Industry

VC Firms’ Next Step After Hiring a Woman: Hiring a Second Woman (Bloomberg)

The number of venture capital firms with two or more female partners doubled last year to 14%, suggesting a cultural change is under way in one of finance’s most intractable all-... More

How Melinda Gates is Opening Doors for Women in Tech (InStyle)

Gates’ latest project tackles an issue close to her heart: Pivotal Ventures, an investment and incubation company, partners with female- and minority-focused businesses, includin... More

AnitaB.org’s Brenda Wilkerson is the Only Tech CEO Trying to Put Herself Out of Business (CNBC)

Brenda Wilkerson is disappointed with Silicon Valley’s repeated diversity failures, and says time is running out. Nearly two years ago, the former computer programmer and entrepr... More

How One of the Most Powerful Women in Tech Beat Uber in China (Bloomberg)

Jean Liu is the president of Didi Chuxing, one of the world’s biggest ride-hailing services.... More

How to Build a Great Relationship With a Mentor (HBR)

The research on the power of mentorship is pretty clear: People with mentors perform better, advance in their careers faster, and even experience more work-life satisfaction. And m... More

Best Cities for Women in Tech (FB)

If you’re a woman in the technology industry, you may want to head to Baltimore, not San Francisco. SmartAsset published a report that found which cities are the best for women i... More

Why MBA Programs Want to be Classified as STEM Studies (Quartz)

With applications to American MBA programs falling for five years straight, business schools across the US are scrambling to find new ways to make up the lost numbers. One approach... More

Fearless Fund Launches $5M Dollar VC Fund for Women of Color Entrepreneurs (Forbes)

There is a glaring inequality in the world of venture capital that too often leaves black women at the short end in comparison to their white and male counterparts. Businesses with... More

Study: Women’s Share of U.S. Corporate Board Seats Rises, but Not Top Roles (Reuters)

Women gained seats on U.S. corporate boards at a steady pace in recent years, but their share of top board leadership roles is still stuck at a low level, according to a new study.... More

Melinda Gates Leads $50M Initiative to Boost Women in Tech (Crunchbase)

The majority of venture capital dollars flow to the Bay Area and New York, but Melinda Gates is trying to change that. The founder of Pivotal Ventures announced a new initiative to... More

Women in Tech are Taking to TikTok to Roast the Male-Dominated Industry for its Diversity Issues (Insider)

Emily Kager only downloaded TikTok a few months ago. Originally, the 25-year-old software developer only wanted to use the app to relate to her younger sisters. "I was just trying ... More

How Women Can Gain More Venture Capital (Thrive Global)

By now, we’re aware that female entrepreneurs face harsh barriers to gaining venture capital funding. In recent years, studies have shown that only 2.2 percent of all VC funding ... More

‘Uncanny Valley’ Reveals What it’s Really Like to Work in Tech (HuffPost)

Ask someone what working in Silicon Valley is like, and they’ll probably default to industry buzzwords and rhetorical talking points: unicorns, clouds, big data. In Anna Wiener... More

How This CEO is Streamlining the Copyright Process for Independent Artists (Forbes)

Jessica Sobhraj, cofounder and CEO of Cosynd, is on a mission to be the central hub that creators use to protect their work. The company designed a platform that automates copyrigh... More

The 5 C’s That Can Help Businesses Ride Out Tough Times (MESA)

With corporate CFOs expressing worries that 2020 could bring a recession, businesses small and large know they need to hope for the best, and brace for the worst. But, as important... More

Goldman Sachs Won’t Take Companies Public if They Have All-Male Corporate Boards (Forbes)

Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon told CNBC that the investment bank wouldn’t take companies public unless the company had at least one “diverse” board member. Although he didn... More

Pay Inequity is Still a Thing – And it Matters (Chief Executive)

With the war for talent still raging, CEOs should be sending the message to both current and future employees that they value work fairly.... More

Women in Tech Statistics: The Hard Truths of an Uphill Battle (ITworld)

Despite national conversations about gender diversity in tech, women are still underrepresented, underpaid and often discriminated against in the tech industry, numbers show.... More

Spotify Official Speaks on Female Inclusion (DT)

Spotify Chief Content Officer Dawn Ostroff discussed the company’s expansion into podcasts, female inclusion in the industry and the Spotify business model at the Wallis Annenber... More

Tamr Brings Asher-Dotan on as Chief Growth Officer (MESA)

Enterprise data unification and data mastering specialist Tamr has hired longtime marketing executive Lital Asher-Dotan as the company’s first chief growth officer, where she’l... More