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Category / Women In Tech

Here’s what women in tech actually think about their employers

We know the stats: women hold about 21 percent of technical jobs at Silicon Valley’s top companies.  Many of the women who make up that 21 percent have some feedback about their employers. According to a new report from the jobs site Comparably, the biggest tech companies—and their CEOs—don’t make it to the top of...CONTINUE READING

Why Hillary Clinton’s former CTO left politics for a fitness startup

Stephanie Hannon, 43, didn’t consider herself an athlete until age 39. In 2014, a looming surgery for personal health reasons had encouraged her to start working out. She began with a hike, and like millions of people worldwide, she turned to her smartphone for some help on where to go and downloaded an app called...CONTINUE READING

Police and communities can find themselves without a way to communicate. This startup thinks it can help.

When Kona Shen moved back to the United States in 2014 after a few years in Haiti, she returned to a country grappling with police brutality. Eric Garner was killed in a police officer’s chokehold that July and Michael Brown was shot and killed by an officer in Ferguson, Missouri in August. “I came back...CONTINUE READING

The top 10 companies for diversity in tech, ranked by their own underrepresented employees

It’s been a tough week for diversity in tech.  Former Google engineer James Damore’s memo has ignited a pointless debate about whether or not women are inherently less capable of careers as software engineers. With the memo treated among many as a legitimate piece of scientific analysis, it can be discouraging for those who see...CONTINUE READING

These women engineers had the most productive debate of the Google memo so far

It’s hard to believe it was only a week-and-a-half ago when Google engineer James Damore’s memo arguing that women are inherently less suited for careers in tech hit the internet. A lot has happened since then, pushing conversation about Google aside. But women engineers are still rightly discussing what Damore’s memo meant—as well as its...CONTINUE READING

The most cringe-worthy quotes from CEO Travis Kalanick on Uber's sexist work culture

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has a history of cringe-worthy comments. Easiest example — “Boob-er” in reference to a “women on demand” service — and here’s some more.  SEE ALSO: Why sexual harassment scandals like Uber’s are bound to persist in tech When he’s not putting his foot in his mouth, Kalanick is known for particularly...CONTINUE READING

Most of Square's small business loans are going to women

Square introduced Square Capital with the idea to help small business owners with more than just swiping credit cards. The loans, usually a few thousand dollars, help businesses that use Square stay afloat and stay ambitious.  At the end of Women’s History Month, Square has some interesting data about how its loans are being distributed....CONTINUE READING

Ashton Kutcher’s LinkedIn page shows exactly why sexism persists in tech

Actor, venture capitalist, and Uber investor Ashton Kutcher is trying to start a “dialog” around gender inequality in tech. Unfortunately, he may be going about it exactly the wrong way.  A post Thursday night on what appears to be Kutcher’s LinkedIn page (we have emails out to his venture firm and publicist to confirm) proposed...CONTINUE READING

Stitch Fix’s IPO was… fine. It was fine.

Stitch Fix debuted on the stock market on Friday, and while things didn’t go quite as well as expected, they still went pretty smoothly.  The clothing and personal styling subscription service raised $120 million in its initial public offering—making the transition from venture-funded startup to publicly traded on Wall Street—with an opening price of $16.90...CONTINUE READING

Girl Scouts will become white hat hackers with new cybersecurity badges

Girl Scouts will soon be ready to take over your IT department.  The organization is teaming up with Palo Alto Networks, an internet security company, to introduce a set of new badges to promote computer and internet literacy and cybersecurity. The initiative aims to foster educational programs across all ages of the Girl Scouts, with...CONTINUE READING
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