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Generation Z Women Could Close the Gender Gap in Tech

By | Jul 10, 2017 at 11:35 am

The gender gap in tech is a well-known problem. Whether it’s lower pay, fewer executive roles, or a general lack of respect for women in tech, founders, entrepreneurs, and tech employees are tired of seeing this gross imbalance effect an industry built on its…

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San Francisco

Global Women in STEM Nonprofit Founder Meera Kaul Talks Gender Parity

By | Jul 6, 2017 at 10:50 am

Since a former Uber employee’s post documented harassment in February, enough offenses have risen to the surface of the tech community to prove that it has a long-held problem with sexual harassment. Most recently Dave McClure, founder of 500 Startups, has stepped down from his…

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5 Ways to Fuel Inclusion in the Workplace

By | Jun 30, 2017 at 8:30 am

Fostering diversity within a large organization is easier said than done. Even if you’re lucky enough to achieve a diverse team, you still have your work cut out for you because transforming diversity of thought into inclusive programs and policies is even harder. Fortunately…

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Foundry Group, Techstars and Others Launch Women in STEM Scholarship

By | Jun 28, 2017 at 9:20 am

It’s hard to argue that diversity in tech isn’t a pressing issue. After all, there are more than enough problems arising at Uber and plenty of problematic statistics when it comes to women in tech. The issue is made even more infuriating when you…

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DC

New Tech Solutions Emerge as Trump Gets Tough on Immigration

By | Jun 19, 2017 at 7:15 am

Despite much opposition, President Donald Trump since he signed the executive order last January to curb immigration and continues to move forward with the travel ban. These orders and initiatives have certainly added challenges to the current immigration system and complicated employment matters even…

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Seattle

Seattle’s Rapid Tech Growth Highlights the City’s Need for Inclusivity

By | Jun 15, 2017 at 3:15 pm

Over 1,100 people have moved into the Puget Sound area each week since 2010. That number would fill roughly five movie theaters, making Seattle the fastest growing major city in the United States and the envy of movie theater owners everywhere. But as newcomers…

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Boulder

Galvanize Unveils First Ever Entrepreneur Impact Report

By | Jun 6, 2017 at 8:30 am

Starting a company is easy. Scaling a successful company and making an impact in an industry is hard. At Galvanize, we measure our success on our ability to materially impact the latter. The more we can help move the needle for the entrepreneurs and startups…

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Portland, Maine

Robyn Kanner of MyTransHealth on Hiring With an Inclusive Mindset

By | Jun 2, 2017 at 10:50 am

Companies with diverse and inclusive team has shown to improve their product and bottom line. When it’s time for managers to hire their next round of employees or fill a position, focusing on inclusion can not only help with the larger social problem, but your company will…

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Google Refuses to Provide Gender Wage Gap Data Because “It Would Be Too Expensive”

By | May 30, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Google has become one of those companies that sci-fi novelists dream of. With enough data to track everyone person in the world and more control over our daily lives than we like to admit, this tech giant is a villainous monster waiting to happen. However, Google’s…

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Women You Should Fund Leverages the Power of Female Entrepreneurs

By | May 19, 2017 at 11:20 am

The gender problem in tech is well-documented. While more and more women entrepreneurs are getting involved in the startup world, opportunities for success remain few and far for women-led companies. Fortunately, someone is doing something about it. Women You Should Fund is a crowdfunding platform launched…

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Study: The Cost of Discrimination in Tech Is $16 Billion Per Year

By | May 17, 2017 at 12:50 pm

At this point, denying that discrimination in tech is a problem is like insisting the world is flat: no one is buying it and you look stupid trying to justify your stance. Study after study has shown that there is not only a problem…

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Tallahassee

Lucas Lindsey of Domi Station on Building a Diverse Ecosystem in Florida

By | May 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Startup activity is happening in the most unlikely of places. The #StartupEverywhere series, developed by Engine, is designed to celebrate these diverse, vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystems growing across the U.S. These profiles will dive into the challenges faced by these communities and look at what…

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In Startups and Business, Women Receive Less Money [Infographic]

By | May 11, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Leading up to the last U.S. election cycle, a great deal of focus was placed on wage inequality and disparities in venture capital raised by women. It is now well established that not only do women typically make less money. However, add in any…

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The Top 10 Cities for Minority Entrepreneurs in the US

By | Apr 27, 2017 at 12:50 pm

The importance of diversity, particularly in startup ecosystems, is undeniable at this point. Not only does this kind of inclusion breed success in the long run, it also makes way for innovative ideas, different perspectives, and unique opportunities for founders, employees, and communities alike….