Diversity

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…

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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…

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Outliers: Maggie Leung of NerdWallet

By | May 20, 2016 at 11:01 am

Outliers is a new series that serves to spotlight underrepresented voices in the tech and entrepreneur world. With entrepreneurship on the rise, it can be hard to find a place that spotlights the work done by incredible entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds. Maggie Leung is…

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This Is Why Girls Can’t Code [Video]

By | May 18, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Humor might not seem like a reliable solution for tackling issues like gender inequality, but Girls Who Code is proving that it could actually be very beneficial for tackling stereotypes against women in tech. The organization, whose mission is to help engage more girls…

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Chicago

This Veteran is Helping People Fuel Their Dreams

By | Aug 25, 2015 at 9:00 am

For a lot of people, the realization that they’re meant to walk an entrepreneurial life path strikes at seemingly random times – almost out of the blue. That is, most of the entrepreneurs I speak with can trace their journey back to one formative…

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These New Emojis Will Show That Women Are Professional, Too

By | May 12, 2016 at 11:00 am

Emojis usually aren’t the first things we think of to showcase gender equality online. But that may all soon be changing, thanks to one proposal at the Unicode Consortium. A proposal was brought forward to reduce gender inequality by showing that women are just…

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The Sad State of Women in Tech [INFOGRAPHIC]

By | Aug 17, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Between 1991 and 2014, the percent of women in tech decreased from 37 percent to 26 percent in the United States. In New York City alone, men outnumber women seven to three in tech jobs. In a world where tech talent is in high…

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Ann Arbor

Rising City Living Costs Signal Growing Class Bias

By | May 7, 2016 at 10:00 am

It’s no secret that city life is significantly more expensive than living in the suburbs. However, over the last few years, the difference has gone from staggering to almost unbearable. Today, America’s most expensive cities (and, respectively, most expensive tech hubs of the country)…