When software programming emerged after World War II, many considered the field secretarial and therefore, women’s work. But when the tech industry proved more lucrative than expected, Silicon Valley pushed female workers away and remains hostile to them today. Backed by hard statistics, New America senior fellow Liza Mundy articulates the burdens that women in tech face and provides concrete examples on how companies can become more inclusive. getAbstract recommends this essential piece to all who work in tech and business leaders interested in promoting gender equality in any field.
In this summary, you will learn
- How rampant sexism in the tech industry is today,
- What companies are doing to try to improve diversity, and
- What efforts may help Silicon Valley hire and retain more women.
About the Author
Liza Mundy is a senior fellow at New America. She is author of Code Girls.