Identity & Inclusion

Amazon’s org chart is incredibly short on women

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Amazon’s org chart is incredibly short on women
The Amazon executives who report directly to CEO Jeff Bezos, helping him run a sprawling empire that touches more than one in four US households, includes just one woman: Beth Galetti, the company’s senior vice president of human resources. The stark shortage of gender diversity goes at least one layer deeper than that. An organization Read More

Read Sheryl Sandberg’s full Facebook post on ending sexual harassment

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The 1992 presidential race was once summed up in a pointed phrase: “It’s the economy, stupid.” Today, as headlines are dominated by stories about sexual harassment and sexual assault at work, a similar phrase comes to mind: “It’s the power, stupid.” At 48 years old, I’m lucky that I’ve never been sexually harassed or assaulted Read More

While men are failing, “hidden” works by amazing women are being rediscovered

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As the news cycles fixates on men who have taken advantage of their power and privilege to behave like monsters and criminals, a new documentary about the late actress Hedy Lamarr offers a fine counterbalance to the dark stories. Even more encouraging, its raison d’être—to reveal the little-told story about a brilliant woman whose work Read More

If women want workplace equality, we’ve also got to stop sabotaging each other

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on If women want workplace equality, we’ve also got to stop sabotaging each other
The odds are already stacked against us. It’s not just that women earn less on average from being shoveled into generally lower paying industries, being economically punished for being the only sex that can bear children, and are therefore unlikely to see economic gender equality for another 200 years. It’s not just knowing that your Read More

The silver lining of being a woman in venture capital, according to a founding partner of 8VC

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on The silver lining of being a woman in venture capital, according to a founding partner of 8VC
Women’s reality in venture capital sounds bleak. While companies with at least one woman on their founding team significantly outperform their all-male counterparts, female CEOs receive only 2.7% of all VC funding, with women of color receiving just 0.2% of that cash. Meanwhile, numerous top investors have been accused of sexual harassment, and fired for Read More

Women who don’t anticipate their sexual assault at a party are not “naïve”

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Women who don’t anticipate their sexual assault at a party are not “naïve”
Her decades in Hollywood have given Krista Vernoff, the showrunner for Grey’s Anatomy, a keen ear for bullshit and illogical arguments. It’s part of her job to call out and fix faulty dialogue, she says in a guest column for Hollywood Reporter. In this case, the script she was critiquing was not fiction, but instead Read More

Changing the language in job ads could help bring more women into tech

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Changing the language in job ads could help bring more women into tech
Over 90 companies, including HP, Accenture, Cisco, and Dell, have signed up to a collective Tech Talent Charter, which aims to promote greater gender diversity in the UK’s tech workforce. The charter, which has also received funding from the British government, pledges to bring companies together to address the industry’s diversity problem—only 17% of tech Read More

The women of SNL do not understand that friend and assaulter aren’t mutually exclusive

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on The women of SNL do not understand that friend and assaulter aren’t mutually exclusive
Men like Al Franken, the US senator who recently acknowledged his inappropriate sexual behavior, are putting their colleagues in a difficult position: Disparaging someone who you’ve only known to be kind—but who has been publicly accused of harassment—can feel like betrayal. Such is the case for 36 women who issued a statement today (Nov. 21) Read More

The US just made it a lot easier to file your sexual-harassment complaint

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on The US just made it a lot easier to file your sexual-harassment complaint
The US government rarely moves quickly, and seldom responds to cultural currents. But either by design or coincidence, the US Department of Labor perfectly timed the release of a new website making it easier to file sexual-harassment complaints. On Nov. 1, amidst nationwide soul-searching over the treatment of women in the workplace, the Equal Employment Read More