Why Women Choose Differently at Work

Mar 4, 2018 43 Comments

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  • Microsoft ZuckB
    In many non-western cultures, girls seem to have (close to) equal representation in STEM fields, so the difference is more assuredly not biological.
    Mar 4, 2018 27
    • Microsoft YrHP68
      U mean you milk
      Mar 5, 2018
    • Wells Fargo / Eng aggie
      Because those cultures emphasise STEM vs letting kids choose. It's absolutely wrong to blame companies for any gender gap. It's the society.
      Aug 30, 2018
  • Google gtrdb
    Simply put, we need to force girls to study CS. It's the only way we get to 50/50.
    Mar 4, 2018 1
    • IBM / Eng 👁🐝Ⓜ️
      To suggest otherwise could get you fired from Google.
      Mar 8, 2018
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    “[Women] want to do a job that’s meaningful, that provides social contact, and that is flexible. Most tech jobs do not satisfy those criteria.”

    Is this accurate?
    Mar 4, 2018 2
    • Adobe / Eng uNMM82
      That sounds like a non tech person's stereotype of a tech job - assuming it is antisocial, only building frivolous apps, and has terrible wlb. And not understanding that tech is more "flexible" in hours than many other types of jobs.
      Mar 4, 2018
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      AmlEvil

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      Agreed, it’s more like the opposite.
      Mar 4, 2018
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    AmlEvil

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    I wish people would stop lumping all men together and all women together.
    Mar 4, 2018 3
    • Microsoft thTO47
      I wish people stop generalizations like "women are A", "men are B". Every time you generalize, you disregard individual features, and those count more on any decision.
      Mar 4, 2018
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      AmlEvil

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      Yeah, and non-liberals see each person as an individual. Oh, wait, who just suggested a liberal/conservative dichotomy here?
      Mar 10, 2018
  • Undisclosed ⚗️
    So are men and women different or not?!
    Mar 4, 2018 0
  • Microsoft thTO47
    I wish people stop generalizations like "women are A", "men are B". Every time you generalize, you disregard individual features, and those count more to any hiring decision.
    Mar 4, 2018 1
    • IBM / Eng 👁🐝Ⓜ️
      Are you complaining about the article posted by the OP or is this a general comment?

      It’s wrong to generalize people. This is what identity politics does. But that is not what the article is doing.
      Mar 8, 2018
  • Amazon Cathxs
    Why the hell is this tagged as #metoo? It’s a great article that has absolutely nothing to do with it.

    An interesting (and probably inaccurate) take away I had from this is that if tech companies had more women in it with roles that complimented some of the attributes they excel at better than men, we would all get paid less. Making a couple of generalizations here but most tech companies are dominated by men and most of the high paying ones treat their engineers like children, or at least less mature people than in other industries. And let’s face it, we are.

    That’s one of the reasons why we get paid so well. The people that have are more well rounded and good at the tech tend to excel in our industry and lead others. They’re the ones at the top end of the pay spectrum.

    Now if we had people in roles that helped the team cohesion (something the article says women can exceed at) who didn’t also need to be technically exceptional, it could mature the team as a whole. This would make it so that it would totally change the bar of developers as now they only need to excel with the tech side of things and there would be a lot more candidates to fill the role. A lot more candidates means a lot less money to pay individuals.

    This of course is just my take away from the article and backed by absolutely 0 evidence.
    Mar 4, 2018 0
  • Wow - this is going to be incredibly controversial.
    Mar 4, 2018 0
  • Microsoft qVKf72
    It's a good way to inspire people.
    This is how rewards n recognition been working in this world from long time to inspire people to think and let excel in a direction.
    Mar 4, 2018 0

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