women in technology

  • Sheryl Sandberg joins the immigration ban statement canoe

    Sheryl Sandberg joins the immigration ban statement canoe

    Several tech leaders spoke out against President Trump’s executive order to ban immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries over the weekend. Today, Sheryl Sandberg leaned into that now rather large group with a post on her Facebook wall. In it, Sandberg talked about her great-great-grandmother arriving at Ellis Island in the late 1800s, fleeing religious persecution — a… 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

  • Uh-oh! Crowdfunded social robot Jibo won’t now ship outside North America

    Uh-oh! Crowdfunded social robot Jibo won’t now ship outside North America

    Jibo, a cutesy social robot pitched to crowdfunders in mid 2014 as ‘the world’s first social robot’ but since delayed and yet to arrive in the market some nine months after its original due date, is now only going to ship to backers in the U.S. and Canada. 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

  • Why STEM’s Future Rests In The Hands Of 12-Year-Old Girls Crunch Network

    Why STEM’s Future Rests In The Hands Of 12-Year-Old Girls

    A recent report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) took a comprehensive look at gender differences in student performance based on an exam taken by 15-year-olds. The report found that, although girls often perform better than their male peers — staying in school longer and out-performing them in reading — the top-performing girls continue to lag… Read More

  • What Games Are: My Three GDC Themes

    What Games Are: My Three GDC Themes

    Women in games, the continuing rise of microconsoles and the normalizing of real money gaming. These were the three themes that I noticed most at this year’s Game Developers Conference. 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

  • Rebuttal: Make Room In the Bubble For Everyone

    Rebuttal: Make Room In the Bubble For Everyone

    This weekend, TechCrunch ran a piece by Bindu Reddy bemoaning the fact that when raising money as a CEO of a start-up, someone wanted to invest in her in part because she’s a woman. Bindu stated: “However, they don’t realize that by calling out someone’s gender they make the system less meritocratic.” She quickly went from this point to critiquing quotas, a… Read More