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Chael Sonnen exposes Ronda Rousey' skills: 'It's not real, it was media fixation, they created that' - YouTube
UFC was forming weight class w Ronda Rousey the one to beat. + marketability hype on side of UFC. It was only a matter of time and caliber opponents to expose her weaknesses.
UFC  female  sports  athlete  business  of  sport 
january 2017 by asterisk2a
Stem cells 'link' to repeat miscarriages, say scientists - BBC News
[ is this a western phenomenon? sick population? not africa, not some parts of japan? ] Accelerated ageing "In fact, this may be the only way to really prevent miscarriages in these cases." The team found a shortfall of stem cells was the likely cause of accelerated ageing of the womb lining which resulted in the failure of some pregnancies. The lining has to renew itself each cycle and this renewal capacity is dependent on the resident stem cell population. Prof Brosens said: "Cultured cells from women who had had three or more consecutive miscarriages showed that ageing cells in the lining of the womb don't have the ability to prepare adequately for pregnancy." [...] "The real challenge now is to develop strategies to increase the function of stem cells in the womb lining," she said. The team will soon start piloting new interventions to improve the womb lining, she said. [ diet and lifestyle? ]
premature  ageing  chronic  diseases  telomere  genetics  epigenetics  sick  population  health  crisis  miscarriage  IVF  female  fertility  fertility  infertility  assisted  fertility  treatments 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
Mutant sperm-factories spread in testes - BBC News
But the University of Oxford study showed mutant spermatogonia gain a "tumour-like" competitive edge, leading to a greater proportion of sperm becoming defective. Experts said couples should consider having children earlier in life. A range of diseases including autism and schizophrenia are more likely with older dads due to mutations in their sperm. And the risk of very serious health problems goes from around four in every 200 births to five in every 200 once the father passes the age of 50.
female  fertility  fertility  assisted  fertility  treatments  IVF  Social  Freezing  public  health  policy  public  health  generationy  Millennials  epigenetics  gene  expression 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Why postcodes are determining fertility treatment - BBC News
austerity! >> IVF treatment is minority on budget and on peoples mind! // Health chiefs have blamed the cuts on "extremely challenging financial circumstances". Each IVF cycle costs individual CCGs anywhere between £1,300 and £6,000, depending on geography. Mid-Essex said it treated about 100 people a year, and could make annual savings of £750,000 by ending specialist fertility services. Its medical director, Dr Donald McGeachy, told Inside Out he could understand patients' "displeasure" at the cuts. But he said with a £9m deficit to plug, tough decisions had to be made. "We try very hard to provide everything that we need, but there are some things that we are not going to be able to do," Dr McGeachy added. [...] !!! One in six couples in the UK struggles to conceive, making fertility concerns one of the most common reasons women visit their GP. !!! //&! http://nutritionfacts.org/?s=fertility
IVF  post  code  lottery  health  inequality  sick  population  health  crisis  NHS  austerity  minority  Transgender  NHS  Grampian  female  fertility  fertility  infertility  assisted  fertility  treatments  public  health  policy  public  health 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Pando: “Is this thing on, bro?”
Earlier this week, The Information published the results of a three-month research project on diversity in venture capital. The results were exactly as you’d expect: There isn’t any. Diversity in venture capital is far worse than the tech industry as a whole. In an op-ed on the site, Social Capital’s Chamath Palihapitiya wrote something that was surprising: He aggressively called out the industry. Not off the record. Not in whispers with journalists. Not saying “some VCs.” He went full barrels on the industry writ-large
Venture  Capital  diversity  Software  Is  Eating  The  World  Female  Founders 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
Ann Summers boss on overcoming arrests, threats and shyness | Guardian Small Business Network | The Guardian
Is there anything you would have done differently? I would have networked my socks off when I was first starting out. I think the problem for women is that we’re so focused on what we want that we don’t have time for flashy lunches and golf days. Men do it so well – they network and build amazing contacts. I think, certainly in my case, I didn’t recognise the value of it at the time because, when I was younger, I was focused on building the business. I came to it quite late – but it’s at the beginning that you need it.
Female  Founders  Networking  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Social Freezing bietet keine "Babygarantie" - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Eizellen einfrieren und später Kinder bekommen - auch in Deutschland interessieren sich immer mehr Frauen für Social Freezing. Die Methode bietet jedoch keine "Babyversicherung", warnen Experten.
Social  Freezing  IVF  female  fertility  assisted  fertility  treatments  male  fertility 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Die Story: Das Geschäft mit dem Kinderwunsch | Kontrovers | BR - YouTube
1. Philosophy; you don't have freedom, you have freedom to choose between some options. // 2. medical evidence inconclusive and profiders are for-profit corporations and do in most cases not inform completely and transparently. // 3. Higher risk with being pregnant in later life +35 "high risk pregnancy" especially in our current "sick population" situation - "high risk pregnancy" cases will rise.
Social  Freezing  IVF  female  fertility  assisted  fertility  treatments  Capitalism  Gesellschaft  Soziale  Marktwirtschaft  exploitation  Leistungsdruck  gender  inequality  gender-based  discrimination  gender  politics  gender  role  medical  profession  high  risk  pregnancy  sick  population  public  health  public  health  policy  health  crisis 
june 2015 by asterisk2a
Intel Capital’s Lisa Lambert on the firm’s new $125 million Diversity Fund | PandoDaily
The plan is to invest in what we think is representative of the global society. All the data points to more diversity in our country and across the globe. As these communites have more influence and more purchasing power, they should be involved in the development of products that are going to serve the market they represent. We think it is good business. Designing products and investing in companies that Intel can partner with that serve these communities. [...] But also, from a practical standpoint, if you look at the venture capital community as a whole, it is pretty homogenous in terms of demographic breakdown. I think a lot of them aren’t sourcing these diverse deals because they don’t have access to those networks and have those communities. [...] I think the perception that there wouldn’t be deal flow, and what we found is that that is most definitely not true. [...] It’s not the pure tech, hard tech company that you’d expect Intel to invest in, but Intel is branching out.
Venture  Capital  Silicon  Valley  Female  Founders  Women  in  Tech  diversity  minority  ecosystem 
june 2015 by asterisk2a
Ellen Pao Says Silicon Valley Isn’t A Meritocracy. It’s Not. | TechCrunch
Pao also took issue with the “pipeline issue” excuse for not hiring diversely. “I hate the pipeline issue,” Pao said. “It allows people to say, ‘I’m doing my best, it’s out of my hands. There’s a whole slew of things that can make it more fair.'” Swisher said she felt the same way about unconscious bias: It allows people to absolve themselves of responsibility for bias. Pao said she did not think Silicon Valley, a place where it’s possible to have all white male meetings all day every day, was a meritocracy. “I think SV aspires to be a true meritocracy … but there is not an even track to success. No. With 6% women in VC, level of funding for women-led startups, it just doesn’t seem that that could possibly be the case.” // bit.ly/1HV44Hg Williams leads unconscious bias workshops that aim to educate employees on the science behind decision-making and encourage a "culture where employees are comfortable with -- & held accountable for -- calling out prejudice, both blatant and subtle.
Ellen  Pao  gender-based  discrimination  gender-based  harassment  Female  Founders  straight  white  male  white  male  privilege  male  privilege  Privileged  Establishment  American  Dream  USA  Gini  coefficient  income  inequality  inequality  gender  inequality  gender  bias  gender  politics  gender  pay  gap  gender  equality  gender  policing  gender  non-conforming  gender  norms  gender  role  diversity  Silicon  Valley  Women  in  Tech  STEM  selection  bias  confirmation  bias  bias  racial  discrimination  ethnic  discrimination  social  discrimination  minority  prejudice  HR  human  resources  hiring 
may 2015 by asterisk2a
I honestly can’t decide if this is progress or the opposite | PandoDaily
 But we still — unfortunately– live in a world where aggressive women are called “bitches.” Opinionated women are called “harpies.” And female founder who may scream at a team who misses a deadline isn’t considered “passionate” or “intense,” she’s considered “hysterical” or worse– on her period. [...] But until the rest of tech comes to respect the complexity and strength of women leaders, let’s not just hand people the cliches, OK? A nice wine and cheese is always an option.
Female  Founders  Women  in  Tech  gender-based  discrimination  gender  politics  gender  pay  gap  gender  policing  gender  gap  gender  bias  gender  equality  gender  role  gender  norms  gender  conforming  gender  inequality  gender  expression  sexism  everyday  sexism  sexismus  male  privilege  white  male  privilege  straight  white  male  Silicon  Valley  No  Representation  Patriarchy  Misogynie  misogyny 
april 2015 by asterisk2a
Some Companies Fight Pay Gap By Eliminating Salary Negotiations : NPR
When it comes to negotiating salaries, the research is pretty clear: women are less assertive than men. It's one reason women who start their careers with a narrower pay gap see it widen over time.
gender  pay  gap  gender  equality  gender  inequality  Female  Founders  Silicon  Valley  Venture  Capital  Angel  Investor 
april 2015 by asterisk2a
Silicon Valley’s Maturity Problem | Re/code
The common diagnosis is that the Valley has a maturity problem, where first-time managers with big responsibilities and budgets build cultures of excessive behavior. But the reality is much more complicated. Rapid growth, a total absence of training, a cultural deficit and employees too focused on perks are a few contributors. Valley companies that want to continue down this path of impressive growth and success need to address these issues. [...] For companies, growing quickly in a very short period of time is a serious HR challenge. It’s hard to hire big numbers of talented employees who are a perfect cultural fit. It consumes significant HR resources and can limit that team’s ability to do anything else, like focus on training, culture or employees’ engagement.
Leadership  Venture  Capital  Angel  Investor  Silicon  Valley  brogrammer  gender-based  discrimination  gender-based  harassment  Women  in  Tech  Female  Founders  Hype  Cycle  jock  culture  Campus  human  resources  HR  people  management 
april 2015 by asterisk2a
Malcolm Gladwell: The Art of Management - YouTube
Humble & smart. Respect and listen the advice from elders. // No technology is good at everything. // True activism can't be replaces with technology. // VC (Venture Capital, Angel Investor) know they can't predict winners, if they said that, that would be equal to predicting the future. Thus they are optimizing with the data at hand, the past (thus biases are active; pattern matching, selection and confirmation bias etc) by selecting what has come before and was successful. Thus, Female Founders will have it harder. Period. That doesn't even include that on a VC firm there are not Female Partners, so Male Partners asses a woman's idea ...
Leadership  management  team  management  people  management  business  management  Success  career  advice  career  careers  career  ladder  Politicians  activists  activism  Venture  Capital  Female  Founders  Angel  Investor  male  privilege  white  male  privilege  straight  white  male 
april 2015 by asterisk2a
Robin Hauser Reynolds | Studio SX | SXSW ON - YouTube
CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap // Death by Thousand Cuts. // standford through only accepting their alums for startx.stanford.edu - are prime example of the dying American dream (for decades under attack), social mobility and gini coefficient disaster that is the USA. Leaving out people of different colour, ethnicity, women, socio-economic background //
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april 2015 by asterisk2a
The Kleiner Perkins Lawsuit, and Rethinking the Confidence-Driven Workplace | Hacker News
"At Google, men were being promoted at a much higher rate than women — because they were nominating themselves for promotion and women were not." [...] to reach positions of power in the tech industry, people need to be able to aggressively speak in meetings. Coaching often includes work on how to effectively communicate in meetings and is sometimes described as assertiveness training. &! from hackernews comments >> In other words unless the environment of respect and normal discussion is not defended it will end up being dominated by a few assholes. I've seen in this meetings most often, you've seen it too. &! http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/13/upshot/the-kleiner-perkins-lawsuit-and-rethinking-the-confidence-driven-workplace.html
asshole  culture  Silicon  Valley  Venture  Capital  brogrammer  Campus  jock  culture  STEM  Female  Founders  Women  in  Tech  KPCB  Kleiner  Perkins  Caufield  Byers  Ellen  Pao  people  management  HR  human  resources  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  management  gender  discrimination  social  discrimination  gender-based  discrimination  gender-based  harassment  Patriarchy  straight  white  male  pattern  matching  pattern  recognition  white  male  privilege  male  privilege  privilege  Privileged  introvert  extrovert  sociopath  psychopath  Leadership  public  perception  self-awareness  public  discourse  public  opinion  public  image  Office  Politics  confidence  Coaching  feminism  feminist 
march 2015 by asterisk2a
For Stanford Class of ’94, a Gender Gap More Powerful Than the Internet - NYTimes.com
“If a woman says no, she means yes!” “You’re all [expletive] slaves.” [Sacks] made it clear that he found the graffiti itself deplorable, calling it “sexist and violent,” in his first essay for The Stanford Review, a conservative-libertarian campus newspaper. But he also argued that an earlier round of graffiti — including a crude statement about President George Bush — had been just as offensive. [...] Keith Rabois, another former editor, said in an interview. But there was an ugly side as well; Mr. Rabois left campus in 1992 after yelling “Can’t wait until you die,” punctuating it with a homophobic slur. He said afterward that he had been protesting campus speech codes. Mr. Sacks was almost as abrasive, joking in print about an imaginary course called “Bathroom Self Defense for Heterosexuals.” [...] it was not clear that they recognized the basic concerns of many female and minority students — that they would not have the same opportunities as their white male peers. bit.ly/1Ev1UgU
insensitive  David  Sacks  Peter  Thiel  Political  Correctness  Keith  Rabois  Silicon  Valley  gender-based  harassment  gender-based  discrimination  STEM  Female  Founders  Women  in  Tech  offence  Stanford  Univeristy  Misogynie  misogyny  everyday  sexism  sexism  sexismus  discrimination  social  discrimination  minority  LGBTQIASP  Venture  Capital 
february 2015 by asterisk2a
What’s Really at Stake in Ellen Pao’s Kleiner Perkins Lawsuit - NYTimes.com
&! nytimes.com/2015/02/23/technology/ellen-pao-suit-against-kleiner-perkins-heads-to-trial-with-big-potential-implications.html &! nytimes.com/2015/02/15/magazine/the-stanford-undergraduate-and-the-mentor.html &! nytimes.com/interactive/2014/12/23/us/gender-gaps-stanford-94.html &! dealbook.nytimes.com/2015/01/26/helena-morrissey-aiming-at-britains-glass-ceilings-gets-results/ &! pando.com/2015/02/25/ellen-pao-valley-vc-women/ [money has no conscience, crony capitalism, capitalism as infiltrated the counter culture long-time ago (dot.com was a symptom), Silicon Valley doesn't change the world for the better, it changes things and makes boat loads of money along the way - bc they have 'fiduciary responsibilities' ...] &! recode.net/2015/02/24/venture-capitalist-trae-vassallo-to-testify-she-was-harassed-by-same-partner-as-ellen-pao/ &! pando.com/2015/02/25/pao-v-kleiner-perkins-weeks-v-baker-mckenzie-revisited/ &! for.tn/1Aazbr3 &! for.tn/1FXTAYH &! The Opening >> on.recode.net/17Xj7m3
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february 2015 by asterisk2a
What We Learned From 40 Female YC Founders | Hacker News
http://blog.ycombinator.com/what-we-learned-from-40-female-yc-founders - "Not surprisingly, most of the women were domain experts solving a problem they themselves had. That's something that tends to be true of successful founders regardless of gender." - &! from the comments in the hackernews item - "I've been coding since I was ~13. I can understand why people who haven't might have valid reasons to wish they'd started earlier. I'd just say: beware self-fulfilling prophecies and selection bias. Lots of really excellent software people I've worked with got late starts. Lots of people who started early coasted or are still coasting. In the 25 years I've been coding, only a few years worth of that time really grew me as a developer, so what you work on has just as much impact as how long you've been working on it." [...] As an old boss of mine said when hiring, "Does this person have ten years' experience? Or one year's experience, ten times?". [...] [Ageism comes also up/is discussed.]
Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  ycombinator  programmers  programming  coding  Year  of  Code  practical  skills  practical  skill  set  continual  education  Silicon  Valley  subculture  Ageism  stereotype  bias  prejudice  Female  Founders 
november 2014 by asterisk2a
A hilariously sad tale of gender bias — Medium
via https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8290067 - Title should probably be changed from "We Don't Just Need More Women in Tech, We Need Fewer Assholes" to "A hilariously sad tale of gender bias." +++ +++ +++ http://www.reddit.com/r/FemmeThoughts/comments/2ghpwu/the_astonishing_maleness_and_whiteness_of_silicon/ "The astonishing maleness and whiteness of Silicon Valley’s tech workers (newyorker.com)" +++ +++ +++ !!! >>> This article really resonated with me; it addresses a lot of what's wrong with the hiring process in tech, and why it generally favors hiring more of the same. ( http://qz.com/258066/this-is-why-you-dont-hire-good-developers/ )
Women  in  Tech  STEM  Silicon  Valley  brogrammer  jock  culture  Campus  gender-based  harassment  gender-based  discrimination  stereotype  bias  prejudice  gender  politics  gender  pay  gap  gender  policing  glass  ceiling  gender  inequality  gender  equality  gender  gap  Misogynie  misogyny  everyday  sexism  sexism  sexismus  feminism  feminist  Gini  coefficient  inequality  minority  gender  bias  Venture  Capital  Female  Founders  hiring  HR  human  resources  interviewing  interview  interview  process  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  LGBT 
september 2014 by asterisk2a
dctp.tv | Dalia Martin
dctp.tv | dalia-martin - slicing up the value chain, flatter org chart, Germany needs more uni grads, --- Germany needs more liberal immigration policy for highly qualified people with degrees and --- education policy needs to capture ALL possible candidates. Anreiz fuer higher education. // Germany NEEDS immigration - because of demographic bubble. Period. Either get people in Germany and the jobs of the Future. Or let the jobs go away to where the human capital and cognitive resources are. Period. // self-awareness of women is through the ranks lower compared to men. it comes from society, media, childhood, parenting. // thus lack of strong women. lack of Female Founders too. // Experiment showed:: Women react discouraged during competition with Men, but competition Woman-Woman shows no such signs of lack of wanting to compete. ... WHY!? Do we have to split-up schools again - All Girls Schools Only? Or Do we just have to change girls perception of the world early on!? //
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september 2014 by asterisk2a
dctp.tv | Jennifer Schenker // Informilo.com
- media buzz, - role models (showing to aim big & meaningful, not incremental), - education (creative, self-confidence, business skills+STEM << Future is Multi-Disciplinary [ Europe does not have the set-up in colleges and universities to combine STEM and business skill to get to a degree]), - culture and society got to be more open for the future, - diversity (Female Founders) in Europe is lacking as much in Silicon Valley, - "I've lost confidence in traditional model to turn the ship around and point to a sustainable business model for the future." :: business model ie. conferences and detailed research, journalism is free; Freemium, - change of thinking needs to take hold within the media conglomerates and publishing houses :: beyond paywalls, - the core product is free - and added value product got to be high margin product,
Europe  Start-Up  Scene  Berlin  Start-Up  Scene  London  Scene  Silicon  Valley  economies  of  agglomeration  Female  Founders  STEM  education  policy  Public  culture  society  journalism  journalismus  content  business  model  freemium  Social  Media  conglomerate  paywalls  paywall  publishing  2.0  VICE 
september 2014 by asterisk2a
Do you even...? | never a straight line
via https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8229239 " Let's communicate that this sort of behavior is unacceptable, and let's do it by calling it out. People won't learn unless we tell them." [...] Also, I take issue with the idea that hitting on someone is the primary reason to "[talk] to females." <<< THIS! +++ http://youtu.be/NswJ4kO9uHc +++ http://youtu.be/8xAbAeZ-Gog << No Representation & False Representation in all Media, Beauty Standard, Sexual objectification, judgement, making women into things. Objects rather than human beings. Thus the Patriarchy (and Religion) are enabled to justify rape through slut shaming or deciding on women's reproductive rights. as it were just a "thing," an immaterial object readily replaceable. It's a process of constant dehumanization over time and violence (against women, race, homo- and transphobia) & discrimination is inevitable because the fringe, readily, buys into it. always. bc its easy bc it was always so. & http://youtu.be/Uy8yLaoWybk
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august 2014 by asterisk2a
Women In Tech: It’s Not Just A Pipeline Problem | TechCrunch
Between ages 25 and 30, 41% of the young talent with credentials in those subject matters are female … [but] 52% of this talent drops out … The most important antigen is the machismo that continues to permeate these work environments … 63% of women in science, engineering and technology have experienced sexual harassment. [...] If you create an environment wherein a whole class of entrepreneurs and employees goes unnoticed by deeply flawed industry-wide “pattern recognition” heuristics, and/or one where they have to be perpetually on their guard, and must pretend not to notice all the myriad microaggressions that make them feel vulnerable and uncomfortable and out-of-place then many of those entrepreneurs and employees will decide, rightly, that the tech industry is not worth the hassle and grief. + http://craigconnects.org/2014/08/why-men-must-lean-in-to-support-womens-leadership-2.html
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august 2014 by asterisk2a
Women Won't Name Harassing Venture Capitalists, Even Anonymously
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffbercovici/2014/08/07/what-its-like-raising-money-as-a-woman-in-tech/ || "It's not my place to dictate a solution, but I think until victims can name names this won't change." It's structural. It's the patriarchy of the Valley VC's slash boys club slash 'Valley Boys' slash brogrammers slash The Fetish ... the power they hold. People think they hold. The power to enable you to make it big (or acqui-hire) or out rightly fail. But that is a dogma. Those who made it big, didn't make it because of the patriarchy ... the future ones definitely won't bow down to the dogma, if they are actually smart and have the guts and the heart and personal values in the right place. // http://read.bi/1hc1DlT 'living inside their own bubble without perspective - feedback loops.' + http://www.wired.com/2014/07/gender-gap/ + http://onforb.es/PzBqFu >> 'bossy' // + http://on.wsj.com/V8uHEQ
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august 2014 by asterisk2a
The female Pinterest engineer who pressed tech giants to air embarrassing diversity numbers - San Francisco Business Times
via https://twitter.com/mialoira/status/495027092367478784 || https://twitter.com/beltzner/status/494977730677440512 || https://twitter.com/triketora // In her experience, Chou said women engineers face significant, sometimes subtle, obstacles, starting with low performance expectations and less-than-plum assignments. "Pinterest was the first place where I felt like an engineer," said Chou. "It's hard to explain or articulate. When I came here, I was treated as an equal." Sometimes the discrimination is not subtle, like the time when a male engineer at a computer language conference asked her, "What do you do? Photocopy s---?" One major fact that advocates say must be addressed is that far fewer young women than men are learning computer science while in school. // http://www.codedoc.co/directors-thoughts/
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august 2014 by asterisk2a
Woman Livetweets IBM Execs Discussing Why They Don't Hire Women
+ PINTEREST >> http://www.reddit.com/r/FemmeThoughts/comments/2brq4m/pinterest_just_hired_the_man_behind_axes/ &&& http://techcrunch.com/2014/07/24/women-use-pinterest-but-they-dont-run-it/ + ACADEMIA >> http://www.reddit.com/r/FemmeThoughts/comments/2bw3c5/how_subtle_and_benevolent_biases_undermine_womens/ ++ http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/psysociety/2013/04/02/benevolent-sexism/ "We define benevolent sexism as a set of interrelated attitudes toward women that are sexist in terms of viewing women stereotypically and in restricted roles but that are subjectively positive in feeling tone (for the perceiver) and also tend to elicit behaviors typically categorized as prosocial (e.g., helping) or intimacy-seeking (e.g., self-disclosure) (Glick & Fiske, 1996, p. 491)." +++ http://techcrunch.com/2014/07/31/ebay-reports-more-diverse-staff-than-other-tech-companies/
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august 2014 by asterisk2a
Diversity and Startups - Y Combinator Posthaven
"Sexism in tech is real. One of the most insidious things happening in the debate is people claiming versions of “other industries may have problems with sexism, but our industry doesn’t.” Both men and women claim this, even though it keeps getting harder to do in the face of shocks like the Tinder texts. We know there is a problem, especially when it comes to starting companies[.]" - // personal values, habits, (culture) will start to reflect internal/corp values and culturehttps://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8086549
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july 2014 by asterisk2a
Building a Twitter we can be proud of | Twitter Blogs
Y!, FB, Google, ... now Twitter. Who is next in the 'Hey! Yay! Transparency! *wave*' move about their workforce Re: Women in Tech/Sexism Debate going on for more than a year already? Who has got to legitimize themselves next? MSFT? ... if there wouldn't be a pressing, pertinent issue. Companies wouldn't dedicate people, time and money towards it - if it wouldn't be an issue. They would have released their numbers long ago. But they never had those numbers. Period. This was something that was never paid attention to ... while scaling your company. Reflects on people in those responsibility positions early on and later on ... /// Add Pinterest - http://engineering.pinterest.com/post/92753543099/diversity-and-inclusion-at-pinterest << See Tech & Leadership disparity
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july 2014 by asterisk2a
The Story Of Whitney Wolfe Vs. Tinder
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july 2014 by asterisk2a
Tinder highlights tech world’s frat-pack culture - FT.com
! GREAT ARTICLE by Tett ! tip of the iceberg. "money and hubris is involved." - Sheryl Sandberg's 'book for the white, privileged & entitled ivy league girls' is a drop in the ocean. Instead of having girls getting a beautician degree at college for the service industry; fighting the hard fight/competing head to head for little pie there is *http://youtu.be/p6taTMa4nls || - http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/02/tinder-sexual-harassment-silicon-valley-sexism - Tinder's sexual harassment scandal is not a surprise. It's another wake-up call How many Silicon Valley sexism stories must we endure before 'entrepreneurs' get serious about diversity? + http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/28/silicon-valley-startup-failure-culture-success-myth + http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jul/02/silicon-valley-sexism-tinder-culture-women-ageism + https://news.vice.com/article/tinder-co-founders-lawsuit-reflects-tech-industrys-rampant-sexism
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july 2014 by asterisk2a
The Future of Pando | Ugly.
The fact is, I’m getting a total pass for something I have repeatedly said was my responsibility, while my female business partner is receiving the full blame. It seems to me that either the person or persons spreading the smears about Pando has decided that a female employer is deserving of abuse and scorn in a way that a male boss isn’t, or they’ve cynically concluded that a female boss presents a much easier target for an Internet hate campaign. [...] In the past 72 hours, I’ve come to truly realize what female founders and CEOs in our industry deal with every day of their lives. That it took me this long to understand is another of my many failings. The ugliness has to stop. [ It is easier, faster to bash the weaker sex. especially if the women on top is not apologetic. it seems. men + anonymity of internet and the non-attachment, non-face-to-face situation, feel the urge to say stuff like X, about Sarah Lacy and the other week about Marissa Mayer, who overslept. ]
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july 2014 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Mobile phone effect on fertility - 'research needed'
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/mobile-phone-use-raises-childrens-risk-of-brain-cancer-fivefold-937005.html + http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/8606104/Mobile-phones-cause-five-fold-increase-in-brain-cancer-risk.html [...] + The study comes weeks after the International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of the World Health Organisation, stated that radiation from handsets was "possibly carcinogenic", although it stopped short of declaring there was a clear link. [...] || #usersurvery #epedemiologystudy >> http://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2014/05/14/back-in-the-news-mobile-phones-and-cancer/ "But they did see a tentative link among a small group of people who said they’d used their phone the most. Hence the headlines." || What about the compound effect - diet, lifestyle, epigenetic factors, environmental factors + above normal radiation early on from mobile phones. << Worst Case Scenario. ++ http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160412014001354
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june 2014 by asterisk2a
Startups: Wagniskapital - Deutschland scheut das Risiko - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Manchmal rappt Horowitz seinen Rat an Jungunternehmer und formuliert seine Management-Tipps mit Hilfe von Songtexten bekannter HipHop-Künstler. Wenn Gründer mehr Mut beweisen sollen, bedient er sich etwa bei Ice Cube und rät: "If you are scared motherfucker, go to church." Die Lobby von Andreessen Horowitz in einem eleganten Flachbau am Rande von Menlo Park ist dekoriert mit Originalaufnahmen von Atombombentests. Das alles wirkt manchmal etwas brachial. Aber trifft man Horowitz in seinem Büro, erlebt man einen sehr freundlichen Mann in Pulli, Jeans und Turnschuhen, der während des ganzen Gesprächs nicht einmal die Stimme hebt. [...] Dann spricht er lange und ausführlich über Regulierung und Arbeitsmarktgesetze in Deutschland. Dass es drei Monate dauere, ein Unternehmen zu gründen. Dass, wenn es nicht gut läuft, kaum eine andere Möglichkeit bleibe, als "gleich ganz zuzumachen", weil nicht schnell und einfach Personal abgebaut werden könne. Dass es an Unternehmergeist mangele. ...
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may 2014 by asterisk2a
Sexism sucks less once you’ve raised $56 million | PandoDaily
“The third wave of e-commerce is coming – it’s about the full stack today,” Park says, referring to the fact that Julep produces its own products. “We’re doing something fundamentally different in terms of how we serve the consumer.”
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may 2014 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Angelina's mastectomy... and other medical stories of 2013
And there is no doubt about the impact a poor night's sleep has on the whole body. The activity of hundreds of genes was altered when people's sleep was cut to less than six hours a day for a week. [...] There was a shift in understanding psychiatric disorders when it was shown autism, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder and schizophrenia all shared several genetic risk factors.
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december 2013 by asterisk2a

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