Why Is Silicon Valley So Awful to Women? - The Atlantic


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点击这里阅读中文版本 | Read this article in Chinese. One weekday morning in 2007, Bethanye Blount came into work early to interview a job applicant. A veteran software…
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june 2017 by rolphrecto
this (great!) article is so full of examples of horribly, blatantly discriminatory behavior it makes me want to puke
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june 2017 by thewavingcat
Tech companies are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to improve conditions for female employees. Here’s why not much has changed—and what might actually work.
business  technology  theatlantic  siliconvalley  gender  feminism  tech  techcompanies  work 
may 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Liza Mundy/The Atlantic, April 2017.
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may 2017 by markcoddington
Goes well into the network of consultants etc. that is now trying to solve SV's gender woes
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may 2017 by scritic
点击这里阅读中文版本 | Read this article in Chinese. One weekday morning in 2007, Bethanye Blount came into work early to interview a job applicant. A veteran software…
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april 2017 by disnet
“Workplace conditions, a lack of access to key creative roles, and a sense of feeling stalled” are the main reasons women leave tech.
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april 2017 by janpeuker
Required reading if you want to understand how problematic Silicon Valley is for women
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april 2017 by edbatista
One weekday morning in 2007, Bethanye Blount came into work early to interview a job applicant. A veteran software engineer then in her 30s, Blount held a…
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march 2017 by aviflax
One weekday morning in 2007, Bethanye Blount came into work early to interview a job applicant. A veteran software engineer then in her 30s, Blount held a…
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march 2017 by loganrhyne
RT : Reminder to read this: Why Is Silicon Valley So Awful to Women?
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march 2017 by dshaw
One weekday morning in 2007, Bethanye Blount came into work early to interview a job applicant. A veteran software engineer then in her 30s, Blount held a…
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march 2017 by mrtoto
Silicon Valley and Women
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march 2017 by dkemper
Studies show that women who work in tech are interrupted in meetings more often than men. They are evaluated on their personality in a way that men are not. They are less likely to get funding from venture capitalists, who, studies also show, find pitches delivered by men—especially handsome men—more persuasive. And in a particularly cruel irony, women’s contributions to open-source software are accepted more often than men’s are, but only if their gender is unknown.
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march 2017 by winekitteh
Why Is Silicon Valley So Awful to Women?
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march 2017 by 1l2p
One weekday morning in 2007, Bethanye Blount came into work early to interview a job applicant. A veteran software engineer then in her 30s, Blount held a…
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march 2017 by ecandino
One weekday morning in 2007, Bethanye Blount came into work early to interview a job applicant. A veteran software engineer then in her 30s, Blount held a…
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march 2017 by sevas
Women "feel disparaged in ways that are hard to articulate, let alone prove."
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march 2017 by HamishMacEwan
One weekday morning in 2007, Bethanye Blount came into work early to interview a job applicant. A veteran software engineer then in her 30s, Blount held a…
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march 2017 by csabatino
One weekday morning in 2007, Bethanye Blount came into work early to interview a job applicant. A veteran software engineer then in her 30s, Blount held a…
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march 2017 by skinnyj
Tech companies are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to improve conditions for female employees. Here’s why not much has changed—and what might actually work. One weekday morning in 2007, Bethanye Blount came into work early to interview a job applicant. via Pocket
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march 2017 by driptray
RT : Just posted: 'Why Is Silicon Valley So Awful to Women?' our April cover story
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march 2017 by jasongregori
One weekday morning in 2007, Bethanye Blount came into work early to interview a job applicant. A veteran software engineer then in her 30s, Blount held a…
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march 2017 by granth
Trying to change people’s unconscious attitudes is messy and complicated. But if you can’t easily dispel bias, what you can do is engineer a set of structural changes that prevent people from acting on it.
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march 2017 by tonious
The cover story of April 2017 The Atlantic is required reading:
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march 2017 by topgold
"She learned to distinguish between actual predators and well-meaning guys who were just a bit clueless"
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march 2017 by souldoubt
RT : Just posted: 'Why Is Silicon Valley So Awful to Women?' our April cover story
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march 2017 by Cmacmurchy
Good overview. Fairly intersectional.
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march 2017 by dsalo
RT : "Women are evaluated on their personality in a way that men are not." Why Is SiliconV So Awful To Women?
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march 2017 by johnmaeda
RT : Women in tech face implicit & explicit discrimination at all levels. Great piece on this reality: 1/7
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march 2017 by theplankt
Tech companies are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to improve conditions for female employees. Here’s why not much has changed — and what might actually work. The work of Anthony Greenwald, a UW professor of psychology, is mentioned.
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Why Is Silicon Valley So Awful to Women?
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march 2017 by clydewii
Tech companies are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to improve conditions for female employees. Here’s why not much has changed—and what might actually work. One weekday morning in 2007, Bethanye Blount came into work early to interview a job applicant. via Pocket
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march 2017 by tonyhue
RT : Fascinating long read on gender and tech. "Why Is Silicon Valley So Awful to Women?"
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march 2017 by miaridge
Why Is Silicon Valley So Awful to Women?
Tech companies are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to improve conditions for female employees. Here’s why not much has changed—and what might actually work.
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march 2017 by inspiral
One weekday morning in 2007, Bethanye Blount came into work early to interview a job applicant. A veteran software engineer then in her 30s, Blount held a…
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march 2017 by rboone
Tech companies are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to improve conditions for female employees. Here’s why not much has changed—and what might actually work. One weekday morning in 2007, Bethanye Blount came into work early to interview a job applicant.
march 2017 by fling
RT : Just posted: 'Why Is Silicon Valley So Awful to Women?' our April cover story
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march 2017 by sinned
RT @ma_franks: In the tech industry, "the ability to neatly reject a man’s advances without injuring his ego" is an important skill
march 2017 by amy
Very, very good. One highlight:

"Because Silicon Valley is a place where a newcomer can unseat the most established player, many people there believe—despite evidence everywhere to the contrary—that tech is a meritocracy. Ironically enough, this very belief can perpetuate inequality. A 2010 study, “The Paradox of Meritocracy in Organizations,” found that in cultures that espouse meritocracy, managers may in fact “show greater bias in favor of men over equally performing women.” In a series of three experiments, the researchers presented participants with profiles of similarly performing individuals of both genders, and asked them to award bonuses. The researchers found that telling participants that their company valued merit-based decisions only increased the likelihood of their giving higher bonuses to the men."
how_we_work  startups  tech  discrimination  equality  business  culture  psychology  women  bias 
march 2017 by alexpriest
Tech companies are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to improve conditions for female employees. Here’s why not much has changed—and what might actually work.
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march 2017 by otlib
In short, everything about her indicated that she was a serious technical person. So she was taken aback when the job applicant barely gave her the time of day. He knew her job title. He knew she would play a key role in deciding whether he got hired. Yet every time Blount asked him a question about his skills or tried to steer the conversation to the scope of the job, he blew her off with a flippant comment. Afterward, Blount spoke to another top woman—a vice president—who said he’d treated her the same way. [ED NOTE: Is Silicon Valley that different or just under the microscope more? Ladies outside Silicon Valley - is your life all that different than this article?]
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march 2017 by webgeek
Women in tech face implicit & explicit discrimination at all levels. Great @TheAtlantic piece on this reality: 1/7
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march 2017 by gmwils