Imagine you are a very important man, working on very important man things. You know, like fixing that bike you bought in 2014, or running a startup out of your basement or brewing craft beer created with the yeast from your pubic hair. You know, super important dude stuff. Stuff that precludes you from being… READ MORE »
So, GOOGLE. You’ve heard of it, I’m sure. But as of today, the Google you know has changed. The technology giant has launched a new parent company called Alphabet, under which the Google you know will not reside, as will the various cookie jars it has its dirty paws in, only many will be divided… READ MORE »
Former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao just had to step down on Friday following a petition as well as a flood of death threats from users amid controversy at the tech company.
Last week she apologised for letting down users after Reddit fired its director of talent, Victoria Taylor, who created the site’s famous… READ MORE »
David Goldberg, the tech executive who founded the company Survey Monkey and husband of Facebook COO and author Sheryl Sandberg died suddenly at the age of 47 on Friday.
His family and company have not released the cause of death.
David Goldberg and Sheryl Sandberg were widely considered Silicon Valley’s most… READ MORE »
A new United Nations report finds that 35 percent of women worldwide have experienced sexual and/or physical violence. READ MORE »
Today in Lady News, Hillary Clinton talks about tech’s glass celiing, HBO is offering a fellowship for diverse writers, and there are two lesbians in the upcoming “Jem and the Holograms” movie. READ MORE »
According to a piece in the Los Angeles Times, women are leaving the tech industry in droves.
This is something I have called for a while now — this very myopic insistence of “filling the pipeline” simply won’t work if the industry remains sexist from a structural standpoint, i.e. still being shitty to… READ MORE »
Tinder CMO Justin Mateen has resigned from the company after the company and its owner IAC settled a sexual harassment lawsuit by a former employee and romantic interest. Whitney Wolfe, an early employee at Tinder, said she was pressured to resign after she complained about sexist and inappropriate messages from Mateen. The amount of the… READ MORE »
Whitney Wolfe, Tinder’s former VP of marketing, is suing the hookup/dating app for sexual harassment, alleging that the startup’s CMO, Justin Mateen, in particular subjected her to ongoing demeaning behavior. Wolfe’s lawsuit is startling in its detail, accusing Mateen of, among many other things, calling her a “whore” in front of Tinder CEO Sean Rad. READ MORE »
Look, I know we’ve all done some crazy things for a job. But nothing tops Shirley Hornstein, an erstwhile, according to her Twitter, “Angel Investor and (dare I say) Entrepreneur” (nice random capitalization there, Shirley). To give herself credibility in the tech industry, Hornstein posted several heavily doctored photos online, showing herself hanging with famous… READ MORE »
Executive positions in Silicon Valley are notoriously male-dominated, though this study reveals how dire the stats really are. Less than one out of every 28 executives in the tech field is a woman. Since tech companies are generally global, focus is more often on racial diversity rather than gender diversity. [New York Times]
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