Women's issues

Women Entering the Tech Workforce Face the Worst Pay Gap

By | Jun 21, 2016 at 4:03 pm

Broken down by age, the gender pay gap reveals several interesting facts that might otherwise be missed in the larger discussion of the disparity between male and female wages in the tech sector. This infographic that salary data gatherer Comparably created details the situation. The…

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4 Ways Gender Equality is Good for Men 

By | Sep 24, 2015 at 12:30 pm

“White men in Europe and the US are the beneficiaries of the single greatest affirmation action program in the history of the world. It is called the history of the world,” quips Michael Kimmel in his new TEDWomen talk. This is one of the…

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Women Who Code Are Helping Dispel Gender Inequality

By | Jun 2, 2016 at 5:45 pm

Being a woman in tech can be difficult. On a daily basis, female programmers and techies face microaggressions, stereotypes, and a variety of other hurdles that their male coworkers don’t have to be subjected to. But one of the biggest ways that we can…

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Why Aren’t Women-Led Startups Getting VC Funding?

By | Jun 1, 2016 at 2:30 pm

In the male-dominated venture capital industry, it can be hard for women to find the support that they need. But when ti comes to female entrepreneurs and VC funding, what is at the core of this support and how can the industry change it?…

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6 Tips for Millennial Women Entrepreneurs

By | May 22, 2016 at 2:00 pm

A recent study, The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Women’s Report, released in November 2015 reveals that female entrepreneurship is on the rise around the world. According to the report, the gender gap has already narrowed by six percent since 2012, with Millennial women entrepreneurs ages…

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Why Don’t More Women Want to Work in Tech?

By | Aug 27, 2015 at 6:00 pm

While equality in the workplace is slowly improving for women in general, the percentage of women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers — particularly tech and engineering — is actually declining. In 2013, only 23 percent of U.S. computing jobs were held…

Diversity

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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Industry Events

The Truth About Why There’s Not Enough Women in Tech

By | Jul 13, 2015 at 8:00 am

Headlines often contain names of the top tech entrepreneurs and innovators and chances are, 9 out of 10 of the list often include men, which begs the question: how come there aren’t many women on the list? A recent study noted that men outnumber…

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NYC

A Challenge to Accelerators: Fund 33% Women Founders

By | Jun 15, 2015 at 8:00 am

Barnard College recently issued a challenge to the accelerators, incubators, and investors of the world: make sure one out of every three startups you fund has a woman founder. Called the Athena Pledge, this initiative is designed to support women in entrepreneurship and help…

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Chicago

Uber Launches Initiative to Recruit More Female Drivers in Chicago

By | Jun 9, 2015 at 2:01 pm

This morning, Uber announced the launch of a new joint initiative with the YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago that’s aimed at bringing on 5,000 female drivers in Chicago by the end of the year. Called “Drive to Thrive”, the campaign is a part of the…

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DC

18 Computer Science Projects That Prove Middle School Girls Are Smarter Than You

By | Jun 4, 2015 at 11:00 am

This weekend, middle school girls from around the country will gather in DC to learn about computer science and technology, as part of the ProjectCSGIRLS national gala. ProjectCSGIRLS is a nonprofit founded in 2013 that holds tech workshops for girls. This is the second…

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Would You Watch This Series on Women Trying to Make It in Tech?

By | Dec 29, 2015 at 4:20 pm

Sure, while it’s easy to brush aside Silicon Valley as a loose parody of the actual Silicon Valley, the massive male presence on the show is a very accurate portrayal of what the situation is like in the tech world. In the show, we…

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The Story of Etsy’s Success Is the Story of the Success of Women Entrepreneurs

By | May 13, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Last month, the Brooklyn, NY-based ecommerce platform Etsy debuted its IPO at a surprising $31 per share – nearly double the amount of its initial $16 pricing. And, while that on its own is a great achievement (especially for a company that has yet…

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6 How-To Videos for Women Entrepreneurs

By | May 1, 2015 at 10:00 am

This week, the Kauffman Foundation announced the full release of a series of six videos on success strategies for women entrepreneurs. The videos are part of Kauffman FastTrac, which helps educate aspiring entrepreneurs and provide them with the resources and community they need to grow…