A close up of someone's hands typing on her laptop at the GHC 16 OSD

Fixing the Leaky Pipeline through Returnships

Raising kids is hard work, and many women technologists pause their careers so they can focus on supporting their families. Unfortunately, this gap in their careers can make it difficult for them to return to the workforce. Read how one engineer was able to successfully relaunch her career, and why returnship programs are key to fixing the leaky pipeline.
Brenda Darden Wilkerson stands at a podium and speaks at a GHC 17 session

Executives Must Take Further Action Against Racism

Although tech leaders have condemned recent events like the white supremacists protests in Charlottesville, few are actively standing up against racism and bigotry. "An executive's actions against racism shouldn't begin and end with mild condemnations," writes Brenda Darden Wilkerson, President and CEO of AnitaB.org. "It's time for industry leaders to step out from behind the safety of open letters and move into the realm of true social justice."
A crowd of attendees at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show hold up their phones as they stand in front of a large, colorful screen. Credit: Scott Swigart (cc) 2.0.

We Must Hold CES Organizers Accountable for Keynote Diversity

This year's Consumer Electronics Show keynote lineup is anything but diverse. Not a single main stage speaker is female nor a member of an underrepresented minority. Although the organizers claimed there weren't many qualified women speakers to choose from, industry leaders were quick to point out the diverse lineups at other events, including our own Grace Hopper Celebration.