Published June 13, 2019 Features PCmag Facebook Twitter Comments Print article Editors' Note: This article introduces Powercord, a new editorial and event series aimed at giving women the tools to navigate becoming technology founders. For more, join the [email protected] business community channel on LinkedIn. Continue Reading Below Women who aim to get ahead in the tech industry—or simply survive corporate life for that matter—often feel alone, lacking in work friends or other tech women upon whom to call. And that feeling is confirmed by research: the "2017 Women in Technology Study" by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) concluded that 48 percent of women in tech reported a marked lack of mentors and advisors. That's almost half of the women in tech jobs feeling isolated. However, I'm here to reassure you that you aren't alone. There are plenty of ways for women in tech professions to connect with one another, … [Read more...] about 40 Online Resources All Women in Tech Careers Should Know About
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By Andrea Leinfelder Updated 9:54 am CST, Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Attendees on their computers during the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference at the George R. Brown Convention Center Oct. 19, 2016, in Houston. ( James Nielsen / Houston Chronicle ) Keep going to see how male and female salaries compare at prominent technology companies. less Attendees on their computers during the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference at the George R. Brown Convention Center Oct. 19, 2016, in Houston. ( James Nielsen / Houston Chronicle ) Keep ... more Photo: James Nielsen, Staff Photo: James Nielsen, Staff Image 1 of / 14 Caption Close Image 1 of 14 Attendees on their computers during the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing … [Read more...] about Houston a top city for women in tech, study finds
Google recently removed gendered pronouns from Gmail's Smart Compose feature to avoid AI bias. The sentiment was genuine, but the approach missed the mark. Heather Ames Published 10:30 am CST, Tuesday, February 12, 2019 Photo: Yuri_Arcurs | Getty Images Photo: Yuri_Arcurs | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Yuri_Arcurs | Getty Images Fellow Women in Tech: Where Do We Go From Here? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Last year, 2018, was a milestone year for women. Industries ranging from tech to entertainment, and everything in between, took a hard look at issues of inclusion regarding women, in a movement championed by brave members of that gender who pointed … [Read more...] about Fellow Women in Tech: Where Do We Go From Here?
By Rebecca Greenfield Bloomberg Fri., Feb. 8, 2019 For the last decade, the gathering of the global elite at Davos has been a safe space for Sheryl Sandberg. This year, though, fresh off a bruising 2018, the Facebook COO arrived in the Alps on the defensive, apologizing over and over again for Facebook’s privacy and ethical slip-ups. She was notably absent from the conference’s main equality and gender discussions; she was fighting a cold and her voice was a rasp. Over the last few months, the Sheryl Sandberg brand has taken a beating, and news about Facebook’s misdeeds — and her reported role in them — is unrelenting. Questions about privacy, Russian election hacking, unsavoury opposition targeting dominated the end of 2018, and the New Year began with new reports of questionable data collection practices that led Apple to ban some of Facebook’s internal apps. Through it all, pundits dissected Sandberg’s “fall … [Read more...] about Women in tech back Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, despite company’s misdeeds
Sheryl Sandberg, Laurene-Powell Jobs, and Meg Whitman are some of the most well-known women in tech who are each worth more than a billion dollars. The number of tech-industry women on Forbes’ ranking of the world’s wealthiest people is significantly lower than the amount of men in tech that dominate the rankings. These are the 11 richest women in the tech industry, based on Forbes’ billionaires list. Women make up only a tiny percentage of leadership positions in major companies, and an even smaller amount are executives in the technology sector. The first woman in tech to appear in Forbes’ annual ranking of the world’s wealthiest people doesn’t show up until the No. 57 spot, where Laurene Powell Jobs sits with a cool $US18.5 billion net worth. Business Insider has compiled a list of the richest women in tech, based on their net worths on February 1st as shown on Forbes’ rankings. Some of the names on the list – like Sheryl … [Read more...] about These are the 11 richest women in tech