Tag Archives: diversity

The 5 Biases Pushing Women Out of STEM

Harvard Business Review – By now, we’ve all heard about the low numbers of American women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Some argue it’s a pipeline issue – that if we can interest more young girls in STEM subjects, the issue will resolve itself over time. But that’s not convincing. After all, the […]

Why STEM Careers Fail to Capture Girls’ Hearts and Minds

Inc. – Five successful entrepreneurs, board directors, and investors convened in San Francisco Friday to offer something that, quite frankly, you don’t hear about every day in Silicon Valley. And that is a businesswoman’s perspective on things. One engineer spent four decades working in the aerospace, defense, and security industries. Another was a lawyer who […]

The diversity issue in tech firms starts before the recruiting process

Washington Post – Tech companies are finally spilling some of their most sought-after secrets. No, not related to their R&D. I’m referring instead to some other tightly guarded information they once declared “trade secrets”: data about the number of women and minorities on their payrolls. After years of trying to deflect attention from the issue, […]

Report shows lack of diversity in top civil service ranks

Washington Post – The latest annual Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) report on the federal workplace is not happy summer reading for diversity advocates. The numbers, graphs and tables document a story they know too well. Despite well-meaning efforts and all the right things said by Obama administration officials, racial, ethnic and gender diversity in […]

Barclays joins the bet on women-led firms

Washington Post – Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In movement could be more than a manifesto. It may have helped to create an actual market for investing in companies that put more women at the top. On Thursday, Barclays will begin offering its Women in Leadership exchange-traded note, an investment that tracks an index of 85 U.S. […]