Diversity

More Stats Continue to Reveal the Extent of Ageism in the Tech Community

By | Nov 1, 2017 at 10:50 am

Diversity is a popular buzzword with one big blind spot: The need for a diverse range of employee ages is often overlooked, and few industries are as bad as the innovation-centric tech community. Those looking for the “next big thing” tend to look towards…

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Maine

How the Maine Tech Ecosystem Nurtures Female Entrepreneurship

By | Oct 30, 2017 at 8:30 am

According to a 2015 Pew Research Center survey, 43 percent of Americans believe that women in executive business positions are held to higher standards than men. The same percentage of respondents believe that people and companies in the United States aren’t prepared to hire…

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10 Most Diverse Industries in the US, Ranked

By | Oct 26, 2017 at 11:30 am

Diversity remains a pressing issue in the business world today. Particularly in the tech community, small startups and large corporations alike are having trouble with everything from sensitivity training to hiring practices. Still, there are a few bright spots when it comes to diversity,…

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Seattle

43 Percent of Tech Employees Worry About Losing Their Job Due to Their Age

By | Oct 20, 2017 at 9:20 am

Tell anyone off the street to picture a typical employee at a tech startup or major tech company, and you’ll probably get a description of a Mark Zuckerberg knockoff: a white n’ nerdy 20-something guy. The creators of Silicon Valley certainly landed on that…

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Study: Women Business Owners Are More Trustworthy Than Men

By | Oct 4, 2017 at 10:50 am

The gender gap is bordering on silly at this point. With more than enough research backing up the value of diversity in the workforce and women business owners showing the world that they aren’t going anywhere, there is a growing movement to make the…

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Chicago

Timmy Awards to Honor Companies Making Strides in Diversity

By | Sep 19, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Amid advances, innovations and cutting-edge developments, the technology spotlight continually swings back to display a lack of diversity in the field. With large companies such as Facebook falling behind on their diverse hiring goals, mastering how to promote inclusion in the technical field is…

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Startup Sexism Is So Bad These Women Created a Fake Male Cofounder

By | Aug 30, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Sexism, in all its outdated glory, has still permeated nearly every industry in the market. From tech to politics, women are vastly underrepresented, underpaid, and generally undervalued within their male-dominated sectors. Tragically, solutions like diversity training and hiring initiatives have done little to spur…

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San Francisco

7 Best Apps For Promoting Workforce Diversity

By | Aug 28, 2017 at 9:20 am

2017 has made it official: Diversity problems — and the harassment charges that tend to follow — are impossible for tech companies to continue to avoid. Sadly, the root of the problem rests in a company’s culture, which is the single most difficult element…

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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…