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30 Women in London's Tech Scene to Follow on LinkedIn

April 26, 2017






Folks, the Women Startup Challenge Europe is next week in London on May 3rd at City Hall. Leading up to that, my team and I are showcasing women in tech around London in a series. This is Part II of that series. If you missed the first installation, you can check out 25 London Tech… Read more »

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25 London Tech Women to Follow on Twitter

April 14, 2017






Hey, there's a problem with gender equity in tech, and unless we're actively doing something about it, it won't get fixed. Not everyone has the money or expertise to become investors and fund women-led startups, but sometimes it's the little things. You can do something as simple as talk about the gender gap to create… Read more »

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Facebook Launches Tool to Fight Misinformation

April 7, 2017






People want to see accurate information on Facebook and across the web. As a response, Facebook just launched a new educational tool to fight misinformation. False news and hoaxes are harmful to our community and make the world less informed. We all have a responsibility to curb the spread of false news. Facebook sees a… Read more »

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How Tech Giants Are Banding Together to Fight Fake News

April 3, 2017






In high school US history, I learned that a trustworthy press is the immune system of democracy. As a news consumer, like most folks, I want news we can trust. That means standing up for trustworthy news media and learning how to spot clickbait and deceptive news. A group of tech industry leaders, academic institutions,… Read more »

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10 European Women Startup Challenge Finalists That May Change the World

March 29, 2017






Folks, after some really tough deliberating, Women Who Tech's Women Startup Challenge judges have chosen the 10 finalists from across Europe to pitch at London's City Hall, hosted by the office of Mayor Sadiq Khan. (Note: The event is open to the public, and you can get tickets here.) The Women Startup Challenge Europe received… Read more »

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5 Ways Tech Leaders Can Encourage a More Diverse Workplace

March 17, 2017






Folks, it’s no secret that Silicon Valley has a diversity problem. I’ve been vocal about the subject of supporting women in tech in the past and actively participate in initiatives like the Women Startup Challenge that aim to provide more funding and bridge the gap for women-led startups. There has been a push in recent… Read more »

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How Rescuing Food Combats Waste and Hunger Nationwide

March 15, 2017






Folks, access to healthy food and clean water is a basic fundamental right. DC Central Kitchen is working to address issues of hunger in Washington, DC, as well as nationwide through The Campus Kitchens Project, the leading national nonprofit empowering students to fight hunger and food waste. The Campus Kitchens Project hosted their "Raise the… Read more »

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Consumer Reports Addresses Privacy and Security Concerns in the Digital Age

March 7, 2017






Hey, many of you have probably heard of Consumer Reports, the world’s largest independent nonprofit consumer org. They're doing really good work, and just announced the launch of an ambitious, collaborative effort that'll really make an impact on the digital marketplace in a way that puts consumers’ data security and privacy needs at the forefront. This means… Read more »

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22nd Anniversary of craigslist

March 3, 2017






After 22 years of craigslist, 3 observations: You know most of what I'd say, so I'll focus on three things, just to get to the point. (I'm overly committed to brevity.) – Listen to regular people in the community, then to the extent possible, get out of the way.  I'd like to delegate myself into uselessness. (That… Read more »

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Why Putting An End To Fake News Is Good for Democracy

March 1, 2017






A trustworthy press is the immune system of democracy – something I've been saying for years. As citizens we can only make informed decisions when we have news we can trust. Independent investigative reporting is essential to shooting down false claims and exposing bad actors. ProPublica is a leader in that kind of journalism, and… Read more »

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