Reflecting On One Very, Very Strange Year At Uber
As most of you know, I left Uber in December and joined Stripe in January. I've gotten a lot of questions over the past couple of months about why I left and what my time at Uber was like. It's a strange, fascinating, and slightly horrifying story that deserves to be told while it is still fresh in my mind, so here we go.
Julie Ann Horvath Describes Sexism And Intimidation Behind Her GitHub Exit
The exit of engineer Julie Ann Horvath from programming network GitHub has sparked yet another conversation concerning women in technology and startups. Her claims that she faced a sexist internal culture at GitHub came as a surprise to some, given her former defense of the startup and her internal work at the company to promote women in technology.
The pervasive bias against female computer science majors
Pooja Sankar, founder of Piazza, a social platform for students, discusses her own experience as a CS student and asks "Are schools doing enough to support their female computer science students?", looking at how the industry is trying to address the problem of unconscious bias.
The Confidence Gap
Katty Kay and Claire Shipman
"In studies, men overestimate their abilities and performance, and women underestimate both. Their performances do not differ in quality." Why is that? An article on the 'confidence gap', and how women sell themselves short.
The Actual Science of James Damore's Google Memo
Megan Molteni and Adam Rogers
Walking through the 'science' of the infamous Google memo that posited that women are intrinsically unfit to participate in Computer Science, the authors note that "The problem is, the science in Damore’s memo is still very much in play, and his analysis of its implications is at best politically naive and at worst dangerous."
If you want to build a meritocracy, diversity is the tool.
Jamie Cantrell from SAP explains how promoting a diverse environment protects the goal of having a meritocracy in the workforce.