In many ways, Pao was a guinea pig for such a kind of gender discrimination case, but her efforts to expose the insular world of venture capitalism have paved the way for women to pursue more equal treatment in the future.
It’s 4:00 p.m. on a Friday outside the bookstore. There are a few tourists milling about, as well as some unsuspecting undergraduates enjoying the afternoon sun. We run out, screaming, jumping and partaking in general tomfoolery. Slowly, we assemble ourselves into the shape of a horseshoe and prepare to sing. Welcome to “ClawCapella,” a weekly…
We need policies that eliminate perverse incentives and disincentivize free-riding. Otherwise, the mundane, selfish shortcuts, like littering and cheating and carelessness, snip away at the foundations of a healthy society.
Newsweek’s story brings the appropriate media attention to a topic that deserves more careful consideration, but it serves only as a starting point in terms of what Silicon Valley women ought to do about their situation.
Elizabeth Lo’s “Hotel 22” is a poetic and frequently poignant glimpse into life aboard the Silicon Valley’s only overnight bus service. Though “Hotel 22” –– currently screening at this year’s Sundance Film Festival –– is more muted than commanding, its images of exhaustion, both emotional and physical, are vividly poignant.
With the rapid growth of the tech industry, Stanford’s connection with Silicon Valley has gained recent attention in the media. Stanford alumni like Peter Thiel ’89 J.D. ’92 and Elon Musk regularly make headlines for their achievements in the industry, and tech leaders, including President John Hennessy himself, occupy prominent positions back on the Farm.
When Quora first got off the ground in 2010, there were plenty of such sites on the Internet. Yet, as its founders saw, “no one had come along to build something that was really good yet.” What differentiated Quora was not so much the idea, but the product itself. The lady behind some of the most important nuts and bolts that make Quora tick is Sandra Liu Huang, its director of product management.
Today, the nerds seem to have been largely proven right. Tech companies have grown from scrappy underdogs into giant incumbents dominant in the various verticals they enter. Stanford, self-proclaimed “Nerd Nation” and birthplace of most of these giants, saw its social capital and prestige dramatically increased as a consequence.