Bay Area Boys Club

Women hit the high-tech ceiling

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    Is Silicon Valley Sexist? A look at the high tech Bay Area Boys Club

    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.

    Bay Area Boys Club

    [BAY] Bay Area Boys Club
    Is Silicon Valley Sexist? A look at the high tech Bay Area Boys Club

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

    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.

    Another Viewpoint: Bay Area Boys Club

    [BAY] Another Viewpoint: Bay Area Boys Club
    Suzanne Shaw, NBC Bay Area Editorial Director highlights viewer feedback

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

     

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