All too many founders assume that, as they grow their team roster, their diversity will naturally improve. In reality, companies build on what they have.
A lack of diversity among product design teams has negatively impacted the experience women have with countless products. For instance, when seat belts were created, they were designed with the average man in mind. As a result, studies have shown that seat-belted women are 47 percent more likely to be seriously injured than seat-belted men […]
In recent years, paid parental leave has become a hot-button issue. It’s no wonder that news on this topic is making headlines: The United States is ranked last in the world, one of only three countries that doesn’t guarantee paid parental leave. The nation’s policy is 25 years old, which is why California Governor Gavin […]
Much has been written about the tech industry’s sexist undertones. In 2017, Silicon Valley faced a “reckoning” for its gender-driven decision-making and tolerance of sexual harassment. From marginalizing women’s ability to contribute to the field because of their biological makeup to holding them to higher standards in order to earn leadership roles, the business world […]
While we read about the gender gap in technology almost every day, it’s worth championing a sector that seems to have a strong showing of talented women in tech – the wearables industry. Women have an extensive history in the wearables field: There’s Leah Buechley, inventor of the Lily Pad Arduino; academics like Dr. Rosalind Picard, founder, […]
Many argue that the tech world — including IoT — is one big bro-nopoly. Why? Well, maybe because only 5% of all VC funding goes to women-led startups. Embarrassing. In addition, according to LinkedIn’s Talent blog survey, 91% of hardware engineers are men. Disconcerting. Not to mention the Wired stats showing that of the thousands […]
This post appears courtesy of the Ferenstein Wire, a syndicated news service. Publishing partners may edit posts. For inquiries, please email author and publisher Gregory Ferenstein. The male-dominated video-game world is inching closer towards a more balanced gender representation. Even though women gamers have slightly outnumbered men since 2014, according to the Internet Advertising Bureau, […]
A panel features women working on solutions.
Women, gays, and immigrants form a new majority at the top.
Pinterest’s percentage of women in tech roles hasn’t changed in a year.
It’s tricky, but worth it, to think about the pixels.
An early Oracle employee says Silicon Valley still doesn’t play fair with women or minorities.
Liz Acosta seeks funds for her future.
Stereotypes triggered an engineering gender imbalance.
He “was inarticulate.” Ya think?
Now he says they should ask for raises.
A model program + money = a new experiment.
And rarely says what you’d expect.