"We don't waste fellowships on women": Microbiologist Rita Colwell on sexism in academia

Microbiologist Rita Colwell, the first female director of the National Science Foundation, talks about her experiences facing sexism in the world of science.
Scientist and professor Rita Colwell giving a talk at World Water Week in Stockholm in 2010.
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How the nation's top economists view sexism and racism in their field

Jan 7, 2020
The latest meeting of the American Economic Association confronted some hard truths.
Janet Yellen and Ben Bernanke have both served as Federal Reserve Board Chairs during the Obama Administration. Yellen will also soon replace Bernanke as the President of the American Economic Association.
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Apple's credit card may discriminate, just like lots of banking algorithms

Nov 12, 2019
Even when you sit down with a banker in person, algorithms likely affect whether you get a loan and how much interest you’ll pay.

Can a credit card be sexist?

Nov 11, 2019
It is alleged that the Apple Card offers higher credits to men than it does women — on that basis alone.
Jennifer Bailey, vice president of Apple Pay, speaks during an Apple product launch event at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park on March 25 in Cupertino, California.
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Why Wall Street isn't going to have a Harvey Weinstein moment

Mar 2, 2018
Sexual harassment and discrimination in the financial industry is more subtle — and harder to address.
"The Fearless Girl" statues stands across from the iconic Wall Street charging bull statue wearing a pink hat associated with the Women's March of 2017.
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Molly Wood (left) interviewing Katrina Lake (right) of Stitch Fix at the Makers conference in Los Angeles. 
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Unilever threatens to pull ads from Google and Facebook

Feb 13, 2018
Unilever’s head of marketing, Keith Weed, told an advertising conference in California that digital platforms had become “swamps” of fake news, racism and sexism. What will this mean for advertising on social media? Click the audio player above to hear…

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What will it take to change Silicon Valley's bro culture?

Feb 7, 2018
Emily Chang details how Silicon Valley came to be a hostile work environment for women in her new book, "Brotopia."
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Despite some progress, corporate America remains a man's world

Oct 10, 2017
A new survey from McKinsey and LeanIn.Org finds that women continue to have a steep climb in corporate America, and many companies don't see the scale of the problem.
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That sexist memo could cost Google employees

Aug 9, 2017
Google needs to prioritize diversity, the same way it's prioritized AI and driverless cars, a diversity consultant tells us.
The Justice Department claims Google abused its dominance in online search and advertising to stifle competition and harm consumers.
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