Fire more men. Make men suffer. Make them cry. Lower men's wage. Ban 401K for men. Put them in jail. Bring political agenda on women sufferage from 100 years ago. Be an SJW. Organize campaigns against men. Kill male child. Poison all men. Send them to mars.
Why is it something that must be done? My wife is very successful at work and on the fast track.... But she really just wants to stay at home and raise kids for a few years. That means there will never truly be 50/50 balance.... And that should be ok.
I’m 100% with Bluths. When I was in school, our group had 24 guys and only 3 girls. I remember it was the opposite for Economy-related groups. Majority of women just naturally do not want to be a computer nerd. That’s just a fuckin reality.
I saw it with my own eyes with people from Uber Google and many startups. If you want to see data it is sufficient to be observant and read everyday news as well. Just Google James Damore if you want to see it yourself. Your comment also shows how ignorant you are, my company has nothing to do with it and calling Nvidia backwards lmao do you even know what Nvidia does?
Volunteer! Because of cultural norms, women think they must be a certain way to be in tech. Break that norm and volunteer your tech skills. Show other women and girls that they can do tech while being girly (or not). Being a role model is a huge push. Good luck!
Sadly the US needs serious policy changes to encourage women to work. No matter what they say - our society is too anchored to a traditional model of family.
Women don’t get any maternity leave by law (and btw I would support paternity leave too, just because it helps reducing the pay gap significantly). This means that a woman needs to quit her job when she’s due to give birth.
After that, there’s no government subsidizes for childcare, and childcare is so expensive that for most families it doesn’t make any economical sense for the woman to work and leave the kid(s) there.
A mother can essentially go back to work only after years, which means she’s been out of the work force for a while and her skills have devalued.
Third, there’s the fact that married couples file for taxes jointly. This has been proved (over decades in many countries) to be negatively affecting the desire of women to work, as their tax rate is usually much higher than it would be by filing individually. And it again makes no economic sense.
I think reaching across helps significantly. Equalizing leave benefits helps as well as both men and women would be equally likely to go on leave. I don't think you can make it mandatory but you can make it enticing. I've seen both men and women get passed over for promotions because they were on parental leave.
We can always fight for providing women with equal opportunities as men have, but it doesn’t make sense to simply increase the number of women. OP just because you are a woman, does not mean you can represent other women. We should provide them the choice, but it’s their call to make whether to take it after all.
18 hours??? You most be poor at your job or are working in a terrible workplace.
Potential candidates for management are people who show out of the box thinking, solution focused, supportive of changes and show great sense of ownership.
If I'll have someone working 18 hours a day, I'll probably be focused on having conversations with them about how to be effective at their job, not how can I add more responsibilities to their already overly full plate.
Most manager in tech that I know would never let bias get in the way of hiring qualified candidates. Could it be that women gravitate to other fields at a higher rate so the interest is not there? Should the question really be, why are women not as interested in tech as men?