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Why We Need Terrible Female Engineers

Amy Nguyen | Posted 04.23.2015 | Technology
Amy Nguyen

It needs to be okay for women to fail. We need flawed women whose mistakes represent just that -- their own mistakes. Not reflections upon our entire gender, not held up as reasons for why women aren't meant to be in tech. We need to accept women in this field who want to be here just because it's a great place to be.

Why I'm Confident That the Tech Industry Is Fixing Its Diversity Quagmire

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 04.12.2015 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

The tech industry has surely been guilty of negligence in diversity. It has become a boys' club. But this industry not only tolerates failure but embraces it -- even if it is its own. It has a special word for failure: "pivoting." And tech is now pivoting.

The Tech Diversity Story That's Not Being Told

Medium | Anil Dash | Posted 01.29.2015 | Technology

One of the most destructive tropes about Asian Americans is the pervasive myth of the “model minority”. Grounded in detestably anti-Black, anti-La...

The Vagina Bio-Hack That Wasn't: How Two 'Startup Bros' Twisted the 'Sweet Peach' Mission

Jessica Cussins | Posted 01.26.2015 | Technology
Jessica Cussins

There's nothing inspiring or empowering about two male CEOs taking credit for a young woman's work while twisting the entire purpose from being about reproductive health to being little more than a joke. But a 20-year-old ultrafeminist scientist who's about to launch her own company? That will be something to watch.

Mostly White, Mostly Male Amazon Publishes Diversity Report

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 11.05.2014 | Technology

E-commerce giant Amazon has revealed that the company is a lot like its tech industry peers: mostly male and predominantly white.

Hewlett-Packard Plans To Break Into Two Companies

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 10.06.2014 | Technology

Technology giant Hewlett-Packard will break in two, according to sources cited by The Wall Street Journal on Sunday. The company will reportedly be...

Which Tech Companies Are Ahead of the Curve in Women's Leadership?

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 10.05.2014 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

While it will clearly take some time before such strategies result in widespread change throughout the industry, here are some companies that are off to a good start.

Barbie May Have Just Gotten Her Toughest Job Yet

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 06.20.2014 | Business

Barbie has over 150 jobs on her resume. She’s been a football coach, a doctor and even president. But her latest gig might be her toughest challenge...

The One Thing That Separates Silicon Valley From Everywhere Else

Mark Cuban | Posted 05.19.2014 | Business
Mark Cuban

Like Hollywood, today's nouveau entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley are looking past the pitch right in front of them to the next source of capital who will pay a higher valuation.

Jesse Jackson Targets Tech Industry's Lack Of Diversity

AP | By MARTHA MENDOZA and JESSE WASHINGTON | Posted 05.18.2014 | Black Voices

The Rev. Jesse Jackson is bringing a strategy borrowed from the traditional civil rights era playbook to the age of social media and a booming tech in...

5 Truths About Housing Costs In Tech Hubs Like San Francisco

Jed Kolko | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Jed Kolko

The Trulia Price Monitor and the Trulia Rent Monitor are the earliest leading indicators of how asking prices and rents are trending nationally and lo...

Tech Industry On NSA Reforms: Meh

AP | By MICHAEL LIEDTKE and BARBARA ORTUTAY | Posted 03.20.2014 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Technology companies and industry groups took President Barack Obama's speech on U.S. surveillance as a step in the right direc...

Technology Skills Gap: Fact or Fiction? Part II

Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn | Posted 10.21.2013 | Technology
Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn

How can companies better utilize IT budgets? How should hiring managers go about seeking the right talent?

Technology Skills Gap: Fact or Fiction? Part I

Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn | Posted 09.02.2013 | Technology
Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn

Research by industry analysts has shown that in every major geographic region, there is a substantial shortfall between the supply of qualified professionals and the demand for networking and IT skills.

Baby Steps: Finding Your Career Path

Students Rising Above | Posted 04.06.2013 | Impact
Students Rising Above

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifHaving been in the country for only a year, and the only one in the family who could speak English, my 16-year-old self was very lost. I felt lonely and hopeless; I didn't know where life would take me next.

2013 After Depression: Connecting the Dots for a Total Innovation Economy

Rebekah Iliff | Posted 02.20.2013 | Technology
Rebekah Iliff

The convergence of tech and every major industry presents a fountain of opportunity for entrepreneurs. Those willing to dive deep and take note of systemic issues in need of change, disruption, and innovation will ultimately win.

Another Man Against Brogramming

Toph Whitmore | Posted 02.12.2013 | Technology
Toph Whitmore

Satirically or otherwise, the term "brogramming" presents a vision of high tech as a hard-partying, single-sex frat culture. Yes, I get the joke. It's funny because it's ironic. But it's also inane, puerile, and bluntly sexist.

Thrive in a Rapidly Changing World: The Next Generation of IT

Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn | Posted 11.27.2012 | Impact
Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn

Networking is predicted to become the second fastest growing occupation in the U.S., faster than the average for all occupations, and should continue ...

Matt Sledge

Can Tech Push Obama Over The Top In Colorado?

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.21.2012 | Politics

Once better known for its hard-hatted miners and conservative brewing moguls, Colorado's economy has in recent years acquired some new mascots: the li...

How Women Are Dominating New Technologies

The Atlantic | Posted 06.11.2012 | Women

If you're a man between the ages of 18 and 35, you used to be tech industry's most coveted prize. You were the one who decided what products failed an...

The Value of a College Degree in the Innovation Economy

Elisa Stephens | Posted 07.23.2012 | College
Elisa Stephens

It is true that young people today are light years ahead of past generations in mastering new technologies and adopting innovation. But nothing changes the fact that a 21st century economy requires a 21st century education.

Paul Blumenthal

Obama Picks Sides In SOPA Fight Between Campaign Donors

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama entered the fray over two controversial anti-piracy bills with a Jan. 14 statement aligning the White House with ...

Zach Carter

Key Senator Abandons The Protect IP Ship

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With thousands of websites large and small blacked out Wednesday in protest of the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act, a House bill, and it...

Miami and South Florida Could Learn From Louisiana

Craig Agranoff | Posted 03.19.2012 | Miami
Craig Agranoff

Making the latest, greatest Facebook app? Starting up the coolest new social media idea? Building software that will fundamentally change healthcare? No incentives in Florida. Sorry.

America's Worst-Run Cities

24/7 Wall St. | Michael Sauter, Charles Stockdale, Ashley Allen | Posted 01.05.2012 | Business

Many qualities separate the best-run and worst-run cities. But perhaps the most important is access to jobs. The economies of the best-run cities fall...