Women

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Google, Square Hoping To Solve Gender Imbalance Through Recruiting

Silicon Valley tech giants have been taking heat for a gender imbalance among staff, particularly in the fields of engineering and coding, and now they’re doing something about it – targeting young women for careers in the tech sector.

07/01/2014

A woman works online in her cubicle at an office in Beijing on February 4, 2010. China's homegrown social media sites like Weibo are booming thanks to their better knowledge of the world's largest Internet market, and the censorship stifling foreign rivals like Facebook, Twitter, and Google-owned YouTube. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Google ‘Made With Code’ $50 Million Campaign Seeks Girl Geeks, More Women In Tech

Getting more high school girls into computer science – and more women into male-dominated Silicon Valley – is the purpose of a $50 million campaign launched by Google Thursday.

06/19/2014

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State Audit Into Illegal Female Prison Inmate Sterilizations Calls For Investigations Of Doctors, Hospitals

California’s medical board and Department of Public Health have been asked to investigate 17 doctors and eight hospitals involved in the illegal sterilizations of female prison inmates, based on a critical state audit released Thursday.

06/19/2014

Prostitution, Human Trafficking (Generic)

Women Running Alleged Sex Trafficking Ring In San Francisco Arrested

Two women allegedly running a sex trafficking ring in San Francisco were arrested Monday, according to the state Attorney General’s Office.

06/09/2014

Silicon Valley Location Of IBM In San Jose. (David Mcnew/Getty Images)

Women In Technology Summit Celebrates 25 Years; Still Struggles With Male-Dominated Industry

This year marks the 25th anniversary of a Silicon Valley conference aimed at getting more women into senior positions in the technology industry.

06/02/2014

Jason Do (UC Police Dept.)

UC Berkeley Student Accused Of Shooting Cellphone Video Of Women In Dorm Showers

A 19-year-old University of California at Berkeley student has been charged with six misdemeanor counts of invading privacy for allegedly shooting several cellphone videos of women showering in dormitories in recent months, campus police said.

05/15/2014

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SF Bar Allegedly Charging Extra For Female Company Shut Down

The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Thursday closed a San Francisco bar for 45 days, alleging that patrons were being charged a surcharge on drinks in return for female company.

04/10/2014

San Francisco City Hall (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF Women’s Group Members Recognize ‘Equal Pay Day’ At Board Of Supes Meeting

Members from a women’s organization recognized Tuesday as Equal Pay Day at the San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday afternoon and called on city leaders to support equal pay for women.

04/08/2014

NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 06: A general view in the second half of the game between Connecticut Huskies and Stanford Cardinal during the NCAA Women's Final Four semifinal at Bridgestone Arena on April 6, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Stanford Women Fall To UConn In Final Four

The Connecticut Huskies are back in a very familiar position, undefeated and playing for a national championship.

04/06/2014

Women participate in a month-long hunger strike to push for immigration reform. (KCBS)

San Francisco Women Participate In Month-Long Hunger Strike To Push For Immigration Reform

A couple dozen women in San Francisco’s Mission District participating in a national month-long hunger strike began fasting Thursday to push lawmakers to act on comprehensive U.S. immigration reform and to stop deportations, activists said.

04/03/2014

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