diversity

  • Apply now for Include Office Hours with General Catalyst and CrunchFund!

    Apply now for Include Office Hours with General Catalyst and CrunchFund!

    TechCrunch Include Office Hours are happening on August 31st! Adam Valkin, Spencer Lazar and Peter Boyce from General Catalyst in NYC, along with Pat Gallagher and Susan Hobbs from CrunchFund in SF, will join TechCrunch to provide valuable advice and feedback to startups. Launched in 2014, Include is TechCrunch’s diversity program, aimed at facilitating opportunities for… Read More

  • It’s a new era for female Israeli entrepreneurs Crunch Network

    It’s a new era for female Israeli entrepreneurs

    The Israeli startup scene has dramatically changed within a couple of years because of the significant increase in investment prospects, events, meet-ups, competitions, lectures, academic programs and more. Especially interesting are the recent alterations in the diversity of the entrepreneurs, with more and more women entering the previously male-dominated startup habitat. Read More

  • The silver lining of Google’s diversity efforts

    The silver lining of Google’s diversity efforts

    Google has had a big week around diversity. The company gifted a $2.8 million office space inside its New York City building to Black Girls Code, appointed Roger Ferguson, an African-American finance executive, to its board of directors, and released its latest diversity report. Most of this was good news. Having a space inside Google’s office could potentially give Black Girls… Read More

  • National Science Foundation allots $1.5M to kid-focused maker projects

    National Science Foundation allots $1.5M to kid-focused maker projects

    To celebrate 2016’s Week of Making (don’t tell me you forgot!), the National Science Foundation has awarded a total of $1.5 million to five small projects looking to get kids involved with STEM topics, creative play and generally making stuff. Read More

  • Apply now for Include Office Hours with Pejman Mar Ventures and ffVC!

    Apply now for Include Office Hours with Pejman Mar Ventures and ffVC!

    TechCrunch Include Office Hours are happening on June 16th! Pejman Nozad, Mar Hershenson, Ajay Kamat and Neda Blocho from Pejman Mar Ventures, along with Adam Plotkin from ffVC, will join TechCrunch to provide valuable advice and feedback to startups. Launched in 2014, Include is TechCrunch’s diversity program, aimed at facilitating opportunities for underrepresented groups in tech to… Read More

  • Just 27 hours left to apply for Include Office Hours with Homebrew Ventures

    Just 27 hours left to apply for Include Office Hours with Homebrew Ventures

    TechCrunch Include Office Hours are happening on May 24th! Satya Patel, Beth Scheer and Hunter Walk from Homebrew Ventures will join TechCrunch to provide valuable advice and feedback to startups. Launched in 2014, Include is TechCrunch’s diversity program, aimed at facilitating opportunities for underrepresented groups in tech to take their startups to the next level. The Office… Read More

  • The lack of women in tech is more than a pipeline problem Crunch Network

    The lack of women in tech is more than a pipeline problem

    Only 18 percent of undergraduate computer science degrees and 26 percent of computing jobs are held by women. It’s worse at the top of the corporate world — just 5 percent of leadership positions in the technology industry are held by women. Read More

  • Tech has more of an exclusion problem than a culture problem

    Tech has more of an exclusion problem than a culture problem

    The tech industry’s diversity problems are exacerbated by its obsession with genius coders and brilliant founders, Carissa Romero, a partner at the diversity consulting startup Paradigm, said today at TechCrunch Disrupt NY. Romero, who took part in a panel of diversity advocates, said that the mentality that geniuses are born rather than created through experience and practice can… Read More

  • Weak ties matter Crunch Network

    Weak ties matter

    I’m going to drop some science on you — social science — about how to recruit a diverse team of high performers. In 1973, Stanford sociology professor Mark Granovetter published an empirical paper called The Strength of Weak Ties. If you’re wondering about the validity of a 40-year-old study on hiring for today, consider that Professor Granovetter is one of the pioneers… Read More

  • Tech’s new diversity leaders explain how they plan to fix sexism and racism in the industry

    Tech’s new diversity leaders explain how they plan to fix sexism and racism in the industry

    Tech’s freshman class of diversity and inclusion leaders gathered at Rev. Jesse Jackson’s PUSHTech 2020 conference today to answer the question, “What now?” Within the last six months, Dropbox, Pinterest, Airbnb, Twitter and Intuit have all hired employees charged with correcting their diversity problems. Read More

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