diversity

  • Making Diversity Your Strategic Weapon Crunch Network

    Making Diversity Your Strategic Weapon

    Technology has made it possible to build global companies in half the time and with half the effort than a mere five years ago. Brands of all sizes have an unprecedented opportunity to reach a staggeringly large audience. But to be taken seriously on a global scale, companies need to embrace a different way of doing business. Read More

  • New Cisco CEO Favors Diversity And Youth In Executive Team

    New Cisco CEO Favors Diversity And Youth In Executive Team

    New Cisco CEO, Chuck Robbins, unveiled his new executive team in a blog post today, and he’s favoring diversity and youth as he tries to sell Cisco to a new generation of customers. He’s got a challenge. But as he moves in and former CEO John Chambers and members of his team move on, Robbins is already putting his own unique stamp on the organization, hiring five men and five women… Read More

  • Why Are There So Few Black Investors? Crunch Network

    Why Are There So Few Black Investors?

    While the technology sector continues to flourish, and its luminaries are seen as role models, the industry as a whole is suffering from a lack of diversity that has undermined its ability to fully realize its transformative potential. Read More

  • Venture’s Angels Crunch Network

    Venture’s Angels

    Gender diversity statistics in technology are depressingly, familiarly, terrible. Top tech companies have an average of ~70 percent male workforce, with board and c-suite diversity in the single digits. Venture capital funding is similarly grim with only 6 percent of funds employing female funders, down from 10 percent in 1999. One marked shift from the last dot-com boom however, is the rise… Read More

  • To Get Women Into Computer Science, Sheryl Sandberg Launches Lean In Mentorship Network

    To Get Women Into Computer Science, Sheryl Sandberg Launches Lean In Mentorship Network

    Only 18 percent of computer science majors are women. To help fix this “funnel problem” and balance the genders in tech, Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In project is starting a “CS&E Chapter.” Potential and current women in computer science and engineering can join the chapter to connect with each other for advising and support. Read More

  • Prioritizing Diversity In 2015 Crunch Network

    Prioritizing Diversity In 2015

    At a recent forum on diversity in tech, Google’s Director of Global Diversity Talent & Inclusion, Yolanda Mangolini, explained that it is incredibly hard to move the needle on diversity by even 1% at Google’s size. In a blog post on how to recruit more women into tech companies, Jennifer Dulski, President and COO of Change.org, echoed the same sentiment, advising startup… Read More

  • Transforming The Conversation On Women In Computer Science Crunch Network

    Transforming The Conversation On Women In Computer Science

    Barbie and Mattel made news recently in the world of computer science. While initial reaction to Mattel’sBarbie “I Can Be a Computer Engineer” book focused on all-too-common and inaccurate stereotypes, conversation that has developed around the book is actually helping to shine the spotlight on two very important issues. Read More

  • It’s Computer Science Ed Week And It’s Time To Do Something Crunch Network

    It’s Computer Science Ed Week And It’s Time To Do Something

    It’s Computer Science Education Week and for thousands of students around the country, that means nothing. So what can you do about it? Thankfully, as a member of the tech community, you can do something. Read More

  • Microsoft’s Plan To Become More Diverse

    Microsoft’s Plan To Become More Diverse

    At its annual shareholder’s meeting this week, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Chairman John Thompson fielded a series of questions from the Reverend Jesse Jackson concerning diversity inside the technology company. The set of queries gave Microsoft a chance to address how it approaches the issue. Read More