The headline on this first one is particularly interesting ... the majority of female CEOs are in favor of gender diversity mandates, aka quotas. However the headline and entire tone of the article highlights the minority who are against the policy. It's almost like the author's perspective is biasing their view of the data!
15 Women-led Startups to Watch in 2016 - Huffington Post
Between 1997 and 2014, the number of women-owned businesses in the U.S. rose by 68%, twice the growth rate for men and nearly 1.5 times the rate for all ...
The Delusions of “Heroic” Innovation - Holly Wood on Medium
Power in a hugely unequal world carries with it the latent moral responsibility to attend to systems of injustice. We were taught to consider how a privileged existence lends itself to the reproduction of inequality.
This is why we must consider the ethics of innovation before we jack off to its promise. To hear evangelists talk about it, innovation is just awesome science absent any consideration of moral philosophy.... These are people who read every scrap of biography of Mark Zuckerberg but have never thought about the terrifying social potential of Facebook’s data extraction engine....
I’m actually fairly sure the founders of Uber and AirBNB didn’t intend to fuck over poor people and minorities, but then no one asked them, “Ok, but what if this actually fucks over poor people and minorities?” But to explicitly cater innovation to rich people living in San Francisco is to ignore the unintended consequences of said disruption. And it has unignorable consequences.
Taking on Tech’s Diversity Problem in Grade School - Newsweek
The mission of BlackGirlsCode, which started in 2011, is to close the gap by getting girls tinkering with and thinking about programming while they’re young, making them feel like they can compete in computer science classes in college and beyond. It’s a goal shared by BGC’s Silicon Valley sponsors like Salesforce and Google, which are struggling with diversity, and by similar nonprofits around the country, like Girls Who Code and Level the Playing Field.
You Start 'Doing' Diversity by Using the Data - Huffington Post
For every incremental percentage point in African-American and Hispanic representation at NASDAQ-listed tech companies, there is a 3-percentage-point increase in revenues. That means the technology sector could generate a 20 to 22 percent increase in revenue—an additional $300 to $370 billion each year if our workforces more fully reflected the racial/ethnic diversity available in today’s engineering talent pool.... Last year, Intel set a goal that 40 percent of all new hires had to be women or underrepresented minorities. We managed to exceed this goal, hitting 43.1 percent. We did so by broadening our talent searches, going beyond our go-to recruitment tactics, and trusting in our calculated data of women and underrepresented minorities available in today’s talent marketplace.
Techstars Foundation Announces First Round of Grant Recipients - Techstars
The Techstars Foundation is pleased to announce our first round of five grantees who are committed to improving the landscape of diversity in tech: Astia, Patriot Boot Camp, Defy Ventures, Change Catalyst, and Gaza Sky Geeks. We received over 165 grant requests. The breadth of programs, initiatives and thought leadership related to diversity in technology entrepreneurship is awe-inspiring.