In 2014 the diversity and inclusion conversation in tech reached an all time high and as we kick off 2015 the topic doesn't seem to be losing any steam; which is great as a lot of change is needed. Below are some of the more recent articles about diversity in tech that I believe everyone should read. The articles range from women in tech, sexism, under represented minorities in tech, the wealth and access gap, to defining what diversity actually means. If I missed any recent articles, let me know in the comments.
via projecteve Original post from Women @ Work – Sound Bites, Statistics of Women Who Lead [Infographic] UNC Blog
Some of the data from the infograph:
40% of large public companies worldwide have no women on their board of directors
Only between 3% and 5% of women-owned business receive venture capital
Just 10% of venture-funded startups are women-owned
only 10% of venture captilsit are women
Only 3-5% of all women-owned businesses receive VC
Male-owned business receive 95% of VC money awarded
Female entrepreneurs begins ith about 1/8 of the fusing of male-owned [...]
I almost called this post Victoria's Secret brings sexy back to QR Codes but QR Codes were never sexy so that would be a lie. Instead I went with "Victoria's Secret uses QR Codes to help you undress women with your smartphone". What do I mean? Just take a look at the photos below from Victoria's Secret new "Sexier Than Skin" ad campaign.
You may not be exactly undressing a women but the QR Code is placed in the right position covering up parts the models body that you can only see after you scan the QR Code. It's cleaver in terms of finding a way to use QR Codes / sex sells QR Code [...]