What women must do to increase the number of women workforce ?

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Mar 7 51 Comments

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  • McAfee tweety27
    OP
    Every one work .
    Mar 75
    • Yahoo / Eng
      snvca

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      snvcamore
      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.
      Mar 7
    • McAfee tweety27
      OP
      What the hell . From where u got so much hatred anger against women
      Mar 7
    • Cognizant / ITzSlQ38
      Lol
      Mar 8
    • Microsoft ?!?!?!?!
      Yahoo go get some help plz im worried for you
      Mar 8
    • Google Mr. Glass
      He’s calling out the feminists wet dream
      Apr 20
  • Google anons2
    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.
    Mar 78
    • McAfee tweety27
      OP
      That is ok .but not everyone like to raise kids and be a family lady .i m single and work hard and smart .but I sincerely feel there should be more women in tech .
      Mar 7
    • Google / EngBluths
      Your feelings are irrelevant. If women are choosing to not be in tech/be a stay at home mom, that is their decision to make.
      Mar 7
    • 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.
      Mar 8
    • Tweety27, the reason why you don’t like to raise kids is because you are single and you don’t have kids. Plus You are trying to hide your fear by working harder.
      Mar 8
    • Dropbox dorpbox
      I’ve conceded I’m not feminine or hot enough to be a house wife so just gonna be single with my cats and my tc. 😑
      Mar 8
    • Oath Hd7lNc2bK
      I'm single with my cats and I love it!
      Mar 8
    • Oscar IdqF77
      Why don’t you stay home and raise the kids?
      Mar 8
    • Workday Kenburry
      We need more women at the top!
      Mar 13
  • Amazon / EngIycufg
    Let's work
    Mar 70
  • Oracle now@google
    What women must do to increase their numbers in say coal mining? And why?
    Mar 83
    • Microsoft howser
      We need 50% of Brazilian waxers to be men
      Mar 9
    • McAfee tweety27
      OP
      In developing countries women already do labor work.
      Mar 11
    • Microsoft howser
      Also in developing countries like India there are a lot more women engineers by ratio. More egalitarian societies like Scandinavian countries have far less women engineers than US
      Mar 11
  • These are the things I’ve done: Help other women get raises and hire other women.
    Mar 70
  • Microsoft ◉_
    The hiring bar is already lowered for women, diversity quota is kinda reservation. What more do u want? Ask more women to take up computer science and elt them compete with men for interviews.
    Mar 75
    • Nvidia bdei51
      Most men still thinks women are inferior to men for technical skills, and this thinking comes through in their interactions with women even if they try to hide it. This in turn discourages women.
      Mar 8
    • PayPal da anomaly
      Would love to see the data to be up that absurd claim, Nvidia. Maybe that’s the mentality in a backwards company like Nvidia.
      Mar 8
    • Nvidia bdei51
      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?
      Mar 8
    • PayPal da anomaly
      Thank you for proving my point.
      Mar 8
    • Nvidia bdei51
      How exactly did I prove your point?
      Mar 8
  • Amazon Seattle-yo
    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!
    Mar 70
  • Microsoft not-a-dev
    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.
    Mar 70
  • Nvidia bdei51
    I think men also have to be educated about this. Without more educated and aware men, it is hard to create a balanced environment.
    Mar 71
    • Medidata Solutions gBzj11
      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.
      Mar 7
  • Microsoft / EngJavaMonstr
    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.
    Mar 70
  • Western Digital xfcs35
    Work.
    Mar 70
  • PayPal da anomaly
    Why is this a goal?

    Women have outnumbered men in terms of percent and number of college degrees since 1980. That’s a generation of increased numbers for the white collar workforce.

    Maybe, just maybe, women are participating in the workforce to the level they want?
    Mar 81
    • Microsoft not-a-dev
      See my post just a few up. Maybe, just maybe, it’s the North American culture that makes it hard for women (especially mothers) to work
      Mar 12
  • McAfee tweety27
    OP
    Yes unless you work for 18 hours or give in to the demands of male boss . Its difficult to be a leadership role
    Mar 72
    • Yahoo / Eng
      snvca

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      snvcamore
      Irrespective of gender, if you working 18 hours and/ or have a bad manager, blind community mostly suggests preparing for interviews and change the job. You can search on blind.
      Mar 8
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      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.
      Mar 8
  • Amazon 192837465
    Unless there is 50 percent reserved spots for women, we will never get those positions. Most managers are male in tech companies and they are biased.
    Mar 72
    • New
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      You assume male manager don't promote women, that's bias right there...
      Mar 8
    • Microsoft howser
      Good luck filling those jobs with less than 20% of the tech grads being women. Maybe encourage more women to get into computer science?
      Mar 9
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    I saw a guy - really capable manager - at Vizio advocate for a woman to get hired and receive equal pay. He was fired over it.
    Mar 121
    • Amazon Gjdyveycc4
      Isn’t what he was doing was gender discrimination ??
      Mar 13
  • Microsoft / Engsudо
    Why is this sudden urge?
    Is something not working well for you in the current environment? And if yes, are you sure it's the gender ratio that's being an issue?
    Mar 70
  • Navy Federal Credit Union Jugk53
    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?
    Mar 80
  • Amazon Gjdyveycc4
    Work and stop whining about taking care of your own family.
    Mar 81
    • Microsoft not-a-dev
      See my post immediately above yours. It’s not that “women whine”, it’s that the American society is making it very hard and often totally uneconomical for a mother to work.
      (I’m a man)
      Mar 8
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    • Oscar IdqF77
      Because when only 50% of the population is involved in building a product, you end up with a product that does a piss poor job of serving 50% of the population.
      Mar 8
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    The first thing is to realize that when a company hires a guest worker, the laws of the guest worker’s home country govern hiring practice.

    As a result, you can expect this pay gap to occur as long as tech companies source people from countries where gender based pay discrimination is openly practiced.

    Which, by the way is common in India, China, and Russia. And most other countries outside the U.S.
    Mar 100
  • Cadence / ProductBettyBabe
    Nothing.. just keep shining
    Mar 70

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