US: Lesbians Who Tech Confab Offers Ideas on Gender Equality and Gun Control

Net neutrality could be a channel toward gender equality. Financial incentives may repair diversity. Tech might fix the gun problem.

These are three of many ideas and calls to action shared at this year’s Lesbians Who Tech 2018 summit in San Francisco. From Thursday evening and through Saturday night,  thousands of LBT women convened to share ideas, network, and collaborate on both conflicts and successes inherent in a tech environment that is less diverse and open to them than it could be. The summit’s agenda is chock full of representation from elite tech companies, from Facebook to Uber and through the government. The folks from these companies weren’t roundabout with their ideas, either.

Axios reported Uber executive Bozoma St. John said tech executives could be held accountable to increasing diversity with financial incentive, a bonus perhaps for improving the data.

"There's no excuse," St. John said on stage at the summit Friday. “We’re way past that."

Democratic congresswoman Gabby Giffords told summit goers she’s starting a tech council to help lawmakers figure out gun laws.

"Now is the time to come together, be responsible Democrats, Republicans, everyone," Giffords said. Read more via South Florida Gay News