Women and Tech

By Laura Grantham | Celebrating the innovators, ceiling crashers and game changers of Tech

Right Here, Right Now: 27 Simple Actions to Support Women in Tech

If cars can drive themselves and a settlement on Mars is within reach in the next decade, it seems reasonable we could have an awesome environment …

Ida Tin’s Battle to Build Clue, a Period-Tracking App

Ida Tin wanted to build an app to help women track their periods. For months, she went door to door, pitching the concept to early-stage investors in Berlin, London, New York, and Silicon Valley. Often, Tin, a soft-spoken thirty-seven-year-old from Copenhagen with cerulean-framed glasses, was the …

Silicon Valley

Why Is Silicon Valley So Awful to Women?

Tech companies are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to improve conditions for female employees. Here’s why not much has changed—and what might actually work.<p>点击这里阅读中文版本 | Read this article in Chinese.<p>One weekday morning in 2007, Bethanye Blount came into work early to interview a job …

Diversity

Yahoo's New Male CEO Will Make Double Marissa Mayer's Salary

Thomas McInerney will take home a base salary of $2 million a year, that's double the $1 million base salary that Marissa Mayer currently takes …

Her Code Got Humans on the Moon—And Invented Software Itself

• Author: Robert McMillan. Robert McMillan Business<br>• Date of Publication: 10.13.15. 10.13.15<br>• Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>Margaret Hamilton wasn’t …

Apollo Missions

Obama honors code pioneers Grace Hopper and Margaret Hamilton

Bill Gates will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom on November 22nd, but he wouldn't be where he is without two of the other honorees, Grace Hopper and Margaret Hamilton. They developed the first programming language and compiler, open-architecture, error detection and recovery and …

Grace Hopper

What if there were more women in tech?

Technology reporter, BBC News<p><b>From gender-neutral bots to period-friendly healthcare trackers, cars with more storage and clothes with bigger pockets - the world could be a very different place if there were more women working in tech.</b><p>We asked a group of women who are working in the fields of …

Women in Science

The Gender Ratio In Tech Is Getting Worse, Says New Research

The share of women in computing jobs is on track to decline from 24% to 22% over the next 10 years. That’s the stunning news coming out of a new report from Girls Who Code and Accenture, released today. According to <i>Cracking the Code: Get 3x More Women in Tech, d</i>espite increased interest from policy …

Computer Science

Why Women in Tech Might Consider Just Using Their Initials Online

By<p>John Greathouse<p>John Greathouse<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p><i>(Editor’s Note: After publication of this post, John Greathouse posted an apology on Twitter.)</i><p><i>John Greathouse (</i><i>@johngreathouse</i><i>) is an investor and</i> <i>serial entrepreneur. He also teaches entrepreneurship at University of California at</i> …

Diversity

How Women-Lead Startups Are Taking The Reigns In The Taboo Industry

According to the inaugural Bank of America Women Business Owner Spotlight 54 percent of women entrepreneurs expect their revenue to increase over the next 12 months, compared to 48 percent of male small business owners. Additionally, 60 percent of women business owners expect to grow their business …

Women Entrepreneurs

Agreeing to disagree

Making group decisions can be a painful, slow process. It’s a reason why people often stick to homogeneous groups — to come to consensus quickly and …

What Programming's Past Reveals About Today's Gender-Pay Gap

When men enter a female-heavy field, perceptions of women don’t improve—perceptions of the job do.<p>“Women are ‘naturals’ at computer programming.” So said the pioneering programmer Grace Hopper in a 1967 <i>Cosmopolitan</i> article. Programming, she explained, is “just like planning a dinner”: It requires …

Gender

Debugging The Gender Gap: 'Code' Documentary Director Says Tech Still Failing Women

Silicon Valley has been dealing with its diversity issues only for the past year and a half, but already, there is a documentary that chronicles the …

Diversity

Moth in the machine: Debugging the origins of 'bug'

It's an oft-repeated tale that the grand dame of military computing, computer scientist and U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Grace Hopper, coined the terms <i>bug</i> …

Performance of female VCs equals, exceeds industry average

Diversity, particularly in regards to female VCs making investment decisions at venture firms and within corporate venture capital, has become a hot …

Venture Capital

The Reason So Many Women Leave Engineering Has Nothing to Do With Kids

Engineering has a woman problem—one that starts early and snowballs over time.<p>To begin with, few women choose the engineering track in college: Only …

Gender

Apple, Facebook, Target sign White House pledge on gender gap on Women's Equality Day

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Apple, Facebook and Target, along with 26 other American companies, have signed onto the White House's Equal Pay Pledge, the Obama administration announced Friday, in an effort to eliminate the gender pay gap.<p>The announcement -- which was made on Women's Equality Day -- included …

Diversity

An Open Letter to Managers of Women

Dear manager,<p>We need to talk about her. You probably know who. That analyst, designer, writer, engineer who has been at the organization for just a …

“Airbnb’s Sheryl Sandberg” is the Valley’s Quiet Superpower

Belinda Johnson knew a decision needed to be made quickly. She pulled her boss, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky, into a small conference room in the …

A Black Woman Spoke at Apple’s Tech Conference and Twitter Went Wild

Was it just last year that feminist trailblazing corporation, Apple, commissioned not one, but two women to address attendees at their annual …

MOMS ON THE NET

50 Women Influencing Tech You Need To Follow on Twitter

Another day, another listicle on the internet. But this one’s different. Let me back up.A couple of weeks ago I ran into an article roughly titled …

Feminism

Picturing 'techies': photo project captures the unseen diversity of Silicon Valley

‘Techies’ is one photographer’s mission to tell the stories of Silicon Valley’s minorities, and to disrupt your idea of what a tech worker looks like<p>Prominent Silicon Valley venture capitalist Marc Andreessen recently wrote that “software coding is quite possibly the most inviting, inclusive …

Silicon Valley

3 female founders on what it's like to run a startup when you're under 30

It is well known the global technology industry is woeful when it comes to female representation and diversity. Youth, on the other hand, has real …

Startups

Microsoft did something really awesome for International Women's Day

Microsoft is teaching kids about brilliant female inventors, because so many kids can’t even name one. And the truth is, so many adults can’t either. …

Microsoft

Meet Nina Freeman, the punk poet of gaming

Video games don’t have to be about death and warfare. Emotional, intimate and sexually frank, Nina Freeman’s relationship-led adventures are revolutionising the genre<p>The couple are entwined on a small bed in a dormitory room in New York City. Young and inexperienced, they fumble at each other’s …

Game Development

Confessions Of A Female Game Designer

TrulySocial’s My Tran reflects on her role as a female game designer in a male-dominated field–and how to design games with women in mind.<p><b>Doreen Lorenzo: Tell us about the company you work for, TrulySocial, and your role.</b> <b><br>My Tran:</b> I recently joined TrulySocial as chief product officer. In the role I …

Women Developers Discuss What It's Like To Make Games In Japan

In a nice, though somewhat short, interview with two Nintendo developers both ladies touch upon what it’s like to work in games.<p>The ladies in question are Aya Kyogoku and Risa Tabata (shown above), who are working on <i>Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer</i> and <i>Chibi Robo: Zip Lash</i> respectively.<p>Talking …

Anime