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- 14 Venture Firms That Are Helping to Close the Massive Gender Funding Gap Inc.com
Founding teams that include men and women produce dramatically stronger valuation growth than all-male founding teams, according to research from First ...
- Overcoming AI’s Challenge In Hiring: Avoid Human Bias Forbes
rtificial intelligence (AI) applications are multiplying rapidly in the workplace today—so quickly that in some cases they're outflanking managers' ability to ...
- You're Thinking About LinkedIn Connections All Wrong Inc.
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- exchangemagazine.com - December 11, 2018 Tuesday Edition Exchange Morning Post
Exchange Magazine *content* on the Education, Entrepreneurship, Economic Development and Enterprise communities. Serving Waterloo Region, Waterloo, ...
- Stephanie Lampkin Fortune
Lampkin was a full-stack web developer by 15 and holds degrees from Stanford and MIT. But that wasn't enough to get her in the door at . With its 55000 ...
- This Venture Capitalist Started Her Own Firm Without Any Investing Experience or Degree. Here’s How She Did It Money Magazine
Arlan Hamilton was homeless, sleeping on the floor of the San Francisco International Airport and couch-surfing for months when it finally happened.
- Upstart 50 Inventor: Stephanie Lampkin, CEO and founder at Blendoor - San Francisco Business Times San Francisco Business Times
Both quantitative data and anecdotal evidence show that the tech industry has a diversity problem and Stephanie Lampkin is looking to chip away away at the ...
- These 23 Women Are Making Money by Fixing the Problems No One Else Could See Inc.
These entrepreneurs on Inc.'s Female Founders 100 are creating the solutions you didn't know you needed.
- Promising New Software Reduces Unconscious Bias In Hiring, But Investors Are Dismissive Forbes Now
Can new software that reduces unconscious bias in the hiring process succeed if investors won't back it?
- Your Allies May Not Be Who You Think They Are Black Enterprise
When Lampkin pitched Blendoor, the two female investors were completely opposed to the concept.
- Canadian company helping SAP SuccessFactors address critical HR issues ITBusiness.ca
Las Vegas - The technology industry is quickly moving into a time where there will be a plethora of jobs but a shortage of tech workers, therefore finding,
- SAP Builds New HR Community with Simple Solutions to Big Problems PR Newswire
LAS VEGAS, Sept. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced that it is building an open community of purpose-built and ...
- Black Woman Engineer Launches 'Blind' Job Match App To Take Bias Out Of Tech Hiring Forbes
Stephanie Lampkin learned to code at age 13. By 15, she was a full-stack web developer, fluent in the languages of computer programming. She has a Stanford ...
- Blind hiring: How the founder of Blendoor created an app to increase employee diversity - Bizwomen Upstart
Stephanie Lampkin created Blendoor last year, a job-matching app that hides candidates' name, photo, gender and race information, only highlighting what's ...
- How This Tinder-Like App Aims To Eliminate Unconscious Bias In Recruiting Fast Company
Blendoor hides applicants' names, ages, gender, and ethnicity so that their qualifications and skills can take center stage.
- This Entrepreneur Is Ranking Tech Companies on Diversity Fortune
Blendoor, founded by engineer Stephanie Lampkin, has a new ranking of tech firms based on their demographic data and diversity efforts.
- Looking for Better Candidates? Upgrade Your HR Department With These High-Tech Tools Inc.
From sleuthing candidates not actively on the job market to stripping unconscious bias from your search, these new artificial intelligence tools will give your HR ...
- How Black Female Founders Can Finally Break Through The Fundraising Gap In 2018 Forbes Now
Investors are looking at your team, the idea, the market and your formula for success. But ultimately it's about the picture and potential you paint.
- 8 Ways To Make Real Progress On Tech's Diversity Problem Fast Company
Leaders from Snap, Google, and more share their ideas for making 2018 the year that tech finally becomes more inclusive.
- Blendoor App Breaks Down Computer Bias In Hiring NPR
NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Stephanie Lampkin, founder and CEO of Blendoor, an app that tries to counteract bias in the job application process, about the ...
- Stephanie Lampkin of Blendoor Talks Startup of the Year Success Tech.Co
Last year, Stephanie Lampkin and Blendoor won the 2015 Startup of the Year competition. This year, she's going to impart some wisdom on future candidates.
- Moving the Needle on Diversity in Tech: What More Needs To Be Done Forbes Now
Stephanie Lampkin, founder and CEO of Blendoor, explains why the diversity needle in tech is not moving and how her company is working to help.
- Blendoor Wins National Black MBAâ€™s Innovation Whiteboard Challenge Black Enterprise
Stephanie Lampkin, founder and CEO of mobile job matching application Blendoor, is the 2015 National Black MBA Whiteboard Innovation Challenge ...
- Arlan Hamilton, founder of Backstage Capital, brings diversity to VC Fast Company
With her venture firm, Backstage Capital, and a new $36 million fund for black female founders, Arlan Hamilton is changing entrepreneurship in the U.S..
- Black Female Owned Job Matching App Raises $100,000 Black Enterprise
Stephanie Lampkinâ€™s Blendoor app helps remove bias and increase diversity in recruitment. The black female owned job matching app has raised $100000.
- Sears and Kmart Go Bankrupt and the Companies Can Thank CEO Eddie Lampert for It Inc.
Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy today. This has been a long time in the making and periodically predicted since at least 2014. The stock, pre-market on ...
- HR Tech and Women: What Women Leaders Have to Say About It? Onrec
Just a few days left, and the wait will be over for the grand HR Tech Conference. We have packed our bags and will soon be heading towards Las Vegas.
- Diane Von Furstenberg Was Already an Icon in the Fashion Business. Now She's an 'Oracle' Inc.
In conversation with Whitney Wolfe Herd and Cindi Leive, the iconic designer, 71, looks back at her career--and forward to spreading her decades of wisdom.
- An Analysis of 43M Facebook Business Pages Shows This Is the Ideal Number of Times to Post a Day Inc.
If you've been on Facebook at all recently, either for personal use or to promote your business, you've no doubt noticed radical changes to the newsfeed.
- Tech CEO Shares Difficulties of Raising Venture Capital in a Down Market Forbes
By Samantha Walravens & Heather Cabot Blendoor founder and CEO Stephanie Lampkin is learning how tough it is for tech startups to raise money these days.
- Stephanie Lampkin Launches Blendoor to Diversify Tech Huffington Post
I first met Stephanie Lampkin at Harvard Innovation Lab's first Startup Scramble in November 2011 when she was an MBA student at MIT Sloan. During this d...
- Here's a New Yelp Feature You Absolutely Need If You Run an Inclusive Business Inc.
Yelp this week introduced a new feature: a way for companies to advertise that they are inclusive and welcoming to all. And if that's how your business operates, ...
- How to Know if You Should Pursue Your New Business Idea Inc.
Launching your new business idea is daunting. Before you take that big step, make sure you fully believe in both the idea and yourself.
- Six Ways Our Business Has Evolved from Inception to Year Eight Inc.
From startup to one of Inc.'s Best Workplaces 2018--examining the choices, growth and vision that impact a company's direction.
- Arlan Hamilton Fortune
Four years ago, Hamilton was living out of a hotel room she shared with her mother. Today she's a VC who has deployed some $4 million across 100 companies ...
- Eventbrite Is Going Public After 12 Years and $10 Billion in Ticket Sales Inc.
San Francisco-based Eventbrite has confidentially filed for an initial public offering. The digital-ticketing company is expected to go public before the end of the ...
- This Entrepreneur Risked His Father-in-Law's Life Savings on His Business. Here's What Happened Inc.
With hard work, it took only 18 months to get the money back.
- Looking For Great Business Podcasts For Your Commute? Here Are 9 You Haven't Heard Yet Inc.
There's In-depth strategy, advice, and wisdom for business owners in these (mostly) undiscovered podcasts.
- Why Now Is the Time for Your Business to Prepare for Black Friday Inc.
Don't be caught unprepared when some of the biggest shopping days of the year hit.
- Like Tinder For Jobs: Engineer Launches 'Blind' Job Match App NBCNews.com
Stephanie Lampkin has a photo of Ursula Burns, the CEO of Xerox, up in her office. Oprah, Maya Angelou and Melanie Hobson have a special place in her ...
- The Startups Trying to Fix The Bias Problem in Hiring Entrepreneur
Implicit bias in hiring is so hard to root out because, well, it's implicit. Even when managers talk a good game about increasing diversity at the office, their actions ...
- Here's What Amazon Looks For Before Acquiring a Company Inc.
Amazon just posted a record profit of $2.5 billion for the second quarter of the year, but for some who dialed in to the company's earnings call Thursday, even ...
- Technology to Improve Your Talent Pool Diversity Business News Daily
How do you improve the diversity of your applicants? These tech tools can help you remove bias, review resumes and target diverse candidates.
- Move Over, Martin Shkreli. This CEO Says It's His 'Moral' Imperative to Raise a Drug's Price By 400 Percent Inc.
Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek. Morals are slippery things. We all claim to have them, but ...
- raceAhead: Fortune's 40 under 40 list Fortune
With a record 18 women, the 2018 list is the most gender-balanced to date and features a strong mix of influencers from diverse backgrounds.
- How to fix Silicon Valley's shortage of engineers? Free alcohol, of course - Tech News The Star Online
With their company-logo T-shirts tucked in by Gucci belts, gripping mixed drinks in Gatorade bottles and chatting about the latest work gossip, hundreds of ...
- Most Companies Treat This Detail as an Afterthought Even Though It Has a Big Impact on the Customer Experience Inc.
Every touch point along your company's customer journey contributes to the customer experience you deliver. Whether you're working to retain an existing ...
- Global Business Leaders Suspend Ties With Saudi Arabia as Tensions Rise Inc.
Global business leaders are reassessing their ties with Saudi Arabia, stoking pressure on the Gulf kingdom to explain what happened to a dissident writer who ...
- The 5 Biggest Mistakes Every New Entrepreneur Makes When Launching a Startup Inc.
Becoming an entrepreneur means you've decided to sign yourself up to learn things the hard way. This is what makes building a company so exciting. It's also ...
- How This 60-Year-Old Company Reinvented the Humble Kitchen Whisk Inc.
Best Manufacturers, the sole U.S. maker of kitchen whisks, has innovated everything you can put in a pot.
- MissionU Is Grooming Future Employees for Hot Tech Companies Like Warby Parker and Airbnb Inc.
San Francisco-based MissionU partners with companies to train young talent to become their future workforce.
- This Job Platform Designed By A 26-Year-Old Informs Managers Of Their Fast Company
WayUp helps hiring managers spot unconscious bias and break out of their recruiting ruts.
- Rapper: American Airlines Told Me, 'You Don't Belong In First Class' (and Things Were Going So Well) Inc.
It was only a few months ago that American Airlines got some fantastic news that many other companies would truly love to hear. Regardless of whatever ...
- 7 Best Apps For Promoting Workforce Diversity TechCo
2017 has made it official: Diversity problems are impossible for tech companies to continue to avoid. With these apps, you can start to address them.
- Solving Silicon Valley's diversity problem ZDNet
The Atlantic magazine, based in Washington, D.C. organized a free, well-attended one-day conference in San Francisco on improving diversity in the US tech ...
- Breaking up Silicon Valley's white boy's club, one interview at a time Christian Science Monitor
'Blind interviews' force companies to consider applicants based on their merits, not their names or profiles. They're showing promise in the tech industry.
- Sheryl Sandberg Just Admitted the Real Lesson of Facebook's Business Model--and It Should Scare You Inc.
Lessons learned from Facebook's customer information troubles and three ways to stay ahead of the changes in the digital economy and its eminent regulatory ...
- HR Technology Conference & Exposition Announces Pitchfest Participants GlobeNewswire
Thirty Companies Will Present Over Three Days. HORSHAM, Pa., Aug. 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- After careful consideration, 30 companies have ...
- What Amazon and Uber Teach Us About the Disruptive Power of Convenience Inc.
Convenience is the next big thing in customer *service*. Tap into the mindset and watch sales soar.
- How To Increase Diversity Without 'Lowering The Bar' Forbes Now
The argument that increasing the diversity of job candidates leads to “lowering the bar” is flawed because it presumes the existence of an objective, quantifiable ...
- Watch: Why Investors Avoid Fads and Always Look Under the Hood Entrepreneur
On this week's episode of "Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch," one contestant learns what's going on behind the scenes is more important than the product she's ...
- 5 Crazy Ways You've Never Thought About Using Drones (but You'll Want To) Inc.
Drone technology has immense potential, and a number of businesses are exploiting that in weird and wonderful ways.
- 10 startups outside Silicon Valley to watch in 2018 VentureBeat
Earlier this week, I wrote that the two questions I get most frequently from people who are interested in learning about Heartland Tech are about what cities they ...
- Why Our Brains Fall for False Expertise, and How to Stop It strategy+business Today
Once we are aware of the shortcuts our minds take when deciding who to listen to, we can take steps to block those shortcuts.
- Southwest Airlines Just Made an Eye-Opening Change to Its Service That Passengers Will Love (and No One Noticed) Inc.
It's always quaint when an airline does something that seems to favor passengers.
- Uber Gets London License Back--But It's on Probation Inc.com
Uber has won back its London license after a two-day court battle. It's good news for the 3.5 million people who use Uber in London. But Uber isn't out of the ...
- Why A Bowl Of Macaroni Can Help Make You Millions Inc.
Setting up systems and controls is a pain point for a lot of business owners. Learn how a bowl of macaroni can make you millions and why I encourage all our ...
- On Equal Pay for Women, Silicon Valley Is All Talk, No Walk Inc.com
To hear them tell it, the biggest and most influential Silicon Valley companies don't make any distinction between women and men when payday comes around.
- All Leaders Have Anxiety. Here's How the Best Ones Deal With It Inc.
Anxiety can spur you to triumph or condemn you to torture, depending on how you manage it, a new book says.
- 15 questions with Stephanie Lampkin - CNNMoney CNNMoney
Stephanie Lampkin is the CEO of Blendoor, a merit-based recruiting platform that takes names and photos out of the early stages of interviewing job candidates.
- The Strange Story of TreatWell, the Cannabis-for-Pets Startup Founded by PermitPatty Alison Ettel Inc.com
My bizarre 2016 interview with Alison Ettel, the cannabis-startup founder who went viral for appearing to call the cops on an 8-year-old, highlights the ...
- Everyone Overlooks Great Job Candidates. Even You Inc.
"Raise your hand if you've judged a candidate based on the college on their résumé," says Kelly Grossart, recruiting manager for Evernote. She's standing ...
- Why Google, Uber, and Facebook Are Flocking to This Quiet Rust Belt City Inc.
This city hosts a Google outpost, language-learning app Duolingo, and serious rivalries in autonomous-car tech.
- This Business Charged White People More Than Twice as Much as Minorities. Here's How Customers Reacted Inc.
Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek. Many businesses are being drawn into socio-politics.
- This $47 Million Startup Just Reached Its Goal--and Donated 7 Million Pairs of Socks Inc.
When the four co-founders of Bombas created their startup, they wanted to do more than solely sell socks. The entrepreneurs wanted to donate a pair to ...
- These Are Bad Business Buzzwords: Avoid Saying Them. Really. Just Don't Inc.
Entrepreneurs don't have to--and probably shouldn't ever--sound like robots. Here are a few buzzwords to ban from your vocabulary.
- What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Google's New Internal Rules Inc.
The company's new internal guidelines are meant to curb trolling and bullying--and are a great lesson in social responsibility.
- 5 Smart Strategies to Help You Go Global With Your Brand Inc.
Wondering how to scale up while maintaining your local appeal? Start with these 5 tips.
- Meet the 9 Most Creative Entrepreneurs of 2018 Inc.
See why the advertising and marketing title named the founders of Brit + Co, Butterbar, and Well + Good to its annual creative 100 list.
- Founders, Funders, And New Fortunes: 10 Big Wins For Women Entrepreneurs In 2016 Forbes
Oprah had the last laugh in 2016, proving naysayers wrong with ratings for her 5-year-old OWN network. Photo: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images. By most measures ...
- Study: For Entrepreneurs, Optimism Doesn't Pay (Literally) Inc.
Given that half of new businesses fail in the first five years, it's a given that you have to be at least a bit of an optimist to become an entrepreneur. A healthy dose ...
- 22 female angel investors every startup founder should know Business Insider
BI Prime: We've rounded up some of the most active female angel investors who are writing early stage checks for growing startups in cities ranging from San ...
- Oregon's new entrepreneurial diversity fund showcases six startups OregonLive.com
Gov. Kate Brown attended Wednesday's showcase, hailing the new companies and declaring Oregon "a state of inventors and tinkerers."
- How Silicon Valley's Diversity Problem Created A New Industry Fast Company
A number of recent startups could actually make a dent in the diversity stats at major tech firms.
- Angels and Unicorns: Black Women-Owned Businesses Grow But Raise Very Little Seed Money Black Enterprise
Black women-owned businesses represent the fastest-growing group of small business people in the U.S. but raise surprisingly little startup capital.
- Why Can’t Silicon Valley Solve Its Diversity Problem? The New Yorker
Anna Wiener writes about the tech industry's diversity problem, and about startups that aim to recruit women and people of color to Silicon Valley jobs.
- Downtown Jonesboro Association's executive director youngest in Arkansas talkbusiness.net
Lindsey Wingo had a big decision to make. She grew up in the small town of Rector in Northeast Arkansas, and when it came time to choose a college, she ...
- Bill Gates Reads 50 Books Per Year. But Only These 6 Leadership Books Made His List of Recommendations Inc.
In a 2016 interview at the New York Times, Bill Gates said that reading is still the "main way that I both learn new things and test my understanding." He told The ...
- Fear of Millennials Has Finally Shifted to Acceptance in Smart Companies Inc.
Millennials are a constant topic of conversation in the business press - just search “Millennials” on Inc.com to see the variety of stories covering them. And often ...
- It Was Exactly the Donald Trump Product America Needed. Then the Unthinkable Happened Inc.
Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek. We all need our safe spaces. For some, it might be bars ...
- Controversy After Jack in the Box Airs an Ad It Knew Would Cause Controversy Inc.
There's something rewarding about getting what you hoped for.
- Starbucks Just Announced a Simple New Benefit for 180000 Employees, and It's Totally Brilliant Inc.
It's not a permanent solution, but as a stopgap measure it's smart--and only 4 percent of employers do it.
- Blendoor Wins Celebrate 2015 Startup of the Year Tech Cocktail
The votes are in, and we're excited to announce that Blendoor is our Celebrate Startup of the Year.
- Five Strategies to Help You Manage Well Without Authority Inc.
Sandra came to me with questions about a new project she had been assigned to lead. She would be responsible for her teams' performance for the new ...
- How to Polish Your Business Writing, According to 'Grammar Girl' Inc.
Quick and Dirty Tips' inspired by Grammar Girl and National Grammar Day.
- How These Seven Tech Leaders Are Tackling Diversity In 2017 Fast Company
In the Trump era, companies are feeling pressured to champion inclusivity. Here's how tech execs are responding.
- This Startup's 2 Helmets Are Officially the Safest in Football, According to the NFL Inc.
Seattle-based startup Vicis is on a mission to create a safer football helmet. It's already had some success: The company's first product, the Zero1, finished first in ...
- 4 Ways to Turn Eye-Glazing Data Into Eye-Opening Stories Inc.
Your company's data can tell you a lot. More important is what it can tell your customers.
- This Top VC Firm Just Removed a Big Obstacle for Women in Silicon Valley Inc.
Andreessen Horowitz has promoted Connie Chan to general partner, scrapping one of its longstanding rules about who can and can't hold the leadership ...
- 11 Businesswomen Who Should Be on Your Radar Entrepreneur
'Wonder Woman' is a hit at the movies. These business leaders are wonder women in the business world.