On hidden bias

At that same dinner, one African American woman summed up progress in this way: “We’ll know we have parity when mediocre black women get funding for bad ideas at the same rate as mediocre white men.” Fraeda Kapor Klein On TechCrunch Thanks to Cindy Gallop for drawing this to my attention.

So you want more women at your tech event? Make it cheap.

This is Part 2 of an ongoing series called So you want more women at your tech event? One of the easiest things you can do to get more women at your event is to make it cheap to attend. Women have lower salaries and less disposable income than men. They are more often single parents. And […]

So you want more women at your tech event? Put a woman in charge

This is Part 1 of an ongoing series called So you want more women at your tech event? One of the first things you should do if you want more women at your tech event, is put a woman in charge. Tech events usually have an organizing committee and there should be at least one woman […]

So you want more women at your tech event?

This is what a tech event looks like when women are welcome. This is a photo of me, taken by the talented Eva Blue at PodCamp Montreal 2010. I also brought my baby to WordCamp 2010 about two weeks before this photo was taken. There were at least two other babes in arms at that […]

The price of admission

After I wrote my last blog post on women in tech (or more accurately the invisibility of women in tech), both organizers of Startup Fest emailed me. They weren’t happy with the article. And (surprise!) they wanted me to MC the Granny Den. They offered to let me help organize the Granny Den, make it […]