Don’t let ‘diversity’ be an empty buzzword, Toronto mayor’s strategic initiatives director says

TORONTO - Before becoming Toronto Mayor John Tory's director of strategic initiatives, Siri Agrell served as an urban affairs reporter with the Globe and Mail, and her presentation calling out the tech industry's

Published on: September 14th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Diversity is Canada’s strength, Elevate Toronto cofounder says

TORONTO - Like the vast majority of attendees at Elevate Toronto, Achievers Corp. founder Razor Suleman was born the child of foreigners. Before giving the new tech conference's first-ever keynote, he asked the

Published on: September 13th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Tech execs react to DACA repeal, Google hiring in China

Tech executives speak out against Donald Trump’s move to end DACA, Google is hiring artificial intelligence talent in China, and Lenovo fesses up to spyware.   From Twitter, technology company executives are reacting

Published on: September 6th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Tech execs react to DACA repeal, Google hiring in China

Tech executives speak out against Donald Trump’s move to end DACA, Google is hiring artificial intelligence talent in China, and Lenovo fesses up to spyware.   From Twitter, technology company executives are reacting

Published on: September 6th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Diverse teams need influence to surpass homogenous ones, Uber’s strategy head says

LAS VEGAS, NV. - First Frances Frei told the audience the economy was in their hands. Then she started talking about toilets. The Harvard professor and senior vice president of leadership and strategy

Published on: September 5th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Canadian startups are noticing U.S. headlines about sexism in tech – but will they take action?

Dave McClure was always known for having a potty mouth. So when he took the stage for a Q&A at Montreal Startup Fest in July 2016, event founder Philippe Telio jokingly asked him

Published on: August 30th, 2017 Christine Wong

Google engineer that wrote sexist memo is fired: Bloomberg

After writing a 10-page memo that depicted Google Inc.'s approach to a diverse culture as an "echo chamber" that "fosters the most extreme and authoritarian elements," senior software engineer James Damore has been

Published on: August 8th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Uber admits it has work to do in public diversity report

Uber Technologies Inc., the addictively convenient yet scandal-ridden Silicon Valley-based ride-hailing giant, has taken a long, clear look at its diversity numbers and knows that it's coming up short. In a March 28

Published on: March 29th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Canada’s tech industry needs more women, ITAC says

Canada has an ICT skills shortage problem, and more women joining the industry is the answer, according to a report released today by the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC). The organization reports

Published on: December 6th, 2016 Alex Radu

These are the 4 areas SAP targets to make sure all employees feel included

LAS VEGAS - As German enterprise software firm SAP SE’s chief diversity and inclusion officer, Anka Wittenberg is in charge of delivering the company's diversity strategy to some 80,000 employees worldwide. Key to

Published on: September 2nd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Intel highlights increasingly diverse workforce in annual report

Hack Harassment wasn't an isolated incident: Intel Corp.'s initiative against online bullying was part of a $300 million effort started last year to make the world of tech a friendlier one - beginning

Published on: February 4th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

#FollowFriday – marketing, entrepreneurship, and diversity

Every Follow Friday, we round up a list of people with active Twitter accounts, ones that we feel are worth a click on the 'follow' button. This week, we're focusing on people in

Published on: July 25th, 2014 Candice So