Satya Nadella, Microsoft Corp chief executive, attends an event in New York in May. The pay equity issue hit the headlines and social media last week when Nadella suggested women in tech shouldn’t ask for pay raises but should instead trust the system and rely on “karma” to get what they deserve. Photograph: Reuters

A well-known picture in tech circles, taken in 1978, shows the first 11 employees at Microsoft. Two are women. One of them left two years later after (...)

Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft, had said that women working in technology should not ask for pay raises. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Satya Nadella, chief executive of Microsoft, moved to stem the damage from a public comment in which he said that women working in technology should n(...)

Walter Isaacson: An essay by his daughter inspired him to write about women who were responsible for many tech innovations. photograph: vanessa vick/the new york times

While spending the summer of 2007 in Aspen, Colorado, Walter Isaacson and his wife, Cathy, spent much of their waking moments hounding their daughter (...)

Helena Morrissey: “We want sustainable change in business culture – not the appearance of change.” photograph: brenda fitzsimons

If Sheryl Sandberg’s treatise to women is to Lean In to their careers, Helena Morrissey has a somewhat different piece of advice for women looking to (...)

 Our biggest complaint in the struggle to get through ever-increasing workloads while trying to balance professional and personal lives is that we do not have enough time

The biggest irony of time management is that every one of us has the same number of hours and minutes in every day. And yet our biggest complaint in (...)

Earlier this summer the New York Times carried a front-page story about a speech Barack Obama had given on US foreign policy with a headline referring to his “Cautious Reponse to World Crisis”.

In a recent column about Sheryl Sandberg, I spelt her first name with a C. I have no idea why I did this, but whatever the reason, having written “Che(...)

Facebook chief Sheryl Sandberg. “Her ‘didn’t mean to upset you’ was patronising and, worse than that, a lie.” Photograph: EPA/Money Sharma

Last week Sheryl Sandberg gave us a perfect lesson in how not to apologise. The Facebook executive declared that the experiment that manipulated th(...)

Since Facebook’s mealy-mouthed apology, the Wall Street Journal has reported that the study was just one of hundreds of tests run by a highly active group of data scientists at the company.  Photography: Dado Ruvic/Reuters.

In the annals of controversial psychological experiments, the most notorious, such as the Milgram experiment and the Stanford prison experiment, manip(...)

TEDxTallaght, last year.

So you want to go to Ted. Well you’ll need to write an extensive application form, explain what makes you tick, demonstrate what you tend to share (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny speaks with John Hinshaw (2nd R), executive vice president of technology and Operations for Hewlett Packard and Martin Murphy (L), managing director of Hewlett Packard Ireland, at the company’s headquarters office in Palo Alto, California recently. Photograph: Josh Edelson/IDA Ireland/Handout via Reuters

The Taoiseach touched down in Silicon Valley on Wednesday June 4th on the Aer Lingus direct flight for his second official visit to the technology mec(...)