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Bay Area Boys Club

Women hit the high-tech ceiling

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    NEWSLETTERS

    How could the world’s most innovative region be so backward?

    According to a recent study published by the University of California, Davis, women earn 40% of advanced business degrees, yet they hold a mere tenth of California’s top corporate positions.

    In the bay area, we have the best and the worst - San Francisco with 16% and Santa Clara County’s technology firms a pitiful 8% of corporate positions held by women.

    Studies suggest women executives are better risk takers and improve profitability.  So why does the glass ceiling still impede  technology companies?

    Bay Area Boys Club

    [BAY] Bay Area Boys Club
    Is Silicon Valley Sexist? A look at the high tech Bay Area Boys Club
    (Published Friday, Feb. 12, 2010)

    There are exceptions – HP is one - but overall, the epicenter of innovation does women a disservice, and fails to make best use of our entire workforce.

    It’s time for Silicon Valley to bust up the boys club, and to appreciate and profit from gender diversity.

     

    Another Viewpoint: Bay Area Boys Club

    [BAY] Another Viewpoint: Bay Area Boys Club
    Suzanne Shaw, NBC Bay Area Editorial Director highlights viewer feedback
    (Published Friday, Feb. 19, 2010)

    Find a permanent link to this editorial here.