Discrimination against women in tech, part MCCXVI

(written by lawrence krubner, however indented passages are often quotes). You can contact lawrence at: lawrence@krubner.com

A survey of women in Silicon Valley reminds us that Silicon Valley remains an unpleasant place for women.

The results are disheartening. For example, on basic workplace dynamics:

84% have been told that they were too aggressive, with half hearing that on multiple occasions.

It is difficult for women in tech to strike the right balance without being seen as too meek or too harsh:

47% have been asked to do lower-level tasks that male colleagues are not asked to do (e.g., note-taking, ordering food, etc.)

32% disagree that they have been asked to do these tasks.

And, in terms of sexual misconduct:

60% of women in Tech reported unwanted sexual advances

65% of women who report unwanted sexual advances had received advances from a superior, with half receiving advances more than once

1 in 3 have felt afraid of their personal safety because of work related circumstances