Friday, March 17, 2017

Another look at Silicon Valley and women — and it isn’t pretty - SILICON BEAT

by Levi Sumagaysay
Originally published: March 15, 2017

A cover story in the April issue of the Atlantic titled “Why is Silicon Valley So Awful to Women” might resonate with other women who work elsewhere. But the spotlight on the center of the tech universe is understandable — after all, it claims to care, to be progressive.

The stories, taken from conversations writer Liza Mundy had with dozens of women working in tech, counter the image that the valley has tried to work harder to cultivate lately.

There’s the job candidate who was dismissive of the women who were among his interviewers, then who actually told a new male employee of the company he encountered afterward, “finally, somebody who knows what’s going on!”