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Meet the Woman Who Broke Silicon Valley's Sexist Code--and Built a $1.5 Billion Tech Company

The Silicon Valley gender narrative is firmly entrenched: Women don't get computer science degrees and don't start successful tech companies. Don't tell Therese Tucker any of that.<p>One evening in May, a team of Goldman Sachs bankers helped a founder-CEO raise some secondary money for investors in …

Silicon Valley

Google 'segregates' women into lower-paying jobs, stifling careers, lawsuit says

Exclusive: Women say Google denied them promotions, telling the Guardian they were forced into less prestigious jobs despite qualifications<p>Google systematically pays women less than men doing similar work, according to a class action-lawsuit accusing the technology company of denying promotions and …

Diversity

Google sued by women for pay discrimination in potential class action suit

Three women have filed a lawsuit against Google, accusing the company of discriminating against female employees by underpaying them and denying them opportunities for promotions. The plaintiffs seek to turn their complaint into a class action lawsuit covering all women who worked at Google within …

Gender

The Business Case for Gender Diversity: Update 2017

I periodically update the research that forms the business case for improving gender balance in organizational leadership. There are new studies …

Diversity

At Google, Employee-Led Effort Finds Men Are Paid More Than Women

SAN FRANCISCO — Female employees are paid less than male staff members at most job levels within Google, and the pay disparity extends as women climb the corporate ladder, according to data compiled by employees that provide a snapshot of salary information at the internet giant.<p>A spreadsheet, …

Diversity

We’ve studied gender and STEM for 25 years. The science doesn’t support the Google memo.

These are some issues that males simply do not have to face. The “anxiety gap” exists for a reason, and it is not about biology.<p>A Google engineer who was fired for posting an online claim that women’s biology makes them less able than men to work in technology jobs has charged that he is being …

Gender

James Damore: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

<b>Published</b><p>Harvard University/Getty<p>James Damore has been fired by Google after an internal memo he wrote about its diversity policies was leaked online.<p>…

Solving the Implicit Bias Problem in the Startup Industry

I got a deep dive into neuroscience when I was working on my startup, NeuroFocus. For years I pored over brain studies and thought about how the …

Diversity

Why sexism has festered for so long in Silicon Valley

In just two weeks, two powerful Silicon Valley investors have resigned from the firms they cofounded after women accused them of sexual harassment.<p>The men, 500 Startups cofounder Dave McClure and Binary Capital cofounder Justin Caldbeck, didn't just cross the line once, according to the …

Silicon Valley

ELLE's 2017 Women in Tech: Star Tech Voyagers

Meet the founders, execs, engineers, and VCs shaking up the world's most powerful industry.<p><b>This article originally appears in the August 2017 issue of ELLE.</b><p>In our fourth annual Women in Tech power list, we celebrate the founders, execs, engineers, and VCs shaking up the world's most powerful …

Malala Yousafzai

The Real Truth About Imposter Syndrome and What Works to Cure It

How To Improve Your Workplace Diversity Using Hiring Metrics

Achieve workplace diversity and equality by using workforce analytics and big data to improve your company's hiring outcomes.<p>Achieving workplace diversity is a hot topic in hiring trends. It's a goal that requires a careful balance of resources and strategy, and companies lately have been diving in.<p>…

Diversity

Home - WiMLDS

Join our monthly newsletter for all the updates! Subscribe Our MissionWiMLDS is a community of women interested in machine learning and data science. …

The funding is female: 18 founders and VCs changing the tech landscape

In honor of International Women's Day, we've created a list of 18 female entrepreneurs and venture investors making their presence felt in the tech …

Silicon Valley's dirty little secret: The way it treats women

SAN FRANCISCO — When former Uber engineer Susan Fowler went public with sexual harassment and discrimination allegations last month, social media erupted with shock and dismay.<p>But many women were far from surprised. Silicon Valley's dirty little secret: women throughout the male-dominated tech …

Silicon Valley

Historic Rejection Letters to Women Engineers

“We have not now, have never had, and do not expect to have in the near future, any women students registered in our engineering department.”<p>The Society of Women Engineers recently shared a trove of astonishing documents from the group’s archives. They’re letters, loads of them, all directed at …

Women in Tech

How Women Mentors Make a Difference in Engineering

They act as a “social vaccine” that protects female students against negative stereotypes and gives them a sense of belonging.<p>For some women, enrolling in an engineering course is like running a psychological gauntlet. If they dodge overt problems like sexual harassment, sexist jokes, or poor …

Gender

Meet These Incredible Women Advancing A.I. Research

Women In AI Research<p>You already know that artificial intelligence is eating the world, transforming virtually every industry and function. But you might not have met the brilliant AI researchers and technologists driving the edge of innovation.<p>Incredible breakthroughs occur when talented and …

Artificial Intelligence

Ghosts from engineers' past: 100-year-old letters demonstrate how far the female engineer has come

“<i>In reply to your recent communication, I would state that we have not now, have never had, and do not expect to have in the near future, any women students registered in our engineering department.”</i><p>This was the contents of a letter written by an associate professor at The University of North …

Women in Tech

Uber’s CTO and a board director are under pressure in its sexual harassment investigation

Several sources suspect that board member and executive Ryan Graves and CTO Thuan Pham will be found liable.<p>Uber’s investigation into former Uber engineer Susan Fowler’s claims of sexual harassment and general workplace hostility at the company will conclude by the end of the month.<p>Key executives …

Uber

What Gender Stereotypes and Sexism Have to Do With Algorithms and Robots

As technologists, and no small number of films, frequently remind us, the singularity, a time when the realization of smarter-than-human computers irrevocably alters our future, is nearer every day. Futurists take this prospect very seriously. They gather to discuss what it means at the annual …

Gender

Magic Leap, and the Troubles In Sexism Valley

Magic Leap, the secretive augmented reality tech startup that's valued at $4.5 billion (and reportedly bores Beyoncé), settled a sex discrimination …

40 female founders who crushed it in 2016

<b>SEE SLIDESHOW</b><p>Posted Dec 26, 2016 by Connie Loizos<p>The stats are nowhere near where women need or deserve them to be, but when it comes to female founders receiving venture funding, we’re beginning to see a significant shift — maybe even a kind of tipping point. Not only was it comparatively easy …

Startups

Women in NYC Tech: Chaya Cooper of Click2Fit

Today we speak with Chaya Cooper, two-time entrepreneur and current CPO at Click2Fit. As early as 1999, Chaya has been involved with tech and the …

Diversity

Is This How Discrimination Ends?

Trainings and workshops geared toward eliminating people’s hidden prejudices are all the rage—but many don’t work. Now the psychologist who made the case for "implicit bias" wants to cure it.<p>On a cloudy day in February, Will Cox pointed to a pair of news photos that prompted a room of University of …

Psychology

Today's Coding Culture: Where do Women 'Fit In?'

Today’s Coding Culture:<p>Where do Women ‘Fit In?’<p><i>Cover photo: Daily Hive</i><p>After headlines scorned Facebook for sourcing a predominately male coding cast, …

Research: Vague Feedback Is Holding Women Back

laura schneider FOR HBR<p>Although companies have invested heavily in programs to advance women leaders, the number of women in executive roles has not changed significantly in the last decade. Even if women are well represented as middle managers, their numbers drop off when making the jump to …

Washington’s 100 Top Tech Leaders

Ask about the health of Washington’s tech scene and you’ll get a range of opinions. That’s what Washingtonian did for this year’s Tech Titans, our …

Washington D.C.

I'm sick of hearing the same sad excuse for the lack of minorities in gaming

Video game developers have a serious diversity problem — and the excuses aren't going to cut it anymore.<p>A 2016 survey from the International Game …