Dreamforce Hosts 1st Ever Women’s Leadership SummitFor the first time ever, the Dreamforce conference hosted a women's leadership summit on Thursday. The final speaker used the opportunity to make a big announcement about her own company.
Twitter Sets Modest Goals To Increase Workforce DiversityTwitter is setting modest goals to diversify its workforce while it fights a proposed class-action lawsuit that says the online messaging service discriminates against its female employees.
Apple More Than Doubles Hiring Of Women And MinoritiesApple says it more than doubled the numbers of women, blacks and Hispanic workers hired in the last year, although that moved the needle only slightly in terms of improving the overall diversity of its workforce.
California's Wildflower Population Might Not Fully Recover From Drought ConditionsResearchers at UC Davis say the diversity of California's wildflowers may be permanently changed because of years of dry weather.
Google's Workforce Data Shows Internet Search Still Struggling To DiversifyGoogle's most recent demographic data underscores the challenges it faces as it tries to add more women, blacks and Hispanics to its payroll.
To Boost Diversity, Google Embeds Engineers As Professors In Black CollegesIn ongoing efforts to diversify Silicon Valley's tech sector, Google is embedding engineers at a handful of historically black colleges and universities where they teach, mentor and advise on curriculum.
Starbucks Ends Maligned 'Race Together' Initiative Following Social Media BacklashStarbucks baristas will no longer write "Race Together" on customers' cups starting Sunday, ending a visible component of the company's diversity and racial inequality campaign that had sparked widespread criticism in the week since it took effect.
Google’s Eric Schmidt Called Out For Repeatedly Interrupting Woman Tech Leader During Diversity Talk At SXSWGoogle executive chairman Eric Schmidt was called out for his behavior on a talk about diversity and tech at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, after repeatedly interrupting the only woman on the panel.
1st Black President Of Motion Picture Academy Responds To Criticism Of Oscar NomineesThe first black president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences spoke out Friday night in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press about the Oscar nominations and the widespread criticism that followed.
San Francisco State University Awarded $17 Million Grant To Improve Biomedical Research DiversityThe National Institutes of Health has awarded San Francisco State University a $17 million grant to work on improving diversity in the field of biomedical research.
Rare Photo Of Apple's Industrial Design Team Shows White Men Continue To Dominate GroupLong after most journalists were ushered out of Apple's launch event Tuesday, one stuck around to take the first group photo of the company's new and super-secretive Industrial Design team.
Facebook Defends Decision To Donate $10K To Anti-Gay Utah Politician's CampaignFacebook donated $10,000 to the re-election campaign of a Utah politician who's fighting to keep gay marriage out of his state.