Get your exclusive Tech.Co local news and event updates!

Inspiration

6 Ways Women Entrepreneurs Are Finding Inspiration

By | Aug 31, 2017 at 11:30 am

In her book, Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead, Sheryl Sandberg notes that she has seen many female entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley and around the world with the talent, knowledge, skill sets and even experiences that drive success, yet completely doubt…

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Sexism, in all its outdated glory, has still permeated nearly every industry in the market.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…

Accelerator

Austin

Meet the 9 Startups in DivInc’s Diversity-Focused Accelerator Cohort

By | Aug 24, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Promoting diversity in the startup world is easier said than done. With diversity training having mixed results and companies coming under fire for approaching it incorrectly, developing a diverse workforce that is committed to progress and success can be a lot harder than you…

Tech.Co Top Stories

TechCo Top Stories: Amazon, Fashion, Pizza, and the Total Solar Eclipse

By | Aug 11, 2017 at 3:50 pm

There’s nothing better than being well-informed before the weekend. Not only will you have plenty of conversation starters at the various parties you’ll be attending, but you’ll also learn a thing or two about the tech world, which is always a good thing. And…

Diversity

DC

Report: Women Engineering Students are Still Dropping Out

By | Aug 8, 2017 at 3:50 pm

People took to social media amid a controversial internal memo by a Google software engineer called “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber,” which was not only a slap in the face to women in tech and diversity initiatives as whole, but also claimed that there was…

TechCo Spotlight 300×250

Diversity

Leading Tech Firms Committed to Closing Skills Gap by Promoting Women in STEM

By | Aug 8, 2017 at 10:50 am

There will be an estimated two million computing and engineering positions that need to be filled over the next decade. While that might sound pretty great for those excited about job growth, the talent pool in these fields is far from capable enough to…

Diversity

The Cybersecurity Industry Needs to Address the Gender Gap

By | Jul 27, 2017 at 11:30 am

If you’re sick of hearing about it, don’t worry; so are we. But that doesn’t change the fact that the gender gap in the business world is as stupid as it is futile. Time and time again, research has shown that having women in…

Diversity

50 Best Cities for Women Entrepreneurs Around the World, Ranked

By | Jul 19, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Diversity in the workplace has been proven to be good for business. Yes, your little boys club might feel comfortable, but stepping outside of it and hiring women and minorities is the best way to make sure your company is headed for success. And…

Diversity

3 Companies That Won the Women Startup Competition Europe 2017

By | Jul 11, 2017 at 11:30 am

Winning a startup competition is no easy feat. With hard-working founders looking to take home the prize, innovative startups showing off their tech at every turn, and judges looking for any excuse to eliminate you, it can be a pretty stressful environment. The Women…

Diversity

Generation Z Women Could Close the Gender Gap in Tech

By | Jul 10, 2017 at 11:35 am

The gender gap in tech is a well-known problem. Whether it’s lower pay, fewer executive roles, or a general lack of respect for women in tech, founders, entrepreneurs, and tech employees are tired of seeing this gross imbalance effect an industry built on its…

Diversity

Foundry Group, Techstars and Others Launch Women in STEM Scholarship

By | Jun 28, 2017 at 9:20 am

It’s hard to argue that diversity in tech isn’t a pressing issue. After all, there are more than enough problems arising at Uber and plenty of problematic statistics when it comes to women in tech. The issue is made even more infuriating when you…

Diversity

Women You Should Fund Leverages the Power of Female Entrepreneurs

By | May 19, 2017 at 11:20 am

The gender problem in tech is well-documented. While more and more women entrepreneurs are getting involved in the startup world, opportunities for success remain few and far for women-led companies. Fortunately, someone is doing something about it. Women You Should Fund is a crowdfunding platform launched…

Diversity

In Startups and Business, Women Receive Less Money [Infographic]

By | May 11, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Leading up to the last U.S. election cycle, a great deal of focus was placed on wage inequality and disparities in venture capital raised by women. It is now well established that not only do women typically make less money. However, add in any…

Diversity

Charleston, SC

The Male Perspective on Women in Tech: Genuinely Caring, Careful, and Oblivious?

By | Mar 31, 2017 at 3:30 pm

This week, Charleston Women in Tech, a meetup style group, organized a panel to discuss the male’s perspective of women in tech. The panel consisted of men in leadership positions within tech-focused organizations. At first glance, the panel sounded like the event was designed…

Diversity

12 Inspirational Stories About Women Who Code

By | Mar 29, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Currently, women only represent 18 percent of the workforce in tech. While you might look towards education to fill this gap, the number of women obtaining computer science degrees hovers around the same percentage. And yet, in 2014, 38 percent of graduates from coding…

Social Good

The $1 Million XPRIZE Competition Will Help Ensure the Safety of Women

By | Mar 8, 2017 at 5:50 pm

One in three women globally have faced sexual or physical violence in their lifetime, and in a study by the United Nations, 92 percent of women in New Dehli have experienced some form of violence in public spaces in their lifetime. Here in the…

Diversity

Get Ready to Be Bold for Change on International Women’s Day

By | Mar 4, 2017 at 2:30 pm

The disparity between the genders in the business world has been a problem for a number of years. And unfortunately, according to the World Economic Forum, at the rate we’re going, the gender gap will not close until the year 2186. This is too…