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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….

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NYC

Coalition for Queens Aims to Create a Diverse Tech Community

By | Apr 21, 2017 at 9:15 am

Having diversity within a company has proven to help the bottom line and can transform a community into a leading hub for innovation. We recently sat down for a Q&A with David Yang of Coalition for Queens, one of the eight Techstars Foundation Grantees, to…

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Charleston, SC

The Male Perspective on Women in Tech: Genuinely Caring, Careful, and Oblivious?

By | Mar 31, 2017 at 3:30 pm

This week, Charleston Women in Tech, a meetup style group, organized a panel to discuss the male’s perspective of women in tech. The panel consisted of men in leadership positions within tech-focused organizations. At first glance, the panel sounded like the event was designed…

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12 Inspirational Stories About Women Who Code

By | Mar 29, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Currently, women only represent 18 percent of the workforce in tech. While you might look towards education to fill this gap, the number of women obtaining computer science degrees hovers around the same percentage. And yet, in 2014, 38 percent of graduates from coding…

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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…