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  • These 10 tech companies are doing the best at diversity, according to Comparably

    These 10 tech companies are doing the best at diversity, according to Comparably

    It’s been quite a week in tech, with now-former Google engineer James Damore’s controversial post about gender going viral and his subsequent firing. So, right on cue, workplace culture and company review platform Comparably has come out with a ranking of the top 10 tech companies for people of color, as well as the top 10 for women. Read More

  • Ashton Kutcher plans to host an open dialogue on gender equality

    Ashton Kutcher plans to host an open dialogue on gender equality

    Actor and startup investor Ashton Kutcher is gearing up to host a “live open dialog about gender equality in the work place and in tech in general.” He plans to host it with fellow Sound Ventures partner Effie Epstein via Facebook on either Monday or Tuesday of next week, according to his post. Read More

  • The White House’s LGBT rights page has disappeared

    The White House’s LGBT rights page has disappeared

    And so the transition of power begins. First up is the WhiteHouse.gov site where several pages are now changing or altogether disappearing — including a page on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights. It’s just been over an hour since Trump took office and whitehouse.gov/lgbt has now been replaced by a Trump “transitionsplash” page. Update: There’s no… Read More

  • The silver lining to all the bad news around diversity in U.S. tech Crunch Network

    The silver lining to all the bad news around diversity in U.S. tech

    This week the World Economic Forum released its Global Gender Gap report, which shows that the global workplace gender gap has grown bigger over the past year. Sheryl Sandberg writes “the number of women pursuing degrees in computer science is dropping,” and USA Today reported that in the U.S., female participation in the computing and tech workforce will shrink even further, from… Read More

  • An Action Plan For Getting More Women In Tech

    An Action Plan For Getting More Women In Tech

    How can more women be encouraged into technology careers? It’s a question that is often put to delegates at tech conferences, but one which continues to be far harder to answer than it is to ask. The problem of gender imbalance in tech is systemic and societal in Western nations. It’s about expectations and aspirations. Read More

  • I Don’t Want To Be A Diversity Candidate

    I Don’t Want To Be A Diversity Candidate

    Editor’s note: Guest author Bindu Reddy is the CEO of MyLikes, a word-of-mouth ad network funded by former Googlers.  When we were raising our angel round, I had a phone conversation with a prominent Silicon Valley investor who did not have time to meet me face-to-face but was interested in investing in MyLikes because I was a female entrepreneur—aka the “diversity… Read More