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Only One City in the US Pays Women in Tech More Than Men

By | Mar 8, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Women are on the rise. With movements like #MeToo and Time’s Up gaining ground every day and activists speaking out about the countless injustices women face on a daily basis, it seems like meaningful change could be right around the corner. However, despite being…

Events

Phoenix

Breaking Down Barriers to Entrepreneurship Starts with Messaging

By | Feb 22, 2018 at 2:00 pm

With the rise in startup activity around the country, more local organizations are emerging to help provide resources, training, education, and funding to support underserved communities and their dreams to build a business. At Techstars Startup Week Phoenix 2018 powered by Chase for Business, leaders…

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Phoenix

Entrepreneurs Aren’t Prepared for the Mental Rollercoaster

By | Feb 22, 2018 at 11:00 am

During the recession, Carla Sandine couldn’t find many job opportunities in the digital marketing industry. As a single mother, she had to find a way to support her family and decided to open a business in Phoenix. In 2011, she launched a digital marketing…

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When Will Silicon Valley Be Ready for Its Own Black Panther Moment?

By | Feb 20, 2018 at 12:45 pm

In the last few days, Marvel’s Black Panther has far outpaced the epic opening weekend we had been expecting for months. Theaters across the country were filled to the rafters with millions of viewers excited to see the newest installation of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In…

Diversity

10 Quotes from Black Entrepreneurs About Overcoming Discrimination

By | Feb 6, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Black History Month is about more than celebrating the success of African Americans; it’s about recognizing the strife and struggle that they have gone through to get to where they are today. From Jim Crowe laws to the Civil Rights Movement, the black community…

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What Women’s Restrooms Can Tell Us About Tech Conference Sexism

By | Jan 11, 2018 at 12:45 pm

When commercial product manager Lin Classon stepped inside a ladies’ restroom at Amazon Web Services’ 2017 re:Invent conference, she wasn’t surprised. Instead, she was alone. An empty women’s restroom functions as the canary in the coal mine of the tech industry. As Lin explains, the…

Culture

San Francisco

Buffer Reaffirms Salary Transparency, Benchmarks Cost of Living

By | Dec 7, 2017 at 12:20 pm

This week Buffer, the social media management platform, reaffirmed their dedication to being a transparent organization and along with it fully public salary information on every employee. While this in itself is not news, the company has shared their salary details for the past…

Education

Girl Scouts Announce First National Computer Science Program for Young Women

By | Dec 4, 2017 at 2:30 pm

There’s no denying that the skills gap is going to be a serious problem in a few short years. Even with computer science degrees flying off the shelves from prestigious universities and coding bootcamps alike, the sheer amount of positions to fill is growing…

Diversity

How Women Can Take the Lead as New Entrepreneurs

By | Dec 2, 2017 at 10:30 am

Entrepreneurial women aren’t all alike, but our collective experiences have plenty of overlap. Like all entrepreneurs, we start our businesses because we have an idea to share with the world. We have a solution with the potential to offer something new to the market. Driving…

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DC

Emerging Markets Need Investors to Get Over Their Blind Spots

By | Nov 17, 2017 at 8:30 am

Anyone following the world of venture capital sees first hand that a disproportionate amount of capital is going to just a few people in a few places. Let’s put numbers on that: More than half of all venture capital in the world goes to…

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Salt Lake City

How the Startup World Can Level the Playing Field For Women

By | Nov 16, 2017 at 8:30 am

In the past fifteen years, women have been starting businesses in unprecedented numbers. Utilizing programs offered by the Small Business Administration as well as local Chambers of Commerce, women have been making rapid inroads into the world of business. Their businesses range across the…

Diversity

New Adobe Study Points Out the Creative Industry’s Diversity Problem

By | Nov 3, 2017 at 10:50 am

Diversity concerns plague the tech world in flavors ranging from sexism to racism to ageism. But in order to understand and address any of it, leaders in the tech community must be willing to take a hard look at the facts rather than repeat…

Diversity

More Stats Continue to Reveal the Extent of Ageism in the Tech Community

By | Nov 1, 2017 at 10:50 am

Diversity is a popular buzzword with one big blind spot: The need for a diverse range of employee ages is often overlooked, and few industries are as bad as the innovation-centric tech community. Those looking for the “next big thing” tend to look towards…

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Maine

How the Maine Tech Ecosystem Nurtures Female Entrepreneurship

By | Oct 30, 2017 at 8:30 am

According to a 2015 Pew Research Center survey, 43 percent of Americans believe that women in executive business positions are held to higher standards than men. The same percentage of respondents believe that people and companies in the United States aren’t prepared to hire…

Tech.Co Top Stories

TechCo Top Stories: Drones, Diversity, and the Los Angeles Dodgers

By | Oct 27, 2017 at 2:30 pm

When you think about it, TechCo’s top stories are pretty great. Not only do we cover all the tech trends, startup news, and gadgets for your holiday lists, we also put a little bit of our voice into it so you don’t fall asleep…

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas Coworking Space For Women Opens

By | Oct 26, 2017 at 1:45 pm

Yesterday the first coworking space for women, Bloom, hosted its official grand opening and ribbon-cutting celebration, welcoming women throughout the Las Vegas area to gather, connect, and grow their businesses under one posh new roof. The new venue was founded by Ginger Melien and Chelli…

Diversity

10 Most Diverse Industries in the US, Ranked

By | Oct 26, 2017 at 11:30 am

Diversity remains a pressing issue in the business world today. Particularly in the tech community, small startups and large corporations alike are having trouble with everything from sensitivity training to hiring practices. Still, there are a few bright spots when it comes to diversity,…