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  • Building an app in Bangkok (#5)
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  • The ‘Shecession’ (#7)
  • Ellen Pao on unrest (#23)


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The COVID pandemic has shown just how deep the fault lines of gender inequality run and how women’s claim to the public is but a carefully negotiated allowance given to women.


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Computer Weekly

Although the sector is booming, it has a long way to go to improve gender diversity. Tech Nation’s recent diversity and inclusion report paints a bleak picture, stating just 19% of tech workers are women. PwC’s Women in Tech report states only 5% of leadership positions are held by women, with a miniscule 3% of women wanting a career in technology at all.


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The Guardian

Americans already struggling to afford childcare before the pandemic are now facing a more precarious economy


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Salt Lake Tribune

There’s likely a “major wage gap” between women and the men they work alongside at all levels of state government in the Beehive State, says Utah Valley University professor Susan Madsen, director of the Utah Women & Leadership Project.


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Thomson Reuters Foundation

We spoke to Ramida Juengpaisal about what it’s like to be a female coder in Thailand, and if the COVID-19 crisis could create new opportunities for women in tech


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The swift arrival of the COVID pandemic has meant that people, including tech workers, have needed to step up to help with solutions. Here Thomson Reuters speaks to a young Thai woman who helped build a tracker accessed at its peak by 50,000 users per minute.

Forbes

The coronavirus has prompted the UK.’s largest authorities bailout of all time. The invoice for subsidies and tax breaks for companies impacted by Covid-19 has already reached greater than £100 billion and can proceed to extend.


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ABC News

During the coronavirus pandemic, more than 40 million people in the U.S. have filed for unemployment insurance — and for the first time in history, the nation’s unemployment claims have a largely female, non-white face to them.


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New Indian Express

While a day is being observed to raise awareness about women’s health, what we often fail to notice are women working in this field.


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The Startup (Medium)

Latinas only make up approximately 2% of the tech industry and with that said, my journey has been multifaceted and I would describe it almost like a love — hate relationship. I have really good days. I have really bad days. Nevertheless, my journey has shaped both my personal and professional growth and it’s been empowering to continue to overcome obstacles that many women of color face in a predominantly white industry. So, I share these lessons I’ve learned with the hopes that they may resonate with other women of color who are considering the tech space, or who may also be navigating this thing we call our careers.


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Digital Trends

As protests over police brutality and racism roil the country, Black Girls Code founder Kimberly Bryant called for tech CEOs to do more in creating change that will address the systemic inequities embedded in the industry.


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The Cipher Brief

Girl Security is a nonpartisan, citizen sector non-profit closing the gender gap in national security by building a pipeline for girls in national security through learning, training, and mentoring support.


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Forbes

The streets were eerily quiet, many shops were closed, trains and buses were nearly empty. No, it’s not New York City in the midst of a pandemic-caused shutdown. It was Mexico City on March 9 of this year experiencing a “day without women.”


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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 Julia Wester, co-founder of 55 Degrees AB.


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TechCrunch

Yet I was recently chatting with a leading Silicon Valley investor about what incentivizes entrepreneurship. To him — and his Silicon Valley peers — the answer was obvious: People are motivated to become heroes. Their ambition stems from an unquenchable thirst for being recognized as the victor and reaping the riches that come with it.


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An important part of the tech industry is what drives people into it in the first place. This piece reports on a survey that finds “women are more driven by social impact, while men are more driven by funding.”

The Atlantic

Countries across Europe are setting out schedules for reopening businesses, yet schools remain closed. How will that work?


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Phocus Wire

A team of women engineers from hotel revenue management company Duetto recently won the Women Hack the Crisis event for their hotel concept that connects those in need with places to stay.


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Forbes

Annie Brown is the founder of Lips, an AI and blockchain-enabled social commerce platform for women and LGBTQ creators.


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Business Insider

With the economy depressed by the coronavirus crisis, companies can’t simply get back to business as usual as they have in the past, she said.


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One India

Bengaluru, May 29: In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, Member of Parliament, Rajeev Chandrasekhar has written to Union Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman pointing out the challenges that the Women Entrepreneurs are facing.


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Venture Beat

As the recently released GPT-3 and several recent studies demonstrate, racial bias as well as bias based on gender, occupation, and religion can be found in popular NLP language models. But a team of AI researchers wants the NLP bias research community to more closely examine and explore relationships between language, power, and social hierarchies like racism in their work. That’s one of three major recommendations for NLP bias researchers being made in a study released a few days ago that includes analysis of 146 NLP bias research papers. The analysis also concludes that the research field generally lacks clear descriptions of bias and fail to explain how, why, and to whom that bias is harmful.


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Forbes

Whether you’re a fan of the term “Femtech” or believe that it unnecessarily pigeonholes women’s health, the word sheds light on an area of healthcare that has been grossly neglected and underfunded. The fact that painkillers and Prozac have never been tested on the female physiology is but one example of the massive gender gap found in medical research. Tia understands this and wants to offer women the integrative care they need and deserve. With a fresh injection of $24.3 million in funding, the New York City-based healthcare platform plans to further scale its model of care for women, both online and offline.


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Financial News London

The reports of misbehaviour come as regulators brace for more market abuse cases as the virus exposes gaps in systems suddenly tasked with tracking thousands of employees scattered throughout London


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Adweek

A letter to Reddit employees from current CEO Steve Huffman drew the ire of former CEO Ellen Pao.


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Former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao has been a major voice in Silicon Valley on issues of sexism. Here she responds to the current Reddit CEO over his response to unrest in the U.S.

Fast Company

Additionally, Singh mentors many young professionals and is involved with the company’s employee resource group for LGBTQ workers. She believes it’s important for everyone to feel like they can bring their full identity to work. “This idea you are holding something back for whatever reason holds your entire career back,” says Singh, who believes that is one of the biggest challenges underrepresented groups, including LGBTQ professionals, face in advancing their careers.


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CBC

Maureen Van Overliw interviews women entrepreneurs in The Intrepids: Stories of entrepreneurial women


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