Tech diversity, Twitter trolls and other must-read gender stories of the week

Technology Eye | July. 27, 2016

A weekly digest of stories about how the gender gap plays out around the world – in business, health, education and politics.

Young women are still less likely to negotiate a job offer. Why? ( World Economic Forum )

Solutions for improving diversity in tech. ( CIO )

The gender patent gap may be the reason women lag in venture capital. ( Bloomberg )

When women constitute more than 25% of a group their influence dramatically changes the culture . ( Foreign Policy )

5 female coders who changed the world that you've probably never heard of. ( World Economic Forum )

Women’s Equality Party sets Theresa May goals for first 100 days as PM. ( The Guardian )

The Thai women bucking the global trend. ( BBC )

Afghanistan: Using technology to empower women. ( Al Jazeera )

Indian Muslim women defy tradition – and men – to be judges. ( Reuters )

‘Thailand is closed to sex trade’, says country’s first female tourism minister. ( The Daily Telegraph )

5000 women a year killed in the name of ‘honour’. ( World Economic Forum )

Leslie Jones’s Twitter abuse and why relying on users to report bullies isn’t enough. ( The Guardian )

For Brazil’s women, laws are not enough to deter rampant violence. ( NPR )

The US team in Rio will have more women than men for the second Olympics in a row . ( Business Insider )

Stories from the women on the front lines of Turkey’s coup. ( Quartz )

Quote of the week

“For those in the prime of their formative and creative years, the Internet is a world of opportunity. It is also an ideal platform for learning the skills that empower them to become more independent and self-sufficient. The entire generation of youth in Afghanistan deserves to gain control over their futures.” Roya Mahboob The first tech chief executive in Afghanistan, founder of Afghan Citadel Software (ACS) Afghanistan: Using technology to empower women Al Jazeera, 22 July 2016

SOURCE: World Economic Forum

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