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  • Women in cybersecurity (#3)
  • Household work (#16)
  • Running a cannabis company (#7)
  • Women leaders during corona (#23)


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Sifted

A new report finds that government schemes and VCs alike are not offering much support to diverse founders — but plans are afoot to kickstart a change, with data.


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The Week

When Britain was clueless about the importance of computers as engines of growth and men felt lazy about machine work, they hired women as “low-level drones” in the technology industry during the World War II through to the 1960s. This segment of the female workforce cracked enemy codes, ran large electromechanical computers and worked out military logistics. They were considered the largest trained technical workforce in that time period until they could no longer be given managerial roles and were pushed out of the race when the power of technology became more and more apparent in the 1970s.


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The role of women in tech can be particularly important in certain sectors. Here Sneha Burha ties the need for women in cybersecurity to the Bois Locker Room scandal in India.

Economic Times (Times of India)

Strap: From making valuable education accessible to all to making patient-care instantly available for diabetics: here’s what Indian women are accomplishingThe idea of this campaign was simple – to bring in entries from women entrepreneurs across the country that could use support scaling their startups. Tinder pledged up to $ 1 million in free in-app advertising to women founders. And now we have the top ten recipients! The businesses that will get in-app inventory are spread across different industries, and Economic Times discussed the unique businesses, the ideology and inspiration behind their company and their journey as female founders.


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The Guardian

The unique nature of the pandemic means the economic downturn could impact working women for decades


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Times of India

Covid-19 prompted schools and colleges around the world to close down. By the end of March 2020, over 180 countries had closed down schools, affecting over 1.5 billion ( 87.4%) learners. This hurried transition prompted educators around the globe to move their classes online.


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Willamette Week

CEO Katie Stem talks homophobia in cannabis, the science of weed and trashy romance novels.


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Observer Research Foundation

During the Ebola crisis, a large number of girls dropped out of school due to an increase in domestic, caring responsibilities as well as a shift towards income generation. In most cases, boys were prioritised over girls to attend school.


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Society of Women Engineers

Sydney Floryanzia is 21 and is majoring in chemical and biomolecular engineering with minors in biotechnology and tissue engineering at NC State University. Though only at the beginning of her journey into the field of engineering, Sydney has an impressive portfolio, from being featured in a Super Bowl commercial promoting STEM for young women, to being invited to New York City to speak at TedxTeen about the unlikely connections between her racial and gender identity, STEM, and her faith. She continues to be active in sparking dialogue about important issues in the scientific community. She currently participates in undergraduate research for NC State and is involved in the Grand Challenge Scholars’ Program and the Minority Engineering Program.


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C Tech

While work from home, as a new standard, helped remove some of the barriers preventing diversity in Israeli tech, there is still a long way to go to ensure equal opportunities are truly available


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Tech Cabal

African startups did well in Q1 2020 in terms of funding. Considering the current global health and economic crisis, this feat is commendable and testament to the impact and potential of African innovators in building innovative technology tools that solve dire issues across Africa. Women-led companies, however, have fared badly in this same regard compared to the same quarter in 2019.


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While many people are talking about giving more due to women in tech, it is not always supported by the numbers. Here Tech Cabal writes on a report that the percentage of money raised by woman-led startups fell compared to last year.

EU Startups

Nowadays, we are lucky to see that an increasing number of inspirational entrepreneurs and leaders climb the career ladder by fusing the power of technology with solidarity, empathy, a human touch, and sense of empowerment. And, by doing so, they pull others up with them.


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The Guardian

During this pandemic, a contracting economy, public health fears, and steadily reduced public services have shifted massive amounts of work and caregiving responsibilities to the home – and it is women who are picking up the slack. Even as lockdowns lift and the virus recedes, many of these needs that were previously met outside the home will still be left to families to try to meet within it, and women will be disproportionately affected. The result is a potentially long-term constricting of women’s lives to the domestic sphere. This threatens to undo a century’s worth of progress that women have made in claiming access to public life.


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JAXenter

Women are underrepresented in the tech sector — myth or reality? Three years ago, we launched a diversity series aimed at bringing the most inspirational and powerful women in the tech scene to your attention. Today, we’d like you to meet Nune Darbinyan, technical team lead at VOLO.


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Gulf News

That they need to be an integral part of business landscape is not disputed any longer


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NPR

COVID-19 has transformed home life — turning kitchen tables into home offices and classrooms, and putting a spotlight on the countless household tasks typically performed by women. Brigid Schulte says the pandemic has laid bare the “grotesque inequality” that exists within many families.


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YourStory

Polly Rodriguez, CEO of Unbound, a sextech startup in New York City details the struggles of being a woman in the field, double standards in advertising and COVID-19’s impact on the industry.


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Reuters

The sisters were shot dead last week in Pakistan’s remote North Waziristan, the latest victims of a conservative honour code which has led to hundreds of deaths, including the 2016 strangling of social media star Qandeel Baloch by her brother.


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The Forward

Just as feminism and Jewish organizational life benefited from the inventions of the last century, I predict that the 2020 technology we’ve been forced to learn during this period of forced isolation will leave an indelible mark on our post-pandemic activities.


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Business Insider

That’s why Cyren built “1x Engineer”: to dispel the myth that amazing engineers are poor mentors who won’t collaborate. He’s instead preaching more positive practices, like having a healthy work-life balance and building community among other engineers.


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CNet

At the company’s shareholder meeting, Bezos says Amazon has “no problem” with employees rights to protest.


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This articles talks about more than just women in tech, though near the bottom covers an underreported aspect of Amazon’s meeting yesterday. A measure for gender pay equity was defeated.

Women’s Agenda

The STEM RRIF report, commissioned by Industry and Science Minister Karen Andrews and produced by the Rapid Research Information Forum, a group of 35 research sector led organisations chaired by Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr. Alan Finkel, was collaboratively led by Science & Technology Australia (STA) and the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE).


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The Conversation

Female leaders such as Angela Merkel and Jacinda Ardern have shone during this pandemic, keeping cases and deaths low in their countries. Louise Champoux-Paille and Anne-Marie Croteau ask why women leaders have done so well


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FinTechFutures

A workplace ally is someone who is not a member of an under-represented group but who takes action to support one or many such groups.


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Adweek

For 16 years, BlogHer has built its core business on educational, in-person conferences meant to connect women bloggers, content creators and small business owners. But due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the SHE Media-owned brand, like all media brands in 2020, had to cancel its planned physical summits and completely revamp its event strategy for an audience stuck at home.


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