eBay Uplifting Women in Business

We have all been stressed far beyond capacity in the past year and a half since the onset of the COVID pandemic. We’ve been tested and tried and many of us have often felt that we might just fall apart…

Jobs Site Identifies 10 Professions in Which Women Earn Less

Jobs and recruiting site Glassdoor regularly shares interesting insights into employers, and has a new report out examining the gender pay gap. Based on its findings, the company is shining a light on on ten professions in which women earn…

Sandra Bullock on Hollywood Sexism: “I’m Glad They Got Caught”

There’s been a lot of talk recently about the gender pay gap, and though it’s an issue all over the country, its existence in Hollywood has come to the forefront – due to the high visibility of the women involved.…

Volkswagen Emissions Scandal Exacerbated by Lack of Women Engineers, Says Google Exec

According to a Google exec, the Volkswagen emissions scandal could have been avoided or at least mitigated if there were more female engineers working for Volkswagen. Managing Director and VP Sales & Operations for Google UK and Ireland Eileen Naughton…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Pinterest: Beloved by Women, Run by Men

Pinterest, by most every account, is a female-dominated social network. One recent report found that its user base is as much as 80 percent female. Not only that, but women are making 92 percent of the pins. 92 percent! It…

Makeup Tips: From Nip Tuck To Subtle Tweaks

The Jenna Marbles makeup spoof went viral several years ago for two reasons. 1. It’s hilarious. 2. It’s hilarious because it’s true. 3. There is no 3 – but if you’re a profane-a-phobe, this is your warning that you might…