Accelerator

Austin

Meet the 9 Startups in DivInc’s Diversity-Focused Accelerator Cohort

By | Aug 24, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Promoting diversity in the startup world is easier said than done. With diversity training having mixed results and companies coming under fire for approaching it incorrectly, developing a diverse workforce that is committed to progress and success can be a lot harder than you…

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Why Work Flexibility is Important to Employee Happiness

By | Aug 17, 2017 at 5:00 pm

For many years, when we talked about “workplace flexibility” or “flex time,” most people really only thought it applied to working mothers. But workplace flexibility has always been something fathers value, too. And the conversation about flexible work is becoming more and more gender-inclusive. A…

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Denver

Diversity Initiatives Need to Start With the CEO

By | Aug 17, 2017 at 3:50 pm

A study by McKinsey and Company has found companies that have a diverse workforce are “35 percent more likely to have financial returns above their respective national industry medians.” A survey by Stefanie Johnson, associate professor of management and entrepreneurship at University of Colorado’s…

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Boston

Four Ways to Design a Bias-Free Hiring Process

By | Aug 11, 2017 at 8:30 am

Every organization I’ve ever worked with has used the pipeline excuse to justify a male-dominated workforce. I heard too many times, “We would love to hire more women but we just can’t find them.” While pipeline issues are more real in some industries than…

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DC

Report: Women Engineering Students are Still Dropping Out

By | Aug 8, 2017 at 3:50 pm

People took to social media amid a controversial internal memo by a Google software engineer called “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber,” which was not only a slap in the face to women in tech and diversity initiatives as whole, but also claimed that there was…

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Leading Tech Firms Committed to Closing Skills Gap by Promoting Women in STEM

By | Aug 8, 2017 at 10:50 am

There will be an estimated two million computing and engineering positions that need to be filled over the next decade. While that might sound pretty great for those excited about job growth, the talent pool in these fields is far from capable enough to…

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San Francisco

Inclusivity Won’t Bend the Knee to Google Engineer’s Anti-Diversity Rant

By | Aug 7, 2017 at 11:30 am

Over the weekend, an internal document at Google had effectively gone viral within the tech company’s workforce. The memo, penned by one of Google’s senior software engineers, thoroughly and perhaps excessively explains that the tech company’s diversity initiatives need to be replaced in favor…

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How to Implement Diversity Training That Actually Works

By | Jul 31, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Inclusion is integral to the success of a startup. A diverse team is not only an incredibly valuable asset, but also establishes a company culture consistent with changing trends in the business world. And with a solid team and a progressive culture, a startup…

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The Cybersecurity Industry Needs to Address the Gender Gap

By | Jul 27, 2017 at 11:30 am

If you’re sick of hearing about it, don’t worry; so are we. But that doesn’t change the fact that the gender gap in the business world is as stupid as it is futile. Time and time again, research has shown that having women in…

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NYC

Nearly 100 New CEOs Join the “CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion”

By | Jul 25, 2017 at 2:30 pm

The CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion initiative, a collective response to the documented harassment charges stemming from prejudices in the tech community, has gained nearly 100 new CEOs. The stated goals of each individual in the collective are to commit themselves and their organizations…

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Memphis

Eric Mathews of Start Co on Building a Diverse Founder Ecosystem

By | Jul 20, 2017 at 9:20 am

Tennessee is known as the country western capital of the world. What many may not know is that there is a bubbling tech ecosystem in Memphis that is slowly but surely building up their diverse startup community and churning out some quality startups. Eric…

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50 Best Cities for Women Entrepreneurs Around the World, Ranked

By | Jul 19, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Diversity in the workplace has been proven to be good for business. Yes, your little boys club might feel comfortable, but stepping outside of it and hiring women and minorities is the best way to make sure your company is headed for success. And…

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3 Companies That Won the Women Startup Competition Europe 2017

By | Jul 11, 2017 at 11:30 am

Winning a startup competition is no easy feat. With hard-working founders looking to take home the prize, innovative startups showing off their tech at every turn, and judges looking for any excuse to eliminate you, it can be a pretty stressful environment. The Women…

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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…