women in tech

  • Women 2.0 has new leadership, and is launching a tech recruiting service

    Women 2.0 has new leadership, and is launching a tech recruiting service

    Women 2.0, a for-profit for-good media business that works to bring women into the tech industry and help them succeed there, has appointed Kate Brodock as President and Elisa Miller-Out as COO, according to founder Shaherose Charania.   Charania will maintain a board seat, she said. The changing of the guard comes for Women 2.0 after a phase of scaling back. Founded in April 2006… Read More

  • How generation Z females could be the answer to tech’s gender diversity problem Crunch Network

    How generation Z females could be the answer to tech’s gender diversity problem

    While the biggest names in tech strive to close the gender gap and build more inclusive working environments, the pool of talent on offer is predominantly male. The truth is, while retention is an issue, there are simply fewer women opting for a career in tech. But new initiatives and an uptick of Gen Z girls opting for sciences in top-tier universities paints a very different future. Read More

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    Trace Genomics launches a 23andMe for farms, raises $4 million to improve the world’s food supply

    Trace Genomics launches a 23andMe for farms, raises $4 million to improve the world’s food supply

    A San Francisco startup called Trace Genomics wants to help farmers diagnose and improve the health of the soil where they want to raise crops before it’s harvest time and too late to change course. So the startup has developed a soil testing kit and “pathogen panel,” that tells the growers of high-value crops, like berries or lettuce, whether or not their soil has… Read More

  • Dartmouth graduated more women than men in engineering this year

    Dartmouth graduated more women than men in engineering this year

    Dartmouth just became the first national research university to graduate more women than men in the engineering department. More women have been going into engineering in the last several years, according to the American Society for Engineering Education (AASE), and women made up 37 percent of the class in Dartmouth’s engineering school in 2015. But women tipped the scales this year at… Read More

  • Women in tech: What’s the real problem? Crunch Network

    Women in tech: What’s the real problem?

    In my 20-plus years in tech, and now in Silicon Valley as part of a tech foundation that supports innovations, I’ve had the opportunity to partner with many entrepreneurs and help foster the growth of dozens of startups for social good. As a woman, the fact that I’m still working in tech, and in a leadership position, is not lost on me. Read More

  • 21 Women Disrupting Tech

    Happy International Women’s Day. This year, the theme is “Pledge For Parity,” meaning committing to achieving equality around status and pay. Last year, the World Economic Forum predicted that it would take until 2133 to achieve worldwide gender parity. Meanwhile, many tech companies are still dominated by men. In honor of this day, we’d like to highlight some… Read More

  • Your Firm Is Missing Out On The Biggest Investment In History Crunch Network

    Your Firm Is Missing Out On The Biggest Investment In History

    Looking for an untapped market for a great new investment? Try 50.4 percent of the population. Today, women are the largest emerging investible class across the globe. Only 2.7 percent of venture capital-funded companies have a female CEO, and even in the 36.2 percent of non-farm businesses that are woman-owned, women only earned 11.3 percent of the revenue. Read More

  • How To Hire Female Engineers Crunch Network

    How To Hire Female Engineers

    “I’m worried about my company becoming too dude-ish,” the founder said. “How do I hire more women engineers?” I gladly took that call. A leader’s job is to build the team with as few blind spots as possible (“diverse by construction”), then guide them to their potential. The founder who called me worries that in the competitive war for talent… Read More

  • The #ILookLikeAnEngineer Community Hosted One Of The Most Powerful, Inspiring Tech Events I’ve Ever Attended

    The #ILookLikeAnEngineer Community Hosted One Of The Most Powerful, Inspiring Tech Events I’ve Ever Attended

    The #ILookLikeAnEngineer movement, an effort to highlight diversity in the tech industry, is still going strong. Last night, over 200 underrepresented engineers and supporters came together in San Francisco to talk about diversity and share their experiences about working in the tech industry. Read More

  • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Dishes On The Cloud, Gender Inequality In Tech And Piracy-As-Freemium

    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Dishes On The Cloud, Gender Inequality In Tech And Piracy-As-Freemium

    After recently managing to stuff two feet into his mouth at the same time, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella stopped by CNBC for a wide-ranging interview covering not only his recent comments on women in the workplace, but also his company’s bets on the cloud, and how Microsoft has long had an implicitly freemium business model. Read More

  • Microsoft’s CEO Apologizes Again For Comments On Women, Promises New Diversity Efforts

    Microsoft’s CEO Apologizes Again For Comments On Women, Promises New Diversity Efforts

    Microsoft is working to repair its public image and change course by addressing the damage that CEO Satya Nadella caused last week by saying that women should, perhaps, not ask for raises. His comments immediately became an international high water mark for tone-deafness — and being flat wrong — and he continues to apologize and promise change. Read More

  • Men Initiating Change Is An Important Step Toward Eradicating Tech’s Bro Culture Crunch Network

    Men Initiating Change Is An Important Step Toward Eradicating Tech’s Bro Culture

    The conversation about women in tech is shifting as technology companies begin to hold themselves accountable. Recent moves, such as Google, Facebook, LinkedIn and Yahoo releasing their employee diversity numbers, show an intensified commitment to making real change for women technologists, but the sentiment is not industry-wide. We often hear from tech leadership that they would like to hire… Read More

  • No Women In CS? Well, Not For Long

    No Women In CS? Well, Not For Long

    At Stanford, just under 21 percent of undergraduate CS majors, the school’s most popular major, are women. Surrounding the school, Silicon Valley is starved for talented engineers, with companies aggressively recruiting Stanford undergrads with coding skills for high paying internships and full time jobs. “Getting more girls involved in CS is probably the most impactful thing we can… Read More

  • The Search For Minority Entrepreneurs Is Over — Now They Need To Be Ready For Investors

    The Search For Minority Entrepreneurs Is Over — Now They Need To Be Ready For Investors

    Editor’s note: Wayne Sutton is the founder and CEO of PitchTo, a mobile development lab that builds tools for investors to make smarter decisions and help entrepreneurs deliver exceptional pitches. This article is inspired by Dave McClure’s “Women in Tech: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.” post. Follow Wayne on Twitter.  What a difference a year makes. Last year… Read More

  • Etsy Wants to Give Female Programmers $5,000 to Attend Hacker School

    Etsy Wants to Give Female Programmers $5,000 to Attend Hacker School

    Etsy, the popular marketplace for all things handmade, just announced that it will not just be hosting the 2012 session of Hacker School at its headquarters in New York, but that it will also offer ten $5,000 grants to women who would like to attend this year’s session but don’t have the financial means to do so. As Etsy’s VP of engineering Marc Hedlund notes, the idea here is… Read More

  • On Women In Tech

    On Women In Tech

    Geeklist must never have learned the first rule of holes: When you’re in one, stop digging. I was all the way on the other side of the world at a conference held at a random amusement park in the German countryside and it seemed the Geeklist boys almost dug their way to me. The incident, which appears to have reignited the women in tech debate, I first got wind of from an Australian who… Read More

  • Report Highlights Huge Gender Disparity in Healthcare Leadership

    Report Highlights Huge Gender Disparity in Healthcare Leadership

    Editor’s note: This guest post was written by Dave Chase, the CEO of Avado.com, a patient portal & relationship management company that was a TechCrunch Disrupt finalist. Previously he was a management consultant for Accenture’s healthcare practice and founder of Microsoft’s Health business. You can follow him on Twitter@chasedave. I can’t think of a product… Read More

  • Making Angels: The Pipeline Fund Announces 2011 Fellows

    The New York-based Pipeline Fund, which aims to increase the number of women who become angel investors and social entrepreneurs in the U.S., today announced its inaugural class of Pipeline Fund Fellows and mentors (listed at the end of this post). The Pipeline Fund Fellowship accepted ten women who are influencers in their fields, and have a track record of charitable giving. Together, they… Read More

  • Women 2.0 Spins Out, Expands Founder Labs Program To New York

    An organization that aims to diversify and strengthen the pool of successful startup founders in tech, Women 2.0, today announced that it will spin out its mobile focused Founder Labs pre-incubator program as a standalone entity, and expand it from San Francisco to New York City this May. Women 2.0 and Founder Labs founder, Shaherose Charania, told TechCrunch: “We want to change the… Read More