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


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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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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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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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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 days ago by driptray
RT : Just posted: 'Why Is Silicon Valley So Awful to Women?' our April cover story
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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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6 days 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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6 days ago by tonious
The cover story of April 2017 The Atlantic is required reading:
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6 days ago by topgold
"She learned to distinguish between actual predators and well-meaning guys who were just a bit clueless"
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6 days ago by souldoubt
RT : Just posted: 'Why Is Silicon Valley So Awful to Women?' our April cover story
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6 days ago by Cmacmurchy
Good overview. Fairly intersectional.
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7 days 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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7 days 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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7 days 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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Why Is Silicon Valley So Awful to Women?
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7 days ago 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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7 days ago by tonyhue
RT : Fascinating long read on gender and tech. "Why Is Silicon Valley So Awful to Women?"
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8 days 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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8 days ago 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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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.
8 days ago by fling
RT : Just posted: 'Why Is Silicon Valley So Awful to Women?' our April cover story
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8 days ago by sinned
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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8 days 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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8 days 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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8 days 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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8 days ago by gmwils
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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8 days ago by mud
One to read calmly, touches critical issue: "Why Is Silicon Valley So Awful to Women?"
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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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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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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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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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9 days ago by louderthan10
RT : Read this and pay attention to more than the blatant sexual harassment
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9 days ago by rjw1
started getting angry again, saved to my 'read later' file
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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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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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9 days ago by not_napoleon
The article doesn't really answer the question in its title. I'll bite: overt sexism, racism, and bigotry.
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9 days ago by kangaroo5383
RT : Everyone who works in tech needs to read this. The whole thing. Especially if you know me even a little. Please.
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