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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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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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Facebook Is Requiring Minorities Be Considered for All Open Positions

Facebook Is Requiring Minorities Be Considered for All Open Positions

Facebook has a diversity problem. Facebook is far from the only company in the Valley with a diversity problem, but it exists nonetheless. When it comes to the company’s over 10,000 employees, the landscape is very white and very male. So, what’s Facebook doing about this? It’s in the process of instituting its own “Rooney Rule”. Established in 2003, the …

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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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Madonna: Gays Doing Well; Time for Women

When Madonna recently gave an exclusive interview to Out! Magazine, she said something that has ignited a bit of controversy. While Madonna is very proud of her background and involvement in the gay community, she contrasts the advances in rights for gays and African-Americans with those of women. “Gay rights are way more advanced than women’s rights. People are a …

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Julianne Moore Loves Women, But Stop Saying She Only Plays Lesbians

Julianne Moore doesn’t like being pigeon-holed. She thinks there are some misconceptions out there about who she is and the kinds of roles she plays. She’d like to set the recored straight. “Some people say, ‘You play happy people,’ and I’m like, ‘No.’ Or ‘You play people who have affairs,’ and I’m like, ‘No.’ Or ‘You play lesbians,’ and I’m …

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Uber: We’ll Hire a Million Female Drivers by 2020

Uber, a company that’s had its fair share of safety issues concerning female passengers, has announced a new initiative to get more women behind the wheel. Uber has pledged to create one million jobs for women drivers over the next four years. According to the company, the goal is to accelerate economic opportunity for women across the world. “Today, UN …

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Apple Donates $50M to Further Racial & Gender Diversity in Tech

Fresh off its big smartwatch event, Apple is donating more than $50 million to groups that help promote diversity in the workplace. Specifically, Apple is donating to the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, a non-profit that aims to help students at HBCUs, or Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The fund’s mission is to “partner with our member-schools to increase access, retention …

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Shonda Rhimes Says The Glass Ceiling Is Still There

Shonda Rhimes is one of the most prominent women in television today as the creator of Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice and Scandal. She’s also frequently recognized as one of the leading voices behind the advancement of women and African-Americans in media. Despite all this success, she doesn’t feel that women are treated better in entertainment. The Hollywood Reporter reports that …

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Women Are Happiest Working for These Tech Companies

Among other things, 2014 has been the year of the diversity report. Like dominoes, tech company after tech company has made a point to release their internal diversity figures – basically, gender and ethnic breakdowns of the companies’ workforces. As more and more companies released these numbers, more and more companies felt compelled to do the same. By the end …

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Gene Simmons Tells Women, Men ‘Will Run Out on You'; Make Your Own Money

Gene Simmons is a man with his own opinions, which he holds dear. Whether he is claiming rock and roll is dead — which is, thankfully, being challenged and disproven by Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters — or telling depressed people to go kill themselves, or calling reality TV music competition shows ‘sugar-coated shit’, Simmons is anything but shy. Recently, …

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AOL Launches BBG Fund Focused On Women-Led Tech Start-Ups

AOL announced a new venture fund focused on early stage investments in women-led consumer internet start-ups, and appointed Susan Lyne to run it. It’s called the BBG Fund. The BBG Fund will make seed and Series A investments, focusing on multiplatform media, services, and commerce. AOL says it’s part of a broader initiative to bring more women into tech. Lynne …

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