Tech diversity is in the news. A Google employee has recently been terminated for what was considered sexual discrimination. While the employee’s perspective on women in tech is disappointing, the fact that the conversation continues to be in the forefront of the news, is a good thing.
We need to keep the conversation going about tech diversity.
According to the article in the Guardian, James Damore was terminated for a manifesto he distributed:
The computer engineer fired by Google for suggesting women are less suited to certain roles in tech and leadership is considering taking legal action against the company.
James Damore, a chess master who studied at Harvard, Princeton and MIT and worked at the search engine’s Mountain View HQ in California, caused outrage when he circulated a manifesto at the weekend complaining about Google’s “ideological echo chamber” and claiming women have lower tolerance of stress and that conservatives are more conscientious.
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