Posts tagged "silicon valley"

Surprise: Another Female CEO Is Blamed For Inherited Company Problems

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 famou…

By: Katrin Higher / July 11, 2015

Sheryl Sandberg’s Husband David Goldberg Dies Suddenly At Age 47

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…

By: Katrin Higher / May 3, 2015

UN Report Finds 35 Percent Of Women Worldwide Have Experience Sexual Or Physical Violence

A new United Nations report finds that 35 percent of women worldwide have experienced sexual and/or physical violence.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 9, 2015

Hillary Clinton Has Some Choice Words About Silicon Valley’s Glass Ceiling

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.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 25, 2015

Surprise: Tech Industry Getting Worse For Women

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…

By: Katrin Higher / February 23, 2015

Tinder Exec Resigns Following Sexual Harassment Settlement

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…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 9, 2014

Ex-Tinder Executive Sues Company For Alleged Sexual Harassment

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.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 1, 2014

Impressive Manipulator Shirley Hornstein Attempts To Photoshop Her Way Into Silicon Valley Success

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

By: Julie Gerstein / February 11, 2013

Today’s Lady News: Tech Execs Are (Almost) All Dudes

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]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 9, 2011