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The skills leaders need
people tend to assume that confident individuals are competent, when there is no actual relationship between the two qualities. Those confident people are then promoted. Overconfidence afflicts both sexes, but men more so; one study found that they overestimated their abilities by 30% and women by 15% on average.
Leadership  studies  books  gender  management  links  via:Workflow 
11 weeks ago by cote
Women more at risk of job automation
In 2017, ONS found 1.5 million roles in England were at risk of having elements of their tasks automated, including roles such as retail cashiers, manufacturing plant employees and waiting staff, many of which are more likely to be filled by women.
Gender  surveys  labor  links  via:Workflow 
11 weeks ago by cote
Elizabeth Holmes and her firm Theranos show why we must stop fetishising entrepreneurs
As well as capturing enduring gender anxieties, the Theranos story is also a reflection of the technological zeitgeist. Gibney believes Holmes was so successful because of Silicon Valley’s “fetishisation of the entrepreneur”. Holmes’s entire persona, after all, seems to have been an exercise in myth-making. She dropped out of college, like Mark Zuckerberg. She borrowed Steve Jobs’s trademark black turtleneck and bizarre eating habits. She faked a deep baritone to make herself more authoritative. If you were to come up with a piece of performance art reflecting our expectations of “tech geniuses”, you could not have done a better job than Holmes. What an incredibly scary thought.
Theranos  startups  scandals  gender  links  via:Workflow 
march 2019 by cote
The still-coherent culture that is the United States
Social stuff: ‘Maybe this is the most important result: since 1976 there has not been much divergence between liberal and conservative attitudes toward civil liberties or law enforcement. The divergence on government spending is noticeable but not enormous (see p.39). the divergence on “Marriage, Sex, Abortion” is quite large. In another words, the true polarization is happening across gender issues, as I’ve argued numerous times in the past.’
gender  society  studies  usa 
july 2018 by cote
Amy Chozick’s book is about Hillary Clinton — and all the things reporters don’t write in their stories about Hillary Clinton
“I think her career is going to be such a symbol of how we viewed powerful women in this period of American history, that it’s going to be incredibly important and studied for decades,” she said. “The fact the last chapter of her political career was up against this candidate who was bragging about sexually assaulting women, and had a known history of insulting women, it was such a confluence of forces.”
books  hillary  gender  politics  journalism 
may 2018 by cote
Avengers: Infinity War: Marvel’s Superhero Hair Is Full of Secrets
“To put it in a nutshell, the shorter the hair, the more precarious a character’s relationship with traditional femininity.”
gender  hair  comics  fashion 
april 2018 by cote
The sky’s the limit
‘But China could add 13% to its GDP by 2025, relative to a baseline, if it increased women’s employment, hours and productivity as quickly as the leading countries in its region or peer group, McKinsey says. That would translate into an extra $2.6trn by 2025 (an economy the size of France). In India the relative gain could be even greater (18%), because it has far more room for improvement. McKinsey’s scenario would require 37% of Indian women to be in the workforce, up from 27% now.’
studies  numbers  labor  asia  gender  captalism 
april 2018 by cote
For Women and Minorities to Get Ahead, Managers Must Assign Work Fairly
“For many women, the disparity in assignments comes back to what we’ve called maternal wall bias — a set of negative assumptions about mothers’ competence and commitment. After having a child, mothers come back to work to find that their best projects and clients have been reassigned to colleagues. In some cases, women report that it takes years to get back to the type of work they were doing before taking maternity leave. As a white female lawyer reported, “I made partner in the shortest time of any female. Things were great. I had my son. I worked part-time during leave and came back in nine weeks. My work was gone. It has taken two years and a change in focus to get back to the level I was at.”
gender  studies  work  bigco 
april 2018 by cote
Driving Diversity Change In a “Problematic” World
“If you’ve ever had to plan a long project — getting to the end state can seem so difficult and impossible. The work that takes to get there is painful and fraught with peril and compromises. We think the path to success looks like a nice, neat flowchart. We think change comes from the top down, or the bottom up, when in reality it’s a bunch of arrows coming from a variety of crazy directions, with missteps and everything in-between.”
diversity  techethics  scandal  gender 
march 2018 by cote
Why men need more consideration in the women in tech debate
Having to watch the kids is a big problem
For gender imbalance in the workforce. Maybe dads can step the fuck up: "It’s also about asking men to ask for paternity leave. The amount of men that I know that say, well I’m given two weeks and that’s it. They don’t push it, they don’t even have the conversation with their boss. If they don’t step up to also try to equalize it, things won’t change.... I was asked time and time again who’s going to look after my kid. The attention went too far."

Also: "I’m particularly interested in, and in support of, AbdulJaleel’s comment around seeing more men leaving leadership roles as a way of tackling the gender imbalance."
gender  diversity  techethics  kids  work 
march 2018 by cote
Foreign-Born Engineers Dominate Bay Area Tech Jobs
“Nearly three-quarters of Silicon Valley women who work in computer, mathematical, architectural, and engineering occupations were born outside of the U.S., mostly in Asia. That includes nearly 79 percent of those in computer and mathematical professions. The data showed slightly more than 70 percent of men in those professions are foreign born.”
gender  techethics  surveys  work  Tech  immigration 
march 2018 by cote
The parent trap: can you be a good writer and a good parent?
“I had experienced being judged as a mother, when I periodically left my son with my husband from the age of six months – he is six now – to go away to write. I only departed for a week at a time. But who knows what I might have done had I lived in 1940s Southern Rhodesia, trapped in a life of coffee mornings and sundowners, worrying, as Lessing did, that the time when she could openly be herself might never come.”
books  gender  parenthood  writing 
february 2018 by cote
The gender wage gap is really a child care penalty
“In Denmark, childbearing creates a 20 percent gender wage gap.”
gender  pay  charts  studies 
february 2018 by cote
The cost of reporting while female
‘Priddy’s particular safety is also a matter of local specificity: Most residents think she’s on their side. “Frankly, people up here in the Flathead, they don’t trust the mainstream media, but they do trust the Main Street media. We’re not seen as ‘the media,’ we’re just Beacon reporters. I was born and raised in Montana, so that helps. I know about firearms. I hunt and fish. I come from a military family, so I can find a traditionally masculine conversation thread which changes the tone. It becomes, ‘Oh, she’s Montanan, not a lady reporter here to fuck up my life.’”’

There’s a lot to - as they say - unpack there.
gender  montana  journalism  bias 
february 2018 by cote
Women Once Ruled Computers. When Did the Valley Become Brotopia?
“There is another story to tell: that Google’s success had at least as much to do with women like Wojcicki, Sandberg, and—her controversial tenure as CEO of Yahoo! notwithstanding—Mayer. Each of them brought wider skill sets to the company in its earliest days. If subsequent managers at Google understood this lesson, that might have quieted the grumbling among engineers who had a narrow idea of what characteristics made for an ideal employee. Google’s early success proved that diversity in the workplace needn’t be an act of altruism or an experiment in social engineering. It was simply a good business decision.”
diversity  history  techethics  gender  google 
february 2018 by cote
America's bias against working moms comes down to one question: Do you value your female employees or not?
Based on a 2013 survey, but still, fucked up:

“According to Pew, some 40% of Americans believe it is bad for society if women work, despite the fact that 40% of American households are supported by female breadwinners.”
gender  diversity  work 
january 2018 by cote
Diversity in Tech Remains Elusive Due to Racism, Lack of Representation and Cultural Differences
‘As a self-proclaimed Black “nerd” and active social media user, Moore also cites cultural differences as one of the main reasons tech companies don’t hire more people from underrepresented minorities groups. She herself remembers laughing awkwardly alongside white college peers and classmates to jokes she didn’t necessarily find funny due to cultural differences in social cues and communications styles: “If you weren’t friends with a Black woman in your class partly because there were no Black women in your class or partly because your interests, maybe her interests aren’t the same, if you’re not even friends with those people, you’re definitely not going to start a business with those people. You’re not going to think about those people when you’re creating your technology.”’
Tech  diversity  gender  work 
december 2017 by cote
Report: Women make up just 17% of IT workforce, paid 15% less than men • The Register
Fewer than one in five IT workers in the UK are female and those that do carve a living from the industry are paid – on average – 15 per cent less than men, a…
IFTTT  via:Instapaper  gender  surveys  UK  work  hiring  diversity 
december 2017 by cote
A Developer at Slack on the Importance of Diversity in Tech
"Yeah. It’s something I struggle with. I think it’s related to imposter syndrome. Did they pick me because of the work I did and my accomplishments, or do they want me to fill in these boxes? You can never know whether or not that’s the case, being a black woman. Most times, there isn't anyone else like me in that space. It can be detrimental to my mental well-being if I always think that I’m a token. I do know that I’ve worked hard. I've earned my spot, but even if I am [a token], at least I’m still here and providing the space for women like me to get here."
slack  diversity  gender  hiring 
october 2017 by cote
“By 2020 there will be 30 million more young men than women in China.”
IFTTT  Twitter  china  demographics  gender 
september 2017 by cote
Segregated Valley: the ugly truth about Google and diversity in tech - The Guardian
“Google’s workforce is, by its own accounting, 69% male and just 2% African American. Just 20% of technical jobs are held by women. Google may be unequivocal in its “belief” about diversity, but the figures make its shortcomings clear. The company tends to hire white and Asian men over women and other racial minorities.”
diversity  gender  google  work  Numbers 
august 2017 by cote
Bechdel test
"...asks whether a work of fiction features at least two women who talk to each other about something other than a man. The requirement that the two women must be named is sometimes added."
gender  women  movies 
november 2015 by cote
What My Uterus Can Teach You About Being a Tech Leader
"You know, I’d love to get coffee afterwards with anyone — man or woman — who wants to talk about raising kids while working full time, but right now I think the audience really wants to hear about how I’m leading a revolution in robotics."
gender  interviewing  conferences 
september 2015 by cote
Getting Mad at Work Can Cost Women $15,000 in Annual Pay
"If a woman comes across as angry or critical, she is rated as 35% less competent and worthy of $15,088 less in pay than a woman who doesn’t rock the boat."
gender  work  numbers  surveys  conflict 
august 2015 by cote
Minute-Zero In The Gender Pay Gap
As always, applies to all genders.
salery  gender  work 
june 2015 by cote
Words matter. Thinking about how you talk about jobs if you want more women to apply. – disambiguity - April 19, 2015 at 09:32AM
IFTTT  Tumblr  hiring  gender  help  wanted 
april 2015 by cote
The “lone warrior” myth is bringing down female entrepreneurs
"But a quick glance at the gender composition of society’s most influential leaders suggests that there is still a lot of work to do. For instance, women still comprise only 19.4% of the US congress and just 4.8% of chief executives in the Standard & Poor’s 500."
gender  numbers  women  hiring 
march 2015 by cote
Looks like fun. That one lady in the upper right is really diggin’ the typing!
ThisIsIT  clipart  icons  gender  WomenInTech  via:ifttt  from:tumblr  tumblr:photo  photo 
february 2015 by cote
Stefanovic, who co-presents Channel Nine’s Today show with Lisa Wilkinson, has been wearing the same blue suit – day in, day out, except for a few trips to the dry cleaner - to make a point about the ways in which his female colleagues are judged. “No one has noticed,” he said. “No one gives a shit.”
gender  clothing  via:ifttt  from:tumblr  quote  tumblr:quote 
november 2014 by cote
The (female) Guardian journalist who wrote about my talk at Boring 2012 didn’t believe I was interested in IBM tills until I started giving my (partially elaborated) history of growing up near an IBM plant, as a small girl playing with electronic components etc. Like it’s simply unfeasible for a woman to have an interest of their own, of any level of intensity, without a ‘sweet’ context.
gender  via:ifttt  from:tumblr  quote  tumblr:quote 
may 2014 by cote
Evans Data’s Developer Marketing 2014 survey of 450 software developers showed that 19.3% (or approximately 3.5 million) developers worldwide are women, compared to the years between 2003 and 2009, when the percentage of female developers was in single digits.
gender  devrel  developers  Evans  numbers  marketsizing  via:ifttt  from:tumblr  quote  tumblr:quote 
april 2014 by cote
Then there’s Will Ferrell, whose every character from Ricky Bobby to Ron Burgundy to George W. Bush channels the wounded pride of overgrown boys living through what’s been called “the end of men.” “I think ultimately Maxim won,” Mr. Golin said, adding that the sophomoric are now found in great abundance on the Internet, which makes a monthly magazine of humor and innuendo less necessary.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  gender  magazines  Maxim  link  tumblr:link 
september 2013 by cote
The real reason women are leaving Wall Street – Quartz
Chock full of meaty stuff, I don’t really think it’s limited to Wall Street: When Keller wasn’t working sources worldwide, she was digging into vehicle costs by model, labor negotiations, management changes, market share, environmental regulations, currency fluctuations, consumer spending, car preferences, balance sheets, industry gossip and really anything else that could potentially affect profits and stock prices of auto manufacturers and suppliers. She would then type, rapid-fire, clearly and concisely, with accompanying tables and charts, her findings and conclusions. Those were published in a constant stream of output worthy of a large team of analysts. She tightly controlled her business. … “When times are good, intellectual capital is valued on Wall Street,” says long time Wall Street executive Jack Rivkin, “It is more of a meritocracy. In a downturn, political savvy and connections become predominant.” … One day in 2010, Palmieri had an epiphany. “I was at the management table with the CEO,” she says, “I sat there and realized, ‘I’m at the table. I’ve made it. I’ve networked, I’ve clawed, I’ve said ‘yes,’ I’ve said ‘no,’ I’ve put in all this time and effort and I was underwhelmed. What I was getting back was not acceptable to me.”
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  work  wallstreet  gender  women  politics  link  tumblr:link 
september 2013 by cote
Why 'Millennials' Are Impulse Shoppers
Overview of a study of Millennial women (ages 20 to 30 represent, women born between 1979 and 1989) shoppers, e.g.: "Compared to their elders, [woman] Millennials tend to use less coupons and circulars. They are also more likely to shop without a budget and make impulse grocery purchases. Due to their quick purchasing decisions, these women are also less likely to stock up while deals and bargains last. Marketers, Seitzinger said, have better luck reaching these women via the right in-store messaging and packaging size. Such behaviors derive from the fact that these shoppers are both time strapped and aren’t as savvy as older shoppers when it comes to looking for deals."
millennials  gender  numbers  retail  shopping  habbits  via:ypulse 
november 2009 by cote
Girls Empowerment Network - Girls Now Conference - November 14, 2009
Some interesting looking "Technology smarts for girls" session in here. Kim's going, we'll see what she says.
gender  women  austin  conferences  teens  TheKids 
november 2009 by cote
City of Austin - Commission for Women
Working from home today. @AustinsVeryOwn has an Austin Women's Commission meeting (, I get to watch @CormacCS. Yay!
austin  via:kim  gender  women  politcs 
september 2009 by cote
Young, white and super skinny? We don't buy it, women tell advertisers
"The women wanted models who looked like they were part of the fashion industry but also looked like them. It made them feel that they, too, were included in the industry and were considered beautiful. It's not just about taking a plain mugshot of a real woman." Kinda "Birth of Tragedy": the audience envisions themselves as the star, is happy, buys clothes.
women  gender  fashion  surveys 
january 2009 by cote
Lehman's Straight Shooter
"the highest-ranking woman on Wall Street."
wsj  wallstreet  execs  gender  lehmans 
may 2008 by cote
Child-Man in the Promised Land by Kay S. Hymowitz, City Journal Winter 2008
The return of the forever bachelor: "That adds up to tens of millions more young men blissfully free of mortgages, wives, and child-care bills."
gender  men  games  maxim 
february 2008 by cote
The Feminine Critique - After all these years, we've confirmed that we treat women as lessers...but have yet to do enough about it
"[These studies] gives women absolutely no way to 'fight back.' 'Most of what we learn shows that the problem is with the perception, not with the woman,' he said, “and that it is not the problem of an individual, it’s a problem of a corporation.'"
gender  women  work  via:annez 
november 2007 by cote
We Are All In A State Of Arrested Development
"As long as teen tastes continue drive pop culture, and as long as the mass media rejects the reality of women aging, we'll all be in a state of arrested development."
thekids  gender  women  fashion 
october 2007 by cote
D: Time Inc. CEO Anne Moore On Magazines And The Internet
Nice comments on women's reading patterns, media consumption in general, video, and online ads.
time  magazines  media  gender  women  numbers  video  ads 
june 2007 by cote
Catherine Orenstein - Op-Ed Writing Seminars - New York Times
Don't think this advice applies only to women. Instead, it applies to anyone who doesn't act "A-type" or (sign) "Big 'M' Male" (such as myself). The points are: stop fretting and just ask and do it.
rhetoric  gender  gettingshitdown  writing  oped  via:JamesGovernor 
march 2007 by cote
Back in skinny jeans: 9-1/2 weeks: Leaving Microsoft not as sexy or tormenting
"Office Live feels like mini-Enterprise...what MS has forgotten is that small business owners either left or despise the Enterprise culture...When MS develops something as robust and creative as TypePad, Blogger, or WordPress, then it will be interesting.
microsoft  live  distributed  blogging  web2.0  gender 
march 2007 by cote
The Third Bit » Blog Archive » A Review of a Book That Should Be Read Much More Widely Than It Will Be
Review of _Why Aren’t More Women in Science?_ and some brief commentary on women in software, including open source.
opensource  gender  books  via:annez 
march 2007 by cote
Show #69: They’re Such She-Geeks!
"Annalee Newitz and Charlie Anders, editors of a fab new anthology, 'She’s Such a Geek: Women Write About Science, Technology, and Other Nerdy Stuff' are on this week’s show along with Quinn Norton, a 'She’s Such a Geek' contributor and a body hacke
gender  developers  podcasts 
january 2007 by cote
Gender Pay Gap, Once Narrowing, Is Stuck in Place - "one big group of women has stopped making progress: those with a four-year college degree."
"Last year, college-educated women between 36 and 45 years old, for example, earned 74.7 cents in hourly pay for every dollar that men in the same group did.... A decade earlier, the women earned 75.7 cents."
nytimes  gender  pay  work  usa  salery 
december 2006 by cote
Amyloo: Friday, December 01, 2006
On Anne, the tea party podcast. Sounds good to me.
redmonk  annez  podcasts  gender 
december 2006 by cote
Mens Room Etiquette
Common knowledge in digital form.
funny  videos  gender 
september 2006 by cote
Women at the Top
"A recent study...found only four female CIOs at the 200 largest public companies headquartered in California."
gender  cio  execs 
may 2006 by cote
A question of gender | Information Age
This article should have been writen as "How Women Will Save IT." First one to rewrite this long neglected meme this way wins a gold star.
women  gender  it  computers  work 
march 2006 by cote
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