Twitch hires head of diversity and inclusion
Posted in diversity Include inclusion Michelle Weaver Personnel Sudarshana Rangachary TC Tech Twitch

Twitch hires head of diversity and inclusion

Twitch, the Amazon-owned streaming platform, has brought on its first head of diversity and inclusion, as well as a new chief financial officer and chief…

Read Moar
The Xbox Adaptive Controller goes on sale today and is also now part of the V&A museum’s collection
Posted in accessibility diversity Gadgets Gaming inclusion microsoft TC Tech xbox

The Xbox Adaptive Controller goes on sale today and is also now part of the V&A museum’s collection

In an important move for inclusion in the gaming community, the Xbox Adaptive Controller, created for gamers with mobility issues, is now on sale. The…

Read Moar
Uber’s chief diversity officer is coming to TechCrunch Disrupt 2018
Posted in Bo Young Lee diversity Startups TC Tech Uber

Uber’s chief diversity officer is coming to TechCrunch Disrupt 2018

At TechCrunch Disrupt 2018, Uber’s Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Bo Young Lee will be joining us to talk about the ride-sharing company’s efforts to…

Read Moar
How Silicon Valley should celebrate Labor Day
Posted in AFL-CIO amazon diversity equal pay facebook Foxconn Hiring inclusion Labor Day labor unions Personnel Startups Talent Tech

How Silicon Valley should celebrate Labor Day

Ask any 25-year old engineer what Labor Day means to him or her, and you might get an answer like: it’s the surprise three-day weekend…

Read Moar
Cleo Capital sets $10M target to fund female entrepreneurs
Posted in diversity Funding Startups TC Tech Venture capital

Cleo Capital sets $10M target to fund female entrepreneurs

Sarah Kunst has filed to raise $10 million for her debut venture capital fund, Cleo Capital. According to Axios, the firm will give cash to…

Read Moar
23andMe’s ancestry tools are getting better for people of color
Posted in 23andMe ancestry diversity genealogy TC Tech

23andMe’s ancestry tools are getting better for people of color

23andMe is beefing up its African, East Asian and Native American ancestry capabilities — something it has sorely lacked. Specifically, 23andMe has added 12 new…

Read Moar
Students and mentors: Apply for the all-new TC Include program at Disrupt SF with #BUILTBYGIRLS
Posted in disrupt sf 2018 diversity Events TC Tech techcrunch include

Students and mentors: Apply for the all-new TC Include program at Disrupt SF with #BUILTBYGIRLS

We’re going all out for this year’s TechCrunch Disrupt SF (September 5-7), which means more fantastic content, more of the most influential startup and tech leaders…

Read Moar
All Raise is bringing founders together to collaborate on diversity and inclusion
Posted in all raise diversity Include TC Tech

All Raise is bringing founders together to collaborate on diversity and inclusion

Founders for Change, an initiative from All Raise, is hosting its first-ever meetup for its group of founders focused on diversity and inclusion in tech….

Read Moar
Venture capital’s diversity disaster
Posted in diversity Include Tech Venture capital

Venture capital’s diversity disaster

The lack of diversity issue in Silicon Valley touches all aspects of the industry — entrepreneurship, big tech company demographics and venture capital. While tech…

Read Moar
Microsoft partners with Black Girls Code to help the organization launch Seattle chapter
Posted in black girls code diversity kimberly bryant microsoft Tech

Microsoft partners with Black Girls Code to help the organization launch Seattle chapter

Microsoft has partnered with Black Girls Code, led by Kimberly Bryant, to enable the organization to launch a chapter in Seattle, Microsoft announced on LinkedIn…

Read Moar
Ellen Pao memoir adaptation among 7 new Shonda Rhimes projects for Netflix
Posted in diversity Gaming media Netflix TC Tech television Venture capital

Ellen Pao memoir adaptation among 7 new Shonda Rhimes projects for Netflix

When Shonda Rhimes left ABC last August for Netflix, both she and the studio kept a tight lid on their plans. We could only imagine…

Read Moar
Apply for TechCrunch Include Office Hours with August Capital
Posted in diversity Gaming TC Tech

Apply for TechCrunch Include Office Hours with August Capital

TechCrunch is partnering with August Capital for Include Office Hours on July 27. From 3:30-5:00 pm (before the Summer Party), founders will have the opportunity to get…

Read Moar
There’s a new, $100 million fund expressly for women founders of color
Posted in diversity TC Venture capital

There’s a new, $100 million fund expressly for women founders of color

When Richelieu Dennis came to the U.S. from his home in Liberia to attend Babson College, he wasn’t expecting to stay. But unable to return…

Read Moar
These 50 founders and VCs suggest 2018 may be a tipping point for women: Part 1
Posted in diversity TC

These 50 founders and VCs suggest 2018 may be a tipping point for women: Part 1

For the last several years, we’ve compiled profiles of women founders and investors at the end of each year because they’ve either raised substantial amounts…

Read Moar
Google releases first diversity report since the infamous anti-diversity memo
Posted in diversity Google TC

Google releases first diversity report since the infamous anti-diversity memo

Google has released its first diversity report since the infamous James Damore memo and the fallout that resulted from it. Those are both long stories…

Read Moar
Gaming leans into diversity at E3, but not hard
Posted in diversity Gaming Opinion TC

Gaming leans into diversity at E3, but not hard

To say the gaming community is not known for its friendliness to women and minority groups is something of an understatement. But we’re starting to…

Read Moar
Accenture wants to beat unfair AI with a professional toolkit
Posted in AI artificial intelligence diversity europe Finance health machine learning

Accenture wants to beat unfair AI with a professional toolkit

Next week professional services firm Accenture will be launching a new tool to help its customers identify and fix unfair bias in AI algorithms. The…

Read Moar
Tucker: FAA Sacrifices Merit For Diversity
Posted in DC Exclusives - Original Reporting diversity Federal Aviation Administration media Politics The Daily Caller Tucker Carlson video

Tucker: FAA Sacrifices Merit For Diversity

The Federal Aviation Administration recently changed their hiring practices by sacrificing merit for diversity, as Tucker Carlson pointed out. WATCH: “At any one time there…

Read Moar