Equity

The Pipeline Isn’t the Problem

Companies need to look inward to their own culture instead of outward to the pipeline.

How Katica Roy Is Using AI to Bring Equality Into the Workplace

To close the gender pay gap, we can’t start by talking about pay. And that’s where Roy’s SaaS platform Pipeline steps in.

What is Womxn? Here’s Why Your Company Needs to Get on Board.

Major companies are moving into the conversation about how to reflect the increasingly complex, nuanced ways Americans identify ourselves.

Creating a Smart and Equitable City

New York City is already a smart and innovative city. But it is not enough just to have cool tech. Being a smart city means also being an equitable city ─ “distributing the future more...

New Tools to Tackle the Business Diversity Crisis

Almost every company is embarrassingly uniform in its ethnic and gender makeup, even as data increasingly shows that in diversity is strength. Now, finally, software and other tools are emerging that may help bring a...

Why Starbucks Should Be Talking About Race

Starbucks is in the crosshairs. How dare it ask its employees, customers, and America to discuss the role of race and racism in American society? The company recently began a project it calls "Race Together,"...

The Mixed Reality of Increasing Global Equity

In late January both Microsoft and the Gates Foundation, two entities founded by the same guy, announced major new directions that have a weird and provocative parallelism. One is a new product category from Microsoft,...

How Software Can Help Move the Needle on Diversity

Even after spending my whole career in tech, I’m still taken aback by each new diversity stat that underscores the systemic and trenchant bias in our industry. One of my recent favorites: 76 percent of...

The Digital Divide: How Can the Tech Industry Become More Inclusive?

As companies like Twitter, Facebook, Google, and Apple release their hiring data figures, the Twitter-verse explodes with commentary on the lack of diversity in the industry. This is not a new problem, but there should...

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