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us investigates possible gender bias at uber




july 16, 2018 federal investigators are looking at potential gender discrimination at uber and other silicon valley firms, a source familiar with the matter saysuber is facing a federal investigation on alleged discrimination against women working at the smartphone-summoned ride service, a source fa...



uber is the latest tech company to be sued for gender bias




enlarge/ uber's office in queens, new york.photo by spencer platt/getty imagesshare this storya new lawsuit claims uber pays female engineers, and some engineers of color, less than male, white, and asian-american counterparts.the complaint (pdf) claims that uber's biannual "stack ranking" system ...



uber gears up to make changes to its culture




​uber technologies, the san francisco-based ride-hailing company, needs to make changes to senior leadership, enhance its board's oversight and adopt internal controls, according to the findings from an independent investigation into claims of sexual harassment, gender bias and retaliation at th...



uber gears up to make changes to its culture




​uber technologies, the san francisco-based ride-hailing company, needs to make changes to senior leadership, enhance its board's oversight and adopt internal controls, according to the findings from an independent investigation into claims of sexual harassment, gender bias and retaliation at the...



we can get around the unconscious bias is keeping women out of senior roles




most people would not consciously decide to hire candidates based on whether they remind them of themselves. but one unconscious bias – affinity bias – may lead people to favour candidates who are like themselves, research shows.affinity or similarity bias is where people seek out those who sha...



no evidence of gender bias in philosophy




despite being a male-dominated field, a recent study has found no evidence for gender bias against women in philosophy, in terms of securing tenure-track positions as college professors. good news, but why aren't there more women in philosophy?



the risks of bias testing




when hiring and promoting people, hr professionals and managers know that certain factors—such as gender, race, disability status and age—cannot be considered in the decision-making process under the law. what they may not understand, however, is that, without any conscious awareness, they actua...



three female engineers sue uber for sex and race discrimination




enlarge/ uber's office in queens, new york.photo by spencer platt/getty imagesshare this storya new lawsuit claims uber pays female engineers, and some engineers of color, less than male, white, and asian-american counterparts.the complaint (pdf) claims that uber's biannual "stack ranking" system ...



uber should use data science to fix its culture




ever since a former employee spoke out about her miserable experience with her boss and hr, the media has piled on uber. we’ve heard in the past that uber uses data to analyze its ridership down to what seems like a creepy level. we’ve also heard that it has a toxic and misogynistic culture. iro...



company's diversity effort a work in progress




the percentage of some underrepresented groups working in technology at uber technologies—the san francisco-based ride-hailing company—has increased slightly since 2017, according to the company's second annual diversity report, released tuesday.but while the percentage of women in technology le...



company's diversity effort a work in progress




the percentage of some underrepresented groups working in technology at uber technologies—the san francisco-based ride-hailing company—has increased slightly since 2017, according to the company's second annual diversity report, released tuesday.but while the percentage of women in technology le...



company's diversity effort a work in progress




the percentage of some underrepresented groups working in technology at uber technologies—the san francisco-based ride-hailing company—has increased slightly since 2017, according to the company's second annual diversity report, released tuesday.but while the percentage of women in technology le...



why it's important to examine how we teach and test physics to reduce gender bia




we made something of a splash with our recent article suggesting that gender gaps in student performance in physics could result from gender differences in urination practice (standing versus sitting).



gender bias kills 240,000 infant girls in india yearly: study




almost a quarter-of-a-million girls younger than five die in india every year due to neglect resulting from society's preference for sons, a gender discrimination study found on tuesday.this was over and above those aborted simply for being female, researchers wrote in the lancet medical journal."ge...



uber reportedly facing investigation in us over gender bias




uber is facing a federal investigation on alleged discrimination against women working at the smartphone-summoned ride service, a source familiar with the matter said monday.read morethe us equal opportunity commission began the probe in august of last year focusing on whether women at uber were tre...



gender bias leads to 240,000 girl deaths in india annually, study finds




almost a quarter-of-a-million girls younger than five die in india every year due to neglect resulting from society's preference for sons, a gender discrimination study found on tuesday.this was over and above those aborted simply for being female, researchers wrote in the lancet medical journal."ge...



gender roles highlight gender bias in judicial decisions




judges may be just as biased or even more biased than the general public in deciding court cases where traditional gender roles are challenged, according to a new study published in the journal social psychological and personality science. this study examined the role of gender bias relating to judg...



self-driving uber suv struck during arizona accident




officials say a self-driving uber suv was operating on its own when it was struck by another vehicle making a left turn at an intersection in arizona, where the company is testing autonomous vehicles. no one was seriously injured. uber says its vehicles have been grounded as it investigates.police i...



what james damore got wrong about gender bias in computer science




in august google employee james damore made the news and even wikipedia by publishing his speculation that female software engineers are underrepresented due to inherent biological differences. although he admitted that implicit bias and explicit bias may exist, damore wrote, “i’m simply stating...



what james damore got wrong about gender bias in computer science




in august google employee james damore made the news and even wikipedia by publishing his speculation that female software engineers are underrepresented due to inherent biological differences. although he admitted that implicit bias and explicit bias may exist, damore wrote, “i’m simply stating...



uber faces another lawsuit alleging gender and race discrimination




the women, ingrid avedano, roxana del toro lopez and ana medina, are software engineers who identify as latina. they assert that uber's employee ranking system favors men, white and asian employees, rather than being based on "reliable performance measures," according to reuters.they claim that wome...



in astronomy, women of color face the most discrimination




the study, published in the journal of geophysical research, surveyed nearly 500 astronomers and planetary scientists between 2011 and 2015. 40 percent of women of color reported feeling unsafe in the workplace due to their gender or sex, while 28 percent of women of color felt unsafe due to their e...



gender parity continues to suffer at senior levels: report




despite a substantial rise in the number of women joining the workforce in india, gender parity continues to suffer, especially at senior positions, as 16 percent of organisations have no women on board level, says a survey.as per the survey, 16 percent respondents reported having no women on the bo...



the gender bias of names: surnames standing solo gives men advantage




ithaca, n.y. - when talking about famous people, do you say "darwin" but "marie curie?" dickens but emily dickinson? shakespeare but jane austen? what's in a name - or part of a name - matters.in new research, cornell university psychologists find that study participants, on average, were more than ...



study finds gender bias in open-source programming




a study comparing acceptance rates of contributions from men and women in an open-source software community finds that, overall, women's contributions tend to be accepted more often than men's - but when a woman's gender is identifiable, they are rejected more often."there are a number of questions ...