women in tech

The Chasing Grace Project chronicles the joys and challenges of being a woman in tech

It’s Equal Pay Day today, marking the date women had to work full-time this year to match what men made working full-time last year. The actual date is mostly symbolic, and while it’s been

Female founders group wants to encourage more women entrepreneurs to start businesses

It’s widely known that the technology startup scene is dominated by male founders and investors. But if for some reason you doubt that, consider that in 2017 just 17 percent of companies had a

It’s 2017, and women still aren’t being funded equally

How do we change the dynamics of the VC industry?

People are up in arms after the recent reporting by The Information that six women entrepreneurs were sexually harassed by the managing partner of a VC firm, and rightly so. While the news is making

What Silicon Valley can learn from Lebanon’s women in tech

There are many young women who want to get into tech in Lebanon. With top educations under their belts and resilience inherently running through the veins of Lebanon’s tech players, it’s going to

Job satisfaction survey says tech, while bad, is better than other industries for women

Tech may grab headlines for its misogyny and racial biases, but when it comes to job satisfaction, professional women still rank it as the best industry to work in, according to a survey by the compan

Women in tech are still an undervalued pipeline for innovation

Women tech founders face an uphill battle getting in front of VCs and raising money. That’s true in Silicon Valley, which still has the look of a college fraternity, and it’s true in tech hubs lik

There’s a simple solution to tech’s gender imbalance… hire more damn women

On International Women’s Day, start a conversation with your colleagues about what it would take to simply interview more women. Insist on absolutely hiring the best AND get more diverse talent in y

Why we need diverse founder and funding teams and how to find them

Diverse teams perform better. First Round Capital found that, over 10 years, teams with at least one female co-founder performed 63 percent better than male-only teams. Racially diverse teams also per

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 play

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

Ruben Harris Contributor Ruben Harris is a professional cellist and a recovering investment banker who now leads partnerships in San Francisco for Honor, a healthcare startup focused on seniors. He is

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 Europ

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 le

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 mal

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

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 bette

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 engin

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 To

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, acco

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 iss
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