Women in Tech

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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 …

UC Berkeley

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>…

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Augmented Reality

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

<i>Are you a woman in NYC Tech and interested in participating in this series? Make sure to read the whole article…</i><p>Much has been said and written about …

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 …

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

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 VP-level executives. Why are …

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 …

Facebook: leaking info about gender bias damages our 'recruiting brand'

Tech company is disputing analysis that female engineers have code rejected 35% more than male engineers and said such leaks make it harder to hire women<p>Facebook is disputing a former employee’s analysis that female engineers have their code rejected 35% more than male engineers, telling employees …

Diversity

1,000 Tech and Science Speakers Who Aren't Cis Men

A<p>B<p>1<p>Name<p>Title<p>2<p>A'nita Evans<p>UX and interaction designer<p>3<p>Aakriti Agarwal<p>Growth, Blend<p>4<p>Aasa Feragen<p>Computer science associate professor, University of …

Asian workers now dominate Silicon Valley tech jobs

Asian-Americans make up half of the Bay Area’s technology workforce, and their double-digit employment gains came from jobs lost among white tech …

The Real Reasons Behind the Tech Skills Gap

It didn’t attract nearly the same headlines as Donald Trump defending his hand size or the heated Democratic presidential debate in Flint, Mich. – in …

Women in IT: The Facts Infographic

Craigslist Founder Craig Newmark Chips Away At Barriers To Women In Tech

, Women@Forbes<p>NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 19: Founder of Craigslist and Craigsconnects Craig Newmark speaks on the ‘He for She: Teaching Men to Invest in Woman-Owned Businesses’ panal during Women’s Entrepreneurship Day at the United Nations on November 19, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal …

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