diversity in technology

Warm intros are awful for diversity, so why do investors keep insisting on them?

There are oodles of advantages to having a diverse workforce, but you can't simply take your homogenous workforce, add diversity, stir and hope for the best.

Addressing the cybersecurity skills gap through neurodiversity

Addressing the skills gap and strengthening your own security team means bringing in different minds and perspectives — and that starts with embracing neurodiversity.

Increasing diversity in tech hiring requires a common-ground approach

The pandemic is surging once more — but so is the demand for common ground. We can choose how we respond.

Confronting racial bias in video games

Protests across the U.S. over police violence and systemic racism against Black Americans have sparked gaming companies like Electronic Arts, Epic Games and Sony Interactive Entertainment/PlayStation

Facebook’s chief diversity officer will now report directly to Sheryl Sandberg

Amid a heavier focus on race, diversity and inclusion in light of the police killing of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, Facebook is making its chief diversity officer, Maxine Williams, report dire

Interviewing.io hopes to close the engineer diversity gap with anonymous interviews

Take out your name, resume and any other identifying information then hop on the internet and show your skills to a recruiting manager. That’s the way Interviewing.io does it to ensure a truly b

Funders must give minority founders a fair deal

I learned a shocking statistic recently: Less than 1 percent of venture capital funding goes to black founders. This must change. When funders fail to give entrepreneurs of color a fair chance, it’s

Sometimes the most qualified applicant is not the most obvious

Hundreds of thousands of jobs that require both business and technical skills are open in the U.S., which means it’s likely your company is hiring for an important member of your team. But if you ar

Are coding bootcamps only for the rich?

One of the criticisms levelled against bootcamps is they don’t attract low-income students. The evidence seems to support this. According to bootcamp industry-watcher Course Report, 79 percent of bo

For more diversity in the workplace, start with technical roles

The lack of diversity in terms of gender, race, ethnicity and age is well documented in the technology industry. Public data shared by major tech employers show that women only represent 25 to 45 perc

How international startups are supporting New York City

Immigrants make up 13.3 percent of the population in the U.S., which is the highest percentage the country has seen in more than 100 years. Now let’s put this into perspective: Thirty-six percent of

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 amon

Female Founders: The State Of The Union

Building a tech company from the ground up and having it succeed is an ambitious goal. Doing that as a female founder and CEO is another beast, entirely. When you stop and look at what it takes to be

How To Hire Female Engineers

“I’m worried about my company becoming too dude-ish,” the founder said. “How do I hire more women engineers?” I gladly took that call. A leader's job is to build the team with as few blind s

Pinterest Engineer Launches /dev/color To Support Communities of Black Engineers

Black students are earning four percent of computer science Bachelor degrees but make up less than two percent of the tech industry, according to the Computer Research Association and company reports.

The Real Unicorns Are Female Angel Investors

Despite the attention over the past year, the lack of diversity in tech -- both in race and gender -- has not markedly changed. Only 3 percent of tech CEOs are women, and just 15 percent of startups h

Women In Tech: It’s Not Just A Pipeline Problem

Why are there so embarrassingly few women in the tech industry? Repeat after me, robotically, defensively: "It's a pipeline problem!" So says David Cohen of TechStars, echoing many others, e.g. Paul G