LAUNCH DAY ~ 4.9.19
Hi babes! Welcome to the first ever installment of WhatSheTechs Daily Bits + Bytes. Stay tuned for name changes because nothing that’s ever launched fast is perfect. So here we are, making strides one baby step at a time to change the dialogue and stigma around women in tech.
We polled you guys recently on IG to find out what you want to see/hear more of and the results were FASCINATING. Truth be told, you guys are hungry for a platform like this, so we’re going to give it to you. And the best part is, we’re going to build this together.
So join us on this journey as we create, build and conquer those dreams. Because if there’s anything I’ve gathered from talking to you all in the DM’s (yes, talking to you!), is that we’re an army of smart, intellectual, bold and confident women hungry for change.
Let’s do this. - CR
_steph.js 😃 She recently starting a new gig as an Amazon Engineer, not to mention she’s a Facebook AI scholar so we believe she’s a pretty big deal. Congrats on the new job Steph!
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NASA introduces America’s first astronauts. The seven men, all military test pilots, were carefully selected from a group of 32 candidates to take part in Project Mercury, America’s first manned space program. (1959)
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Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys' Club of Silicon Valley
For women in tech, Silicon Valley is not a fantasyland of unicorns, virtual reality rainbows, and 3D-printed lollipops, where millions of dollars grow on trees. It's a "Brotopia," where men hold all the cards and make all the rules. Vastly outnumbered, women face toxic workplaces rife with discrimination and sexual harassment, where investors take meetings in hot tubs and network at sex parties.
GET YOUR SMART ON ~ TODAY’S BITS + BYTES
TUES APR 9 - 2019
Hearing aids are life-changing. But they don’t often receive the same design treatment that devices such as headphones do. Incluse wants to correct that. It’s one of the winners of Fast Company’s 2019 World Changing Ideas Awards. (FAST COMPANY)
We all know that one person who annoyingly reminds you to use “Safely Remove Hardware” before pulling the USB drive out of the slot. They shouldn’t bother you anymore. As Betanews first noted, Microsoft has introduced a new policy that allows you to remove the device without using the Safely Remove Hardware process – as long as you’re not writing data to it. (THE NEXT WEB)
Condé Nast, one of the last large magazine-publishing companies still standing, today named Roger Lynch, a former CEO of Pandora and top executive at Dish Network, as CEO, replacing Bob Sauerberg. ynch takes over on April 22nd, and will become the first global CEO of the company, running the combined Condé Nast US and Condé Nast International. (FORBES)
The collapse of Google’s Advanced Technology External Advisory Council last week raises serious questions about how tech companies innovate ethically (MEDIUM)
New York’s startup fashion scene is trending among venture capitalists. Record amounts of funding are being raised, leading to two freshly minted billion-dollar companies in the past two weeks. And there are more waiting in the wings, buoyed by the convergence of online shopping and Instagram. (BUSINESS OF FASHION)