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Silicon Valley Diversity

Technology and Underrepresented Minority Groups: The Great Equalizer (Part 3 of 3)

Saul Juan Antonio Cuautle | Posted 03.18.2016 | Black Voices
Saul Juan Antonio Cuautle

The more I thought about it, the more learning to code made sense. No one knows the product better than me, why not learn how to go from wireframes to the App store? Why didn't I think of this sooner?

Technology and Underrepresented Minority Groups: The Great Equalizer (Part 2 of 3)

Saul Juan Antonio Cuautle | Posted 03.15.2016 | Black Voices
Saul Juan Antonio Cuautle

Let's face it, coding isn't "cool" to most everyday people. In fact, I dare you to go tell one of your friends you're going to start learning how to code. Chances are most of them will laugh at your efforts. They'll tell you not to do it; that you can't do it; that it's a waste of time. People will make fun of you before they offer a helping hand.

Technology and Underrepresented Minority Groups: The Great Equalizer (Part 1 of 3)

Saul Juan Antonio Cuautle | Posted 03.11.2016 | Black Voices
Saul Juan Antonio Cuautle

The Silicon Valley Black Youth Hackathon was uniquely structured over two weekends. On the first weekend, over 150 high school, college, and young professional adults ages 16-24 from all over the San Francisco Bay Area came together to form teams.

13 Brilliant Women Innovators and Subject Matter Experts Corporations Should Keep Their Eye On

Andrea Hoffman | Posted 12.11.2015 | Business
Andrea Hoffman

When half the world's population have no role models of their own gender in important industries, it is more difficult to develop a culture of success.

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

The Single Biggest Reason To Fix Tech's Diversity Problem

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 02.01.2016 | Black Voices

In the tech industry, where Latinos and African-Americans make up just five percent of the workforce at leading companies, it’s been widely establis...

Changing Silicon Valley's Frat Boy Culture

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 10.28.2014 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

When I started writing about the gender disparity I saw in Silicon Valley, I took intense fire from the boys club. They could get away with this because such frat-boy behavior was considered acceptable in Silicon Valley. But things are changing for the better.

Gerry Smith

Actually, Minority Workers Are Everywhere In Silicon Valley -- They're Just Not Treated As Well

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 08.27.2014 | Technology

Despite what you may have heard, there are actually many black and Hispanic workers at tech companies. They're just not paid much, and they mostly don...

Google, Silicon Valley Must Do More To Hire Female Engineers

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 07.29.2014 | Business
Vivek Wadhwa

Google just revealed that 17 percent of its technology staff is female. That is impressive compared with the rest of Silicon Valley, but not once you put it in the context of the available pool of female computer scientists.

A Modest Proposal: Thinking Outside the White Male Box

Hank Williams | Posted 08.11.2013 | Technology
Hank Williams

I have a modest proposal that could easily quadruple the inventive capacity of the country. It's simple, yet powerful, and with the right funding, it could be a game changer. The idea: let's completely remove the shopworn expression "think outside the box" from circulation for retooling.

Silicon Valley Fights To Keep Its Diversity Data Secret

CNN Money | Posted 01.09.2012 | Technology

How diverse are Silicon Valley's offices and executive suites? Activists have been trying for years to answer that question, but some of the industry'...