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Black Girls Code says it turned down $125,000 from Uber

 Uber seems to be looking to make amends to the tech industry in light of its tumultuous year that kicked off with former engineer Susan Fowler’s allegations of sexual harassment and management issues at the company. Just yesterday, Uber offered $125,000 to Black Girls Code, but the organization turned it down, Black Girls Code founder Kimberly Bryant told TechCrunch. “My decision… Read More

Google.org gives $1 million to the organizers of the ‘Latino Nonprofit Accelerator’

 Google.org has given a $1 million grant to the Latino Community Foundation in order to launch an accelerator program for Latinx-led non-profit organizations focused on Latinx communities. The idea with the one-year accelerator, called the Latino ...

Google’s Sundar Pichai cancels internal meeting on gender issues in light of online harassment concerns

 Google CEO Sundar Pichai was expected to hold an all-hands meeting this afternoon in light of now-former Google engineer James Damore’s post about differences between men and women. Shortly before it was scheduled to start, Pichai sent out a note to employees letting them know it’s cancelled.  Read More

These 10 tech companies are doing the best at diversity, according to Comparably

 It’s been quite a week in tech, with now-former Google engineer James Damore’s controversial post about gender going viral and his subsequent firing. So, right on cue, workplace culture and company review platform Comparably has come out with a ranking of the top 10 tech companies for people of color, as well as the top 10 for women. Since gender is top of mind for a lot of… Read More

Bozoma Saint John to talk about transforming Uber at Disrupt SF

 Uber has lately been in the news for all the wrong reasons. But the June hiring of Bozoma Saint John as the company’s first-ever chief brand officer was a breath of fresh air. At TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2017, I’m going to sit down with Saint John to discuss what it’s going to take for her, and some of Uber’s other new hires, to turn around the company. Read More

Facebook’s black employee representation has increased for the first time since 2014

 Facebook is continuing to pick away at its diversity problem, which it shares with most companies in Silicon Valley. For the first time since 2014, Facebook has increased the overall representation of black employees from 2 percent to 3 percent in the U.S., according to the diversity report Facebook released today. In 2015, Facebook’s representation of black employees actually dropped… Read More

Airbnb has a new revenue-sharing deal with the NAACP

 Airbnb has partnered with the NAACP to bring economic opportunities to people of color. Through the partnership, which includes a revenue-sharing agreement, Airbnb and the NAACP will reach out to communities of color about the benefits of sharing...

Ignition Partners VC Frank Artale resigns in light of misconduct allegations

 Frank Artale, a managing director at Ignition Partners, has resigned, according to the firm. Earlier this month, the firm received a misconduct complaint regarding Artale, Ignition Partners wrote on Twitter last night. Within a few days of receiving the complaint, the firm asked for Artale’s resignation and he agreed. Read More

Twitter has a new VP of inclusion and diversity

 A few months after Jeffrey Siminoff left his position as VP of diversity and inclusion at Twitter, the company has brought on Candi Castleberry Singleton to lead Twitter’s diversity efforts. “I’m so excited to join the team at Twitter to lead inclusion and diversity efforts for employees and the Twitter community,” Castleberry Singleton said in a statement to TechCrunch. Read More

Tristan Walker launches FORM to make it easier for women of color to manage their hair

 Growing up, my hair was always a source of frustration, pain and embarrassment. Part of that was because there were very few products made for people like me, with naturally curly and kinky hair. Hence why I just dropped about $140, tax included, on Walker & Company Brands’ latest line of products, FORM. FORM Beauty markets itself as being for all women, but it’s worth pointing… Read More

Intel’s former chief diversity and inclusion officer has left the company

 Danielle Brown, who spent nearly three years as Intel’s chief diversity and inclusion officer, has left the company, TechCrunch has learned. Back in April, Brown was promoted into an expanded role of VP of Human Resources and Group Chief Human Resources Officer. At that time, Barbara Whye took over as Intel’s chief diversity officer. Its not clear who will take over Brown’s VP… Read More

Kickstarter hires Slack’s Erica Baker as director of engineering

 Erica Baker, an engineer and outspoken advocate for diversity and inclusion in tech, is leaving her job at Slack, and moving from the San Francisco Bay Area to Brooklyn to work in an engineering leadership position at Kickstarter. Baker, who worked at Slack for about two years, will begin work at Kickstarter in early August as director of engineering. Read More

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