Diversity

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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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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Lesbians Who Tech Launches Scholarship for LGBTQ Women

By | May 6, 2016 at 11:23 am

Diversity in tech is a much talked about issue. Unfortunately, it often appears that there is much more talking than doing going on. That’s why it’s really inspiring to see people actually taking action. In this case, action is being taken by Lesbians Who Tech and…

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“Project Include” Launches To Promote Diversity in Tech

By | May 4, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Diversity in tech is getting a complete upheaval with the help of women already in the industry. Together, they’re launching Project Include, a nonprofit with the goal of meeting tech’s drastic need for diversity. Ellen Pao, who gained fame from last year’s court case…

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Las Vegas

The Key to Diversity is in Human Connection

By | Aug 11, 2015 at 11:00 am

We’ve all stood witness to a very interesting, cultural shift across the tech landscape in the US recently. At this point, the lack of diversity in tech isn’t news, but we’ve perhaps reached a tipping point where people have stopped talking about it and actually…

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San Francisco

10 Startups Move to Final Round in Women Who Tech’s Women Startup Challenge

By | Apr 29, 2016 at 12:10 pm

Women Who Tech launched a massive startup challenge to bring much-needed awareness and support to women-led startups across the country. The Women Who Tech’s Women Startup Challenge 2016 has announced the ten finalists in the competition, who will “pitch and showcase their innovative and…

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Outliers: Adeline Koh of Sabbatical Beauty

By | Apr 22, 2016 at 3:45 pm

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. Adeline Koh, associate…

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Why Even the Most Innovative Companies Are Struggling with Diversity

By | Apr 21, 2016 at 10:04 am

When you think about a company that is struggling with a lack of diversity or cultural acceptance, what do you picture? Perhaps you envision a mom and pop business that is struggling to succeed in spite of the principles of the organization holding views…

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Who’s to Blame for the Gender Wage Gap?

By | Apr 20, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Gender wage gaps are still a big issue in tech and the business world at large, but things get much more complicated when we examine how the pay gaps persist in negotiation and other areas that could improve the situation. A recent survey conducted…

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The Truth About Diversity Initiatives in Tech

By | Apr 15, 2016 at 9:59 am

Diversity – a single word that has caused enough fear and disruption within the tech and startup world over the last few years. But what does it really mean? With so much confusion on the specifics of the word (does it mean better representation?…

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Techies Project Highlights Diverse Narratives in Media & Tech

By | Apr 7, 2016 at 4:25 pm

Techies, the well-anticipated spotlighting project launched by Helena Price, has launched. The series focuses on portraits of underrepresented voices within tech. Ranging across many subcultures, Price has been able to photograph and interview more than 100 tech innovators, each with their own perspectives and…

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Ageism in Tech: The Industry’s Biggest Secret

By | Apr 6, 2016 at 5:44 pm

Despite “diversity” becoming a buzzword in today’s tech climate, there are still some issues that the culture would rather we not highlight. Namely, the way that it treats tech workers beyond the age of 30. In an interview conducted in the New York Times…

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The Key to More Women in Computer Science? Admit to Being ‘Dumb’

By | Apr 5, 2016 at 4:15 pm

It may be intimidating to be deemed the “dumb girl in computer science” but one woman in tech is turning that saying on its head. Cat, a computer science student at the University of Wyoming, took to her blog to write about her struggles…

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‘Quit Your Day Job’: A ‘Shark Tank’ for Women and Minority Entrepreneurs

By | Apr 1, 2016 at 4:34 pm

Television is quickly becoming a space that embraces entrepreneurs. And a new show from Oxygen is carving out space for women and entrepreneurs of color. Modeled similarly to the popular ABC show Shark Tank, reality show Quit Your Day Job will directly tackle the…

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Atlanta

Read a Harrowing Account of a Poor, Black Coding Student’s Encounter with the Law

By | Apr 1, 2016 at 1:50 pm

There’s an appeal that comes along with being part of tech culture – you’re able to be at the forefront of change and creativity, helping to bring some of the world’s leading innovations to life. But when you’re a marginalized person – especially a…