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Apple Card Algorithm Accused of Gender Discrimination

Users of Apple’s new credit card are accusing the company of using lending algorithms that discriminate against women. Financial regulators are now investigating. Software developer David Heinemeier Hansson made his complaints public on Twitter on Nov. 7, saying the credit line Apple offered him was 20 times better than what…

Accenture Commits $200 Million to Education, Training and Skills Initiatives over next Three Years to Equip People Around the World for Work in the Digital Age

Originally published by Accenture. Supporting its vision to improve the way the world works and lives, Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is committing more than US$200 million over the next three years to help equip people around the world with job skills for the digital age. “As a technology leader, we have…

Calling All Girls: Science Needs You

Here’s a pitch for girls everywhere: Want to create life-changing tech Set your sights on Abbott (No. 10 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies list). It takes commitment at an early age to build successful careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Women make up just 15-25 percent of…

Google Segregates Women into Lower Level Jobs, Lawsuit Alleges

A new lawsuit officially charges Google with discriminating against its female workers by “segregating” them into lower-paying positions. According to the suit, filed Thursday, Google “systematically” pays women less than men “performing substantially similar work.” It also accuses Google of “assigning and keeping women in job ladders and levels with…

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

A new analysis of pay data at Google once again demonstrates a gender wage gap at the company. Nearly 1,200 Google staff members in the United States roughly 2 percent of the company’s global workforce reported their salaries and bonuses in an employee-generated spreadsheet. The data, obtained by The New…

Alt-Right Targets Google Employees Who Disagree with Sexist Memo

Google CEO Sundar Pichai cancelled a companywide town hall style meeting scheduled for Thursday amid employees’ fear of harassment primarily thanks to alt-right websites. The conversation was supposed to address gender issues following the highly publicized diatribe “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber,” written by former Google engineer James Damore, which suggested…

Fired Google Engineer: Company 'Shamed Me'

In his first interview with a mainstream media outlet, James Damore, the former Google engineer behind the widely controversial memo about women in tech and leadership, said the company “punished me and shamed me.” He also announced his plans to sue the tech giant earlier this week. “The whole point…