEO Elizabeth Stark has announced a scholarship for female blockchain developers.<p>In a post on Twitter, Stark said that she and Bitcoin developer Jimmy Song have secured several scholarship packages for the upcoming Programming Blockchain seminar, which is scheduled to …

Is the crypto world sexist? That might be the wrong question. - MIT Technology Review

Anyone can use cryptocurrency. Man, woman, pony, or toaster—we all look alike on a blockchain.<p>But the cryptocurrency scene has gotten a bad …

Q1 2018 Global Diversity Investment Report: Investing Trends In Female Founders

In this report, we look at venture and seed investment trends in female-founded startups over the last five quarters. For this time period, we look …

At OurSA, women and minority speakers make cybersecurity human

If Melanie Ensign has her way, the inaugural OurSA conference will also be the last. The event Tuesday sought to highlight cybersecurity experts from diverse backgrounds and came in response to criticism of this year's RSA Conference for an initial lineup of headline speakers that featured only one …

Domestic Violence

For Women in Cryptocurrency, a New Effort to Grow Their Ranks

On a rainy Friday evening in February, a dozen women huddled over flutes of champagne in a corner of the cavernous, trendy Williamsburg Hotel in …

Tech Industry

Fjord Fika: We chat with Sara Wachter-Boettcher

Episode 27: Sara Wachter-Boettcher is the author of a new book <i>Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Other Threats of Toxic Tech</i> from …

Blockchain’s Diversity Problem — Why Women Aren’t The Only Ones Missing

I was recently joking around on Twitter during a conference. I wrote:<p><i>“Only at a blockchain conference is the line for the men’s bathroom around the</i> …

A blockchain CEO was told women can't make it as leaders. She now has millions in funding

During her MBA studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Hope Liu refused to join the Women in Management club.<p>The former UBS executive …

Blockchain

Blythe Masters Grapples With Gender Diversity in Crypto

For one of the most famous women in finance, it’s been a “downer” moving from banking, where gender diversity is bad enough, to the even greater lack …

Women in tech share painful stories about getting paid less than the guy working next to them

Imagine coming home from your favorite grocery store and discovering your neighbor shops at the same store, buys the same items — and still pays about 20% less than you do. And when you complain, you're told that there's nothing anyone can do, that it's just the way things are for people like you, …

Dear Blockchain Bros, I Won’t Let Your Sexism Poison Our Industry

Here’s a foolproof guide to interacting with women who work in blockchain (because we aren’t going anywhere).<p><i>This story reflects the views of this author, but not necessarily the editorial position of</i> Fast Company<i>.</i><p>Defeated. Sad. Frustrated. Annoyed. Angry. That’s how I felt the day after a large …

Feminism

Time to Acknowledge – and Encourage – Women in Blockchain

<i>Michael J. Casey is chairman of CoinDesk's advisory board and a senior advisor of blockchain research at MIT's Digital Currency Initiative.</i><p>It's …

Me Too movement

If you think women in tech is just a pipeline problem, you haven’t been paying attention

According to the Harvard Business Review, 41% of women working in tech eventually end up leaving the field (compared to just 17% of men), and I can …

The Workplace

Black Women Are Talking Tech at the Roadmap to Billions Conference

Black Women Talk Tech is holding its second annual conference in New York City at the Microsoft location in Times Square. The conference is titled …

Mapping investment in female-founded companies across 10 key US metros [interactive graphic]

Dive into our map, featuring the most valuable VC-backed female-founded company in VC's most booming hubs, top investors and remarks from leaders in …

The Portion Of VC-Backed Startups Founded By Women Stays Stubbornly Stagnant

It was a tumultuous year for the technology industry, with sexual harassment, pay gaps, and under-representation of women often dominating the …

The Other Tech Bubble

<b>In September,</b> I met with a prominent entrepreneur looking for positive press on his new project. Meetings like these are a common, usually formulaic, …

This is hackathon harassment

I was nervous about my first hackathon, but not for the usual reasons.<p>One year ago, I left the industry because of negative experiences with tech …

Fuck Pattern Recognition

The experience of a 42 year old female entrepreneur<p>I pushed the code to Git, breathed a sigh, and reached for my supper on the table next to me, …

Think there aren't qualified women in tech? Here are 1,000 names. No more excuses.

Next time you find yourself watching a panel of experts discussing the latest in technology, finance, engineering, math or science, ask yourself: Am …

Uber Tried to Recruit a Female Engineer by Assuring Her Sexism Is Everywhere

Ever since engineer Susan Fowler came forward with a tell-all blog post alleging the rampant gender discrimination she experienced during her year at …