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Uber Releases First-Ever Diversity Report

By | Mar 28, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Diversity has been an important topic of conversation in the world of tech, business, and general society and has generated a lot of progress as well as ample concern for how diversity is being addressed in the workplace. In the world of tech, we’ve seen…

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Chicago

Star Cunningham of 4DHealthware on Healthcare, AI, Wearables, and Diversity

By | Mar 26, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Star Cunningham is the founder and CEO of 4DHealthware, a startup that provides artificially intelligent “nudges”, SMS and email messages, to patients with chronic conditions based on data collected via 250 wearable devices like Bluetooth glucometers and activity trackers. Medicare now reimburses healthcare providers $40…

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Why Podcasting’s Lack of Diversity Might Be a Tech Problem

By | Mar 23, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Podcasting platform AudioBoom has just released new research on the demographic breakdown of the podcast market. Minorities remain underrepresented in what the service terms “a major diversity gap between the millions of podcasts available and the minority audiences they’re not yet reaching.” Podcasting Still Has…

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New Orleans

Leslie Miley: ‘Diversity & Inclusion’ Is Not a Four Letter Word

By | Mar 23, 2017 at 2:20 pm

The lack of diversity in tech has been a consistent problem for years. Despite numbers showing that an inclusive environment breeds success in the workplace, companies of all shapes and sizes refuse to make meaningful change in their hiring practices. And, if you ask…

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Study: The Podcast Market Is Growing But Still Has a One Big Problem

By | Mar 17, 2017 at 11:20 am

Infinite Dial’s annual report, widely considered the most essential one for the market, has released new data on the podcasting industry just the last week. Here’s the breakdown. Podcasts Are Increasingly Popular Numbers of podcast listeners continue to rise. The 2017 Infinite Dial report was released…

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Get Ready to Be Bold for Change on International Women’s Day

By | Mar 4, 2017 at 2:30 pm

The disparity between the genders in the business world has been a problem for a number of years. And unfortunately, according to the World Economic Forum, at the rate we’re going, the gender gap will not close until the year 2186. This is too…

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Blacktech Weekend: Showing Why Diversity in Tech Is Important

By | Feb 23, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Diversity is a crucial component to a thriving entrepreneurial environment. Many times, people tend to focus solely on the product or service without taking a look at the innovators behind them. Blacktech Weekend is filling that gap by giving a platform to entrepreneurs, techies,…

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Tampa

3 Ways to Develop a Diverse Culture for Your Startup

By | Feb 23, 2017 at 11:20 am

Back in 2016, Techstars and Chase for Business teamed up to commission a survey covering 680 startup founders. The topic was the challenges faced by those building a diverse and inclusive company. On top of the report detailing their findings, Techstars and Chase for Business ran a…

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8 Great Ways To Celebrate Black History Month

By | Feb 15, 2017 at 12:50 pm

During the month of February, elementary schools around the country will celebrate Black History Month and learn about Dr. Martin Luther King, who led a nonviolent movement to achieve legal equality for African-Americans in the United States. Perhaps more importantly, they’ll listen to his “I Had…

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Women Coders Are Rated Higher, As Long As Their Gender Is Unknown

By | Feb 3, 2017 at 2:20 pm

The gender gap is a well-documented social phenomenon that affects pretty much everyone. Women, particularly in tech, are notably misrepresented in the workforce, and when they’re well-represented, their pay hardly reflects any semblance of equality. Perhaps the most infuriating aspect of this unfair system…

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Cedar Rapids

8 Women-Led Businesses Caffeinating the Iowa Startup Ecosystem

By | Feb 2, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Throughout February, eight women-led businesses are set to present at 1 Million Cups in Iowa in a series of events that will showcase up-and-coming startups. The Female Founders events will be held to better highlight the contribution and impact female entrepreneurs have made on…

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The Economic Gender Gap in North America Is Getting Worse

By | Jan 23, 2017 at 4:30 pm

The issue of gender is more than prevalent in today’s society. Whether you participated in one of the many Women’s Marches across the world this weekend or snidely commented on Facebook posts behind your computer screen, the reality of the economic gender gap is too…

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4 Ways To Enhance Diversity At Your Startup

By | Jan 20, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Diversity has been an important topic in the tech community for years. It has gotten national news coverage and has become perhaps the most debated problem across the typically innovative sector. But how can people move from just talking about the topic to taking action? In a…

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10 African American Founders Making Strides in Tech

By | Jan 16, 2017 at 12:45 pm

While startups continue to pop up around the country, the black demographic continues to making strides in the tech world. In a recent report by #ProjectDiane, powered by digitalundivided, there was a “322% increase in the amount of black female-led businesses since 1997 and over 1.5…