sexism

Ripcord CEO faces allegations of improper behavior

fePerry Coneybeer, who left college at age 19 to work full-time at corporate file digitizing startup Ripcord, is alleging improper behavior by Ripcord CEO Alex Fielding. Coneybeer also alleges she was

Spend a week fielding sensitive HR complaints in ‘Grayscale’ web game

If you're looking for a way to close out your week that's entertaining, edifying, and looks like you're doing real work, check out Chimeria:Grayscale, a game where you act as an HR person dealing with

Why women are coming forward about harassment and discrimination

It’s been the talk of the summer in Silicon Valley. CEOs at Uber and SoFi lost their jobs after whistleblowers came forward, alleging sexism and harassment. Powerful venture capitalists, includi

Embrace empathy

Two unconnected events that splashed controversy over the tech industry this week share the same underlying theme: Empathy. Or rather a lack of it.

Binary Capital is being sued by a former employee for harassment

Troubled Silicon Valley venture firm, Binary Capital, whose co-founder resigned earlier this week after allegations surfaced of Justin Caldbeck's predatory behavior towards women, is being sued by a f

Someone claiming to be a VC admits he doesn’t hire women out of fear he’ll get sued

On KQED's Forum show today host Queena Sook Kim discussed venture capital's sexist culture. But during the call, someone claiming to be a VC emailed the show to say he would not hire a woman “out o

Why now?

Sexism in tech (and elsewhere) has always been an open secret but it seems we've hit an inflection point. More women are now willing to expose that secret.

VC Justin Caldbeck raised funding in email to accuser ahead of scandal breaking

TechCrunch has reviewed an email allegedly sent by VC Justin Caldbeck, of Binary Capital, to one of the female founders who have accused him of inappropriate behavior -- which suggests he tried to use

Female founders accuse VC Justin Caldbeck of making unwanted advances

Yesterday The Information reported on allegations made by half a dozen women working in the tech industry who say they have faced unwanted and inappropriate advances from Silicon Valley venture capita

Uber’s toxic culture risks its driverless future, too

Investors, first and foremost, are concerned with the value of a company. So make no mistake, Uber's investors have calculated the company's toxic culture under Kalanick's leadership is a risk to thei

Uber board member gets sexist at a sexism apology all-hands

At least one Uber board member didn’t seem to get the memo about sex discrimination and the changes Uber is trying to make from within. In an audio taping of the company all-hands meeting t

Uber allows more time for sexism probe, expects report by end of May

Uber's management is expecting an external investigation of its workplace culture to report by the end of May.

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

Uber details early steps to change culture, and ongoing COO search

Uber held a special press call on Tuesday, hosted by board member Arianna Huffington and staffed with three of its highest ranking female staff. The call was pretty clearly an attempt to counter-messa

Crunch Report | NBCUniversal Invests $500 Million in Snap

NBCUniversal invests $500 million in Snap, Jeff Bezos has plans for a Moon expedition, Uber plans to turn its app into a content marketplace and more Uber troubles. All this on Crunch Report.

Everything we know so far about Uber’s sexual harassment scandal

Former Uber engineer Susan Fowler Rigetti’s story of sexual harassment and HR complicity at the company has drawn a lot of attention from the outside world as many relate to her frustrations a

Uber female engineers to Travis: ‘there’s a systemic problem with sexism here’

Following accusations of sexism being ingrained into the culture of ride-hailing company Uber, after a female ex-employ detailed her experience in a blog post earlier this week, CEO Travis Kalanick he

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

Hadi Partovi Contributor Hadi Partovi is a technology investor and entrepreneur and is the co-founder and chief executive of the Seattle-based nonprofit Code.org. More posts by this contributor Divers

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 sup

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, Bus
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