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When Will Silicon Valley Be Ready for Its Own Black Panther Moment?

By | Feb 20, 2018 at 12:45 pm

In the last few days, Marvel’s Black Panther has far outpaced the epic opening weekend we had been expecting for months. Theaters across the country were filled to the rafters with millions of viewers excited to see the newest installation of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In…

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10 Quotes from Black Entrepreneurs About Overcoming Discrimination

By | Feb 6, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Black History Month is about more than celebrating the success of African Americans; it’s about recognizing the strife and struggle that they have gone through to get to where they are today. From Jim Crowe laws to the Civil Rights Movement, the black community…

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What Women’s Restrooms Can Tell Us About Tech Conference Sexism

By | Jan 11, 2018 at 12:45 pm

When commercial product manager Lin Classon stepped inside a ladies’ restroom at Amazon Web Services’ 2017 re:Invent conference, she wasn’t surprised. Instead, she was alone. An empty women’s restroom functions as the canary in the coal mine of the tech industry. As Lin explains, the…

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How Women Can Take the Lead as New Entrepreneurs

By | Dec 2, 2017 at 10:30 am

Entrepreneurial women aren’t all alike, but our collective experiences have plenty of overlap. Like all entrepreneurs, we start our businesses because we have an idea to share with the world. We have a solution with the potential to offer something new to the market. Driving…

Books

San Francisco

Sarah Lacy on Benevolent Sexism and You

By | Nov 22, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Over the past several months we’ve seen dozens of men in power, across various industries, facing the ramifications of their predatory behavior.  The timeliness the new book by Pando founder Sarah Lacy titled, A UTERUS IS A FEATURE, NOT A BUG: The Working Woman’s Guide…

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DC

Emerging Markets Need Investors to Get Over Their Blind Spots

By | Nov 17, 2017 at 8:30 am

Anyone following the world of venture capital sees first hand that a disproportionate amount of capital is going to just a few people in a few places. Let’s put numbers on that: More than half of all venture capital in the world goes to…

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Salt Lake City

How the Startup World Can Level the Playing Field For Women

By | Nov 16, 2017 at 8:30 am

In the past fifteen years, women have been starting businesses in unprecedented numbers. Utilizing programs offered by the Small Business Administration as well as local Chambers of Commerce, women have been making rapid inroads into the world of business. Their businesses range across the…

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New Adobe Study Points Out the Creative Industry’s Diversity Problem

By | Nov 3, 2017 at 10:50 am

Diversity concerns plague the tech world in flavors ranging from sexism to racism to ageism. But in order to understand and address any of it, leaders in the tech community must be willing to take a hard look at the facts rather than repeat…

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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…