What My Uterus Can Teach You About Being a Tech Leader
Margaret Gould Stewart
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The way I see it, Ms. Stewart’s suggestions are to correct the problem. But first, I find its important to cause a reaction in everyone that she had (to the two conferences where Ms. Wojcicki spoke). As an example, for at least a conference or two, we should ask the organizers and the moderators to flip the regular gender bias. Ask the women solely about technology, their key roles, their insights, their contributions to technology, and ask only men about leave policies, their kids, how many they have, and their personal lives.

There is a lot to be learned by all of us — how the men may react to the line of questioning, how women would react to not having to answer the usual gendered questions, whether the women would be seen as stronger authorities, whether men would be bothered by the line of questioning . . . there is a lot there, and sometimes, it requires us to feel like Ms. Stewart did to get to where we need to go.