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Women in Tech
[ via pando - bit.ly/1KotzjQ ] They surveyed some 200 senior women in the tech world about discrimination. The details from the survey are, in a word, disgusting...
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
I've been viciously attacked for daring to start a women's tech site | Media Network | The Guardian
So yes, my site has ‘feminine’ branding. Yes, we cover fashion and beauty as well as phones and drones. And that is entirely deliberate. It’s okay to be a woman who likes tech. It’s also OK to not like clothes and makeup. But many people seem to believe that to achieve equality, we all have to pretend we’re genderless, faceless ‘users’, and that doesn’t help anyone. Acceptance isn’t about ditching who you are to fit in with the crowd. It’s about the crowd recognising that you have differences and welcoming them.
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Joseph Stiglitz: It’s Time to Get Radical on Inequality - YouTube
Nobel laureate Stiglitz, author of The Price of Inequality and The Great Divide, studies the forces driving inequality and what is at stake if it continues. In his view, bad economic thinking deserves part of the blame — fanciful ideas like trickle-down and the notion that economists should try to increase the size of the economic pie and let the politicians worry about distribution. On the contrary, Stiglitz sees distribution as a problem economists must confront. He warns that an economic system that doesn’t raise standards of living for most Americans is a failure. [...] monopoly rent = too big to fail/tbtf (bailout) == cost to society/economic damage == where was antitrust!? monopolies are less productive & costly eventually in the long-term. rent exploitation through lobby! [...] this is bad for everyone, rising inequality, lower inequality is an econ multiplier // &! The Great Divide with Joseph Stiglitz and Robert Reich - youtu.be/e3aJxy9tA-w &! youtu.be/U-oEjFKCp00 NEET
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
bethanye Blount Velocity NY 2014 Keynote: "Build a Better Unicorn..." - YouTube
>> lot has already been blogged about how hiring for STEM is somewhat broken - http://techcrunch.com/search/hiring#stq=hiring&stp=1 // because of existing stakeholder look and talk the same and have the same education background. living in their own created bubble. prejudice against everything that is not them. --- thats what I read into the satus quo description. // &! &! OSCON 2013: Laura Weidman Powers, "Diversity in the Innovation Economy" - youtu.be/7HWKXUNrL8g &! youtu.be/oAzW1EmpxLA
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Episode 558: News Roundtable! Reddit, tech outages, hackers gone wild, sex scandals, luxury pot, - YouTube
>> Ellen Pao wasnt alone, there was Sam Altman and Alexis Ohanian who also aversaw 1) how to make AMAs and Co reddits a business avenue (he plan of how to make money without asking / consulting all stakeholders!) and 2) its lack of mod and community support on a lasting basis and 3) to fire Victoria, and secret santa founder and SVP of product bc they did were not on the same line with the head honchos how to make money with Reddit. Period. Ellen Pao was not the sole decision maker. The board obviously was behind her. /// &&&!!! http://www.newstatesman.com/sci-tech/2015/07/reddit-s-woman-problem
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Robert Noyce and the Rise of Silicon Valley (2009) - YouTube
BBC Docu about history (its past) of Silicon Valley. // &! Something Ventured - Something Ventured is a 2011 documentary film investigating the emergence of American venture capitalism in the mid-20th Century.
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Sheryl Sandberg - Mobile Uploads
https://www.facebook.com/GlobalGeekettes - http://www.geekettes.io/ - http://www.geekettes.io/about-us/ "We're women from different parts of the globe, now living and working in the tech centre of Europe - Berlin. Our skills cover design, marketing, communications and development, so you're in good hands." - http://recode.net/2015/05/13/tech-women-choose-possibility/ http://cocomsp.com/2015/03/dreamcast-episode-9-jenna-pederson/
Berlin  Start-Up  Scene  Europe  Start-Up  Scene  Women  in  Tech  STEM  Silicon  Valley 
july 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.
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
Silicon Valley is Lying to You (by GQ)
We're forever thankful to Silicon Valley for giving us the iPhone, omnipotent search engines, and swipe-simple hookups. But now that America's most vaunted industry has also become its most self-satisfied, Silicon Valley is veering toward fall-of-Rome territory. Which is why it needs to blow up these seven myths about itself before it's too late // Myth #1: Silicon Valley Is the Universe's Only True Meritocracy. Myth #2: Silicon Valley Is Bringing Us Closer Together. What new human contact these start-ups actually do foster is barely human contact at all—everything is mediated through an algorithm, a button, a swipe, or a GPS beacon. Myth #3: Younger Is Smarter, Safer, and Inarguably Better. Myth #4: School Is for Suckers, Just Drop Out [ Income disparaty between high school degree and college degree will widen further during the Industrial Revolution 2.0. Not everybody can be lucky, creating a unicorn while driving Uber +3 days a week ].
Silicon  Valley  Privileged  Establishment  Ivy  League  STEM  diversity  Women  in  Tech  gender-based  discrimination  gender-based  harassment  discrimination 
may 2015 by asterisk2a
Making Computer Science More Inviting: A Look at What Works
“I don’t particularly think that the existing computer science curriculum has been effective for anybody. It needs to be situated in a real-world or meaningful context so people understand why they’re doing it. That doesn’t make it less rigorous — students learn the same things, but in a different way.” — National Center for Women & Information Technology co-founder Lucy Sanders // like applied science, building stuff, real world things as team projects over the course of the whole semester, away from the math, theories, dry textbooks, learning by doing - figuring it out by trial end error (failure),
education  policy  STEM  computer  science  practical  skills  practical  skill  set  softskills  capital  skills  human  capital  Bulimie  lernen  bulimic  learning  Women  in  Tech  Industrial  Revolution  2.0  Mobile  Creatives  Mobile  Creative  Future  of  Work  Failure 
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
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.
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april 2015 by asterisk2a
Ellen Pao Says Gender Issues Won’t ‘Go Away’ After Kleiner Trial - WSJ
“You have this needle that you have to thread, and sometimes it feels like there’s no hole in the needle. From what I’ve heard from women, they do feel like there’s no way to win. They can’t be aggressive and get this opportunity without being treated like they’ve done something wrong.” [...] Ms. Pao, who was accused in her trial of being both too timid and too aggressive, said “women get criticized on both ends” of the spectrum when it comes to office demeanor. [...] she has removed salary negotiations from the hiring process because studies show women don’t fare as well as men. [ >>> Buffer and their transparency about salary/compensation <<< ]. [...] And she has passed on hiring candidates who don’t embrace her priority of building a gender-balanced and multiracial team.
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april 2015 by asterisk2a
An Action Plan For Getting More Women In Tech | TechCrunch
A large part of the discussion focused on the challenges of reworking education to engage girls with STEM subjects and technology careers — with a general view of the benefits of encouraging big and small tech companies to work with schools to raise awareness and change perceptions about technology careers. Jess Tyrrell, associate director of the Centre for London, suggested it can be even more valuable if you’re linking kids with local companies — so developing local educational partnerships, and working within a local context that feels relevant to the children.
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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
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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
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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
How Silicon Valley’s counterculture went corporate and ruined everything | PandoDaily
Politicians, entrepreneurs, artists, activists, hippies, and corporations all working together to make the world a better place? In 2015, that arrangement seems unthinkable. So where did the dream of tech-powered togetherness go wrong? [...] [...] // As of last November, the median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco was $3,350 [£2200]. [...] So contrary to Gosney’s and Archer’s dream of a techno-utopia that benefits every slice of San Francisco’s population, the tech boom — along with various city statutes that limit residential housing — have made it harder than ever for artists and other members of the counterculture to live in the city. These are the very people, mind you, who helped spark the region’s technological revolution. And that’s saying nothing of the struggles felt by teachers, social workers and other non-tech workers struggling to stay afloat as housing prices skyrocket. [...] [C]ity officials and outdated statutes are as much to blame as tech companies
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february 2015 by asterisk2a
What is the Right Percentage of Women in Technical... | Scott Adams Blog
via Pando:: Dilbert creator on tech’s gender imbalance: The smartest men are unpleasant and women are rational - “I want to be perfectly clear that I am speaking about my personal, flawed, biased, observation, which I hope is not representative. But seriously, how could I spend a year in an industry without meeting one female technical genius/entrepreneur while meeting about a hundred men I would label that way? I know plenty of brilliant women, but they don’t work in that field.” ~Dilbert creator Scott Adams /// "3. Sexism, discrimination, and old-boy networks make technology an unfriendly place for women. My observations support that."
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february 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Manchester to get Tech North start-up boost
The imminent arrival of Tech North in Manchester comes five years after Mr Cameron announced Tech City, an organisation set up to support start-ups around the so-called "Silicon Roundabout" in East London. Since then, the government has been eager to stress its success - however there are some in the technology business who dispute the impact Tech City has had, arguing that start-ups were succeeding independently of any government help. [...] Doug Ward, who runs Spaceport, a start-up working space in Manchester, said he hopes the city can become one of Europe's top five destinations to run a tech company - alongside, he said, London, Dublin, Berlin and Stockholm.
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february 2015 by asterisk2a
The Responsive Enterprise: Embracing the Hacker Way - ACM Queue
The "Seven Aspects of our Culture," as described in a Netflix slide presentation (Values are what we Value; High Performance; Freedom and Responsibility; Context, not Control; Highly Aligned, Loosely Coupled; Pay Top of Market; and Promotions and Development) provides a crisp formulation of people-management values for a software-centric enterprise.4 Here is our take on four of Netflix's seven core values: [...] No company embodies the hacker culture better than Facebook, and CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg explained the idea eloquently in his letter to investors when Facebook filed for its IPO: "Hacker culture is also extremely open and meritocratic. Hackers believe that the best idea and implementation should always win—not the person who is best at lobbying for an idea or the person who manages the most people."10
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december 2014 by asterisk2a
Women 'belittled, underappreciated and underpaid in tech industry', Guardian readers say | Technology | The Guardian
“Beyond structural gender disparities, many respondents complained of a ‘macho, misogynist culture’, with bosses organizing events at strip clubs, and frequent commentary on women’s bodies the norm. That culture was reinforced elsewhere, with female staff told to smarten up, wear lipstick, and some required to attend trade shows where ‘booth babes’ – scantily-clad models promoting products – were commonplace.”
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november 2014 by asterisk2a
Women, what would you say is the most difficult part of working in a male dominated field? : AskWomen
ie Comments!!! &!&!&! http://randi.io/wp/archives/86 - via https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8613855 "This post is dedicated to all of the people that think sexism in tech doesn’t exist, that harassment isn’t a big deal, that trolling is harmless and funny, and that the gender disparity in tech is due simply to biology. I originally posted my story on Facebook and later on imgur under the title Abusing Women is the New Normal. It’s the first time I ever publicly discussed everything that had happened. I told the shorter version of my story there, and I’m going to tell you the longer version today. Trigger Warnings abound." &!&!& http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/laurie-penny/2011/07/women-business-finance-power &!&!& http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/11/18/why-women-make-less-when-they-work-for-men/
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november 2014 by asterisk2a
In case you needed another reason to promote diversity in tech… | PandoDaily
The survey found that 67 percent of respondents say diversity is “an important factor when evaluating companies and job offers.” So by valuing diversity, companies will not only find talent across all demographics — they will also increase their chances of attracting more talent simply by virtue of being diverse. It’s a gift that keeps on giving. Unsurprisingly, women and minority groups value diversity most, with 72 percent of women, 89 percent of African Americans, 80 percent of Asians, and 70 percent of Latinos calling it an important factor. Interestingly, military veterans were also among those most likely to value diversity at 65 percent. [ Diversity = more points of view & experience range that can be drawn upon when making decisions [and debating the way forwad] however big and small. ]
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november 2014 by asterisk2a
Alexis Ohanian, Reddit Co-Founder, To His 'Fellow Geeks': Stop Being Sexist
The comments (and support for them) I’ve seen over the past few days have really disappointed me and I really hope this is a chance for us to reflect on how we use these tools to foster the tech community. This isn't "political correctness," this is you having the courage to use your words to create an environment that promotes an open exchange of ideas -- not alienate people and certainly not terrorize them. [...] Ohanian points out that the majority of the Reddit community is made up not only of "not-poor straight white men," who should open up and be kind to those who are different from them. He ends the post by writing that "the Internet won't live up to its full potential without getting the best out of everyone." - http://alexisohanian.com/dear-fellow-geeks-what-the-fuck - via http://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/2mgpx9/til_reddit_founder_alex_ohanian_wrote_an_open/
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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/ )
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september 2014 by asterisk2a
Tinder And IAC Settle Sexual Harassment Suit With Early Employee Whitney Wolfe | TechCrunch
The shocking lawsuit, which sparked a national conversation around the treatment of women in tech, has been dropped. The cost to Tinder isn’t public. Update: Mateen, who was at the center of the suit, is no longer with the company. ( http://www.buzzfeed.com/sapna/tinder-settels-fast-with-co-founder-in-sexual-harassment-sui ) [[ The company has grown to see more than a billion swipes per day, with over 12 million matches each day. Though the company has yet to reveal user figures, Barclays expects that daily actives will top 20 million by April. ]] +++ http://www.theverge.com/2014/9/8/6123545/tinder-whitney-wolfe-settle-harassment-discrimination-lawsuit-iac "TINDER AND IAC ARGUED THAT WOLFE'S CLAIMS WERE "UNFOUNDED" +++ tcrn.ch/1tKQGAT 'Benchmark wants to buy a stake in Tinder(IAC).' >> tcrn.ch/1tKQGAT
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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
This Labor Day, Reflect On Diversity And The Future | TechCrunch
Our increased awareness has meant that more and more news stories have come out about the bad behavior of members of our community. The list is long, from startup CEOs and their fraternity-era emails, to venture capitalists who attempt to turn pitch sessions into romantic evenings. Yet despite such discussions, there remains a virulent group opposed to efforts to make our culture more inclusive, opposition that I honestly have never quite understood. Thankfully, women are starting to get the infrastructure to support their technology careers that they should have had years ago. While shaming is a useful and important tactic, ultimately it is our ability to foster the next generation of female engineers and entrepreneurs that will change our culture for the better.
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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
European Investor Admits He Pestered Female Entrepreneur For Sex In “Deal” Email | TechCrunch
But the way tech investing works is that people tend to invest in people like themselves. The horrible laws of homophily, the tendency of individuals to associate and bond with similar others, mean that they inevitably prefer to invest in people like them, and the cycle continues. Men tend to invest in men. Yet tech is forming the world as we know it today. It pervades every part of our world and will do for rest of human history. And this is a world that women occupy. Women who have their own capacities and ambitions to succeed and to make their impact in their own way. [...] We have to work out what it means for men and women to work equally in this industry — since we have so few examples of women rising to the top. || 2nd girl @luciemontel / @geschehaas facebook.com/geschehaas linkedin.com/pub/gesche-haas/4/773/b59 || http://bit.ly/VHbD0c http://bit.ly/1tnKPPf http://bit.ly/1obLldz http://tnw.co/1AxSAW1 http://dailym.ai/1qqqmFj http://bit.ly/1tjEy80 +YC http://on.recode.net/YFCETT
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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
Killing the Messenger at Mozilla, by Tim Chevalier | Model View Culture
The tech industry has a hero problem, and during my time there, Mozilla was no exception. Famously, Eich developed the JavaScript language in ten days, in order to meet a Netscape release deadline. This is a textbook example of how tech valorizes individual "heroes", always male, who can put in intense effort on a problem over a short period of time but not work with others on a solution in the long term. I have no doubt that Eich's work on JavaScript was solid, but I also see no reason to think that he was the only person who could have done the same thing. In fact, there are probably people who could have done better, but were not accorded the privileges in life needed for doing so. As far as I'm aware, Eich himself has maintained a humble attitude about his achievements, but the same can't be said of his fans. [...] Tacit acceptance of silencing and of abuse of power runs throughout our culture, but that doesn't make it okay in the specific instance of tech culture. [... >>]
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august 2014 by asterisk2a
Leaving Toxic Open Source Communities, by Anonymous Author | Model View Culture
When the senior developer wouldn't respect a technical decision I had made, I was first politely firm, then more insistent, and finally loud and angry. The developer then told me, a woman developer, that I was being "too emotional." Talk about double standards! When I got that email, it was the last in a long series of run-ins with sexist developers in my community. I couldn't work in this community anymore without the threat of harassment. I was done. Fed up. So I voted with my feet, and I decided to leave. [...] I was a minority in tech, someone that others looked up to as a leader in open source. And the stereotype threat was causing me to re-think leaving my toxic community. I finally accepted I had to leave my community in order to protect my mental health. With that decision, my emotions started to come back in a very painful way. Every emotion was powerful, raw, and uncontrollable. I was guilty about letting my community down. ...
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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
5 Reasons Why You Should Watch Annedroids on Amazon Prime! - YouTube
>> something that needed done! - #democratisation of content - against the pattern matching & recognition of Hollywood, Music Industry & Entertainment Industry. #Democracy is / can be messy (See YouYube) // hard things are hard because they are worth it to do - in the end.
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july 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
Henrik Müller über Wirtschaftswachstum 2014: Die Pessimisten sind los - SPIEGEL ONLINE
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july 2014 by asterisk2a
Harassment Claims Make Startup GitHub Grow Up - WSJ
+ http://readwrite.com/2014/07/18/wall-street-journal-comes-up-short-in-search-for-harassment-at-github .... "Wanstrath has demonstrated an effort to overcome a company culture that Horvath called “toxic,” doing away with the infamous “meritocracy rug,” and publicizing with the results of GitHub’s internal investigation."
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july 2014 by asterisk2a
“Silicon Alley” is done, but New York is rising | PandoDaily
I’ve spent years traveling to startup hubs — both aspirational and actual ones — in most states in the US and at least 15 countries around the world. I’ve found an inverse relationship with a place having a Silicon-themed nickname and actually thriving as a startup ecosystem. In the rare cases where a place that calls itself “Silicon whatever” does tend to produce great startups at a regular pace, something interesting happens. It tends to stop calling itself by that name.
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july 2014 by asterisk2a
Twitter Names Marjorie Scardino as First Woman to Join Board - Bloomberg
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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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Tinder CEO’s Internal Memo Says Harassment Complaint Is Inaccurate | TechCrunch
Rad’s official email: "Hey team, I know it’s been a difficult 24 hours for all of us…" << yeah right, language & communication, right words. "Us." get all on the same line internally, like we are in this together. ;-) + http://techcrunch.com/2014/06/30/tinder-suspends-co-founder-in-wake-of-sexual-harassment-lawsuit/ + http://www.rezlaw.com/News-Events/06-30-14_Complaint_with_Exhibits-1.pdf [ I personally would like to add that some of her txt msg communication with the CEO are not very "corporate." And on the other hand the handling of such a situation by the guy in question was beyond inappropriate and even self-incriminating. Then the CEO of Tinder fails. And then the CEO of Match.com/IAC fails too. ] + http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/28103857 + http://www.businessinsider.com/tinder-lawsuit-and-sexual-harassment-text-messages-2014-7 + http://pando.com/2014/07/01/an-uncomfortable-truth-the-tinder-lawsuit-will-have-very-little-impact-on-the-companys-growth/ [ ! Read Last Paragraph ]
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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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