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Instagram adds a dedicated spot for your pronouns

Seeing someone mention their pronouns in their Instagram bio has become commonplace — so much so that the app now has a dedicated location where users can put pronouns without taking up that valuabl

New York’s Department of Financial Services says Apple Card program didn’t violate fair lending laws

The New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) released a report today that cleared the Apple Card credit card program of discriminatory practices and specifically, gender-based discrimin

UK report spotlights the huge investment gap facing diverse founders

New research looking into how U.K. VC has been invested over the past decade according to race, gender and educational background makes for grim reading — with all-ethnic teams and female entrep

The need for true equity in equity compensation

I believe creating a broader picture of compensation is essential for startups, global conglomerates and every company in between.

Tackling ‘big tech’ issues through storytelling, with Jessica Powell

Jessica Powell, Google’s former head of PR from 2012-2018 (years in which Google required a not-insignificant amount of PR leadership), is now a rock star writer whose 2018 debut book, The Big Disru

Creative agency Virtue introduces genderless voice Q to challenge biases in technology

Siri, Alexa, Google Assistant, Cortana and Bixby — almost all virtual assistants have something in common. Their default voices are women’s, though the role that plays in reinforcing gende

Facebook named in suit alleging job ads on its platform unlawfully discriminated against women

Facebook’s ad platform is facing charges that it has enabled gender-based discrimination against millions of women in a class action suit filed on behalf of three female workers and backed by th

SearchInk rebrands as omni:us, aims its hand-writing reading AI at insurance industry

Back in 2015 a startup called SearchInk, launched out of Berlin with the aim of combining machine learning with handwriting recognition. The upshot would be the ability to semantically label handwritt

The portion of VC-backed startups founded by women stays stubbornly stagnant

It was a tumultuous year for the technology industry, with sexual harassment, pay gaps and under-representation of women often dominating the headlines. And while sexism was not born in Silicon Va

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 re

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 part

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 transg

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

Hadi Partovi Contributor Share on X Hadi Partovi is founder and CEO of Code.org, a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science for all students. More posts by this contributor No-code

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

I Don’t Want To Be A Diversity Candidate

<div><em><strong>Editor’s note</strong>: Guest author <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/bindu-reddy">Bindu Reddy</a> is the CEO of <a href="http://mylikes.com/">MyLikes</a>, a word-of-mou