sexism

  • 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

  • Is machine learning sexist? Crunch Network

    Is machine learning sexist?

    We’ve been hearing a lot about diversity and inclusion recently. One of the areas that people are excited about is applying machine learning to eliminate bias. Done right, this can be a huge boost supporting our efforts to go beyond bias across all areas of the organization. But there are potential pitfalls; if not done right, machine learning can actually make your business more biased. Read More

  • Sexism is still a thing at Microsoft’s GDC party

    Sexism is still a thing at Microsoft’s GDC party

    Microsoft hired a bunch of women wearing very little clothing to dance and socialize with people at the company’s official Game Developers Conference after-party last night in San Francisco, Business Insider reports. It’s crazy that Microsoft would so blatantly sexualize women — for a few reasons. For one, don’t tech companies realize that it’s not okay to do… Read More

  • GoDaddy Reveals Salary Gender Gap In New Twist On Diversity Reports

    GoDaddy Reveals Salary Gender Gap In New Twist On Diversity Reports

    A GoDaddy compensation analysis released Wednesday exposed female executives were paid at a rate almost 4 percent less than their male counterparts. The report also found throughout the total company, women are actually compensated .28 percent more than men. But the gap persists for women in technical roles: Women in technical positions make .11 percent less than men, while women in… Read More

  • GoldieBlox’s Super Bowl Ad Is A Counterbalance To Rampant Sexism

    GoldieBlox’s Super Bowl Ad Is A Counterbalance To Rampant Sexism

    On Sunday night, about 110 million people turned on their TVs to watch a series of lavish, expensively produced 30-second skits interspersed with live footage of men throwing a ball around. Fox Sports charged up to $4.5 million for each ad spot this year, with companies like Anheuser-Busch, Chevrolet, and Pepsi coughing the record-breaking figure. But one of the most notable ads was created by… Read More