Facebook, LinkedIn come together to push for more women in technology

By Himanshu Arora ยท 9 replies
Feb 9, 2015
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  1. In an effort to boost the number of women in the technology sector, Facebook and LinkedIn have teamed up on an initiative under which they are launching mentoring and support programs at colleges to get more women interested in pursuing...

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  2. Gaara

    Gaara TS Booster Posts: 103   +26

    I have no Problem with Woman cuz I come from a woman and I love Woman, but why Woman always wan't to do what Man do? and wanna be like a man?
  3. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,681   +1,080

    All I can think of is Big Bang Theory where Lenard, Sheldon, and Howard try to encourage women into the sciences.
  4. SeiveD

    SeiveD TS Enthusiast Posts: 37

    They don't. That's my take on why there's few women in technology. It just doesn't interest them the same way it does most men. But tech news places like to keep playing it up as the result of discrimination, but I've never seen any evidence that a lot of women really want to do this, or that they'd be hounded for doing it.
  5. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,737   +3,757


    This past weekend I was part of a conversation with a business owner about the lack of women in the volunteer group I work with. The early morning discussion was why the work party is almost always exclusively male even though the help request goes out to a group that is at least 35% female. As it turns out, many women do not enjoy stacking inventory boxes and working with tools/materials. What a bunch of misogynists we must be!

    Tech is no different. Many women simply chose alternative paths because computer science does not interest them (something slowly being acknowledged and reframed as a result of "toxic" culture). Ironically, instead of respecting the decisions of women who pass on tech, the tech sphere is more concerned with telling them how wrong they are:

    "Yet female participation in these fields is plummeting. Women are missing out on great jobs and the world is missing out on their great ideas."
    cmbjive likes this.
  6. GeforcerFX

    GeforcerFX TS Evangelist Posts: 576   +185

    Well then there prob needs to be more men in hair styling and fashion work (mainly female dominated) and many more fields. People do what interests them and you don't find many women working in car shops and metal working. Its not a bad thing that tech is mainly men as long as any women who is as good as a man has the same opportunity's as a man in the field then all is ok.
  7. Heihachi1337

    Heihachi1337 TS Rookie Posts: 49   +11

    Is it just me or do other people seem to see this as a "we need more token women in the tech industry" to try and prove "diversity"?
    I'm sure if they showed figures on, say, hair salons and manicurists they would find an underwhelming amount of men.
    People need to just get over this "inequality" BS and just realize everyone is different and we all aren't geared for the same thing and we all have different interests.
  8. Dear Facebook HR, I am more than willing to dress up like a woman if you're willing to hire me :p
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    PGURON TS Rookie

    I agree.. I am a woman.. I am in technology but I do not understand why woman has to copy a man... On one side they talk about equalities between men and woman and on the other hand they provide special privileges to woman..
    Men and woman can never be compared, they both have their own distinct characteristics... but woman want to dress like men, do stuff like men...
    Gaara likes this.
  10. robb213

    robb213 TS Maniac Posts: 330   +100

    They don't want to be men/do what they do--that's the "problem", not that there's any actual problem. There's probably going to be "there aren't enough men in the hair industry" some day for instance.

    It all goes to the gender rules we're taught as children. I.e. How boys can't play with dolls, how girls can't play with worms, etc (davislain1 called it toxic which is where I think he was heading too with what he said). This usually has a direct influence on your own interests over time, so many women simply aren't interested in technology.

    I personally don't care about this. If a woman, a man, or an asexual human want to work in tech, no problem. If they want to do something else, no problem. It doesn't affect me in the slightest since it's their life. There's far more important stuff to deal with like the lack of security and such imo.
    Gaara likes this.

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