Top reads: Tinder-style mentors and Silicon Valley role models

Facebook and LinkedIn team up to boost women in tech

Struggling to keep up with the latest on women in tech? Fear not! We have a round up of the week’s most interesting news, straight from the world wide web to your eye holes.

Facebook and LinkedIn join forces to help women in tech

The big story of the week. Facebook and LinkedIn have come together to try and encourage more women to enrol on engineering and computer science courses. About 15% of people working in tech jobs at Facebook are women, whilst women make up 17% of tech related postings at LinkedIn.

Facebook and LinkedIn corp join forces to help women tech

Facebook and LinkedIn corp join forces to help women in tech.

This platform will match you to peer mentors, Tinder style

Two entrepreneurs, who believe the most effective path to gender equality is mentorship, have created an app that matches women in tech with peer mentors. The app is called Glassbreakers, and works like online dating. 1,200 women have signed up for the app already.

Entrepreneurs Eileen Carey and Lauren Mosenthal

Entrepreneurs Eileen Carey and Lauren Mosenthal

Friends without benefits: the problem with women in tech

 A great longform think piece looking at the number of women in tech, why it’s declining and why companies should take notice. Warning: contains a whole host of deeply depressing statistics.

Women are quitting the technology sector in droves

Women are quitting the technology sector in droves.

Women in tech who are shaking up Silicon Valley

An article profiling some of the important women in tech we rarely hear about. Wondering who to keep your eye on, aside from Arianna Huffington and Marissa Mayers? These women will give them a run for their money.

Anima Lavoy

Anima Lavoy

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