gender gap

  • The wide world of e-sports Crunch Network

    The wide world of e-sports

    I played a lot of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty online when it launched. And by that I mean a lot. I inevitably drifted into watching streams of other players competing in order to improve my game. Eventually I stopped playing as much, and even stopped following the e-sports scene. But since then, professional e-sports has become a global industry, with revenues in the hundreds of millions… Read More

  • Former Citigroup CFO Sallie Krawcheck launches Ellevest, a digital investment platform for women

    Former Citigroup CFO Sallie Krawcheck launches Ellevest, a digital investment platform for women

    Former Citigroup CFO Sallie Krawcheck launched her anticipated new startup, a digital investment platform for women called Ellevest, this morning from the TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016 conference’s stage. Krawcheck is not your typical startup founder, which makes her entry in the investing space particularly interesting. Prior to Ellevest, she was the president of Global Wealth and… Read More

  • Tech companies can make retention of female employees a priority Crunch Network

    Tech companies can make retention of female employees a priority

    The technology industry has a problem with retaining qualified female employees. According to a study by the Center for Work-Life Policy, 56 percent of women in computing jobs will leave their positions at the “mid-level” point, right when it is most costly to the companies that employ them. This is due to a number of factors that can be alleviated by corporations adopting… Read More

  • Silicon Valley could gain $25 billion by narrowing gender gap

    Silicon Valley could gain $25 billion by narrowing gender gap

    Research has shown, time and time again, that diversity is good for business and the economy. If Silicon Valley can close the gender gap, the tech-heavy area could gain $25 billion (a 9% increase) in gross domestic product by 2025, according to a new McKinsey report. In San Francisco, the city could drive roughly $45 billion in 2025 GDP. Statistically compared to other metropolitan areas… Read More

  • Women aren’t the only ones who feel they’re not paid fairly in tech

    Women aren’t the only ones who feel they’re not paid fairly in tech

    Comparably, the Glassdoor-like platform for self-reporting employment and compensation data, has released some data around culture at tech companies. Within a couple of weeks of launching, over 2,000 people have submitted data around what it’s like working at their respective companies in tech, if they believe they’re paid fairly and if they’re satisfied with their equity stake. Read More

  • Women Use Pinterest, But They Don’t Run It

    Women Use Pinterest, But They Don’t Run It

    Only 40 percent of Pinterest employees are women, even though the majority of the company’s users are female, according to a report released by Pinterest Thursday. Pinterest’s ratio appears better than other tech companies that have released similar reports — only about 30 percent of employees at Facebook, Google and Twitter are female. But considering Pinterest’s users… Read More

  • No Women In CS? Well, Not For Long

    No Women In CS? Well, Not For Long

    At Stanford, just under 21 percent of undergraduate CS majors, the school’s most popular major, are women. Surrounding the school, Silicon Valley is starved for talented engineers, with companies aggressively recruiting Stanford undergrads with coding skills for high paying internships and full time jobs. “Getting more girls involved in CS is probably the most impactful thing we can… Read More