By | Jul 23, 2019 at 6:46 pm
The Philadelphia police department plans to fire 13 officers for advocating violence through prejudiced social media posts. Thank the Plain View Project, a research project that has compiled a database of Facebook posts from more than 3,500 police officer accounts.
By | Jul 18, 2019 at 5:26 pm
CES, and its show runner CTA, have made policy updates to address the concerns of gender bias at the trade show, and they're a step in the right direction. But is it aiming for the wrong targets along the way?
By | Jul 12, 2019 at 11:58 am
This year, tech companies worldwide joined other corporations in supporting the Pride movement. But, for every genuine symbol of solidarity, there’s a risk of rainbow-flagged lip service. So, how can tech companies avoid such pinkwashing in future?
By | May 29, 2019 at 9:36 am
Will your smart home device listen to you, but not your girlfriend? She's not the only one being ignored. A recent UN report identified a worrying number of issues relating to sexism in virtual assistants. Here's what they found, why it's happening, and what we can do about it.
By | Mar 8, 2019 at 11:48 am
On International Women's Day, we recommend five simple actions we can all take to help improve gender inclusivity in the tech industry, which still has a long way to go to close the gender gap.
By | Jan 23, 2019 at 2:23 pm
The second annual PodCon, a convention for podcasters and their fans, took place in Seattle over the weekend. The event still embodied the scrappy underdog on its second outing: It’s one of the smaller cons around, fascinating not for its size, but for the future it represents.
By | Dec 20, 2018 at 7:24 am
A shocking Amnesty International survey has revealed the scale of misogynistic and racist abuse directed at female journalists and politicians on Twitter. The crowdsourced study studied over 200,000 tweets and discovered that abusive tweets are sent to women every 30 seconds
By | Nov 30, 2018 at 8:37 am
Consumer technology, like smartphones, laptops, and tablets, has become an integral part of everyday life for the majority of the global population. Yet, the working conditions in which these devices are created have an increasingly terrible reputation for workplace welfare
By | Nov 7, 2018 at 11:50 am
WeWork has turned off its unlimited beer tap in its New York office, a move that also follows a lawsuit and over alleged sexual assault. But, is the revised beer policy just damage control or a sign that the tech industry might be shaping up and addressing some problematic issues
By | Oct 19, 2018 at 10:17 am
An artificial intelligence that dislikes women or people of color sounds like a concept straight out of a Twilight Zone episode. Instead, it's reality. How did we get here? Is it possible to build an AI that won't reflect the bone-deep prejudices that exist in the real world?
By | Jun 13, 2018 at 11:59 am
The tech community frequently boasts about its commitment to diversity, and this June's LGBTQ Pride Month has provided the perfect opportunity for some of the biggest tech companies to prove as much. From branded demonstrations of inclusivity to generous donations, we round up ...
By | Aug 24, 2018 at 8:47 am
How did the sci-fi and fantasy-centric Hugo Awards shift to highlighting diverse voices? And can the tech industry, with its own reputation for a lack of diversity, learn from some of the same moves? Here are a few tips tech can take from the past few years of the Hugo Awards
By | May 10, 2018 at 2:00 pm
Startup life can be full of unexpected twists and turns. Whether it be attracting clients, hiring employees, or just dealing with the daily chaos of founding a company, entrepreneurship is a guaranteed rollercoaster ride. I asked three women entrepreneurs from the Arlington, ...
By | Jul 13, 2018 at 6:03 am
This summer, Diana Wilson is celebrating her graduation from the University of Virginia and is starting her career as an associate product marketing manager at Google. This is an exciting new chapter for Diana, who is a 2017 Forbes 30 under 30 scholar, went...
By | Jun 25, 2018 at 2:22 pm
Despite its reputation as the innovative, progressive industry of the future, the tech industry continues to struggle to make diversity a priority, according to a new report. A pervasive under-representation of non-white, non-male employees remains a problem across tech, despite ...