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 I’m a staff software engineer at a fast-growing Web startup. Here’s my three pieces of advice for overcoming bias in the workplace.
Nine months after being named president and COO at Change.org, VentureBeat asked Jennifer Dulski to share her tips for becoming a social entrepreneur.
Editor’s Pick Starting a business isn’t easy for anyone, but it’s especially challenging for young woman in the tech sector. We caught up with online travel entrepreneurs, Ruzwana Bashir and Debbie Wosskow, to discuss how they are making their startups a success.
Guest Post The backlash around Marissa Mayer’s Vogue shoot demonstrated that we still have a fixed set of generalizations about the ‘typical CEO.’
A new scholarship is available for women who want to learn to code, but can’t afford to enroll in a hacker bootcamp.
Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg covered a wide range of topics in a talk today, from women in business to Facebook’s growing mobile revenues.
For women, attending conferences and seeking out mentors is an incredibly important networking tool — and one that not enough women in tech understand.
Yup, you still live in a world where singer Alicia Keys works for BlackBerry.
Editor’s Pick Who wants to go to college if you can start earning money right away?
Publishers are already playing footsie with real-money gambling.
This morning Adria Richards broke my heart, and the hearts of all those who give a damn about women in technology.
Editor’s Pick A Playhaven game developer was fired after making sexual jokes in the audience during a keynote session at PyCon, a conference for Python developers. Now Adria Richards, a developer evangelist for SendGrid, is getting rape and death threats via Twitter.
Editor’s Pick For International Women’s Day, we spoke with dozens of women in the tech industry to understand the primary problems they still face, and their suggested solutions.
Guest Post As more women move into the C-suite, they are shaking up the order of things.
Guest Post Women-run startups might have trouble getting funding at present, but women are primed to lead in this new tech era.
The female executives on the list span a variety of industries from enterprise technology to retail. Given the amount of media attention paid to technology companies of late, it’s no surprise that Silicon Valley-based CEO’s dominate the list.
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.”
For women tech leaders, there is a grittier and far less glamorous reality to life in Silicon Valley. Meet the women who struggle to juggle work life and a family, to gain respect from their male colleagues, and to pull the long hours required to build a successful startup.
Four senior female Box executives gathered one Wednesday afternoon for a frank discussion about the company’s growth, taking leadership positions in a male-dominated industry, and the enterprise startups that are spurring the innovation of the next decade.
In an effort to ignite female entrepreneurship on a global level, Google has announced a partnership with Women 2.0, a San Francisco-based organization dedicated to supporting female founders.
As we head towards the New Year of 2011, the VentureBeat team has put together a list of things we’d like to see the tech and startup world improve on.
Tech journalism, and tech companies, for me have always been about ideas and their ability to change the world. What matters is not only the strength of the light you can shed on a subject but what you choose to illuminate. For me, technology should either be delightful or do something important or both. Here are the articles I loved writing in 2010:
Many fans of The Social Network, the new movie about the founding of Facebook, have one big problem with the film — its shabby treatment of women. See, for example, screenwriter Aaron Sorkin’s appearance on The Colbert Report, where news-comedian host Colbert asks why most of the movie’s female characters are “high, or drunk, or fucking guys in the bathroom. Why are there are no other women of any substance in the movie?”
The Women in Tech panel at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco just wrapped up. There was plenty of argument among the women on the panel — not least from TechCrunch’s Sarah Lacy (pictured), who moderated the discussion but also said she disagreed with holding the panel in the first place.
Debates about women in technology are like merry-go-rounds: There’s a lot of movement and excitement but you always end up back in the same place.