Women in Tech
New statistics reveal that the tech industry’s diversity problem is probably even worse than you thought.
It’s easy to see that tech has a diversity problem, but the statistics on how many women and minorities actually work in the industry are far from reliable. We need better data, says the manager of Code for All.
Etsy CTO Kellan Elliott-McCrea: “There’s a decent chance, based on their experience in industry, that your workplace is going to suck” for women, making it hard to recruit women and increase diversity.
By Joan C. Williams (Author, The New Girls’ Network) & Katherine Ullman (Program Associate, Center for WorkLife Law)
It’s been a rough couple of weeks for women in STEM.
Most shockingly, Adria Richards, former developer evangelist at SendGrid, was fired after she publicly reported two men (one of whom was also fired) for making lewd jokes in earshot at a PyCon Conference. Richards has since received nasty messages for speaking out – including some that threatened her safety – in what is now referred to across the web as “Donglegate”
I do love video games, hate shopping, love the color pink, could talk about software product design and development all day, and am obsessed with anything that sparkles, but I’ve been unintentionally hiding that side of me that loves shoes and the color pink.
By Samihah Azim (Founder & CEO, GleeBox)
I recently had a conversation with one of my lawyer friends who’s very stylish and fashionable, about blogging. It’s no secret that I have friends who choose my clothes for me since I’d be completely lost on fashion without them.
I bring a different perspective as a female, and my ability to inject a refreshing dose of estrogen to an otherwise testosterone-heavy workplace is usually welcomed.
By Audrey Melnik (Founder & Developer, WotWentWrong)
I’m a huge fan of the TV show Mad Men. What originally attracted me to it was its irreverence and how effectively it demonstrates what the workplace was like fifty years ago. Racism, sexism, smoking, more smoking and drinking while pregnant – all these practices are taboo today, and it’s really interesting to see where