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A Fix for Discrimination: Follow the Indian Trails

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Women, Hispanics and blacks have always been underrepresented in the ranks of the Valley’s tech companies.  A new analysis by the Mercury News shows that from 2000 to 2008, the proportion of women tech workers in Silicon Valley dropped from 25.3% to 23.8%, and that the national numbers dropped from...
A Fix for Discrimination: Follow the Indian Trails

Women Make Up 10% Of Founders In Y Combinator's Current Class

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Y Combinator’s Winter 2013 Demo Day is a scaled back affair in many ways — 47 startups are graduating at today’s event, down significantly from the 84-startup Summer 2012 class and the 66-startup Winter 2012 class. However, there’s one very notable aspect of YC that saw growth this time around:...
Women Make Up 10% Of Founders In Y Combinator's Current Class
Etsy reaches out to the ladies with new Hacker Grant summer program

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?
How crowdfunding can change the investment status quo

Affirmative action for women in math contests boosts participation without dropping results

arstechnica.com
Despite advances in many areas, women are still underrepresented in the upper levels of corporations, electoral politics, and some scientific research fields. This lack of parity is all the more striking because, in much of the developed world, women's educational achievements have surpassed those of men. (In 2009 in...
Affirmative action for women in math contests boosts participation without dropping results

Who thinks about the consequences of online racism? | Gary Younge

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Bigoted commenters often resort to a 'free speech' defence. But they rarely consider the effects their words have on othersIn a world where few would deny the existence of racism but even fewer would ever admit to propagating it, there will always be the problem of agency. We have racism...
Who thinks about the consequences of online racism? | Gary Younge

Marissa Mayer is killing telecommuting, and that's a good thing

venturebeat.com
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has the courage to say it, point blank,without apology. And her honesty is going to help all of us. Telecommuting has been dead for a while Facebook has something called lock-down, where no one can go home. Kids come to Facebook if they want to see their parents. Really. Which...
Marissa Mayer is killing telecommuting, and that's a good thing

Amazing affirmative action step in India: 30% of seats in national and state legislatures reserved for women: http://nyti.ms/9ITXMn

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Amazing affirmative action step in India: 30% of seats in national and state legislatures reserved for women: http://nyti.ms/9ITXMn
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