Diversity

NYC

Women Startup Challenge to Fund Women-Led VR, AR, and AI Startups

By | Nov 29, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Being a women in tech is notoriously difficult. With most major tech companies employing less than 20 percent of women, the gender gap is starting to become a problem in an industry designed to be progressive and forward thinking. Fortunately, there’s a wide range of…

Diversity

10 Female Founders That Need to Be on Your Radar

By | Nov 18, 2016 at 12:50 pm

The startup world benefits from inclusion and diversity. At this point, it’s a little embarrassing to see that tech has not embraced this fact but it is undeniably true. The breadth of experience and the width of involvement always spells success for startups around…

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If You Don’t Think Diversity in Tech Matters, You’re Wrong

By | Oct 11, 2016 at 4:30 pm

Recently, Tech London Advocates (TLA) hosted the Diversity in Tech event in London to highlight the technology industry’s lack of a diverse workforce. The event took place on the same day TLA published a survey revealing the majority of technology businesses in London are…

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Tech Opportunity Fund Launches, Offers $100M in Diversity Scholarships

By | Sep 13, 2016 at 4:40 pm

The code school The Iron Yard today initiated the Tech Opportunity Fund, which will award $100 million in diversity scholarships over the next five years. In partnership with Code Fellows and Operation HOPE, the Iron Yard hopes this fund will lower financial barriers hindering the tech industry from…

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Denver

Study: Startups See a Need for Diversity, But Fail to Deliver

By | Sep 13, 2016 at 3:00 pm

This article is part of a Startup Week content series brought to you by CHASE for BUSINESS. Startup Week is celebration of entrepreneurs in cities around the globe. CHASE for BUSINESS is everything a business needs in one place, from expert advice to valuable…

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Podcast Listeners Are Getting More and More Ethnically Diverse

By | Sep 9, 2016 at 9:22 am

One early phrase of praise for the burgeoning podcast industry termed it the “democratization of broadcasting,” since anyone with a 20-buck microphone could have their voice heard across the world. Gatekeepers, we were told, could be erased. It’s hard to predict the direction that plenty…

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Facebook’s Diversity Report Is More Disappointing Than We Thought

By | Jul 14, 2016 at 5:00 pm

Diversity reports have been issued out from some of the leading tech companies, and they have been illuminating to the successes (and disappointments) of some diversity initiatives. Over the last three years, more companies have pledged to provide resources and funding into improving the…

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This Male Engineering Student Explains Why His Female Peers Are ‘Unequal’

By | Oct 12, 2015 at 11:00 am

In a recently penned letter to the editor of his school’s student newspaper, The Easterner, Eastern Washington University senior Jared Mauldin addressed a letter to “the women in [his] engineering classes” and pointed out why they were unequal when compared to him. But before…

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LedBetter Launches to Combat Gender Inequality

By | Jun 14, 2016 at 3:00 pm

When it comes to combatting gender inequality, there’s more that needs to be addressed than just the lack of representation. Research plays a huge role in giving companies the ability to properly address these issues. LedBetter is focused on addressing issues of gender inequality…

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How Airbnb Is Failing Its Marginalized Market

By | Jun 9, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Airbnb is leading the charge when it comes to the emerging sharing economy and vacation rental markets. However, the company’s latest public controversies have raised the question on whether or not it’s properly handling diversity within the markets it operates in. When it comes…

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Even With a Push, Women’s Inclusion in Tech Remains Low

By | Jun 7, 2016 at 2:30 pm

For women in tech, finding the space that supports them within the tech community can be one of the biggest challenges. But perhaps before women in tech should settle on a company, it’s good to know what other factors contribute to allowing women to…

Culture

San Francisco

My Date With Diversity at the Tech Inclusion Conference

By | Sep 14, 2015 at 8:00 pm

At the beginning of July Wayne Sutton, General Partner at BUILDUP VC, reached out to me about a side project he had been working on for a while: Anonymously Ask a Black Person. I had the privilege to get Sutton on the phone and dig…

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Blacks and Latinos Make Up 4 to 5 Percent of Tech Workforce

By | Sep 11, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Looking at statistics from some of the world’s top technology companies, it’s difficult to not feel defeated by the lack of diversity in the tech. While being touted as some of the most welcoming tech companies for women and minorities, diversity numbers from tech…

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How Librarians Could Help Solve Tech’s Gender Wage Gap

By | May 31, 2016 at 4:14 pm

Tech’s gender wage gap needs to have multiple solutions to solving this persistent problem. However, one of the most valuable solutions could be right outside of the tech industry’s reach…until now. The tech industry’s secret weapon, according to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research,…

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GitHub Is Making Diversity and Inclusion a Priority

By | May 27, 2016 at 12:30 pm

Diversity is a necessity in the business world today. Consumers are beginning to closely examine what plans major tech companies are using to promote large-scale inclusion and long-term diversity. GitHub, one of the most prominent open-source companies out there, has recently published their own diversity…

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Detroit

How to Expand Opportunity Through Inclusive Entrepreneurship

By | May 23, 2016 at 7:16 pm

Diversity can be difficult to find in the tech world. Unfortunately, the young white male stereotype has been patently proven to dominate this field. And while incubators and accelerators are persistently pursuing the cream of the crop, exclusionary tactics have seeped into the culture of…

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The Highs and Lows of Being a Female Tech Leader

By | May 21, 2016 at 8:05 pm

There has been momentous push to highlight gender inequality within tech, yet the question still remains: Why are there so few women in tech leadership roles? According to a recent Reuters study, 30 percent of 450 technology executives stated that their groups had no…