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Marissa Mayer’s Two-Week Maternity Leave Is Bullsh*t

Yahoo’s CEO is pregnant with twins, and just like she did in 2012, she plans to take a working two-week-long maternity leave. But in a blog post written after childbirth … Continue reading

September 7, 2015 · 1 Comment

Women are leaving the Tech industry in droves

For decades tech companies have relied on a workforce of whites and Asians, most of them men. Plenty of programs now encourage girls and minorities to embrace technology at a … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Apple, Facebook will pay for female employees to freeze their eggs

Silicon Valley’s biggest companies have long offered cushy perks to attract top talent and keep workers happy logging scores of hours on the job. But beyond day-to-day luxuries, Facebook and … Continue reading

October 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Jill Abramson Fired from the Times: Was It About Money and Sexism—Or Management Style?

On Tuesday, Jill Abramson was executive editor of The New York Times, 33 months into her tenure as the first woman to run the Times newsroom in the paper’s 161-year history. … Continue reading

May 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Changing of the Guard in a Traditionally Male Industry

The announcement that Mary T. Barra will become the first female chief executive of General Motors is more than a human resources changeup. It’s a nod to the changing times. … Continue reading

December 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Summer camps try to solve Silicon Valley’s gender gap

Girls Who Code, an eight-week New York summer camp, immerses 20 high school girls in a tech training boot camp. Eight hours a day, Monday through Friday, the young women … Continue reading

August 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Mothers Of Invention: How Moms Help Huggies Innovate

All around the world, mothers, a.k.a. “mompreneurs,” are inventing new child-care products–so Kimberly-Clark thought, why not collaborate with them (and save the R&D budget in the process? “I realized that … Continue reading

August 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Techies Break a Fashion Taboo

Silicon Valley has long been known for semiconductors and social networks, not stilettos and socialites. But in a place where the most highly prized style is to appear to ignore … Continue reading

August 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Can Marissa Mayer Save Yahoo?

When I was embedded at Google for a good part of more than two years reporting a book, I sat in quite a few meetings conducted by Marissa Mayer, the … Continue reading

July 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

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