Post Tagged with: "Silicon Valley"


Apple's Head of Diversity Apologizes for Saying '12 White, Blue-Eyed Blonde Men in a Room' Are Diverse

Apple’s Head of Diversity Apologizes for Saying ‘12 White, Blue-Eyed Blond Men in a Room’ Are Diverse

Denise Young Smith said she gets frustrated when the term diversity is only "tagged to the people of color, or the women, or the LGBT.”

Uber CEO Takes Leave of Absence, Board Member Out after Sexist Remark

Uber Board to Consider Vote to Cut Kalanick Influence

Directors at Uber plan to vote on board reforms and whether to pursue a major stock deal with SoftBank Group Corp.

Google Accused of ‘Systemic’ Gender Pay Discrimination by Labor Department

Google Segregates Women into Lower Level Jobs, Lawsuit Alleges

The tech giant “systematically” discriminates against its female employees and also keeps them from opportunities for promotions, according to a lawsuit.

Google Women Earn Less than Men, Employee-Reported Data Shows

Google Women Earn Less than Men, Employee-Reported Data Shows

A spreadsheet created by Google workers points to the highly cited gender pay gap at the tech giant.

Uber Investor Sues to Force Former CEO Kalanick Off Board

Uber Investor Sues to Force Former CEO Kalanick Off Board

The lawsuit marks a rare instance of a Silicon Valley investor suing the central figure at one of its own start-ups.

Former Uber Engineer’s Sexual Harassment Claims Highlight Tech Industry Diversity Dilemma

Uber CEO Gives Advice on Having Sex with Coworkers

Travis Kalanick wrote a memo to employees that included the “do’s and don’ts” of having sex with colleagues at company gatherings.

Google Parent Company’s Shareholders Vote Against Sharing Gender Pay Data

Google Parent Company’s Shareholders Vote Against Sharing Gender Pay Data

The proposal was voted down for the second year in a row.

Uber Fires More Than 20 Workers After Sexual Harassment Investigation

Uber Fires More Than 20 Workers After Sexual Harassment Investigation

Lack of diversity was always at the core of Uber’s problems.

Uber Extends Sexual Harassment Probe

Uber to Share Some Findings of Harassment Probe

A female former engineer at Uber said in a blog post that managers and human resources officers at the company had not punished her manager after she reported his unwanted sexual advances.

Women in Tech: ‘The Culture is the Problem’

Women in Tech: ‘The Culture is the Problem’

“The culture is the problem. And the solution, graduates, is you,” Reshma Saujani told Harvard graduates.

Quarter of U.S. Tech Workers Perceive Discrimination: Survey

Google Says Calculating Gender Pay Data Would Be Too Expensive

The excuse comes despite the company’s previous claim that it had already calculated this data — on a global scale.

Uber Underpaid NYC Drivers for Over Two Years

Uber Underpaid NYC Drivers for Over Two Years

More bad practices emerge from Uber, which owes its NYC drivers at least $45 million.

Uber Extends Sexual Harassment Probe

Uber Extends Sexual Harassment Probe

Uber has come under more pressure over the results of its sexual harassment review, particularly after the scandal at Fox News leading to the ouster of Bill O’Reilly.

Google Accused of ‘Systemic’ Gender Pay Discrimination by Labor Department

Google Accused of ‘Systemic’ Gender Pay Discrimination by Labor Department

The discrimination “is quite extreme,” even for a tech company, according to a report published last week.

Uber Diversity Report Shows Shortage of Women, Minorities

Uber Diversity Report Shows Shortage of Women, Minorities

Blacks make up nearly 9 percent and Hispanics account for less than 6 percent of Uber's total workforce, according to its first-ever diversity report.

Companies Boycott Google Over Ads Ran with Hateful Content

Companies Boycott Google Over Ads Alongside Hateful Content

Advertisers are finally saying no to Google’s lack of accountability for its content.

Uber President Jeff Jones Quits After Six Months

Uber President Quits After Six Months

Company grapples with several sexual harassment/assault allegations, executive exits. Continues to refuse diversity data requests.

Jesse Jackson Tells Uber to Release Diversity Data, Invest in Oakland

Jesse Jackson Tells Uber to Release Diversity Data, Invest in Oakland

Jackson’s latest request comes at the same time Uber announces a former Hillary Clinton staffer, who is African American, will lead its diversity efforts.

Study: Uber, Lyft Drivers Discriminate Against Blacks with 'African American-Sounding Names'

Study: Uber, Lyft Drivers Discriminate Against Blacks with ‘African American-Sounding Names’

Researchers found that ride-sourcing companies are not exempt from practicing racial discrimination.

Why Does Silicon Valley Continue Lacking Diversity?

"They want to do these things, but nobody is making the solid commitments."

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Innovative Tactics to Recruit Women in Tech

KeyCorp’s Amy Brady shares five tips to help you recruit the best and the brightest women in technology.

Google Mistakes Blacks for Gorillas

The Google Photos app tagged a young Black man and his friend as gorillas.

Facebook, Google Show No Progress

Eight out of 10 senior leaders at Facebook and Google are men; seven out of 10 are white.