Two years ago, Facebook decided to introduce a new incentive system to their recruiters in order to drive the recruitment of females and minorities. Although this system has a direct impact on a recruiters performance and bonus, Facebook’s diversity numbers have only changed marginally since then. Read more here.
Amazon received a lot of negative feedback from their employees in the past years, complaining about their working conditions and the culture. In order to become more attractive for tech talent and to foster diversity, Amazon has now decided to offer a much more flexible work place and has created teams that consist entirely of part-time workers, who do get full benefits.
Last week I shared a few of the very sexist comments that were made during this year’s Olympics. On Monday, Andy Murray was congratulated by a BBC presenter being the first person to ever win two gold medals – completely ignoring that Venus and Serena Williams have 4 each. Andy Murray immediately corrected him – and received a lot of praise on social media.
Girls in STEM
My new favorite YouTube Channel – Physics Girl. The creator of this channel is Dianna Cowern, an MIT graduate and former GE intern, who simply loves physics and shows various experiments on her channel, making science fun for everyone.
How to succeed as a woman in engineering – Ted Talk about changing the stereotypes on how female engineers look like.
Diversity moving forward in tech – Kara Swisher, Re/code executive editor, share her opinions on Apple CEO Tim Cook coming out publicly.
The 10 Best Countries For Women’s Equality. Read more here.
And something funny at the end: Big Bang Theory – Sheldon’s speech to inspire girls to take up science.
Last week Microsofts CEO said that women shouldn’t ask for raises (“good karma”…) – in case you hadn’t seen the speech here is the link.
Under Armour “I will what I want” campaign (a soloist from the American Ballet Theatre reads out a rejection letter she got as a 13 year old from a ballet academy)
Why A Feminist Professor Is Teaching An Entire Class About Beyoncé.
And something funny for those of you who like The Office – Diversity Training with Pam and Dwight
You have probably seen it across the news – Apple and Facebook offer to pay women to freeze their eggs… great or offensive?
Go Daddy CEO: Why women are so turned off by the tech industry – Education in math and science could be the root of the problem, but the tech industry’s macho culture must also change. Read more here.
How Shumi from Bangladesh started the girl effect in her village.
Pregnancy a ‘problem’ when hiring women, claims top female boss (who is mother of 6 children herself…). Read more here.
Women Helping Women – Forbes Article
Fortune: The Most Powerful Women in Business 2014
Pro Infirmis is disability organization that are doing great campaigns – here they used disabled people to model for mannequins and put them up in shops at Bahnhofstrasse in Zurich (one of the worlds most exclusive and expensive shopping avenues).