Friday, August 11, 2017

Google execs tackle ‘unfounded bias’ against women, answering anti-diversity rant - THE DRUM

by John McCarthy 
Originally published: August 10, 2017

Google, and indeed YouTube, have been under the microscope this week as the company embarks on some soul searching after an engineer was fired for arguing against gender diversity in a very public memo.

James Dimore, who was fired for his comments on Monday, wrote among other things that women are more likely to be suffer from neuroticism, and “also have a stronger interest in people rather than things”, which he argued made them more suitable for social roles rather than the coding roles at the company.

The 10-page document went on, questioning the ability of women to handle leadership roles. He urged the supposedly left-leaning company to ‘stop alienating conservatives’.