TechWire: Vivek Wadhwa on Hiring and Keeping Good Female Technologists

I recently posted about Dropbox’s hiring practices and how they put women at a disadvantage. But Dropbox is by no means a worst offender–they are actually one of the best companies in Silicon Valley. This is an industry-wide issue. The problem is a hidden bias that tech executives are generally unaware of. They honestly believe they are a meritocracy but don’t understand how their words and actions can discourage others who are not like them. The excuse that tech companies make for their lack of gender diversity is that the pipeline of women studying engineering is shrinking. Sadly, this...

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