inclusion

  • Hillary Clinton discusses diversity and inclusion in Silicon Valley

    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 mentioned Uber and its recent sexual harassment scandal as an example of a company struggling with inclusion, and cited Salesforce as a company making positive strides on equal pay. Read More

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

    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 in June. We’ll be discussing Facebook’s diversity playbook and its strategy to foster inclusion in the workplace. As head of diversity at Facebook, Williams is tasked with trying to… Read More

  • Hidden Figures: Inspiring STEM heroes for girls Crunch Network

    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 you see.” Unfortunately, cinema often does society a disservice in that very few strong, independent women present compelling career choices for our young girls. Read More

  • Why white men are diversity’s missing stakeholders Crunch Network

    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 own idealism. It’s time to get real, and that means acknowledging a very sobering fact: We need white men on our side and active in the diversity discussion if we’re ever going… Read More

  • How male allies can support women in technology Crunch Network

    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 better results for customers. Male allies respect and appreciate their female teammates. They believe in equality. But you’re not a male ally until women in tech identify you as one. Read More

  • One barrier to diversity in tech is a culture of genius Crunch Network

    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 that intelligence, talent and abilities are fixed traits. This manifests as a culture that views brilliance as critical to success, and where some people are seen as inherently… Read More

  • Google Maps now notes if a location is wheelchair accessible

    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 considered. And starting now, it’s one that Google Maps is trying to help answer. “Wheelchair accessible entrance” will now be noted in a location’s… Read More

  • Google’s head of diversity is leaving the company

    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 originally joined Google’s legal team back in 2006, has been working on diversity at Google for the last few years. She started her diversity efforts as director of people operations in 2010, and… Read More