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Twitter Sets Public Diversity Goals – 35% Women in the Workforce by Next Year

Twitter Sets Public Diversity Goals – 35% Women in the Workforce by Next Year

A couple of months ago, very white and very male company Twitter made a vague promise to build “a representative workforce, and is dedicated to ensuring fairness in all people decisions, including hiring, promoting, and paying.” Now, it’s making more specific promises. Twitter has set diversity goals, which it hopes to achieve by next year. These include a workforce that …

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Women Use More Social Media, But the Gap Is Closing

Women Use More Social Media, But the Gap Is Closing

Social media use is higher than it’s ever been – across the board. This we know. But is there a marked gender difference in it? According to Pew, a gender gap in social media use still exists, but it’s shrinking. A recent study found that 80% of women use some sort of social networking site, compared to 73% of men. …

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Apple Reveals Modest Improvement in Employee Diversity

Apple Reveals Modest Improvement in Employee Diversity

Last year, when Apple released its first ever diversity report, the company revealed that its workforce was 70 percent male and 55 percent white. Of course, this didn’t set Apple apart from any other major tech company – everyone in Silicon Valley has been struggling with diversity. Tim Cook said he was not happy with that. “Let me say up …

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Twitter, Which Employs 70% Men, Threw a ‘Frat Party’

Twitter, Which Employs 70% Men, Threw a ‘Frat Party’

It’s probably not a big deal for a Twitter team to get together and play some beer pong. Maybe in another climate, it wouldn’t even be a big deal to call said party a “frat party”. But when all of Silicon Valley, itself included, is facing criticism for a severe problem with gender diversity – it’s probably not the best …

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Facebook Puts Women Up Front with Icon Redesign

Facebook Puts Women Up Front with Icon Redesign

Facebook’s friend icons have just received a redesign – and there’s more to them than better haircuts. Yes, both the male and female silhouettes have had their day at the stylist, but the more important change comes from a slight tweak in how the icons are positioned. For the first time, the woman is now in front of the man. …

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Facebook, a Year Later, Is a Little Less White, Male (a Little)

Facebook, a Year Later, Is a Little Less White, Male (a Little)

Over the past year, the gender and ethnic makeup of Facebook’s workforce didn’t really change. As of today, Facebook’s employees are 55% white and 68% male. A year ago, when Facebook reported its first diversity data, those numbers were 57% and 69%, respectively. So, progress. A little bit. “While we have achieved positive movement over the last year, it’s clear …

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Twitter Promises to Work on Its Diversity Problem

Twitter Promises to Work on Its Diversity Problem

Twitter has made a promise, albeit a bit vague, to make sure its workforce is more diverse. The company has partnered with the UN’s HeForShe initiative, a “solidarity movement for gender equality that brings together one half of humanity in support of the other half of humanity, for the benefit of all.” “Twitter will use its full reach to advance …

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Pinterest Expands Gender Options For Users

As Pinterest continues to face the reputation of slanting heavily toward having a largely female user base, the company announced new expanded gender options to make the site feel more inclusive. “With this small but important update, Pinners can now find a custom field in their settings to enter their preferred gender, available on all platforms and in all languages …

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Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda Aren’t Happy About ‘Grace & Frankie’ Pay

In the new Netflix comedy Grace and Frankie, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda star as two women who “form an unlikely bond after their husbands reveal they are gay and leave them for each other.” The show is called Grace and Frankie, and Tomlin & Fonda are its main stars. But apparently, the show’s male actors (Sam Waterston and Martin …

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Uber Driver Accused of Rape, Kidnapping in Philadelphia

In my god what the hell are people doing news, another Uber driver has been accused of rape and kidnapping, and was apparently not suspended until at least 40 days after the alleged incident occurred – a disturbing wrinkle in an already disturbing story. According to Philadelphia, a woman filed a report with Philadelphia police on February 6th, the same …

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Twitter Sued over Alleged Gender Discrimination

Twitter has become the latest Silicon Valley player to be hit with a lawsuit for alleged gender discrimination. Former employee Tina Huang has filed the class action lawsuit in California Superior Court, alleging that Twitter’s hiring and promotional practices promote a culture where women are unfairly underrepresented in the process. Huang claims that when she brought up her concerns to …

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Facebook Sued over Alleged Sex, Race Discrimination and Harassment

A former Facebook employee is suing the company, claiming she was discriminated against based on her sex, ethnicity, and country or origin – an subsequently fired without just cause. Chia Hong has filed suit against Facebook, a staffer named Anil Wilson and 50 other John Doe Facebook employees for discrimination, harassment, and undue retaliation. Hong says she was hired in …

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