A Soundtrack for China’s Gender-Bending Youth Culture

Meet the five young women from China who want nothing more than to show the world they can be their country’s biggest boy band.

The Female Governors’ Summit aims to get more girls into tech

Jobs in computer science and engineering aren't just highly lucrative — they're also crucial for national innovation. With that in mind, Oklahoma's Governor Mary Fallin, Rhode Island's Governor Gina Raimondo and Iowa's Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynol…

The silver lining to all the bad news around diversity in U.S. tech

diversity This week the World Economic Forum released its Global Gender Gap report, which shows that the global workplace gender gap has grown bigger over the past year. Sheryl Sandberg writes “the number of women pursuing degrees in computer science is dropping,” and USA Today reported that in the U.S., female participation in the computing and tech workforce will shrink even further, from… Read More

The Engadget Podcast Ep 11: Everybody Hurts

Managing editor Dana Wollman and senior editor Mona Lalwani join host Terrence O'Brien to talk Macbook rumors, Amazon ISP ambitions and Julian Assange. Then they'll talk about all the work that went into Engadget's five part series covering the world…

Silicon Valley bro sues Yahoo for reverse discrimination

This week hasn't been particularly kind to beleaguered internet company Yahoo. CEO Marissa Mayer, former chief marketing officer Kathy Savitt and editor-in-chief of Yahoo News Megan Liberman have been accused of engaging in gender discrimination. Acc…

An Action Plan For Getting More Women In Tech

5866676276_1168444298_b How can more women be encouraged into technology careers? It’s a question that is often put to delegates at tech conferences, but one which continues to be far harder to answer than it is to ask. The problem of gender imbalance in tech is systemic and societal in Western nations. It’s about expectations and aspirations. Read More

Opinionator | The Score: Confessions of a ‘Composeress’

I’ve never considered myself a “woman composer,” but I suspect that over the years being female has helped more than it’s hurt.