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Tech's Failure to Reach Women Costs the Industry Billions

Women are more than half of most markets. Failing to design technology for women has a significant financial cost.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Women are chipping away at the glass ceiling. Today, we are business owners. We are CEOs. We are presidential …

User-centered Design

Founders of Enterprise Startups (Who are Women)

1<p>Name<p>Company<p>Title<p>Location<p>2<p>Notes: this list is of CEOs + co-founders of venture-backed startups focused on enterprise software (selling in Fortune …

International Women's Day 2018

International Women's Day (IWD) is March 8 so celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women

Nearly three out of four women in computer-related jobs report discrimination in the workplace

For the men, it’s closer to three in 20.<p>About three-quarters of women who work in computer programming and other computer-related jobssay they’ve experienced discrimination in the workplace, according to a new report released by the Pew Research Center today.<p>The study revealed a high percentage of …

The Workplace

After outcry, CES sponsor says more women will be heard at confab

The organizer of CES, one of tech's biggest trade shows, says it's ramping up its attempts to give women a voice at the conference, after being criticized for the lack of female keynote speakers at this year's show.<p>In a letter Friday to the founder of a nonprofit focused on gender diversity, the …

Tech Industry

A look at 42 women in tech who crushed it in 2017

What a challenging, exhilarating year it has been for women everywhere, starting from the women’s March on Washington to former Uber engineer Susan Fowler’s eye-opening and now famous blog post to the #metoo movement that has swept the country, washing dozens of sexual predators out of their …

Me Too movement

It’s moving slowly, but Pinterest and other tech companies are becoming less white and less male

Pinterest released its latest diversity report on Tuesday.<p>Slowly but surely, Pinterest is getting more diverse.<p>The company released its annual workforce diversity report on Tuesday, and claims that underrepresented minorities now make up 9 percent of its workforce, up from just 7 percent in 2016. …

Silicon Valley

There’s a Huge Gender Gap Among Inventors

Where are all the female inventors?<p>According to a new analysis by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, women held fewer than one in five …

4 Inspiring Conferences You Need to Attend if You're a Woman in the Tech Industry

It's no secret that tech is a bit of a boys' club. The industry, notorious for disrupting things, has been challenged with disrupting itself—and it's …

What Sephora Knows About Women in Tech That Silicon Valley Doesn’t

More than 60% of the retailer’s technology workers are female<p>In a San Francisco office an hour’s drive from some of the biggest companies in Silicon Valley, Sephora has managed a corporate feat that would make the leaders of Google Inc., Apple Inc. and Facebook Inc. envious: a majority of the …

Silicon Valley

The Pao Effect Is What Happens After Lean In

<b>There were so many times</b> Ellen Pao could have taken money in exchange for silence. Before she filed her gender discrimination lawsuit against the …

Meet the Woman Who Broke Silicon Valley's Gender Barrier--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 …

Los Angeles

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

<b>Exclusive:</b> 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 …

Sexual Harassment

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

Psychology

James Damore: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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

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 …

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 …

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 …

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

Every article I’ve seen on Impostor Syndrome over the past few years has offered advice that, while well-meaning, just doesn’t work. It can’t work, …

Sheryl Sandberg

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>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Achieving workplace diversity is a hot topic in hiring trends. It's a goal that requires a careful …

Human Resources

Home - WiMLDS

Our MissionWiMLDS's mission is to support and promote women1individuals who identify as female, non-binary and genderqueer practicing, studying or …

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

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 diverse thinkers …

Artificial Intelligence