Survey Documents Harassment of Women in Tech

I recently heard an interview with newscaster Katie Couric in which she quipped that she had been in the industry long enough that she can remember when “harass” was two words. Those days may still exist in tech.  A new survey commissioned by Women Who Tech provides some background on the state of harassment among…

Cyber Report: A Dozen Things You Need to Know (Patriot’s Day Edition)

April 20, 2015 A Dozen Things in Tech You Need to Know  Happy Patriot’s Day! Patriot’s Day commemorates that Battle of Lexington and Concord and the “shot heard ’round the world” that began the American Revolution.  It is a holiday in Maine and Massachachusetts and celebrated by, among other things, the running of the Boston…

A Primer on the Ellen Pao Trial

A Primer on the Ellen Pao Trial PROLOGUE The Spotlight on Silicon Valley Was Inevitable While the Pao lawsuit certainly was prominent in press reports such as Newsweek’s controversial cover story: What Silicon Valley Thinks of Women, it was by no means the only example cited.  The Newsweek piece and Emily Bazelon’s New York Time’s piece on…