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  • “Lean Out” (#21)


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Seattle Business Mag

Vidolova stresses that successful women leaders early on ‘surround themselves with people who are willing to invest in their careers’


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Security Boulevard

As part of our series celebrating Women in Cyber, we are recognizing the achievements of women in science and technology by sharing insights from the women leaders of Verodin. In our last blog of our “Day in the Life” series, we introduce you to Ursula Cowan, who works with Verodin as a threat research analyst.


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OneZero (Medium)

The missteps of tech culture, most women say, remains a discussion that doesn’t easily traverse gender lines


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Thrive Global

I had the pleasure of interviewing Georgene​ ​Huang. Georgene ​ ​is​ ​obsessed​ ​with​ ​improving​ ​the​ ​workplace​ ​for​ ​women. She’s​ ​the​ ​CEO​ ​and​ ​Co-founder​ ​of​ ​Fairygodboss,​ the largest career community for women, providing millions of women with career connections, jobs, career advice and hard-to-find intel about how companies treat women. Previously​ ​she​ ​ran​ ​the​ ​enterprise​ ​business​ ​at​ ​Dow​ ​Jones​ ​and​ ​was​ ​a Managing​ ​Director​ ​at​ ​Bloomberg​ ​Ventures.


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The Diplomat

Chinese women are swimming against the current of systemic gender inequality both in China and overseas to create their own space and value.


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Many of the stories in Women in Tech come from different parts of the anglophone world, though it is of course also a conversation happening in China. Here Olivia Halsall reports on a panel that touches on “Chinese feminism.”

Princeton University

Andrea Goldsmith, an expert and entrepreneur in wireless systems who has served in campus-wide leadership roles at Stanford University, has been appointed dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton University effective Sept. 1.


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Harvard Business Review

Leaders are under extraordinary pressure right now. They are expected to make decisions quickly with incomplete and rapidly evolving information. And unfortunately, being in crisis mode can cause even the most intentional and well-meaning leaders to fall into patterns of bias and exclusion. Research shows that when we’re stressed, we often default to heuristics and gut instincts, rather than making deliberate and goal-oriented decisions.


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Bloomberg

Houseparty, which has previously been popular mainly with teens, builds in a slew of other features meant to encourage interaction, including the ability to remotely play games like trivia or “Heads Up,” or to jump into ongoing conversations your friends are already having in the app.


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The Wire

The coronavirus pandemic will almost certainly exacerbate existing inequalities in society. We are already bearing witness to how social distancing and lockdown are panning out across India. The relatively better off can afford to lockdown. They have money to stock up; paying jobs that are mostly secure and even if they are not, the loss of a couple of months of salary does not force them to make hard choices affecting their survival in any way. For poorer people, both the economic and health implications of the coronavirus outbreak are far more serious with survival at stake for many.


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San Jose Spotlight

A report by New York-based personal finance technology company, SmartAsset, which asks which cities are best for women in tech, looks at four factors to rank the 58 cities on the list: Gender pay gap, income after housing costs, tech jobs filled by women and tech employment growth over the past four years.


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Fast Company

After a month of watching employees juggle 30 hours a day worth of work, childcare, homeschooling, and housework, Microsoft said that it will extend three months’ paid parental leave to all full-time employees. The policy follows the announcement earlier this week that Washington State schools will be closed for the rest of the school year (the state superintendent mused that school closures may continue into fall).


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One issue that comes up time and again not just in tech but in many fields is parental leave. Though it affects both men and women, Arianne Cohen here ties it to women in tech.

Silicon Angle

What was it like to be a woman in the early days of Silicon Valley? Exhilarating and brutally sexist, according to one Silicon Valley insider. Writing under the pen name Jenna MacSwain, the author shares her experiences in her new novel “A Slow Leap Into the Sky,” published by Fulton Books.


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Dawn

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Human Rights on Sunday released the Gendered Impact and Implications of Covid-19 in Pakistan, a policy brief analysing the potentially disproportionate impact of the outbreakon women and girls.


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The Guardian

In times like this it’s essential we become aware of the ways in which we are biased – so it doesn’t become prejudice


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Mashable

The whole debacle sparked a much-needed conversation about discriminating double standards in the tech industry. It led CES to officially welcome sextech (technology focused on sexual wellness) to the show floor in 2020 on a trial basis, an unprecedented move for a conference that likes to maintain a seemingly squeaky clean image.


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University of New South Wales

As an Indigenous woman working in tech, Tamina Pitt has found herself something of an equity, diversity and inclusion pioneer, just by dint of being who she is. Although her journey to this point hasn’t always been easy, she is determined to capitalise on her successes to further strengthen the case for diversity in STEM careers and industries (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).


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Newsweek

Because women are likely to bear the brunt of the coronavirus-related recession, Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg said she sees the global health crisis as a wake-up call for the country to address long-existing gender inequalities.


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Analytics Insight

The gender gap in professional space has a fundamental bearing on whether or not a company will thrive. Where skilled women count sums up to one-half of the world’s talent, it is quintessential to acknowledge their role in growth, competitiveness, and future-readiness of organizations. The females have always been instrumental in technology development, yet the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT)’s report depicts that the number of women in computing space has steadily declined since 1991 when it peaked at 36%.


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Noozhawk Santa Barbara

Sally French is an unabashed drone lover. Selfie drones, video drones, delivery drones — you name it, she’s flown it. French is this generation’s Amelia Earhart and a personal hero to me as she’s smashing through glass ceilings one propeller at a time.


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World Bank

We have achieved much in recent history on the path to gender equality, but we have a long way to go to ensure equal endowments, participation, and voice for women.


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Vancouver Sun

In 2013, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In implored women to adopt an ambitious version of work-life balance and to “lean in” to positions of power and leadership if they wanted to succeed in the male-dominated workforce.


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Sheryl Sandberg and “Lean In” make a couple appearances in articles this week, though this piece out of Vancouver covers “Lean Out.” The Sun speaks to Tara Henley about her new book on “the madness of modern life.”

First Post

The second wave of the #MeToo movement in India was revelatory in many ways. It showed how muddled Indian society’s understanding of consent currently is, as well as how deep-rooted and widespread harassment and abuse are. Through individual articulations of pain, an avenue was created where conversations about violence and trauma as systemic issues could be had. Alongside stories of a more personal nature – relating to friends, acquaintances and partners – there was also an outpouring of accounts related to sexual harassment at the workplace. In some cases, there were multiple accounts involving the same company.


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Business Insider

New research from Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s nonprofit Lean In shows that black women are among the hardest hit by the coronavirus unemployment crisis. The survey of more than 2,600 people found that black women were twice as likely as white men to say that they were laid off or furloughed in the wake of the pandemic. Black women were also much more likely than white men to say they were struggling to pay rent and pay for basic necessities, according to the survey. This economic inequality is due to a number of factors, including that black women are overrepresented in the service industry, and are paid less than white men and women. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.


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FinTech Futures

The start-up is the sole creation of Dr Vanise Zimmer, an academic researcher who, for the last 20 years, has published findings on topics such as behavioural psychology in tech and gender in digital.


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Forbes

With the COVID-19 crisis disrupting the entire world, the need for rapid innovation in healthcare has never been clearer. But beyond this terrible virus, there remain many afflictions that impact the weakest and most disadvantaged population the most, due to a lack of funding for accessible and affordable treatments. Tammi Jantzen is a lifelong finance professional who, after embracing the world of venture capital, committed herself to making a difference in the lives of women and children through healthcare innovation. She is the cofounder and CFO of Astarte Medical, a precision medicine company using software and predictive analytics to improve pre-term infant outcomes.


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