diversity

  • Who Is A VC? Crunch Network

    Who Is A VC?

    Last year, I dug into why there are so few black people in venture capital. More recently, the folks over at Social Capital and The Information took a crack at providing the data around diversity among partners within venture capital. I’ve now decided to take a more comprehensive look at diversity within venture capital across all levels. Read More

  • Announcing TechCrunch Include Hub, A Home For Our Diversity And Inclusion Program

    Announcing TechCrunch Include Hub, A Home For Our Diversity And Inclusion Program

    TechCrunch has been running a program called Include for a while now. In its first phase, it offered diverse entrepreneurs, founders, organizations focused on inclusion and technologists a variety of benefits like monetary support and free or discounted tickets to our Disrupt events. Last year, we announced  Include 2.0, the next phase of our diversity program, which brought office… Read More

  • Apple’s Latest EEO-1 Report Shows Slight Diversity Progress

    Apple’s Latest EEO-1 Report Shows Slight Diversity Progress

    Apple very quietly released its most recent EEO-1 report, which breaks down employee data by race, gender, job categories, etc., over the weekend. This comes shortly after its predominantly white board of directors called the proposed adoption of an accelerated recruitment process to increase the diversity of its board of directors and senior management “unduly burdensome and not… Read More

  • Why STEM’s Future Rests In The Hands Of 12-Year-Old Girls Crunch Network

    Why STEM’s Future Rests In The Hands Of 12-Year-Old Girls

    A recent report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) took a comprehensive look at gender differences in student performance based on an exam taken by 15-year-olds. The report found that, although girls often perform better than their male peers — staying in school longer and out-performing them in reading — the top-performing girls continue to lag… Read More

  • Twitter Hires New VP Of Diversity And Inclusion From Apple

    Twitter Hires New VP Of Diversity And Inclusion From Apple

    Twitter has hired Jeffrey Siminoff to replace Janet Van Huysse as the company’s new vice president of diversity and inclusion. The news was announced on, yep, Twitter, by its head of human resources, Brian Schipper. Siminoff, who starts in January, seems like a great fit for this role. He’s joining Twitter from Apple, where he was the director of worldwide inclusion and… Read More

  • 40 Diverse People In Tech Who Made Big Moves In 2015

    Diverse people — people of color, LGBTQ men and women, women in general, people with disabilities, older people, younger people, etc. — have contributed a lot to the overall tech ecosystem this year. Before you dive in, please keep in mind that this list is by no means comprehensive. There are tons of diverse people in tech who accomplished amazing things this year, so… Read More

  • The New Digital Stars Of Higher Education Crunch Network

    The New Digital Stars Of Higher Education

    Higher education is going through a well-documented digital revolution. Colleges and universities are awash in data. Accelerated learning “bootcamps” challenge the supremacy of the establishment. But as it turns out, it just might be higher education’s digital sidekicks that have the potential to unmask — and transform — higher education’s greatest challenge. Read More

  • POCIT: 6 Latina Founders To Watch

    Welcome to the second edition of POCIT! Consider this: 87 percent of VC-backed founders are white and 83 percent of the founding teams of those startups are all white, according to a 2010 CB Insights report. This week, we’re taking a look at some stellar Latina entrepreneurs in tech. Who do you want to see highlighted next week? Keep sending me your nominations and suggestions at… Read More

  • The Tech Talent Shortage Is a Lie Crunch Network

    The Tech Talent Shortage Is a Lie

    Everybody knows hiring is difficult for tech companies. The Huffington Post called the shortage “devastating,” and the Obama administration’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology predicted a shortfall of 1 million technical professionals by 2020. What’s more, 90 percent of executives report that they struggle to recruit and retain tech talent. But as an… Read More

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