diversity

  • Cash In On The Gift That Is Grit Crunch Network

    Cash In On The Gift That Is Grit

    I’ve watched from the sidelines for years as the debate has played out about race and gender in Silicon Valley, and tech at large. Recently, I read an article shaming Facebook, Google and others about their “diversity numbers,” and felt compelled to weigh in; if it were early in my career and I saw those numbers it would make me run the other way. And fast. My goal here is… Read More

  • Developing Targeted Initiatives For Women Of Color In Tech Crunch Network

    Developing Targeted Initiatives For Women Of Color In Tech

    More than 30 diverse tech startups recently attended the first-ever White House Demo Day as part of President Obama’s Startup America initiative to call attention to the low numbers of women and minority tech entrepreneurs. Obama’s call to action included new public/private partnerships that promise to provide Americans with the opportunity to “pursue their bold… Read More

  • Why Tech Needs The Rooney Rule Crunch Network

    Why Tech Needs The Rooney Rule

    Something that you’ve likely never heard uttered is that an industry should look to the National Football League (NFL) for social cues. The league has been scandal-ridden for decades, and has consistently fallen flat in its responses to domestic abuse, cheating, health and wellness and drug scandals. Read More

  • Finally, We’re Going To Get Data About Diversity In Venture Capital

    Finally, We’re Going To Get Data About Diversity In Venture Capital

    Tech companies have been releasing data about diversity for the past year or so, but relatively little is known about diversity in the startup and venture capital ecosystem. Enter the 2015 Venture Census, a survey started by the National Venture Capital Association, Dow Jones VentureSource and CrunchBase. Read More

  • What A Truly Diverse Tech Company Would Look Like

    What A Truly Diverse Tech Company Would Look Like

    A lot of the conversation about diversity in tech revolves mostly around the lack of women and minorities. But diversity is much more complex than that. It’s not just about increasing the number of women in tech. Nor is it just about increasing the number of blacks and other racial minorities at tech companies. Read More

  • The Rise Of Female Hackers For Good Crunch Network

    The Rise Of Female Hackers For Good

    On May 23, 2015, hackers from 19 countries gathered online and in person for Femhack, a grassroots international feminist hackathon inspired by the life and work of Sabeen Mahmud. Passionate about civic technology, Mahmud started Pakistan’s first hackathon. Her efforts were not without controversy, and Mahmud paid for her activism with her life in April 2015. Read More

  • BoardList Is A Curated Platform With 600-Plus Independent, Board-Ready, Female Members

    BoardList Is A Curated Platform With 600-Plus Independent, Board-Ready, Female Members

    There are many in Silicon Valley who’d like to find better ways to integrate female operators and investors into the tech scene but who think it will simply take time – time for more women to enter engineering programs, time for more women to join tech startups, and time for more women to form their own venture firms, as some have begun to do. Read More

  • YC-Backed Jopwell Is Building The Apparently Missing “Pipeline” Of Diverse Candidates For Tech Jobs

    YC-Backed Jopwell Is Building The Apparently Missing “Pipeline” Of Diverse Candidates For Tech Jobs

    Behind the repetitive and apologetic acknowledgment that there is a lot more “work to do” on diversity at companies like Facebook, Google and Twitter is the idea that there isn’t a sufficiently large enough “pipeline” of minority candidates that are qualified to take these jobs. A YC company called Jopwell is taking aim straight at the “pipeline” question. Read More

  • 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