Gender stereotypes die hard as females make tech gains. By Christopher Heine (Staff Writer, Adweek) Sophia Chou is president of Loudly, a new text-and-call phone app that just finished a 12-week accelerator program called Woman Innovate Mobile (WIM). Every morning, Chou and Loudly co-founder Foy Savas leave a tiny apartment they share in Bay Ridge [...]
Posts Tagged "Brogrammers"
Square’s Jack Dorsey Tweets Picture Of 13 Male Interns – And Lunch Of Sandwiches With Crusts Cut Off
First, hire 13 all-male interns for a technology company. Then tweet a picture for best results. By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0) In a tweet heard around the tech world, former Twitter creator and Square founder and CEO Jack Dorsey sent out a tweet over lunchtime with a picture of his interns (pictured, [...]
“The rise of the brogrammer joke and its ensuing backlash has some benefits: It helps talented women choose worthy employers, it gives a name and face to a problem that plagues the industry and it publicly shames some of the most sexist offenders.” By Gina Trapani (Founder, ThinkUp) In 1999, Google’s Marissa Mayer almost didn’t [...]
Accessibility to tech rained on by “brogramming”. By Adda Birnir (Co-Founder, Balance Media & Skillcrush) I have been following the “brogrammer” meme for months now with a mix of annoyance and exasperation. I was bummed that Twilio, a company whose product I greatly admire, helped start this “joke” and then followed the Hacker News job [...]