Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Education key to combating gender discrimination - CIO

by Sharon Florentine  
Originally published: March 29, 2016

A recent Elephant in the Valley survey shows that sexism, discrimination and harassment are prevalent in the Silicon Valley. But another survey reveals that awareness and education around gender sensitivity can help reduce bias, discrimination and harassment as well as increase reporting and satisfactory resolutions.

Sparked by the Ellen Pao vs. KPCB trial last year, seven women came together to gather stories and data around issues of feedback and promotion, inclusion, unconscious biases, motherhood and harassment and safety. Their study, The Elephant in the Valley, was fielded from February 2015 to April 2015 and surveyed 210 women who had more than 10 years experience in the IT field.

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