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Twitch now has four women in its seven-person C-suite

Ok, Twitch! The video game streaming service Twitch announced on Friday three new leadership hires. And with the addition of three new female executives, Twitch’s team of C-level executives has just become majority women.  Now, four out of seven of Twitch’s chief executives are female — which is not something you see every day in...CONTINUE READING
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Tucker Carlson’s anti-diversity rant for Fox News didn’t go over well on Twitter

Fox News host Tucker Carlson went on a rant Friday against Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, and other Democrats and politicians who have called for a more diverse workforce, government, and American way of life. Carlson went off on anyone who has said “diversity is our strength” with the chyron on the screen blaring...CONTINUE READING
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Study finds almost no increase in diversity in popular films over the last decade

It’s tempting to believe that the recent groundswell in talk about Hollywood’s diversity problem would result in actual improvement. But the numbers — at least so far — paint a sobering story. A new comprehensive study from USC’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative found that the top 100 grossing films from 2007 to 2017 (1,100 total) show minimal...CONTINUE READING
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Universal Fan Con suddenly postpones — so attendees organized

A convention built to celebrate diversity and inclusiveness in fandom has been postponed at the last minute, and would-be attendees are channeling their understandable frustration in constructive directions. Universal Fan Con, which was originally funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign, released the bad news on Friday. Just a week before the event, organizers decided to...CONTINUE READING
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Tech conferences like RSA still have a diversity problem

They may be trying, but that doesn’t mean it’s enough. The RSA Conference still has a diversity problem.  The lack of gender diversity in the tech industry as a whole has been highly criticized and making headlines for some time, ahem CES. And yet the 40,000-plus person yearly cybersecurity event taking place this week in...CONTINUE READING
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John Boyega says there’s ‘no excuse’ for Hollywood’s lack of diversity

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The tech talent gap is real. Increased diversity is the solution.

This column is part of a series called “Voices of Women in Tech,” created in collaboration with AnitaB.org, a global enterprise that supports women in technical fields, as well as the organizations that employ them and the academic institutions training the next generation. As a chief human resources officer in the tech industry, I know...CONTINUE READING
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How a photographer fooled Instagram with a digitally generated ‘supermodel’

In the competitive world of Instagram photography, there is perhaps nothing more coveted than a celebrity regramming your photo.  For British fashion photographer Cameron-James Wilson, that dream became a reality when Fenty Beauty re-posted his photo of “model” Shudu alongside the caption “in living color.” Problem was, the word “living” wasn’t entirely accurate. Shudu is...CONTINUE READING
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Former recruiter sues Google, says white and Asian candidates were ‘purged’

The Google diversity hiring wars rage on.  Another former Google employee is suing Google for wrongful termination. This time, the plaintiff is a recruiter — someone who was actually responsible for carrying out Google’s diversity initiatives, and who found them discriminatory. SEE ALSO: Calling out ‘white male privilege’ at Google is apparently a fireable offense...CONTINUE READING
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Hey, tech CEOs: Fighting racism isn’t just right, it’s also good business

This column is part of a series called “Voices of Women in Tech,” created in collaboration with AnitaB.org, a global enterprise that supports women in technical fields, as well as the organizations that employ them and the academic institutions training the next generation. Last fall, as the world reeled from Charlottesville’s white supremacist protests and the...CONTINUE READING
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