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Harsh Reality

Does the Tech Industry Have an Office Romance Problem?

By | Feb 21, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Quick, guess how many people have had sex with a coworker. 10 percent of them? 20? 50? The actual number is a massive 59.7 percent, and that’s just the ones that admitted to it in a recent study. That wasn’t the only surprising fact in…

Diversity

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…

Books

San Francisco

Sarah Lacy on Benevolent Sexism and You

By | Nov 22, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Over the past several months we’ve seen dozens of men in power, across various industries, facing the ramifications of their predatory behavior.  The timeliness the new book by Pando founder Sarah Lacy titled, A UTERUS IS A FEATURE, NOT A BUG: The Working Woman’s Guide…

Co-working Spaces

NYC

All the Major Women-Only Coworking Spaces, Listed

By | Nov 5, 2017 at 5:00 pm

The importance of a women-centric location for working and living shouldn’t come as much of a shock to anyone reading the news over the past few months, as waves of sexual harassment allegations have risen across numerous industries, from politics to news to Hollywood….

Diversity

Startup Sexism Is So Bad These Women Created a Fake Male Cofounder

By | Aug 30, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Sexism, in all its outdated glory, has still permeated nearly every industry in the market. From tech to politics, women are vastly underrepresented, underpaid, and generally undervalued within their male-dominated sectors. Tragically, solutions like diversity training and hiring initiatives have done little to spur…

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Diversity

San Francisco

7 Best Apps For Promoting Workforce Diversity

By | Aug 28, 2017 at 9:20 am

2017 has made it official: Diversity problems — and the harassment charges that tend to follow — are impossible for tech companies to continue to avoid. Sadly, the root of the problem rests in a company’s culture, which is the single most difficult element…

Diversity

NYC

Nearly 100 New CEOs Join the “CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion”

By | Jul 25, 2017 at 2:30 pm

The CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion initiative, a collective response to the documented harassment charges stemming from prejudices in the tech community, has gained nearly 100 new CEOs. The stated goals of each individual in the collective are to commit themselves and their organizations…

Harsh Reality

Women in Tech Should Be the Rule, Not the Exception

By | May 1, 2017 at 10:30 am

We’ve all heard different versions of the same statistic: According to the Census, women make up 59 percent of the entire workforce in the United States and 51 percent of the country’s total population, yet women account for just 30 percent of the labor…

Diversity

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…

Opinion/Analysis

How We Can Solve Gender Wage Gaps in Tech

By | Apr 13, 2016 at 12:30 pm

According to a recent report conducted by Hired, gender pay gaps are not only common – they’re still a huge problem throughout the tech industry. Even in Silicon Valley, where many of the trends of tech and business are set, gender pay gaps continue…

Opinion/Analysis

Subtle Sexism in Our Application of Artificial Intelligence

By | Apr 12, 2016 at 2:34 pm

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is quickly becoming a hot topic within technology. And there’s little wonder why – exploring the world of AI is just as exciting as exploring the possibilities in virtual reality. But when it comes to AI, many of the issues that…

Product Launch

Boston

‘Chariot for Women’ to Launch, Makes Rider Safety a Priority

By | Apr 11, 2016 at 2:39 pm

As ride-sharing apps continue to grow in popularity (with companies like Uber and Lyft leading the charge), it’s interesting to see new companies emerge into the niche. What could possibly set them apart from the competition, and ensure that riders seek them out over…

Opinion/Analysis

SH//FT, Sexism, and the Burden of Responsibility

By | Apr 11, 2016 at 11:56 am

Even despite a growing number of awareness campaigns and activist initiatives to state otherwise, sexism remains a huge problem. And the fact that it keeps re-assuming its position within different aspects of our society proves that it’s not just a “woman’s problem” – it’s…

Entrepreneur

Y Combinator’s Sam Altman Insists “Sexism in Tech Is Real” 

By | Jul 28, 2014 at 12:18 pm

On Friday, Y Combinator president Sam Altman penned a blog post called “Diversity and Startups” to explain what YC is doing to promote inclusiveness and how diverse the YC portfolio actually is. Here are some of the statistics he shared:  19.5% of the startups Y…