I’m An Ex-Google Woman Tech Leader And I’m Sick Of Our Approach To Diversity!
Vidya Narayanan

As a former hiring manager and tech executive, this article really resonated with me. I agree this is not a hiring or HR issue, and that it starts before declaring a major in college. I believe it starts with math in grade school and science in middle school.

Girls with talent are not encouraged to the same degree as boys, and peer pressure is a big part of that. I remember girls who were talented but took a softer route because of subtle influences at young ages.

While I suspect there is a higher percentage of males who absolutely live and breathe math and science, and perhaps some of that is gender and genetic, a lot of it’s cultural and social. That’s where we need to focus. If we got to 70% male and 30% female in terms of engineers, that would be monumental.

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