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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

National Labor Relations Board rejected Damore’s claim that Google fired him unjustly

A federal body overseeing labor disputes advised the dismissal of Jeremy Damore's claim that Google fired him unjustly for his controversial memo regarding inclusion and diversity programs at the comp

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

Why inclusion in the Google Arts & Culture selfie feature matters

When Google Arts & Culture's new selfie-matching feature went viral earlier this week, many people of color found that their results were limited or skewed toward subservient and exoticized figure

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

HBCU.vc trains students become venture capitalists

There are very few black and Latinx investors, with only 2 percent of investment team members at VC firms identifying as black and just 1 percent identifying as Latinx, according to the National Ventu

Code2040 raises $5.6 million from The Knight Foundation and others

Code2040, founded by Laura Weidman Powers and Tristan Walker, recently raised $5.6 million to advance its diversity and inclusion efforts in technology. The latest funding comes from The Knight Founda

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

There’s a better way to build your startup

If a startup founder could peer 8 years into the future and see a company that has become the symbol for disruptive culture, one that has raised over $8 billion on a valuation of $67 billion, that has

Hillary Clinton discusses diversity and inclusion in Silicon Valley

Speaking at the PBWC Conference in San Francisco today, Hillary Clinton called on Silicon Valley to improve diversity and inclusion, particularly by introducing paid parental leave policies. Clinton m

Facebook Global Head of Diversity Maxine Williams is speaking at TC Sessions: Justice

The lineup for TC Sessions: Justice just keeps getting better. I’m excited to announce that Facebook Global Head of Diversity Maxine Williams will be joining us onstage at TC Sessions: Justice

Hidden Figures: Inspiring STEM heroes for girls

There is a much-loved aphorism used by parents of all generations that says “you are what you eat.” I would also suggest that a similar phenomenon holds true for career choices: “You become what

Why white men are diversity’s missing stakeholders

We need to evolve the tech industry’s approach to diversity and inclusion. Despite the best of intentions, our expectations have been unrealistic -- and Silicon Valley has started to recognize its o

How male allies can support women in technology

There are so many reasons that men should get involved and be true allies to women in tech: It’s the right thing to do. It’s good for business. Diverse teams that reflect the end user create bette

One barrier to diversity in tech is a culture of genius

It’s no secret that the tech industry struggles with diversity. While there are a number of factors limiting progress, one that’s often overlooked is the industry’s fixed mindset -- its belief t

Google Maps now notes if a location is wheelchair accessible

“Can I get in the building?” It might not be a question you find yourself asking regularly — but for the 3 million+ wheelchair users in the U.S., it’s a question that has to be con

Google’s head of diversity is leaving the company

Google’s head of diversity, Nancy Lee, is retiring from Google after several years of leading the company’s global diversity and inclusion team, TechCrunch has learned. Lee, who originall
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