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


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“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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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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RT : Reminder to read this: Why Is Silicon Valley So Awful to Women?
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26 days ago 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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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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Women "feel disparaged in ways that are hard to articulate, let alone prove."
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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.
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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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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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5 weeks ago 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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5 weeks ago by tonious
The cover story of April 2017 The Atlantic is required reading:
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"She learned to distinguish between actual predators and well-meaning guys who were just a bit clueless"
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5 weeks ago by Cmacmurchy
Good overview. Fairly intersectional.
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5 weeks ago 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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5 weeks ago by johnmaeda
RT : Women in tech face implicit & explicit discrimination at all levels. Great piece on this reality: 1/7
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5 weeks ago 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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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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5 weeks ago by tonyhue
RT : Fascinating long read on gender and tech. "Why Is Silicon Valley So Awful to Women?"
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5 weeks ago 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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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.
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RT @ma_franks: In the tech industry, "the ability to neatly reject a man’s advances without injuring his ego" is an important skill
5 weeks ago 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."
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5 weeks ago 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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5 weeks ago 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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5 weeks ago by webgeek
Women in tech face implicit & explicit discrimination at all levels. Great @TheAtlantic piece on this reality: 1/7
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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.
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One to read calmly, touches critical issue: "Why Is Silicon Valley So Awful to Women?"
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