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Breaking Barriers

By Jazmine August

It seems like the idea of women in sports has been the buzz around the business over the last few weeks. Starting with San Antonio Spurs assistant coach, Becky Hammon, serving as the team’s NBA Summer League  head coach, a first in men’s professional sports history. 480 more words

Senators Wong and Bernardi in marriage equality showdown

Senator Penny Wong, an openly lesbian Member of Parliament and the current Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, and Cory Bernardi, a Liberal Party member of the Australian Senate and a well-known anti-gay politician, held a public debate yesterday at the… 1,131 more words

Culture

LGBTQ-activist went to Muslim suburb to protest against Pride Parade - assaulted on his way home

Pride Järva – Source: Avpixlat

According to Fria Tider (Free Times) a left-wing activist who went to protest against the Pride parade which passed through the Muslim suburb known as Husby and Rinkeby was assaulted on his way home. 201 more words

Multiculturalism

This VC firm found that female founders actually do better than their male peers

A well-known Silicon Valley venture capital firm crunched some data from its last 10 years. The conclusion: female founders outperform their male peers.

First Round Capital took a look at 300 of its portfolio companies and almost 600 founders, and found that the teams with at least one female founder did 63% better than the all-made founder teams when looking at how much the company values have changed since the firm’s investment in them. 210 more words

Tech

This entrepreneur wants half of tech conference speakers to be women. Here's her solution

Achieving true gender balance among the ranks of Silicon Valley’s workers and leadership is a complex issue that will take time, but shifting the representation among the prominent few who speak at industry conferences is a goal that Canadian expat Sandi MacPherson believes can be accomplished much sooner. 562 more words

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