gender equality
Virtual Reality

This Pokémon Go-style app lets you find virtual statues of historic women

Narrowing the gap between the number of male and female statues would take millions of dollars -- so this app offers a virtual solution. The Whole Story Project places virtual statues you can find with your smartphone camera.
Emerging Tech

Will AI built by a ‘sea of dudes’ understand women? AI’s inclusivity problem

The programs written today will inform the systems built tomorrow. If designers all have one worldview, we can expect equally narrow-minded machines.

Advocate seeks better gender equity in the Lego universe with formal proposal

You can sign a proposal to help bring female NASA scientists to the Lego world. While the creation of the set wouldn't immediately improve gender equality, normalizing women in STEM is a key first step to change.

AI world populated by a ‘sea of dudes,’ Gates says

There are far more male computer science grads than females. The disparity is even greater in artificial intelligence, where rules-based systems are built. The sole female member of Microsoft's cognition group calls it "A sea of dudes."
Social Media

“Oh! THAT memo.” PayPal plans gender equality program with all-male panel

In a communications mixup, the flyer for a PayPal panel on gender equality featuring five male speakers left out a subtitle that indicated men as allies. Subsequent explanations didn't do much to change the impression.

Microsoft hosts first ‘Hack for Her’ summit in effort to address tech’s diversity problem

A Microsoft-organized summit made the case that tech companies need women if they want to stay competitive, but Microsoft itself still has some work to do.
Movies & TV

Women directed less than 7 percent of movies in 2013 and 2014

As the push for more diversity in filmmaking and Hollywood grows, the Directors Guild of America has released a new report examining the gender and ethnicity of the directors of films released in 2013 and 2014.
Social Media

Facebook finally features a woman in front in its friends icon

On Tuesday, Caitlin Winner, a design manager at Facebook, wrote a Medium post about how she changed the friends icon to prominently feature a woman, and perhaps more importantly, why she did it.