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  • Uber reportedly denied recruiters diversity data

    Uber reportedly denied recruiters diversity data

    Uber is expected to publicly release its first-ever diversity report sometime next week. But it turns out that Uber’s demographics were also unknown to members of its recruiting team, Bloomberg reported earlier today, citing several sources. According to Bloomberg’s report, although some members of Uber’s recruiting team are tasked with hiring diverse people, those members… Read More

  • Y Combinator’s quest for diversity

    Y Combinator’s quest for diversity

    Entrepreneurs, investors, press and other tech enthusiasts are flocking to the Computer History Museum in Mountain View later today to take part in yet another Y Combinator Demo Day. Diversity hasn’t always been a priority at YC, but its president Sam Altman has been relatively vocal about diversity and the accelerator’s push to increase it in recent years. In YC’s Winter… Read More

  • Join us at the TC Include Pitch Practice on April 6 in Manhattan

    Join us at the TC Include Pitch Practice on April 6 in Manhattan

    To everyone in the five boroughs and beyond, mark your calendars: TechCrunch is set to take Manhattan like so many tech-obsessed Muppets. On April 6, the team will be launching our first TC Takes Manhattan event for an all-day techstravaganza, starting with the TC Include Interactive Pitch Practice at 5:30PM, at WeWork Grand Central. The kickoff event will be a combination mixer and pitch… Read More

  • There’s a simple solution to tech’s gender imbalance… hire more damn women Crunch Network

    There’s a simple solution to tech’s gender imbalance… hire more damn women

    On International Women’s Day, start a conversation with your colleagues about what it would take to simply interview more women. Insist on absolutely hiring the best AND get more diverse talent in your interview pool. Just as you miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take, you miss 100 percent of the opportunities to address inequality by not insisting on getting women into… Read More

  • Former Uber software engineer alleges sexism from female manager

    Former Uber software engineer alleges sexism from female manager

    Another day, another allegation against Uber. Keala Lusk, a former Uber software engineer, just posted to Medium her story of sexism, disrespect and condescending behavior at the hands of a female manager at Uber. Read More

  • Yelp is making it possible to find businesses with gender-neutral bathrooms

    Yelp is making it possible to find businesses with gender-neutral bathrooms

    Yelp is rolling out the ability to see if restaurants and other businesses have gender-neutral bathrooms. In the next couple of weeks, people will also be able to search for businesses on Yelp that have gender-neutral restrooms. To be clear, gender-neutral bathrooms are single-stall bathrooms that lock and are accessible to all genders. In order for this to work, Yelp will start asking people… Read More

  • Intel’s diversity efforts are somewhat paying off

    Intel’s diversity efforts are somewhat paying off

    It became clear in last year’s mid-year diversity report that Intel had a leaky bucket, meaning that even though it had increased the number of underrepresented minorities it was bringing in, its overall minority representation was on the decline. Based on Intel’s latest diversity report, it seems the company is moving in the right direction when it comes to retention of… Read More

  • Google.org is committing $11.5 million to racial justice

    Google.org is committing $11.5 million to racial justice

    There is generally a lack of data in the criminal justice system. At the national level, for example, there is very little data about police behavior and criminal sentencing. That’s why Google.org is re-upping its commitment to racial justice through its $11.5 million in new grant money to ten racial justice organizations. This comes after Google.org awarded $3 million to… Read More

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