diversity

  • Tim Cook joins Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights’ board

    Tim Cook joins Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights’ board

    Apple CEO Tim Cook is joining the board of directors of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, a nonprofit organization founded by the Kennedy family. Cook has been an outspoken CEO, personally defending equality and civil rights. In December 2015, Cook already received the Ripple of Hope Award from the nonprofit organization. But Apple’s CEO is taking its public involvement for human… Read More

  • PayPal cancels plan to hire 400 people in North Carolina to protest anti-LGBT law

    PayPal cancels plan to hire 400 people in North Carolina to protest anti-LGBT law

    PayPal is taking a strong stance in favor of the LGBT community. A couple of weeks ago, North Carolina lawmakers passed a disappointing law that prohibits protecting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. This law also discriminates transgender people by forcing them to go to the wrong bathroom. PayPal won’t accept that and said <a… Read More

  • Feminism is in the details Crunch Network

    Feminism is in the details

    The topic of women in tech can take on different forms. It is about women’s positions and promotions (or the lack thereof) in the tech industry, with initiatives meant to help women network, find opportunities or hold discriminating industry leaders accountable. It is also about developing technology that can help us make this world kinder to women, by offering solutions to problems… Read More

  • Why Facebook Hosted 200+ African-American Students From The SF Bay Area

    Why Facebook Hosted 200+ African-American Students From The SF Bay Area

    Just one day after Mark Zuckerberg’s internal memo leaked, which asked employees to stop crossing out Black Lives Matter slogans, Facebook hosted more than 200 African-American students from the San Francisco Bay Area. The day-long field trip to Facebook this past Friday, which had been weeks in the making as part of Black History Month, was spearheaded by the employee resource… Read More

  • 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

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