A black female founder suggests ways entrepreneurs can help make space for more diversity in the tech world. By Jessica Stillman (Editor, Women 2.0) Men may make up a disproportionate percentage of the tech community, but women aren’t vanishingly rare. Black women in tech, however, “are perceived as ‘unicorns,’” according to one CEO quoted recently [...]
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October is “Innovation Month” in the city of San Francisco. By Sepideh Nasiri (Vice President of All Things Offline, Women 2.0) The San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation launched an initiative to spotlight organizations and entrepreneurs that make up today’s generation of innovators. As part of this initiative, Zendesk will be hosting a lively [...]
“Although our the number of women in tech roles in the Bay Area is still small, there are a number of incredible women whom I met at events such as RailsBridge, Women 2.0 and Women Who Code events who have volunteered for our classes from the beginning.” – Kimberly Bryant, founder of Black Girls Code. [...]
By Blake Landau (Blogger, Artemis) “We’re hoping to make everyone literate about the basics of programming while creating a generation of new and talented programmers” Zach Sims, co-Founder of Codecademy told me in an email. Codecademy’s mission is to democratize coding in 2012. The startup has partnered with Girl Develop It, Code Year and was [...]
By Kiratiana Freelon (Contributor, Loop 21) If black girls can rock and black girls can travel then they can surely code, right? The statistics show otherwise. Women of color represent less than 3% of the people in technology fields. But if it’s up to Kimberly Bryant, pretty soon tons of black (and brown) girls will [...]