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Black Founders Matter, a fund focused on Black entrepreneurs, makes first investment

Black Founders Matter, a fund focused on Black entrepreneurs, makes first investment Too often, Black founders are locked out of Silicon Valley before they even have a chance to get started, Marceau Michel, founder of venture capital firm Black Founders Matter, tells TechCrunch. “It’s important we’re looking at the social justice movement […]

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Tech at Work: Black gig workers speak out, Uber’s commitment to being anti-racist and Facebook’s diversity report

Tech at Work: Black gig workers speak out, Uber’s commitment to being anti-racist and Facebook’s diversity report Welcome back to Tech at Work, a bi-weekly roundup and analysis of labor, and diversity and inclusion in tech.  This week, we’re looking at Uber’s anti-racism commitment, Shipt shoppers walking off the job, Facebook’s diversity […]

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The inevitable takedown of the female CEO

The inevitable takedown of the female CEO Sara Mauskopf Contributor Share on Twitter Sara Mauskopf is the CEO and co-founder of Winnie, a marketplace for daycare and preschool helping over 4 million parents across the U.S. Prior to founding Winnie, Sara held product leadership roles at Postmates, Twitter, YouTube and Google. Four […]

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How Airbnb handles discrimination claims

How Airbnb handles discrimination claims When disability rights lawyer Haben Girma, who is blind and deaf, booked an apartment in London via Airbnb last month, she says the host cancelled her reservation after she disclosed that her guide dog would be joining her. Prior to the cancellation, Girma and the host, Kirk […]

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Nonprofits and NGOs: Exhibit at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2019

Nonprofits and NGOs: Exhibit at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2019 Nonprofit groups and NGOs are now invited to apply for exhibit space in Startup Alley at TechCrunch Disrupt SF on Friday, October 4th. Founded in 2014, TechCrunch Include leverages our extensive network to support underserved and underrepresented groups in tech. Two years ago, we […]

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Uber finally sets diversity, inclusion and equity goals

Uber finally sets diversity, inclusion and equity goals Within the sphere of diversity, inclusion and equity, it’s common knowledge that companies are unlikely to achieve meaningful progress unless they put goals in place. Uber has finally gotten the memo. Today, as part of its third diversity report, Uber committed to two three-year […]

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The future of diversity and inclusion in tech

The future of diversity and inclusion in tech Silicon Valley is entering a new phase in its quest for diversity and inclusion in the technology industry. Some advocates call this part “the end of the beginning,” Code2040 CEO Karla Monterroso tells TechCrunch. At first, advocates were focused on calling out the lack […]

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The gender wage gap is shrinking among computer programmers, but it’s still quite large

The gender wage gap is shrinking among computer programmers, but it’s still quite large Glassdoor has released its latest gender pay gap data analysis. In the U.S., the unadjusted pay gap comes in at 21.4 percent, meaning women make just $0.79 for every $1 men earn. But, when controlling for variables like […]

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Twitter wants workforce to be at least 5% black, 5% Latinx by the end of this year

Twitter wants workforce to be at least 5% black, 5% Latinx by the end of this year Twitter unveiled its latest diversity report and announced a new vice president of people experience and head of diversity and inclusion. In order to “unify I&D with critical People functions under one leader who owns […]

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Google is not great at retaining black, Latinx and Native American employees

Google is not great at retaining black, Latinx and Native American employees Believe it or not, the retention of black and Latinx employees at Google was better last year than in 2017. Though, Google’s attrition rates of black and Latinx — which indicate the rate at which employees leave on an annual […]

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