Respondents in a survey of women with engineering degrees said that many companies did not provide opportunities for women like them to advance and develop.
August 12, 2014 From the aerospace sector to Silicon Valley, engineering has a retention problem: Close to 40 percent of women with engineering degrees either leave the profession or never enter the field.
Brooke Hammerling, the founder of Brew Media Relations, says she created her own firm because she got sick of a mix of dismissive tech guys and sexism inside some companies.
August 4, 2014 It's no secret that men dominate the top positions in Silicon Valley. But there are areas of the tech industry with lots of women: marketing and PR. Their contributions are often key, but overlooked.
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Taneka Armstrong, 20, is learning about different aspects of the tech industry — from coding to sales — through the nonprofit group Hack the Hood.
July 21, 2014 Programs like Hack the Hood try to help young people in Oakland, Calif., find a gateway into the high-tech industry — and out of "dead-end" jobs.
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Numbers out Wednesday show almost 7 out of 10 Facebook staffers are male.
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June 26, 2014 As the industry grapples with a gender gap, major tech firms are starting to release the gender and racial breakdowns of their staffs. Facebook's workers are mostly male and white.
Yahoo is famously led by a woman, CEO Marissa Mayer. But its workforce, like most tech companies, is dominated by men.
June 17, 2014 Yahoo has released its diversity figures as the tech industry grapples with a gender gap and low numbers of blacks and Latinos in its ranks.
A long line for a men's room at a 2009 tech conference in Omaha, Neb. Photos of this situation have now inspired a Twitter feed.
May 29, 2014 After years of stalling, Google released a demographic breakdown of its staff that shows the company as 70 percent male and 61 percent white.
For college grads all over the country, receiving their diploma can feel a lot like one of those trips to Starbucks where customers' names get mangled.
May 20, 2014 It's commencement. You are responsible for calling hundreds of students, one by one, to the stage. Every parent is anxiously waiting for you to pronounce his kid's name — correctly. What do you do?
Glenda Joe, a seventh-generation Chinese-Houstonian.
July 1, 2013 To see the speed of demographic change in Texas, look no further than Houston. Over the last few decades — despite crippling humidity, long commutes and a reputation for refineries — the city has become the most diverse in the nation.
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September 10, 2012 An audience poll to select the 100 best young adult books coughed up 75,000 voters and just two books with non-white protagonists. Even a winning writer complained. Kill the judges? No, the enemy is us. Book editors ask for a solution.
April 30, 2012 Paul Delaney, Mike Honda, Rhonda Levaldo Janet Murguía, Charles Murray and Michael Schudson give their views on how NPR is doing against different measures. They respond with insight, frustration and even humor. The goal is for NPR to sound like America.
April 11, 2012 NPR's staff reflects the talent pool of college-educated racial and ethnic minorities. Blacks have an even higher representation. Is this measure enough? This post separates out an update I also added to an earlier column on race, ethnic and NPR.
March 8, 2012 In last week's column, I asked whether it was taking political correctness too far to question the word "nutcase" in an NPR report. Most readers agreed it wasn't, but some – including NPR's own Vice President of Diversity — disliked framing the conversation in terms of "political correctness."
April 6, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the political junkie, and solving the debt crisis. In the second hour, poet Billy Collins on his book Horoscopes For The Dead, and the role of white men in conversations about diversity.
October 29, 2009 The National Association of Black Journalists has attacked NPR's commitment to diversity and NPR has responded by going public --for the first time --with the composition of its 754-member staff.
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