Marissa Mayer defends former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick – San Francisco Chronicle

Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has absorbed blistering criticism for the way he handled allegations of sexual misconduct at the San Francisco riding-hailing service. Speaking at the annual Stanford Directors’ College Tuesday, Mayer defended Kalanick, suggesting that he was unaware of the toxic culture brewing at Uber because of the company’s rapid growth. Mayer’s defense of Kalanick might seem strange given her iconic status as the rare female chief executive in the male-dominated world of technology. The beleaguered ride-hailing company has said it will implement 47 sweeping recommendations from former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, whom it hired to investigate allegations of sexism, bullying, retaliation and other workplace issues. Holder’s report acknowledged the catalyst: a blockbuster blog post from former engineer Susan Fowler in February detailing hostility toward women at Uber’s San Francisco headquarters — and her futile attempts to get managers to respond. […] Uber has been mired in other controversies: a trade-secrets lawsuit, a program to evade law enforcement, an engineer’s suicide and a video of its CEO berating a driver.

Source: Marissa Mayer defends former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick – San Francisco Chronicle

The Mariners are hosting a “Celebrating Women in Baseball” night this summer | HardballTalk

The Mariners are hosting an event in which several women involved in the industry are invited to speak.

Source: The Mariners are hosting a “Celebrating Women in Baseball” night this summer | HardballTalk

NYTimes: How Silicon Valley Pushed Coding Into American Classrooms

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/27/technology/education-partovi-computer-science-coding-apple-microsoft.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share

Code.org, a tech-backed nonprofit, is pressing schools to teach computer science. But are tech firms swaying education to serve their own interests?

Kramer Robertson’s mom (and Baylor women’s basketball coach) Kim Mulkey on life, sports and Kramer’s hair | LSU | theadvocate.com

Everyone else in the world seems to have an opinion, so what do you think about Kramer’s hair?

Source: Kramer Robertson’s mom (and Baylor women’s basketball coach) Kim Mulkey on life, sports and Kramer’s hair | LSU | theadvocate.com

NYTimes: On Campus, Failure Is on the Syllabus

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/24/fashion/fear-of-failure.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share

A Smith College initiative called “Failing Well” is one of a crop of university programs that aim to help high achievers cope with basic setbacks.

Gal Gadot, the Wonder Woman Wowing the Box Office | RealClearPolitics

Source: Gal Gadot, the Wonder Woman Wowing the Box Office | RealClearPolitics

Why are female doctors introduced by first name while men are called ‘Doctor’? – The Washington Post

In professional medical settings, ‘the effect is to put me in my place,’ one woman said.

Source: Why are female doctors introduced by first name while men are called ‘Doctor’? – The Washington Post

Play ball: Little League girl wins 11th-hour plea to compete in postseason

Azlynn Gomes, 11, will get to play Little League Baseball with the Fort Myers American All-Star team.

Source: Play ball: Little League girl wins 11th-hour plea to compete in postseason

Women baseball players pay tribute to “A League of Their Own” | Tampa Bay Times

TAMPA — In 1948, the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League drew more than 900,000 spectators.

Source: Women baseball players pay tribute to “A League of Their Own” | Tampa Bay Times

Albert Einstein’s Unique Approach to Thinking | Evernote Blog

We can learn a lot about Einstein’s creative insights and philosophical vantage points to help guide the work we tackle today.

Source: Albert Einstein’s Unique Approach to Thinking | Evernote Blog