Need to call out sexist or racist behavior? Here’s 5 tips to make it easier.

A few weeks ago I went to a thought-provoking workshop titled Diversity 2.0, and during one of the discussions the topic of how to ‘call-out’ those in positions of power came up. It can be incredibly uncomfortable to ‘call-out’ someone you know who’s being racist or sexist, but it’s also one of the most important…

3 Practical Ways to Call Out Sexist Behavior at Work

Women face a number of challenges in the workplace. Many times, they’re invisible: lost opportunities for promotions, difficulty breaking into certain departments, and lower salaries, for example. Other times, however, there may be blatant sexism in the workplace. While women are the most likely to see sexism–or to be victims of it–men should also be…

The Bitch Stigma – What it is & How to stop being afraid of it

No matter who I’m talking to, or where we’re talking, when I mention the “bitch stigma”, woman’s eyes light up in recognition. Doctors, waitresses, project managers, entrepreneurs…no matter what a woman’s chosen profession is, she’s likely run into this invisible yet potentially crippling issue. Being accused of “bitch” status, is a fear many women struggle…

Under-Representation in Startups Continues

Don’t be fooled by arguments of meritocracy:  sexism in tech culture continues even as new research — and common sense — points to women as being uniquely suited to coding. Yet under-representation of women remains a blight on the otherwise free-wheeling reputation of startup culture. Talent alone, it appears, is not the singular factor for hiring and…

SXSW Walks the Walk for Women in Tech–But Does it on Tiptoe

Sexism in tech culture may have felt a bit of pressure in Austin, Texas, in mid-March, when SXSW not only put the originally cancelled panels on online harassment back on their schedule, but added another 13 panels. Unfortunately, in adding the discussions back into the conference, they also literally marginalized the entire day of presentations, holding the “Online…