How mentoring a team of underserved high school girls affected a Silicon Valley techie.
By Harini Sridharan (Senior Strategist, Rosetta)
Let me start with a statistic that some of you might already know: While women make 47% of the U.S. workforce, only 5% of startups are owned by women. And here’s another: In 2010, only 2.4% of the U.S. Fortune 500 chief executives were female.
I am a techie. We, in the field, love numbers. We ooh and aah at statistics. Our presentations are decorated with them.
But there are stories and experiences behind these numbers that are the real deal. Numbers are just a way of summarizing these experiences to a 140-character paced audience.