Reddit is still in turmoil

 Although Pao was seen as the driving force behind efforts to make Reddit respectable enough to appeal to advertisers, the company continued its clean-up after her departure, making diverse hires … Continue Reading →


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Airbnb Taps Ex-Attorney General Holder to Fix Its Bias Problem

The company is bringing in Washington heavyweights to try to eliminate discrimination on its site. The post Airbnb Taps Ex-Attorney General Holder to Fix Its Bias Problem appeared first on … Continue Reading →


Airbnb hires former Attorney General Eric Holder to craft anti-discrimination policy

 Here’s a sentence I never thought I’d write: former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is joining Airbnb to fight discrimination on the short term rental platform. Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky … Continue Reading →


Yahoo’s head of diversity and inclusion is woke

 Yahoo’s first diversity report in 2014 was a wake-up call for Margenett Moore-Roberts. At the time, she was working heads-down as senior director of Yahoo’s video advertising strategy and facilitating $50 … Continue Reading →


How generation Z females could be the answer to tech’s gender diversity problem

 While the biggest names in tech strive to close the gender gap and build more inclusive working environments, the pool of talent on offer is predominantly male. The truth is, … Continue Reading →


Female coder and runner emojis are coming soon

 Thanks to Google, the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee has agreed to add 11 new emoji that represent professions for men and women across all races. Back in May, Google proposed a new set … Continue Reading →


Facebook is slightly less white, but not any darker

 Facebook’s latest diversity report is a lot more of the same, with the exception of two components: LGBTQA employee representation and hiring data from the last 12 months. Facebook also announced … Continue Reading →


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Science Has a Huge Diversity Problem … in Lab Mice

Some lab studies have indicated that female nervous systems use different cell types to transmit pain. But many scientists use all-male cohorts of lab mice. The post Science Has a … Continue Reading →


OMG Digital is basically BuzzFeed for Africa

 OMG Digital, a West Africa-based startup founded by Prince Boakye Boampong and Jesse Arhin Ghansah, is on a mission to bring relatable content to African millennials. The two are currently participating … Continue Reading →


Tackling systemic racism

 Discussions around diversity and inclusion in the tech industry are not going away. Not on my watch. Earlier today, I sat down with Erica Baker, an engineer at Slack, and Ellen … Continue Reading →


Tech needs to stamp out anti-blackness

 In the U.S., it’s as if laws and regulations only apply to people of color — and when people of color bend them, they lose their lives. When white tech CEOs bend … Continue Reading →


Glassbreakers shutting down personal mentorship platform to focus on enterprise

 Enterprise is where the money’s at. Today, Glassbreakers is shutting down its consumer-focused platform for peer-to-peer mentorship for women. This comes a few months after Glassbreakers launched its enterprise product … Continue Reading →


The role of telepresence robotics in workforce inclusion

 Let’s pause on the robots-are-taking-over-our-jobs panic for a minute and take a look at how some robots — telepresence robots, specifically — could be used to give access not only … Continue Reading →


The silver lining of Google’s diversity efforts

 Google has had big week around diversity. The company gifted a $2.8 million office space inside its New York City building to Black Girls Code, appointed Roger Ferguson, an African-American finance executive, … Continue Reading →


Google.org, Omidyar Networks, backing Fast Forward, the accelerator for tech non-profits

 An accelerator that helps tech non-profits develop their products and raise grant money, Fast Forward, has attracted $1.25 million in philanthropic funding of its own. Backers included big names in … Continue Reading →


ACLU challenges federal hacking law hampering research into online discrimination

 The ACLU has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Attorney General alleging that the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act is unconstitutional, and as a consequence is preventing critical research into … Continue Reading →


Silicon Valley comes out in full force behind SF Pride

 This weekend was the annual San Francisco Pride Parade. The event drew over a million spectators and participation from many of the tech world’s most recognizable companies. Over 30 tech companies … Continue Reading →


President Obama calls for diversity efforts and openness with Mark Zuckerberg at GES

 President Barack Obama praised tech companies’ efforts to improve diversity in their workforces and called for governments around the world to embrace openness and transparency today at the Global Entrepreneurship … Continue Reading →


National Science Foundation allots $1.5M to kid-focused maker projects

 To celebrate 2016’s Week of Making (don’t tell me you forgot!), the National Science Foundation has awarded a total of $1.5 million to five small projects looking to get kids … Continue Reading →