FCC to Form Committee on Diversity & Digital Empowerment

By Paula Bernier The Federal Communications Commission says it plans to create a committee aimed at improving diversity in the communications industry and eliminating inequality in the online arena. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced plans for the Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment yesterday. “Every American should have the opportunity to participate in the […]

Employees Make Their Voices Known Through Petitions

By Paula Bernier When footage came to light of Donald Trump talking about grabbing women’s private parts and kissing them without their consent, people flocked to the streets to march in protest. When President Trump signed the executive order on immigration, demonstrators likewise turned out in force to condemn the move. Turns out our new […]

BroadSoft CEO Comments on Refugee Ban

By Paula Bernier As I wrote earlier this week, President Trump’s executive order banning U.S. to refugees and travelers from seven heavily Muslim countries has been criticized from many of tech’s top brass. And today BroadSoft let me know that its CEO Michael Tessler, who recently became a U.S. citizen, has written a blog about […]

TaskRabbit CEO Pushes for Workplace Diversity

By Paula Bernier It’s one thing to talk about increasing diversity at your company. It’s another to both recognize there’s a need to take steps to better balance opportunity and representation for different types of people, and then put the processes, goals, and measurements in place to make that reality at your organization. That’s what […]

Women Reject Idea They Should Obscure Their Genders to Advance in Tech

By Paula Bernier On the internet, nobody knows you’re a dog. That’s the verbage from one of my favorite cartoons. I just looked it up and was reminded it first appeared in The New Yorker toward the middle of 1993. Of course, the same could said about the internet relative to men and women. For […]

Story Indicates Most Tech Giants Don’t Report on Disabled Diversity

By Paula Bernier Large companies frequently publish reports that outline their diversity in terms of ethnicity, gender, and race. Yet LinkedIn is the only U.S. technology giant to include disability in its public diversity reporting, according to a recent TechCrunch article. The other companies reporter Steve O’Hear approached for his research included Apple, Facebook, Google, […]

Pandora Commits to Increasing Employees of Color

By Paula Bernier At a time in which the U.S. presidential election has stoked racist and misogynist sentiment, a recent blog on diversity from online radio company Pandora is music to our ears. The blog notes that millennials now constitute the largest generation, and this generation is the most ethnically, racially, and LGBTQ diverse one. […]

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