Management

IBM Steps Up Fight Against Texas Bathroom Bill

IBM is upping the ante in its fight against Texas’ so-called “bathroom bill,” dispatching top executives to Austin and waging an ad war against what it calls the “discriminatory legislation.” Before state lawmakers reconvene Tuesday for a special legislative session, the technology giant is taking out full-page advertisements in The Dallas Morning News, San Antonio …

Management

Why Do Diversity Programs Fail?

Diversity programs have become commonplace in the professional world, but do they actually work? Not really, according to an award-winning report in the Harvard Business Review written by Frank Dobbin, a professor of sociology at Harvard, and Alexandra Kalev, an associate professor at Tel Aviv University. “It shouldn’t be surprising that most diversity programs aren’t …

Management

How to Manage Older Workers

Former Newsweek Technology Editor Dan Lyons expected in 2012 that at age 51 he’d be able to land a job in media in the technology sector pretty easily after his employer had cut his job. After all, he’d already interviewed some of the luminaries of Silicon Valley for the magazine. …

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Artificial Intelligence to “Blindfold” Hiring Practices

Ms Iba Masood and Syed Ahmed were born and raised in the United Arab Emirates. The pair, in their mid-twenties, are on a mission to crack the ceiling and walls encasing Silicon Valley’s “brogrammer” culture. As the BBC report titled, “Beyond ‘Brogrammers’: Can AI create a meritocracy?” defines “brogrammer”: “Brogrammers are …

Management

Uber Under: Diversity Programs and Branding

Uber. Microsoft. Geofeedia. Home Depot. What do these brands have in common? They have not yet figured out how Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) programs make good business sense. Diversity Directors find it tough to make the argument that Diversity can and does affect an organization’s bottom line — if not …

Management

Why We Need to Solve Tech’s White Guy Problem

This past summer The New York Times published an article entitled, Artificial Intelligences White Guy Problem, written by Kate Crawford. Crawford is a principal researcher at Microsoft and co-chairwoman of a White House symposium on society and A.I. The courageous opinion piece eloquently notes that the domination of white guys …