women in tech

  • Leveling the playing field for women in tech is vital for emerging industries Crunch Network

    Leveling the playing field for women in tech is vital for emerging industries

    When I hear about the need to push gender diversity in tech and improve gender disparity in the industry, it takes me a second to appreciate the full reality of the situation. When the industry’s playing field is devised and maintained mostly by men, it leaves women at an inherent disadvantage. The bias is hardwired into the system, making it hard for men to see the problem. Read More

  • From teen mom to tech maven, Rita Henderson has broken the mold Crunch Network

    From teen mom to tech maven, Rita Henderson has broken the mold

    We all read the daunting statistics about single motherhood and teen pregnancy, but we don’t always get to read stories that humanize the individuals going through these experiences.  As we continue to highlight Black voices in the tech industry during Black History Month, we want to spotlight Rita Henderson. The proud mother of a 7-year-old activist and a #BlackGirlMagic… Read More

  • Women Startup Challenge comes to Europe with backing of Craig Newmark

    Women Startup Challenge comes to Europe with backing of Craig Newmark

    A pitch competition highlighting companies with female founders is crossing the pond for the first time: The next Women Startup Challenge will be held in London and open to companies anywhere in Europe. The prize: a cool €50,000. Plus other, unspecified “startup friendly services.” Read More

  • French Government to promote gender equality in the tech ecosystem

    French Government to promote gender equality in the tech ecosystem

    The French Government announced a new initiative today in order to promote gender equality in the tech ecosystem in France with the help of 15 organizations. Like in many other countries, there are less women working in French startups than men. This is a key issue when it comes to recruiting the best talent and addressing the right market. Other organizations like StartHer have done a lot… Read More

  • Boardlist founder says sexual discrimination is more prevalent than people think

    Boardlist founder says sexual discrimination is more prevalent than people think

    Sexual discrimination and harassment doesn’t seem to be going away, according to a recent survey by the Boardlist. Boardlist works by sourcing recommendations from its members, who are both male and female, to provide a platform for tech companies to discover and connect with board-ready women. The Boardlist asked its network of women, who are qualified to serve on boards, about… 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

  • 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

  • How to recruit, hire and retain female engineers Crunch Network

    How to recruit, hire and retain female engineers

    Leaders at tech startups are alarmed by the absence of women from mission-critical roles — software engineering, especially. This article is a how-to guide for finding and hiring women software engineers who will get the job done. Front-end or full-stack, QA or customer success specialist, it doesn’t matter. These steps to success apply to hiring women into any coding or… Read More

  • Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff on the key to equality

    Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff on the key to equality

    Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff took the stage at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing today to talk about diversity and equality. This comes just weeks after Salesforce brought on board Tony Prophet, its first-ever Chief Equality Officer. Equality, Benioff said, has to be something that Salesforce stands for, just like it stands for growth, innovation, new ideas and creating… Read More