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Category / Women In Tech

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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These women are disrupting their industries one click at a time

When it comes to emerging technology we don’t always think of women in lifestyle. Instead, our minds dart to computer programmers, IT gurus and software developers.  Thanks to these forward-thinking female entrepreneurs however, that’s all starting to change. They’ve turned their hard work and determination into thriving businesses – all thanks to a bright idea,...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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Indeed launches new ‘diversity score’ to rank the best workplaces for minorities

Indeed is rolling out two new features that will help women and other minority groups spot discriminatory employers. Indeed has partnered with Fairygodboss and InHerSight, two review websites that aggregate employer reviews and ratings from women. Starting today, it will display widgets from the sites on each company page to highlight ratings from women and...CONTINUE READING
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15 unsung women in tech you should know about

The first programmers weren’t men, and the first computers weren’t machines. What they were, in both cases, were women. SEE ALSO: The female mentors making a difference in Silicon Valley Women’s many contributions to technology are frequently left out of the history books. But lately, that’s been changing — at least a little. Ada Lovelace,...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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YouTube CEO’s disappointing response to lack of women in tech completely missed the point

The lack of diversity in tech isn’t a new issue, and yet top leaders in Silicon Valley still struggle to talk about it.  The latest stumble comes from YouTube CEO Susan Wojicicki speaking with MSNBC’s Ari Melber and Recode’s Kara Swisher at the media companies’ first town hall titled “Revolution: Google and YouTube Changing the...CONTINUE READING
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The long, strange history of the backlash against women in tech

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 we prepare for the second annual Women’s March this weekend, it’s...CONTINUE READING
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James Damore is suing Google for alleged discrimination against white male conservatives

James Damore, a fired Google engineer famous for penning a memo that argued lack of diversity in tech is in part because women are biologically inferior to men, has sued his former employer.  SEE ALSO: Google employee who wrote sexist manifesto identified Damore was one of two plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit filed on...CONTINUE READING
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Women’s tech group to Uber: We’re done with you

Uber’s actions are having real consequences.  The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology ended a partnership with Uber over allegations of the ride-hailing giant’s treatment of women employees.  “This is a rare step for us, but we felt compelled to take action in light of the many serious accusations Uber faces regarding the treatment...CONTINUE READING
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