diversity

GV partner Lo Toney wants to raise $50 million to fund diverse investors

GV partner Lo Toney is looking to raise up to $50 million for his new fund, Plexo Capital, Axios first reported. Since 2017, Toney has been incubating Plexo Capital inside GV, formerly known as Google

Google marks International Women’s Day with a “women-led” attribute for business listings

To mark International Women’s Day, Google will start letting business owners identify their listings as “Women led” on Google My Business. Once enabled, this means their business entry on Google

Twitter is now specifically focusing on increasing black, Latinx and female representation

Twitter met or surpassed many of the diversity and inclusion goals it set for itself for 2017, the company announced today. Twitter is now 38.4 percent female, compared to 37 percent in 2016. Regardi

The Leaky Tech Pipeline explains how to address diversity and inclusion

It's clear there is a diversity and inclusion problem in tech. What some companies still struggle with, however, is how to fix it. Part of that is because it can be a hard problem to solve if one does

Black people in tech are still paid less than white people, according to Hired

Pay discrimination and discrepancies based on gender and race are nothing new. Unfortunately, it seems that little has changed over the years. In the tech industry, white people on average make $136,0

Google expands Howard West to a full-year program to train more black engineers

Google is expanding the reach of Howard West, which began last year as a three-month residency for students at Howard University. Now, it's going to be a full academic year and available to students f

Uber has hired a chief diversity officer

Uber has hired Bo Young Lee, the former global diversity and inclusion leader of insurance company Marsh LLC, to be its first-ever chief diversity officer. Lee will begin in March, Recode first report

Diverse teams are still *really* good for business, McKinsey says

Diversity is good for business — not just from the ethical standpoint, but from the perspective of a company’s bottom line, according to McKinsey & Company. As a follow-up to its "Why Diversit

CTRL+T podcast: Diversity and its discontents

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Pinterest beat hiring goals for women in engineering, missed for underrepresented minorities

Pinterest has unveiled its latest diversity report, showing progress in some areas while missing goals in others. Pinterest hit its goals for women in engineering roles but failed to reach its goal fo

Index on gender in VC: “It should be half”

European VC firm Index Capital is just over two decades old and has 200+ companies in its investment portfolio at this point -- but it's still got work to do on the gender balance front.

Federal agencies need to improve how they collect tech diversity data, report says

Given the lack of diversity and reports of hostility and discrimination, Congressperson Bobby Scott called on the Government Accountability Office to conduct a report that examines diversity, inclusio

TechCrunch Include Office Hours with Cavalry Ventures

TechCrunch December Include Office Hours will be hosted in Berlin, Germany on December 1st. We're partnering with Cavalry Ventures. From 2-3pm, founding and managing partner Rouven Dresselhaus and m

Apple VP of diversity and inclusion Denise Young Smith is leaving

Apple's first-ever vice president of diversity and inclusion, Denise Young Smith, is leaving Apple at the end of this year, TechCrunch has learned. Young Smith, who has only been in the position since

Tesla says a new lawsuit alleging racial harassment at its California factory is a “hotbed of misinformation”

Tesla has hit back at a class-action lawsuit that alleges its Fremont, California manufacturing plant is a “hotbed for racist behavior.” Filed earlier this week by Marcus Vaughn, who worked at the

Apple releases first diversity report under new VP of diversity and inclusion

Apple has released its first diversity and inclusion report since naming Denise Young Smith as VP of diversity and inclusion in May. It's also Apple's first report since Donald Trump took the office o

Twitter says it will fix bug after search results for terms like “bisexual” were blocked

Earlier this week, Twitter users complained after discovering that photo and news search results were blocked for terms like “bisexual.” Twitter apologized for what it said was an error and now it

Twitter says it removed a search for “bisexual” in photos and news in error

Quite a few people were upset upon discovering Twitter had blocked the search for the word “bisexual” in photos and news earlier today. However, Twitter says the removal of search results

Apple responds to Senator Franken’s Face ID privacy concerns

Apple has now responded to a letter from Senator Franken last month in which he asked the company to provide more information about the incoming Face ID authentication technology which is baked into

Apple diversity head Denise Young Smith apologizes for controversial choice of words at summit

Apple’s Denise Young Smith sent an apology to team members at Apple today over comments she made at the One Young World Summit in Bogotá, Colombia. “Last week, while attending a summit in Bogota,
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