California, Silicon Valley turning ‘sustainability’ from buzzword to reality
Civic and industry leaders this week made a plea for technology companies to expand their footprint in the civic sphere, while noting that Silicon Valley had made strides in at least one area: energy innovation.
Companies need to reimagine themselves as what they should be: a public utility that serves the civic good.
Big gender pay gap persists in Silicon Valley despite booming economy
Women with a bachelor’s degree or higher continue to earn much less than men, and Silicon Valley’s pay gap is larger than the rest of the state or nationwide.
Persistent stereotypes about who belongs in engineering and technology and who belongs in leadership leads to unconscious bias embedding itself in people processes.
Are regulatory agencies friends of Silicon Valley startups?
Forget disruption. Today’s Silicon Valley startups are literally reinventing the way we live. And they’re doing it by taking the “enemy” in hand. So said a panel of startup executives discussing the new realities facing Silicon Valley new ventures.
… If you can engage with them on goals, on what you’re trying to do … then regulation can be your friend.
Income disparity prompts need for public-private sector collaboration
The income gap in Silicon Valley is now the widest in the nation, prompting the growing need for collaboration between private companies and the public sector.
…Things are going to be getting more unequal in society before they become less so … It’s going to take more than government, to fix these things.
John Hennessy calls for universal preschool, education reform
In a fireside chat, Stanford President John Hennessy discussed issues surrounding education reform in Silicon Valley and the broader country.
Maybe we have to think about universal pre-K with some kind of needs testing, so if your income is below the median income in the U.S., you would get it for free, and otherwise, you’d be asked to contribute something to it.
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