First, hire 13 all-male interns for a technology company. Then tweet a picture for best results.
By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)
In a tweet heard around the tech world, former Twitter creator and Square founder and CEO Jack Dorsey sent out a tweet over lunchtime with a picture of his interns (pictured, right):
Almost instantaneously, both women and men reacted to the tweet (and the little sandwiches with the crusts cut off)
In addition, Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners hosts hundreds of technical women regularly in the San Francisco Bay Area. Just saying…
Better luck next time, Jack. You have plenty of suggestions on how to change the ratio moving forward.
Angie Chang co-founded Women 2.0 in 2006. She currently serves as Editor-In-Chief of Women 2.0 and is working to mainstream women in high-growth, high-tech entrepreneurship. Previously, Angie held roles in product management and web UI design. In 2008, Angie launched Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners, asking that guys come as the “+1” for once. Angie holds a B.A. in English and Social Welfare from UC Berkeley. Follow her on Twitter at @thisgirlangie.