Don’t ask if artificial intelligence is good or fair, ask how it shifts power
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Law enforcement, marketers, hospitals and other bodies apply artificial intelligence (AI) to decide ... who is profiled as a criminal... who gets medical treatment ... hired... often motivated by power and profit ... ‘fair’ and ‘good’ are infinitely spacious words ... question to pose...: how is AI shifting power? ...Researchers should listen t…

Women Journalists Are the Most Credible Voices on Covid-19
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data on the U.S. media ecosystem suggests that women journalists make up a disproportionately high number of the most credible journalists... about Covid-19... dominate ... top 100 most credible journalists ... 19 of the top 25 journalists and 58 of the top 100algorithm analyzes individual articles for credibility based on the author’s topical exp…

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a woman & a man in science... catalog those replies, to save us all the trouble of writing new responses every time. Presenting THE NINE TYPES OF REPLY GUYS

‘The Voice’ for Conferences
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thank you for raising the awareness of my half of the population on the extra challenges women face in business presentation contexts... co-created conferences may offer a partial solution... I may suggest ensuring Personal Profiles do not include photos or any gender information

Making co-created conferences age, colour & gender blind
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'The Voice’ for Conferences - a quick response post on Medium on making co-created conferences age, colour & gender blind.

Kristin Beck: A Navy SEAL in Transition
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Back when she was a member of SEAL Team 6—Kristin Beck liked to grow her beard real long. But as disguises go, that was nothing compared with the life she lived as a man. What’s it take, and how does it feel, for a paragon of masculinity to travel so far to find her true self?

Gender equality: Taking stock of where we are

There is a growing consensus among top executives that gender diversity is both an ethical and a business imperative. Yet progress is painfully slow... we have committed publicly, through the United Nations’ HeForShe initiative and the 30% Club,3 to some ambitious gender goals for our firm over the next five years—ones that won’t be trivial to …

The Real Unicorns Are Female Angel Investors | TechCrunch
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Women make up just 4 percent of venture capital partners.

Here’s Why You Can’t Attract, Develop and Retain Female Talent
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second-generation gender biases are ‘work cultures and practices that appear neutral and natural on their face,’ yet they reflect masculine values and life situations of men... Does your organization exhibit second-generation bias? The following three factors signal that this may be the case. - Here’s Why You Can’t Attract, Develop and Retai…

Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere

A study by Weber Shandwick shows that professional women in Europe are just as ambitious as their male colleagues (22% versus 25%) which is not the case among Americans. Professional ambition is not a given for women... We are always judged as “too much” or “not enough” but never “adequate”." - “Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhe…

My Co-Founders Took Away Everything I’d Created. Here’s What I Learned
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"Four years ago, I lost everything — my life savings, all of my company’s assets, even my sense of self-worth. The business I had poured my heart and soul into had failed, and as I curled myself into the fetal position on my living room floor, I thought I wanted to stay there for good. But something kept me going — and that something led me to…

The Stories of the #ILookLikeAnEngineer Community Gathering
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"More than anything else, though, I think this event was about powerful stories — sharing stories, relating to stories, showing support after stories, and encouraging things to happen as a result of stories..." Rich picking here - e.g.,  “For every man that thought I was a secretary, there was a woman that called me a b****.” - The Stories o…

Beauty blogger shames bullies
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Great example of how to cover a social media trending topic via video: "A video featuring a beauty blogger with adult acne has been watched almost seven million times.... shows some of the comments that Em Ford received online after posting images of her face with and without make-up... she wanted to point out the "unrealistic expectations" soc…

A call to proactively support Women in Science

people commit to “taking one action, just one, in their local organisation to counter the local brand of disadvantage that women may be facing.” - 2020 Science A call to proactively support Women in Science - 2020 Science

A Calculated Response
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"a (presumably female) post-doc wrote in to say that whenever she met with her adviser in his office, she would catch him trying to peer down her shirt. Dr. Huang’s answer ... “I suggest you put up with it, with good humor if you can.”... A dozen media outlets picked up on the outrage and joined in the vilification, because clicks... When “…

Diversity begins from the top

Because the core foundation and culture built overlooked women, it gets harder to recruit these women because the organization doesn’t know where to even begin to find these women. Then they may settle for hiring people that aren’t as great, and that’s where complaints come in that women are being chosen over men. This is desperation on the compan…

Getting More Women into Senior Management - HBR
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"Far too many business leaders are... failing to put the necessary muscle behind efforts to promote more women... it is a 3-legged solution: men, women, and organization all have a part to play... there are four things organizations corporate leaders can do to finally, after decades of talk, actually get something done:"

lack of gender equality in EU decision-making: a ‘double democratic deficit’
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despite improvements in the number of female MEPs, there is still a chronic lack of women in key decision-making positions, particularly in the Commission and the Council. - EUROPP – The lack of gender equality in EU decision-making means EU citizens are still suffering from a ‘double democratic deficit’

How to make groups more productive? Add women
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"a great deal of recent research suggests that interpersonal intelligence may be as important in business ... social sensitivity, or being attuned to other’s moods, feelings, and psychological makeup." - How to make groups more productive? Add women. — Work Futures — Medium

Podcast: Female Perspective on Startups and Lifestyle Businesses
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In Steph’s inaugural episode we explore the experience and perspectives of women in startups and lifestyle businesses. - The Female Perspective on Startups and Lifestyle Businesses (FS111)

Amal Clooney, the Impossible Princess
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What will we do with our brand-new, regal, compassionate, human-rights-championing royal? We’ll try very hard to destroy her. - Amal Clooney, the Impossible Princess -- The Cut

Expanding the STEM Horizons of Young Girls

The conference gathered about 500 girls between the ages of 11 and 14 to learn about STEM fields from female students and professionals in various tech industries. - Expanding the STEM Horizons of Young Girls — Other Machine Co.

The all-male panel is horribly outdated and lame
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If you've ever sat in the audience at an event and sighed at the lack of gender diversity on stage, someone has made the perfect Tumblr for you.

Sidestepping cognitive biases in group design activities
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If you ever wondered why meetings so often lead to the wrong decision ... "... we are wired in certain ways ... that can block groups from processing information effectively, which leads to bad decisions... Gilbert explains how to use diversity and inclusion to get better results from product ideation efforts... One of the most fundamental …

Google commits $150 million to improve diversity in tech

A good tour from Circa, not just re: Google: "Google ... will spend $150 million this year on a "far-reaching campaign" to improve the diversity of the technology industry... the technology industry "cannot be this homogeneous" if it intends to build products for a global marketplace."... Co-founders ... tasked the company in 2013 with doing…

Sheryl Sandberg's bold plan to get more women to code
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"Now Sandberg is skewing younger. On Friday, Facebook announced a partnership with LinkedIn, and the Anita Borg Institute to form Circles aimed at women studying computer science or engineering."

The Paradoxes of Work Intelligence
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This is NOT just about gender equality! Sure, it starts as such: "The more we look into the cognitive basis of team and business performance, the more we learn about the strengths of women relative to men..." But look: "... Teams with higher average I.Q.s didn’t score much higher on our collective intelligence tasks than did teams w…

I need terrible female engineers
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A really good perspective on the various "Women in IT" initiatives and how some actually make it harder, not easier: "I can’t get behind the idea that we are looking for good, sweet girls to turn into programmers. We belong in this field because we’re people who deserve a shot, not because we are geniuses. We don’t deserve to be in this industry …

How To Hire and Keep Good Women Technologists
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"The excuse that tech companies make for their lack of gender diversity is that the pipeline of women studying engineering is shrinking. Sadly, this is a self-perpetuating cycle. Because there are few women in engineering, girls don’t perceive computing to be a friendly profession, so fewer are entering the field... This issue is important beca…

If software is eating the world, who’s running the restaurant?
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"to have technologies that work for all of us, we need to ensure that those who build and distribute those technologies have insights from a wide and diverse range of experiences... We all have a filter bubble, and if you try your best to listen to a diverse range of people, you might be able to pop it somewhat." - If software is eating the worl…

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