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We Need to Start Talking

Paul Jarvis | Posted 10.20.2014 | Business
Paul Jarvis

We all need to be more vocal so that we don't stand for the slippery slope of misogyny or sexism. Unacceptable behavior needs to be called out, not only by the victim of it but also by anyone else who's aware of it.

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.

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.

Five Business Lessons I Learned From Launching a Sex Site

Cindy Gallop | Posted 07.07.2014 | Women
Cindy Gallop

I believe you can change the world through sex. My team and I are working to make sex better for all of us and to provide a healthy, real-world counterpoint to the ubiquitous influence of porn. The world of business and tech is doing everything it possibly can to stop us.

What It's Like to Be a Girl Who Codes

Cindy Hoang | Posted 06.11.2014 | Technology
Cindy Hoang

The world seems like it will never be equal for men and women because of how society perceives gender roles. Nonetheless, there are people working to change how people look at things, and you can feel the industry really shifting.

How to Increase the Number of Women in Tech

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 04.16.2014 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

Employers usually have good intentions and do not deliberately discriminate against women and minorities, but there is a hidden bias that needs to be understood and overcome.

What GoldieBlox Is Telling My Girl, Which I Won't Let Her Hear

Sandra Shpilberg | Posted 01.26.2014 | Parents
Sandra Shpilberg

See, by being born a girl, my daughter does not possess a special disability that prevents her from playing with regular or boy toys. But GoldieBlox seems to be telling my girl that she is too girl to play with the myriad of award-winning (boy) toys in the market.

How A 17-Year-Old Girl Won a Hackathon -- And What It Means for Women in Tech

Eliot Van Buskirk | Posted 07.14.2013 | Technology
Eliot Van Buskirk

The question of how to interest more women in technology fields is one of the most important questions facing us today, for many reasons.

Let Every Woman's Voice Ring

Frida Giannini | Posted 04.30.2013 | Impact
Frida Giannini

By promoting and funding progress in the areas of education, health and justice, we can change the prospects for girls and women, and those girls and women can change the world.

Starting Up A Life

Women 2.0 | Posted 03.09.2013 | Technology
Women 2.0

Here's why I believe that startups are the ideal family-friendly settings, even if you don't consider yourself to be the type of person to center your life on family (or at least not yet).

Women and the Changing Face of Technology

Ash Kumra | Posted 02.19.2013 | Impact
Ash Kumra

More and more women are being noticed as developers in the technology space, from Silicon Valley to Silicon Prairie to nearly every major metropolitan area -- making the actual product, coding, and hacking.

Social Change Via Social Media: How Modern Campaigners Are Making Noise on the Net

Belinda Parmar | Posted 10.24.2012 | Impact
Belinda Parmar

When I launched Lady Geek in 2010 it was an incredibly daunting prospect. I had a cause that I believed in -- making the technology industry more accessible to women -- but when it came to getting our voice heard I had to start completely from scratch

Women Heroes in Tech: The Best Kept Secrets of Silicon Valley

Marilyn Nagel | Posted 09.21.2012 | Technology
Marilyn Nagel

If you Google "women in tech," it's likely that the same 5-10 women will pop up in your search results. I fear that seeing the same faces repeatedly gives the impression that they're the only women succeeding in Silicon Valley.

The Role of Mentorship for Women in Technology

Ekaterina Walter | Posted 05.23.2012 | Technology
Ekaterina Walter

So why aren't there more female leaders among us? This is the question that is particularly relevant for male-dominated industries like technology, but applicable everywhere else.

A Challenge to the Startup Investment Community: Going Beyond Pattern Matching

Women 2.0 | Posted 05.01.2012 | Technology
Women 2.0

There's been a lot of talk recently about making Silicon Valley a true meritocracy, and I am so excited because it means we as a community have hope. First comes hope, then comes action, and then comes change.

IT Empowerment: Providing a Continuum of Success for Women and Girls in the Developing World

William Brindley | Posted 01.03.2012 | Impact
William Brindley

Ultimately, our goal is to provide a continuum of success for women in IT: entry-level to leadership, personally and professionally, locally and globally. But we need your help.

The Voicemail That Rang Around the World

Tereza Nemessanyi | Posted 12.28.2011 | Women
Tereza Nemessanyi

There's some serious ratio-changing happening in the leadership of blue-chip tech America, and it's based on merit. For a moment, let's pause to be thankful. And then let's go kick some ass.

That (Tech-Savvy) Girl, 45 Years Later!

Pat Mitchell | Posted 12.05.2011 | Technology
Pat Mitchell

Women all over the world are early adopters and effective users, but you wouldn't guess it from ad campaigns, tech conferences, or by reviewing the headshots of Silicon Valley executive lineups.

Gender Differences: Challenge Or Accept Them?

Belinda Parmar | Posted 10.29.2011 | Women
Belinda Parmar

Would girls really opt for pink (a color considered highly masculine up to the 19th century) and boys veer towards the Lego aisle if the world didn'...

Why BlogHer'11 Got Me Angry

Tara Sophia Mohr | Posted 10.12.2011 | Women
Tara Sophia Mohr

At BlogHer, I was suddenly in a universe in which concerns at the center of so many women's lives were put front and center. It became clear to me how marginalized and trivialized these topics are in our mainstream media and in our culture.

Technology Makes Women Happy, says report

Telegraph | Claudine Beaumont, Technology Editor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Having access to computers, the internet and communication devices can increase people's sense of satisfaction and wellbeing, according to research ca...