A lot of people seemed to think the points made in 2010: The Year Of Whining About Women In Tech (zdnet.com) were very important.
It’s really too bad the article was published before an industry friend sent me Marissa Mayer: Girls Can Be Geeks Too (newsweek.com). Newsweek asks one of the highest-up, highest profile women in technology why she thinks there are so few women working in the technology industry. This is her answer as to why there are more men than women in her little corner of tech:
“Well, it’s something that I care a lot about changing … I guess I was very lucky. I was always good at math and science, and I never realized that that was unusual or somehow undesirable. So one of the things I care a lot about is helping to remove that stigma, to show girls that you can be feminine, you can like the things that girls like, but you can also be really good at technology. You can be really good at building things.”
Now we know why. Any questions?
Image from Tati Cotliar for Exit F/W 2010 by Benny Horne.