Gay AAPI lawmaker reportedly removed as committee chair as ‘revenge,’ replaced with straight white male
In an alleged act of “revenge,” California Assemblymember Evan Low, an openly gay Democrat representing Silicon Valley, was removed as chair of a key legislative committee and subsequently replaced by a straight white male colleague.
What happened: Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon removed Low as chair of the Committee on Business and Professions, a post the Campbell native had held in the last five years. Rendon has not released an official explanation, but a source reportedly claimed that the decision was made out of spite.
Silicon Valley investor steps down from company’s board after leaked email showed her calling BLM ‘the true racists’
Less than a week after a leaked email showed her dismissal of the Black Lives Matter movement, a prominent Asian American investor in Silicon Valley has stepped down from her company’s board of directors.
Veronica Wu served as a board member at VF Corporation, one of the world’s largest apparel companies which oversees brands such as Dickies, Supreme, The North Face, Timberland and Vans. She was elected in March 2019 and was assigned to two committees: finance and nominating and governance.
A CEO of a tech company in Santa Clara, California has decided to forfeit his own salary to save his employees and company during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nikesh Arora, 52, CEO of Palo Alto Networks Inc., told CNBC’s “Mad Money with Jim Cramer” he will maintain his staff as part of the “network security provider’s coronavirus response plan.”
A supermarket clerk in Silicon Valley was fired after her xenophobic remark against an Asian American woman amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
The harassment happened at the Oakmont Produce Market in Cupertino, California, according to AsAm News.
Meet Jeanny Yao and Miranda Wang, the co-founders of Silicon Valley startup BioCellection, a company that seeks to improve plastic recycling by turning them into compounds for making clothing material and other consumer goods.
Yao and Wang’s journey to recycling began when they were teenagers in high school. As part of their recycling club in Vancouver, Canada the duo collected bottles on beaches and attended tours at waste-processing plants.
A man who gained recognition in Silicon Valley as one of the youngest entrepreneurs to receive venture capital funding has formally been charged with rape.
On Friday, a grand jury indicted Brian Wong, 27, on felony charges of sexual assault over a series of events that took place during an evening in Austin, Texas in March 2016.
I was first introduced to Jimmy O. Yang after seeing him on HBO’s “Silicon Valley” where he plays Jian-Yang, a Chinese app developer struggling to immerse himself in American culture while creating groundbreaking apps, like the infamous Not Hotdog app.
Yang’s character instantly became my favorite, and I laughed as he outshined his co-stars with his personality. In one scene, Jian-Yang gets confused and physically looks up after being asked, “What’s up?”
A female software engineer who previously worked at Google sued the company for creating a “bro culture” that got her slapped, groped and sexually harassed by co-workers.
Google fired Loretta Lee after eight years of service for “poor performance” in February 2016.
A Silicon Valley startup is now selling what it believes is the fourth type of fuel for humans, casting carbohydrates, proteins and fats aside.
HVMN, pronounced as “human,” launched its newest product on Nov. 6: a 2.2-ounce vial of ketone ester called “Ketone.” For $33, it supposedly improves athletic performance and concentration to make you more “super”.
Shervin Pishevar, a prominent Silicon Valley venture capitalist and an early investor of Uber, is suing Definers Public Affairs and two of its executives on Monday, accusing them of covert smear campaign against him.
In the lawsuit filed in a California court, Pishevar alleges that the Republican-led research firm based in San Francisco spread false and disparaging information about him, including being a Russian government agent and that he “paid money to settle a claim for sexual assault in London.”
Naomi Wu, 23, is known in China’s tech world as “SexyCyborg,” and has become the target of ill-informed misogynists far from her city as she pushes for inclusivity in the community.
Among Wu’s attackers is Dale Dougherty, CEO of DIY magazine Maker, who questioned her authenticity in a now-deleted tweet:
The article, published yesterday (July 20), comes just a few weeks after another 500 Startups exec, co-founder Dave McClure, was forced to resign amid a mounting number of sexual harassment claims against him.