This is the first time women have represented a majority of new hires in the past decade, but it is also due to the fact that hires of men went down.
Guest Post If tech diversity enthusiasts want to continue to expand the gender divide, then we have to begin to look towards the trans community as necessary investments in the broadest sense of the term.
The scholarship will allow ten recipients from diversity-focused technology groups to attend FutureStack13, New Relic’s conference coming up in one month and taking place in San Francisco.
Sexism in the world of technology isn’t good for any of us, ever. This is a problem for all of us. No exceptions.
“The rent’s going up, there’s not enough space,” said Lee, showing the city’s government is planning for and trying to correct the disparity the tech industry has helped to create.
But we’re indulging in a little wishful thinking (it is Friday, after all) by imagining a Microsoft with an unconventional woman at the helm.
I hope that by the time I retire, I won’t have to write this kind of crap anymore.
Women, wymyn, wimmin — however you want to spell it, the tech world has scores of female leaders we can look up to, not just the most headline-making two or three.
Hacker bootcamp school Hackbright will take 10 weeks to train the moms accepted into the program. During this time, old skills will get a refresh and new skills will be taught.
Halleloo! Drag queen Shangela made an appearance in today’s Facebook Home launch. But this isn’t Facebook’s first foray into LGBT-friendly waters.
While SCOTUS debates LGBT rights and Facebook goes all red/pink stripey, real-world gay youth still battle many issues — and too often, they do it alone. Here’s how one hacker is trying to help.
Editor’s Pick The drama! A scene devolves quickly into mutual understanding and cooperation when a woman dares to speak her mind.
The developer company is giving women in the tech community — especially devs and product designers — a chance to speak out about what drives them.
Code.org is an advocacy campaign focused at getting more kids interested in computer science. It’s also working to get more states, schools, and teachers on board with the program.
Editor’s Pick Here’s the brief tech companies filed with the Supreme Court — and the exact reason these business say they do support same-sex marriage.
Editor’s Pick Gay and transgender engineers converged on a technology conference aimed at LGBT folks hosted on the Facebook campus last weekend. Here’s why many Silicon Valley companies are taking this group seriously.
Uggos are smart and hotties are dumb, right? No? Oh, then GoDaddy has some explaining to do.
Editor’s Pick In San Francisco, two guys are putting women through a 10-week bootcamp in software development. The goal: to change the gender ratio of the tech industry.
This isn’t about porn or adult content. The military is blocking access to sites about health, legal rights, bullying, and even suicide prevention.
Editor’s Pick How a sexist CES marketing email went terribly, horribly wrong.
It’s time to understand those who are different. The global economy depends on it.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aA21dvPEBM&w=560&h=315] The above is a sweet video our LGBT pals at Facebook cooked up for National Coming Out Day.
Guest Post Women founders were few at DEMO Fall in Santa Clara. Here’s what they had to say about living, working, and competing in a “man’s world.”
Guest Post As a sector, technologists are failing to utilize the full sum of talent our nation offers. Why is it that we should strain to think of a dozen African American or women tech entrepreneurs? Or even a half dozen?
Guest Post Women are under-represented in the tech industry largely due to women’s skewed perception of technology and venture capital. Being feminine and in tech should not be mutually exclusive!
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“In college, I wanted someone to talk to about being gay and found someone through Craigslist. Clearly a poor decision in retrospect, despite the fact that I did end up finding a mentor who helped me come out.
Guest Post Until just a few years ago, CIOs have largely been defined by how well they could deliver products or solutions to their core customer, the business user.
Guest Post Although women have made much progress in reaching the leadership levels of business, such progress is disappointing and stalled.
[vimeo 33840204 w=640 h=360] Every now and then, we hear from a female startup founder who says she’s having a hard time raising money. She can’t quite figure out if it’s her idea or her slide deck or — and no one wants to think this — if it’s simply the fact that she’s a woman pitching an idea to a roomful of male investors.