Let’s Stop Constantly Asking Powerful Women About Their Babies

Efforts to slay the work-life balance dragons are finally center stage—studies, books, and powerful women have made it a buzzy cause du jour. But that doesn’t mean every single woman with a corporate success story should be expected to discuss this issue at length, especially in contexts meant to highlight their… »9/30/15 11:30am9/30/15 11:30am


Here Are All the Women Apple Has Ever Put On Stage [Updating]

Diversity in tech is a widespread problem, and Apple is actually going to address it today. In an interview with Mashable, Tim Cook admitted that Apple needs more diversity—and hinted that today’s keynote at WWDC will feature at least one woman. Which would make this the seventh woman ever to be on the Apple stage. »6/08/15 10:30pm6/08/15 10:30pm

Your Dating App Is Probably Not Going to Fix Dating for Women

Here's some hot tech news about a hot new app with a hot new idea: Bumble is a forthcoming app that appears to be yet another product devoted to creating "a safe and respectful community" for single women looking to find love. They're working to weed out the charming boneheads who frequent the dating apps you're… »11/24/14 5:10pm11/24/14 5:10pm

No Love for Lovelace: A Closer Read of Walter Isaacson's Innovators

I'm glad Walter Isaacson is getting such an outpouring of love from reviewers and talk-show hosts for including Ada Lovelace in The Innovators, his new history of the digital revolution.1 Thanks to Isaacson, Lovelace is finally receiving at least a few bytes of the attention she deserves for having written the first… »10/23/14 2:20pm10/23/14 2:20pm

Women Won't Name Harassing Venture Capitalists, Even Anonymously

In the past couple weeks both Forbes and Wired have published first-hand accounts of the perils of "fundraising while female." The anecdotes about harassment, discrimination, and the hassle of disproving an investor's assumptions about gender are familiar. But you won't find the name of single male venture… »8/08/14 5:40pm8/08/14 5:40pm

GoldieBlox Means Well But Doesn't Live Up to the Hype

GoldieBlox has inspired much enthusiasm among adults. The concept—disrupt the pink aisle! provide girls with an alternative to princess-mania!—is the stuff TED talks and viral videos are made of. But are the toys actually any good? Those videos aren't just a P.S.A. campaign—they're advertisements. And there, the… »2/11/14 3:20pm2/11/14 3:20pm

The CEO of Twitter Wants These Female Comedians to Use Twitter

On Friday's Today show, Matt Lauer interviewed Twitter CEO Dick Costolo. While the conversation skimmed the surface of revealing any actual information – Twitter is so hip and cool! Sometimes people send mean tweets! Man everyone there is young! – Costolo subtly tried to smooth over the company's "woman problem" with… »12/06/13 10:00am12/06/13 10:00am

How Hollywood Helps Deter Women from Computer Science

The New York Times today would like to suggest that storytelling is powerful, that, in the whole art/life dynamic, it’s life that imitates art, not the other way around, at least not when it comes to kids imagining viable career paths for themselves. For instance, too many “Dilbert” perusals and Office Space viewings… »10/26/13 1:30pm10/26/13 1:30pm

Female Engineer Seeks the Actual Number of Female Engineers Working

Tracy Chou is a software engineer at Pinterest, a job she apparently unabashedly loves. "It’s the first place, in school or professionally, that I’ve not been aware or made aware of my gender, ever, in any situation," she's written. "I don’t feel like a female engineer." But to Chou, in order to figure out exactly… »10/23/13 6:45pm10/23/13 6:45pm